[mythtv-users] MythTV/TiVo integration

Paul King mythtv at lowcostpchelp.co.uk
Mon Nov 19 12:03:19 UTC 2007

Justin Hornsby wrote:
> Neil Dunbar wrote:
>> On Mon 19 Nov 2007 10:55:18 Mike Perkins wrote:
>>> ??? I didn't think it was possible to hang any kind of card on a Virgin
>>> cable line. Are you telling me this is really possible? Cable operators in
>>> the UK, so far as I know, are under no obligation to provide services in
>>> the way that those in the US are, they can do their own thing with regard
>>> to frequencies, encoding, etc.
>> I've read about folks using DM500C boxes on their NTL lines instead of the 
>> Pace/Scientific Atlanta STBs. I haven't done it, so I don't know if it would 
>> work. NB: The dreambox is a STB, not a card, but it does have an embedded 
>> Linux OS and an Ethernet port, and AFAICT you can stick the Neutrino image 
>> onto it, which allows the Mythbox to control it via the Dbox code. However, 
>> if you do this, I also believe (a) you're in violation of terms of contract 
>> with VM, and (b) you can't use the super-wonderful interactive TV features 
>> which Virgin Media offer - and that would be a blow, wouldn't it?
>> I hasten to add, I'm speaking theoretically. I really haven't tried it, but 
>> various web fora speak about others doing it with some success.
>> Cheers,
>> Neil
>> _
> People who are using unofficial cable equipment in the UK are not only 
> violating the T&Cs of their contract - they're also usually trying to 
> avoid paying for their TV.  Cable theft is (and should be) taken very 
> seriously.
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Just to let people know. The integration between Myth and any form of 
dreambox is ropey at best. It is old code and only works with bvery old 
versions of the dreambox software which tend no to work with the new 
cable network. There are ways to do it but The legality is very 
questionable and is not to be discussed on this forum.


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