[mythtv-users] CielPlus Sky Digibox (UK) Addon decoder card.
max at mjhodgson.com
Tue Mar 20 18:44:33 UTC 2007
I emailed sales at cielplus.com and got the following reply:
>I believe that there are a growing number of software developers who have
>taken on this task. I have copied them in on this email and no doubt they
>can keep you informed of their progress.
It was cc'd to a couple of other guys. So you never know, linux drivers may
I also notice from the review in this months What Satellite? mag, that it
also can download listings from the Sky EPG to the PC too. From what it
looks like it basically sends mpeg down the USB cable and probably just
needs some form of driver to be able to read it.
At 09:54 18/03/2007, you wrote:
>Max Hodgson wrote:
> > Hi
> > Has anyone tried a CielPlus card in a Sky Digibox and got it to work with
> > MythTV.
> > http://cielplus.com/product_info.php?cPath=21&products_id=28
> > Apparently you can download HD content live off Sky, BBC etc just by using
> > a standard Skybox.
> > I would be very interested in any details of success.
> > mjh
>Thanks for posting this. I didn't know that was even possible. That
>would be a great combination a Sky box, this card and Myth :-)
>It's a pity I don't have one of the supported receivers or else I would
>give it a try. I don't think there is anyway to get it to work with Myth
>or even Linux unless someone writes a driver for it. That would depend
>on how open the makers are at providing the data format used to
>communicate with the card though the USB port. The fact that there is
>only one piece of software on Windows that it currently works with it
>doesn't look good, although they do say they are working with other
>One thing that worries me is the disclaimer about Sky being able to
>update there software and prevent the card from working in the future
>although they do seem to suggest that it is a hardware solution so
>doesn't depend on the firmware used? You can bet that if Sky _can_ break
>it they will!!
>Anyone got an Amstrad Sky box for sale :-). I wonder what the chance of
>getting a free same card for development purposes is ;-)
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