[mythtv-users] Sky HD in Switzerland (Eutelsat 13.0 & Astra 19.2)

Another Sillyname anothersname at googlemail.com
Tue Apr 5 20:51:29 UTC 2011

On 05/04/2011, Josu Lazkano <josu.lazkano at gmail.com> wrote:
> 2011/4/5 Ramon Hofer <ramonhofer at bluewin.ch>:
>> Hi all
>> I'd like to finally get rid of Cablecom and CI+ slavery :-)
>> But I'm not sure which would be the best setup for me since I'm only a
>> MythTV User and not a Linux Hacker.
>> In Switzerland I can get Sky HD from Astra 19.2° and the Swiss stations
>> from Eutelsat 13.0°.
>> As far as I know there are smartcards for both of them needed.
>> Sky uses smartcards that use an Alphcrypt Module.
>> Swiss TV uses a Viaccess module.
>> I found this card that should be working:
>> - Technisat SkyStar HD2
>> (http://www.digitec.ch/ProdukteDetails2.aspx?Reiter=Bilder&Artikel=161347)
>> and a CI module for Sky HD:
>> - TechniSat Common Interface für SkyStar HD2
>> (http://www.digitec.ch/ProdukteDetails2.aspx?Reiter=Bilder&Artikel=187571)
>> and one for Swiss TV:
>> - Viaccess CI Modul
>> (http://www.digitec.ch/ProdukteDetails2.aspx?Reiter=Bilder&Artikel=148163)
>> Or should I go for another DVB-S2 card like the ones listed in the
>> MythTV Wiki:
>> - Mystique SaTiX-S2 V2 CI Dual
>> (http://www.mystique-tv.de/en/product-overview/tv-karten/dvb-s-dvb-s2/mystique-satix-s2-v2-ci-dual)
>> This seems very interesting because it's a dual tuner and should have
>> good linux support (at least it's written on the manufacterer's homepage)
>> - NetUP Dual DVB S2 CI
>> (http://www.netup.tv/en-EN/dual_dvb-s2-ci_card.php) Another dual tuner
>> card with build in CI module but is it compatible to the Alphacrypt and
>> Viaccess modules?
>> - Turbosight TBS6980 PCIe Dual DVB-S2
>> (http://www.tbsdtv.com/english/product/6980.html) A third dual tuner
>> card but can I connect it to any CI modules?
>> - Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-4000
>> - Hauppauge WinTV-NOVA-HD-S2
>> Can I combine any of CI modules with any DVB-S2 card?
>> What confuses me is that I need two smartcards (one for Sky HD and one
>> for the Swiss channels). Will I have to switch the cards and modules all
>> the time or do I have to buy another set of DVB-S2 and CI module to
>> avoid this? Or is it possible to connect several CI modules with
>> smartcards to my backend and the the different DVB cards get the key
>> from the smartcards thatis needed because of the channel which is tuned
>> to? If you know what I mean :-?
>> I hope you can give me some general information / links about all this
>> satellite topic.
>> It would be great if there are any Swiss, German and Austrian people who
>> have experience with Sky HD and maybe Swiss TV too.
>> Some information about DVB-S2 with user experiences about how hard it
>> was to get the hardware working would very desirable :-)
>> Thanks in advance for your help
>> Ramon
> Hello Ramon, I know that this will terrible for some users, but I have
> a Tevii S470 DVB-S2 PCIe with SASC-NG and it works great.
> SASC-NG is softcam to use with budget cards, you need to find info
> about this out of the list.
> If you need more info I can send some links, mail me.
> Best regards.
> --
> Josu Lazkano
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