[mythtv] HW CAMs, CI support, legal subscription viewing (DVB-S2)
trisooma at xs4all.nl
Sun Jan 17 14:18:40 UTC 2010
David Kubicek wrote:
> Hello to you all.
> I'm bringing up "the big" question - there is some general knowledge
> about some cards' CI's (mostly KNC1) working with Linux - at least
> Kaffeine, if not MythTV. Most of these reports are rather old so I
> looked into MythTV sources and current dvbcam.cpp seems to support CAM
> menus, selections, etc. I guess the developers came a long way since
> those dark days. There must have been people actually testing this
> code, I'm kindly asking these people and anybody else with some
> experience to step up and share their tips. :) Like you, I don't want
> to settle for less - MythTV is the best in this area.
> However, there aren't many DVB-S cards with CI slots supported by
> Linux and my impression is that those which work are incompatible with
> MythTV. I've searched and read the whole -dev and -users lists and it
> seems to me that most MythTV enthusiasts are eventually forced to turn
> to the "dark side" and end up using borderline-legal sortcam setups.
> After that, nobody will respond to their questions, because such
> discussions are forbidden here. I conclude that there are basically
> two options - watch FTA (useless) or go rogue and loose all sympathy
> and support, which is impractical to say the least. :)
> I'd like to prevent this happening to me. I'm going to build a new
> MythTV box and I would prefer if everything was stable, clean, legal
> and without non-documented hacks like DVB loop devices. MythTV code
> shows there have been some development in this area and there were
> people with some HW CAM's writing and testing the new code. This means
> there really is a working HW CAM for MythTV. Also, with the majority
> of people here against softcams, there must be many users with HW CAM
> cards. I don't think people would have gone all the way to polish
> (rather complicated) MythTV setups just for FTA viewing.
> My question, my plea is to hear from you what you've been through, how
> you ended up realizing your setup and any tips along the way.
> Everything to do with DVB-S2 (or even DVB-C) and MythTV. I really hope
> to collect some hard-to-get information and put it up on the MythTV
> wiki for other people like me. Please, do let me know.
> Thank you,
> David Kubicek
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> mythtv-dev at mythtv.org
I would also like to be able to use MythTV with any compatible DVB-S2 card.
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