[mythtv-users] Dual DVB-S Receiver Capable of using CI / CAM module

Martin Bene martin.bene at icomedias.com
Mon Aug 28 09:39:34 UTC 2006

> > or I buy 2 "Technotrend S2-3200 HDTV-S2 incl. Remote" Which 
> > might future proof (dangerous phrase!) me for if and when 
> > they start broadcasting free satellite HDTV
> You should be able to get the HDTV signals on any DVB-S card 
> - the card itself doesn't know or care what type of data is in the 
> transport stream. 

That's unfortunately not true for germany: not only do HDTV channels use
the h.264 video codec, they're also using a new encoding system for the
sattellite signal itself, called DVB-S2. It's not possible to receive
the HDTV signals using current DVB-S receivers (or cards), you actually
do need completely new hardware; the technotrend is one of the first
cards available to actually support the DVB-S2.

Bye, Martin

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