[mythtv-users] Big Myth system (2-3 satellite receivers + capture devices, 5 tvs, Samsung DLNA) ?

Raymond Wagner raymond at wagnerrp.com
Mon Oct 10 03:04:37 UTC 2011

On 10/9/2011 16:37, Richard Morton wrote:
> The only supported way to access encrypted transmissions are via set 
> top boxes and hd hr / hdpvr type systems.
> Alternatives cannot be discussed on this list... please move along, 
> nothing to see here...

There are ways to access encrypted transmissions.  DVB users can use 
hardware CI modules and smart cards.  US cable users can use 
Cablecards.  The problem is that alternatives to these decryption 
methods exist outside the control of the content provider, and thus can 
be, and primarily are, use to access content outside of a subscription.

If NA satellite providers had used more traditional encryption schemes, 
a DVB-S tuner with CAM would be a perfectly valid means of recording the 

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