[mythtv-users] Dish Network DVB Legally with Myth (was Re: Alternatives to Supporting schedulesdirect.org)
jgoerzen at complete.org
Wed Aug 8 13:43:19 UTC 2007
On Wed August 8 2007 12:39:43 am Michael T. Dean wrote:
> On 08/07/2007 11:23 PM, Robert Current wrote:
> > On 8/7/07, Greg Estabrooks <greg at phaze.org> wrote:
> >>> It's pretty well known (in other lists/forums) that the EIT data works
> >>> for BEV, but not for DishNetwork. And rather than do the fix,
> >> This "well known" info is flat out wrong. Myth will happily handle the
> >> huffman encoded EIT data sent by Dishnet and has been able to do it for
> >> a long, long time. Your source of information is wrong.
> > Uhm, ok, nice try.
> You do realize that Greg is the one who wrote the DISH EIT support for
> Myth. I'm pretty sure he's also maintaining a box for family that uses
> it (even to this day). So, your chances of convincing him that it
> doesn't work are pretty slim. Those having problems probably haven't
> configured it properly or are trying to illegally access encrypted
> content--and Myth definitely doesn't do that (and, you're right about
> not discussing that here).
I have been a Dish Network subscriber for over 5 years now. I own a
dual-tuner Dish Network STB receiver. I use it solely with Myth, driving it
with an IR blaster and it's hooked up to a PVR-250 card.
I'd love to get the original Dish data stream digitally into Myth. This is
the first I've heard of anyone being able to do that with legal methods. I
have searched the website, wiki, and FAQ, and haven't been able to figure
out how, or even what hardware is needed. Apparently more than a DVB-S
receiver card is needed due to the encryption; is there a DVB-S card with a
Dish smartcard reader, or how is this done? Or are people not getting the
actual progamming into Myth digitally, but only the EIT data?
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