[mythtv-users] Looking for DVB-C card with CI support

Roger Martensson roger.martensson at gmail.com
Thu Sep 8 20:31:58 UTC 2011

(resend to the list.)

Thanks for the information. I did a search for it on dvbshop.net bit found
only a "basic editon". Wonder if it has any connectors for the CI-adapter i
also found on the shop.

Think i will drop them a mail and ask.
Den 8 sep 2011 10:50 skrev "Jan Schneider" <jan at horde.org>:
> Zitat von Roger Mårtensson <roger.martensson at gmail.com>:
>> Hi!
>> The place where I live is changing cable operator and now to actually be
>> able to see most of my channels I need a box.
>> Most boxes here in sweden does not offer HD-output that is easy to
>> record. So HD-PVR is no option. :(
>> So I'm looking for a DVB-C PCI card or USB-device that has full support
>> for CI(conax) that works with Linux and ofcourse MythTV(my HTPC-box
>> since 0.19). Ohyes.. It has to support HD recordings too. If there is a
>> difference. I know we have to use DVB-T2 here in sweden for HD-channels
>> on-the-air. I see there are cards with HD in their name but still says
>> it's DVB-C.
>> Anyone having any luck with these?
>> The card should be able to buy too. A 5 year old card that works but not
>> sold is not that good.
> Whether there is HD in the name or not doesn't matter at all, because
> all DVB-C cards pass the raw DVB stream through the driver to the
> recording system. At least any DVB-C card that I know. You basically
> record directly what you are getting through the cable. Whether you
> are able to watch this depends on your software and video hardware.
> I for example am running a DVB-C card that also exists in a "HD"
> edition, of course more expensive. The only difference is that it
> ships with Windows software to support the decoding of the HD stream.
> Very useful if you want to run MythTV.
> I can't speak for Conax or Swedish DVB-C providers, but I am happy in
> Germany with my Satelco EasyWatch which is basically the same like the
> KNC1 (same chipset). Both have CIs. See
> http://linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php/DVB-C_PCI_Cards.
> Jan.
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