[mythtv-users] Aus Specific - Foxtel Channel Logos

Joel Michael joel at gimps-r-us.com
Tue Aug 21 10:10:49 UTC 2007

Kevin Saenz wrote:
> A little off topic here how do you get to view Foxtel through Mythtv? or 
> a TV capture card?
> I have a fusionHDTV capture card, and a standard satellite Foxtel set 
> top box.
The only way is to capture the analogue signal coming out of the Foxtel 
STB now.  Foxtel used to support Irdeto access control on their signal, 
but they have stopped that now for a system that they pretty much 
control, and for which no CAMs are available.

The other option you may want to investigate is to ditch Foxtel and 
subscribe to SelecTV instead.  All you need is a working DVB-S card 
(easy to find) that has a working CI slot (harder to find), and a 
working Irdeto CAM (not that hard to find, but can be tricky).  Then you 
re-point your dish from OptusC1 to Intelsat8 (or pay a bloke to do it 
for you), and fork out for a subscription.  You will receive the 
subscriber card a few days later (or with the bloke that's re-pointing 
your dish), and once you activate it, all the SelecTV channels appear 
the same way as all the DVB-T free-to-air channels you have.

There's a little bit more to it than that, but the mailing list archives 
know about it as I've described the setup before.

You just have to decide if the lower cost but fewer channels interests 
you.  It interested me, as I'm interested in the National Geographic and 
Discovery channels (and all the Anime and other crazy stuff like Sealab 
2021 on Cartoon Network), and the movie channels thrown in with the 
basic subscription are a real bonus.

If you want to know more about SelecTV that the mailing list archives 
don't know about, feel free to ask me.  My setup is working pretty much 
perfectly now, and has a reasonably high WAF ;-)

(and in case you're wondering, no, I don't work for SelecTV or WIN 
Television, I'm just a very happy customer)

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