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

Jouni jouni76 at fastmail.fm
Fri Jan 25 06:45:51 UTC 2008

On Thu, 24 Jan 2008 17:26:22 +0200, "Topi Hukkanen"
<topi.hukkanen at gmail.com> said:
> So now I have a question about the Budget CI and the TechniCrypt CX
> Conax...
> Basically the package listed here:
> http://www.koodinvuoksi.net/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=21_25_32&products_id=1137
> So the Conax just slides into the CI, but how do those two connect to the
> video card?  How does the signal get descrambled?
> I mean, this card looks like it slides into the PCI slot just to have a
> place to put it...
> http://www.koodinvuoksi.net/catalog/resize.php?image=images/tt_budget_ci_oma.jpg&width=350&height=&ext=jpg

Note that this pack has different CAM, not TC CX, but of course it
should also work ok.

You connect the CI-module-card to the tuner card with a cable, and the
CI-module holds your CAM, which holds your pay-tv-card. This hardware
does the descrambling. Check if you need the longer extender cable.

The dvb-tuner card does not connect to video card by any cables (does
its stuff with the PCI). And as it says on the text, the CI-module card
has a dummy PCI-connector, so it can be placed on the back of the

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