[mythtv-users] ATI TV Wonder Digital Cable Tuner announced at CES

Stroller linux.luser at myrealbox.com
Tue Jan 9 03:25:02 UTC 2007

On 8 Jan 2007, at 18:42, Craig Partin wrote:

> http://www.engadget.com/2007/01/08/pictures-of-atis-tv-wonder- 
> digital-cable-tuner/
> That looks like an add on card with a cable card slot to me.  I think
> they only work with Windows Vista - Cable Labs approved boxes.   How
> long until it works in Linux?  Never?

As I understand "cable card" there are DVB cards with cable card  
slots working under Linux. I don't know about DVB-C cards, bit it is  
possible to receive an encrypted  DVB-S stream with MythTV and an  
appropriate CAM card.

However the reading I've done about ATi's All-In-Wonder-Why-They- 
Bother cards indicates that ATi's Linux drivers don't offer access to  
the tuner (or at least, haven't to date). As I understand it. it is  
possible to use All-In-Wonders to output to your monitor or TV, but  
the tuner functions are useless.

So if you wish to record encrypted cable, I think it might simply  
(or, rather, not-so-simply - I guess drivers may still be in beta  
state) be possible to do so with a separate tuner card of a different  
brand, and forgoing the integrated nature of the all-in-wonder.


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