[mythtv-users] Belgium - Telenet digitaal

mythtv-users.triss at spamgourmet.com mythtv-users.triss at spamgourmet.com
Wed Jan 9 12:31:22 UTC 2008

at0m wrote:
> <div class="moz-text-flowed" style="font-family: -moz-fixed">Hi,
> I wonder if it's possible to watch Telenet Digitaal in Belgium using 
> MythTV?
> One option would be to control the Digibox using IRDA from the 
> Mythbackend, then feed the Digibox output to my PVR-350's S-video 
> input.  This would degrade the digital signal somewhat, but my 
> frontends are laptops and analog CRT's, so HDTV isn't really an issue.
> One of my problems is, since my flatmate has installed the Digibox, 
> Telenet has left me with only a couple analog channels, all the rest 
> is suddenly unavailable.  Pretty annoying!
> Preferably I'd just add a digital tuner card to the backend, but I 
> don't  expect Telenet Digitaal to would allow that.
> Anyone here in Belgium experienced with that?  Looking forward to read 
> some more on this topic!!
> Thanks in advance,
> at0m.
> </div>

I think as far as telenet digitaal (or belgacom tv for all that matters) 
goes, you're only option is the first one (ir-blaster + s-vid). To my 
knowledge, there is nothing available that is compatible with telenet 
digital tv but their own set-top boxes.... Maybe there is a way to let 
their digicorder record it and get the recordings from that, but not 
sure about that.
I didn't know they cut off most of your analogue feed when you requested 
digital tv.... an extra reason not to go for these kind of proprietary 
solutions imho... As far as I know, the only possibility to work with 
tuner cards and belgian digital tv is tv-vlaanderen by sattelite.

If you'd ever find a way to get this working, I'd be interested to hear 
about it!

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