[mythtv-users] Foxtel Digital Capture card recommedation (Australia)

Jeremy Daniel Jeremy.Daniel at djj.nsw.gov.au
Sun Apr 10 23:54:16 UTC 2005

>>> Hamish Moffatt <hamish at cloud.net.au> 10/04/2005 11:56:37 pm >>>
On Fri, Apr 08, 2005 at 04:14:03PM +1000, Jeremy Daniel wrote:
> I'm yet to settle on Tuner cards for my future MythTV box.
> On the DVD-T side I'm looking at DNTV Live! or Fusion Lite as they
> have Linux drivers available.

I wouldn't recommend the Lite - the chipset is crap (BT878).


Fusion HDTV (non-Lite)
Ultraview HDTV (non-Lite) (identical to Fusion but a few dollars
KWorld Xpert DVB-T PCI

The KWorld is the cheapest - $132 shipped from auspcmarket.com.au.
The hardware doesn't differ much between the three.

> However, to record Foxtel via svideo - do I need an Analogue Card?
> Does the hardware decoder in say a Happauge 250 help with analogue
> capture? Or would I be just as happy recording Foxtel via the svideo
> input in the DN-TV card?

I don't know if the analogue inputs are supported, especially not at
same time as the DVB-T. Certainly the Fusion Lite couldn't do analog
digital at the same time.

> Are there any Aussies out there who have a good solution to
> Foxtel.
> I don't suppose anyone's going to crack Foxtel's NDS encryption any
> time soon ;-)

Foxtel analog picture is so awful I wouldn't bother :-(
Or would you be using the SVideo out of the Foxtel Digital STB?

Hamish Moffatt VK3SB <hamish at debian.org> <hamish at cloud.net.au>

Thanks for all the comments so far.
Please note I've got a Foxtel Digital STB and wish to copy svideo as
the Foxtel digital stream is encrypted.

I have a work colleague who has got the DNTV-Live card running Foxtel
and DVB-T under slackware - although at this stage I'm not sure if this
is more a proof of concept than a viable solution.

Oh well still to make my decision? I'll let you know how I go, as my
requirements are fairly unique.


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