[mythtv-users] Questions on mythTV, DVB-C hardware, Dolby Digital 5.1 in Germany
Ansgar H. Licher
ansgar at team-licher.de
Tue Jan 30 17:09:09 UTC 2007
I feel the more confused, the more I read the mythTV documentation. I have got
several unanswered questions.
I am a well experienced Linux user and want to setup mythTV on my PC.
Nevertheless I am a completly Newbie to mythTV and DVB.
My situation and goals:
1) the server has Ubuntu Dapper (6.06 LTS)
2) the client near the TV shall become a hopefully fanless barebone PC (I will
try to fit it into a HiFi box). It will run with Ubuntu (or Debian) too.
3) I need a DVB-C card with CI + CAM (because the TV provider "Kabel
Deutschland" (or short "KDG") uses Nagravision encryption).
4) I want DolbyDigital 5.1 sound output to my AV receiver (for that films,
which are brought to me in DD 5.1)
1) The DBV-C card could be a "Hauppauge WinTV PVR-350", I think. It seems to
work with mythTV. Is that correct?
2) What I cannot clear is, if this card has a slot (the "CI") for the
CAM-module for my KDG smartcard.
Can anybody help and give me some information on this? What CAM do I exactly
need to handle the Nagravision encryption of KDG? The smartcard from KDG
shows a sign "K-09" which shall tell something about the kind of encryption,
but I am also unfamiliar with this.
3) Can the WinTV PVR-350 handle DD 5.1? Or is DD 5.1 usually handled by any
I took a look to the archive of this mailing list a couple of days ago. There
I found something, that the Haupauge WinTV PVR-350 would be unable to
perform Dolby Digital 5.1. Please help: how do I get DD 5.1???
4) What do I exactly need to bring DD 5.1 digital audio signals from the
mythTV client to my AV receiver?
Right now, I have got a settop box from KDG. On the audio site, it is
connected via a chinch-adapter to my AV receiver and this works perfect for
DD 5.1. But please help: what kind of sound card do I need in my client
5) has anybody an idea, where to buy a fanless PC system in HiFi-design in
Thanks to anybody who helps in advance!!
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