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

Nicolas Will nico at youplala.net
Thu Jan 24 10:40:02 UTC 2008

On Thu, 2008-01-24 at 12:24 +0200, Topi Hukkanen wrote:
> 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 support.

this is a tad more complicated.

Regarding Linux support, manufacturers usually do not want to spend much
time, outside of personnaly willing employees, on developing support for
a "fringe" OS.

As for crypto, subscription, etc... This is another problem yet. content
providers/makers tend to select protection solutions. They normally do
not want to support operating systems where everything needs to be open,
and may make pirating their system easy.


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