[mythtv-users] Are there any Capture Card / Digi Box combinations where the card can control the Digibox?

Topi Hukkanen topi.hukkanen at gmail.com
Thu Jan 24 10:24:14 UTC 2008

Sorry for being obtuse... but just to make sure we are on the same page:  I
am talking about a card such as this:

So there's a slot for a card that you can plug in to watch pay channels.  I
don't think the descrambling aspect has anything to do with Linux, but the
card itself.  So is there one of these kinds of cards supported under

I don't really see why the card manufacturers would have anything to do with
the broadcasting companies...  in the spirit of capitalism, you would think
the card manufacturers would be ready and willing to enable linux based

On Jan 24, 2008 12:11 PM, Brian Wood <beww at beww.org> wrote:

> Topi Hukkanen wrote:
> > Ok, can you then recommend a capture card that works on Ubuntu with
> > MythTV, and supports the little "pay card" so I can PVR with the pay
> > channels to which I have subscribed?
> Again, I don't think there is any capture device that supports CableCard
> under Linux.
> You would have to use the cable operator supplied STB and then capture
> the composite, s-video or RF output with any Myth-compatible capture
> device, as SD only.
> If you want HD the only way to do this at present (for reasonable cost)
> would be by firewire, if you have a STB capable of that.
> Basically what you are wanting to do is precisely what the
> powers-that-be do not want you to be able to do: get HD programming into
> a useful form.
> beww
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