[mythtv-users] CableCard /M-Card cutoff what are remaining mythtv options?

Kevin Kuphal kkuphal at gmail.com
Mon Aug 30 17:37:23 UTC 2010

On Mon, Aug 30, 2010 at 12:32 PM, bhaskins <bhaskins at chartermi.net> wrote:

> Raymond Wagner wrote:
>>  On 8/30/2010 12:37, Phil Bridges wrote:
>>> On Mon, Aug 30, 2010 at 11:55 AM, Chris Pinkham<cpinkham at bc2va.org>
>>>  wrote:
>>>> On Mon Aug 30, 2010 at 09:32:27AM -0400, Bryan Cromwell wrote:
>>>>> So I see Ceton has released their multi-tuner PC card for CableCARD
>>>>> finally.  Anyone have any insight as to what it might take to write
>>>>> Linux
>>>>> drivers?   If the cablecard is doing the decryption then shouldn't it
>>>>> just
>>>> Daniel Kristjansson is already working on this.  He has a card in-hand.
>>>> (well
>>>> it's probably in one of his computers, but you get the idea)
>>>> There is already support for the cablecard version of the HDHomeRun as
>>>> well,
>>>> so we will be up to 2 supported devices once Daniel finishes his
>>>> changes.
>>> That's awesome news, as well!  I may have to hold on to my budget for
>>> a CableCard tuner for a little longer.
>> Please understand the limitations of such a tuner card.  As MythTV will
>> likely never be licensed by CableLabs, all we will be able to capture is
>> that content which the tuner outputs unencrypted.  That means content marked
>> copy-freely.  This card will replace firewire capture off STBs, but not
>> analog capture.
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> Please also understand that by using that card approach you may be totally
> at
> the mercy of your service provider.
> If you read my other post you will see that I was just cut off by Charter
> after renting their M-card for quite a while.
> This is not just the first service cutback from them, it just seems that
> they continually reduce the service level until I raise hell about it and
> then may patch it up again.
> So I really want to move to something else.
> So , back to the subject line, what are the remaining ( mythtv options )?.
> I have good OTA on a few stations so I would be happy by just replacing the
> but my WAF would drop even lower than it is now ( if that's possible ).

HD-PVR + component output from STB

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