[mythtv-users] Technotrend C-2300, LOCK but no data on encrypted channels

Simon Jones sijones2010 at gmail.com
Wed Jan 19 14:55:13 UTC 2011

> I have a Technotrend C-2300 which have been working great with MythTV
> on Mythbuntu 9.04 for both FTA and encrypted channels.
> About two weeks ago I decided to reinstall my HTPC and install Gentoo
> instead, as that is the distro I usually prefer... but whatever I tried, I just
> couldn't get the C-2300 to work with encrypted channels.
> I tried kernel 2.6.32, 2.6.34 and 2.6.36, and I always get a lock on
> the encrypted channels, but there seems like I get no data.
> So I then tried installing Mythbuntu again, but now I can't get it to
> work with that either, it's the same error.
> I have tried every Mythbuntu version from 8.04 to 10.10, and whatever
> I do I just get the same result.
> So then I tried to put in my old Technotrend C-1500 instead, and with
> that I get LOCK and picture/audio, but, for some reason
> that card only get about 55% signal, whereas the C-2300 always get
> atleast 80%... so some channels are unwatchable with the C-1500.
> Can someone please give me some more advice on what I can try to get
> the C-2300 to get data on encrypted channels again?
> (btw, I've tried every firmware I could find for it, all with the same results)
> I'm starting to think that the card somehow is broken... which would
> be odd, as all I did was reinstall, and it works perfectly for FTA channels.
> Mplayer says it gets a TS stream, but on encrypted channels it just
> hangs there, whereas on FTA channels it finds video and audio and then
> plays the stream.
> I've also tried with both CI and softcam, and it says it gets the
> correct key and LOCK, but still no data.
> I'm out of ideas!, all suggestions are welcome.

No one will help you decrypt any channel, as it's a big no no to
discuss on this list anything of the sort.

What I will say, if myth and mplayer work with FTA but not Encrypted
then it's not a problem with myth.

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