[mythtv-users] Sky Digital UK (NDS) CAMs now available. Myth compatible?

Ant Daniel antdaniel at gmail.com
Mon Jun 6 22:16:33 UTC 2005

On 6/6/05, Allan Stirling <Dibblahmythml0015 at pendor.org> wrote:
> I'm afraid I know very little of how a CAM works inside Myth. However, I
> have 2 Sky subscriptions at the moment. If I was to buy a Dragon CAM,
> would these work with Myth directly?
> The reason I want this is just purely picture quality. Currently, I'm
> going through SVideo with a PVR-150, with the consequent analog trade-offs.
> The CAM requires the ID of the box which it is 'married' to. This is
> entered through the CAM menus. Is this stored internally to the CAM, or
> is it lost when the CAM is removed (since Myth doesn't really do CAM menus)?
> Sorry this is slightly off topic, but I'm sure there's some more people
> out there interested.
> To be clear: This is NOT a way to get free Sky. You NEED a CURRENT Sky
> subscription AND A BOX SERIAL NUMBER. (I think) this means that you
> won't be able to sell your box while you're using the CAM.
> Cheers,
> Allan.
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 I don't know about how they would work in Myth, I expect that you
need a DVB-S card that's supported by V4L, etc.

However I'd advise against the CAM (at least for now) it's not an
official BSkyB/NDS CAM, Sky could change their system (quite easily
according to the forums I've been reading) and Dragon have said the
don't intend to play cat and mouse.

So you'd end up paying for DVB-S, CI & CAM which would then be useless.

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