[mythtv-users] How the BBC's HD DRM plot was kept secret .. and why

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Wed Nov 16 17:46:58 UTC 2011

On 11/16/2011 10:54 AM, Tim Draper wrote:
>>> You can buy hardware for satellite transmissions (seems a grey area
>>> here, due to possible illegal usage)
>> Certainly not illegal.
> true, but i've asked questions about CAM/CI modules only to be told
> that the discussion is not allowed, even though i specifically stated
> my legal intentions. afaik, the hardware itself is legal, it's the
> card your using that will make what your doing illegal, but thus no
> discussion about it here.

Discussing hardware based CAM/CI solutions on this list is perfectly 
fine--it's basically equivalent to the (newly-available-in-the-US) 
CableCARD-based systems available for use with MythTV that are getting a 
lot of recent discussion.  It's software-based CAM that's a forbidden topic.

That said, it seems few have much experience with hardware-based CAM/CI, 
so you may not get a lot of responses.


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