[mythtv-users] Fwd: Separate CI slot?

Dag Nygren dag at newtech.fi
Wed Jan 10 09:09:35 UTC 2007

>  > The CI slot is effectively a PCMCIA slot, isn't it?
> Same form factor yes, but a CI slot includes h/w and decryption routines 
> that marries the CI card/smartcard together to form a decryption bond 
> with the hardware. So i wouldn't expect to plug a CI card into my laptop 
> PCMCIA slot an expect to get decryption working.

As far as I have understood this, the decryption part is in the CAM that you 
into the CI on the box. Then you put your card in the CAM to get access to the 
But I am far from sure on this thing. We need a CI expert in this 


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