[mythtv-users] Fwd: Satellite capture card - Sky

Steve Hill steve at nexusuk.org
Wed Sep 13 12:45:47 EDT 2006

On Wed, 13 Sep 2006, Ant Daniel wrote:

> There is a third party CAM (called dragon cam from memory) which can
> decode the Sky subscription channel (with your std sky card inserted).
> However this is not official and Sky could change their encryption
> routines and break it at anytime.

There is also rumour that some SoftCAMs support NDS VideoGuard, but they 
appear to be closed source Windows applications and there is 
(understandably) a lot of resistance to adding support for a legally 
dubious decryption system to Myth, even though you'd only be able to 
decrypt the channels you subscribe to.

> Annoyingly I seem to remember that there was an EU directive that said
> that European satellite service providers must provide a CAM, for some
> reason Sky have not been forced to do this.

I suspect the reason is that they have certain government officials under 
their thumb... :)


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