[mythtv-users] CielPlus Sky Digibox (UK) Addon decoder card.

Nick Rout nick at rout.co.nz
Tue Jul 17 23:58:00 UTC 2007

On Wed, July 18, 2007 8:08 am, Alan Hourihane wrote:
> On Tue, 2007-07-17 at 15:32 +1200, Nick Rout wrote:
>> I am intrigued to know if this would work with a New Zealand Sky
>> decoder.
>> Some of the local ones are PACE, but there are other brands too.
>> Some questions:
>> 1. Am I right in saying that these cards intercept the mpeg2 stream
>> after
>> the sky box has unencrypted it?
>> 2. It sounds from what I have read that you then need to filter PIDS in
>> software to see the channels you want. Does this mean that the sky box
>> unencrypts the whole stream an a multiplex and then filters PIDS (and
>> cielplus gets the stream before filtering?)
>> 3. If so this would seem more amenable to implementation as a DVB style
>> device than a V4L type device.
> Having looked at the current DVB drivers, it does look like a perfect
> match.
> The DVB USB layer already has the firmware uploading code for Cypress
> chips, so that part is dealt with. We could also use one of the existing
> drivers to base things off.
> But, and it's a big but, without the Cypress firmware for this device,
> we're stuck. As all the other DVB cards have firmware. I've asked
> Cielplus for this, but haven't heard back yet.
> Alan.

It seems odd that after one post, and with a number of questions
outstanding on the thread, they haven't responded to the list further.

Nick Rout

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