[mythtv] PVR 250 & Linux vs Windows PVRs
gregm at gxsnmp.org
Fri Nov 14 10:23:05 EST 2003
Ramon Roca wrote:
> Maybe a little bit off topic, however just claryfing Desmond mention.
> Digital satellite (DVB-s) is known with a separate box because regular
> TV /VCR can't decode the signal feeded by the dish, however the DVB-s
> cards have that tuner, and many of them linux drivers and applications,
> therefore it's potentially possible to enjoy that thing without having a
> separate box controlled by either ir or serial device.
However, in the US, according to hauppauge the DVB cards, though they
use the North American broadcast standard, DishNetworks and Direct TV
have a propreitary encryption which isn't supported by the common
interface option with thoose cards. (Boy would that be nice to be able
to chuck the dish receiver in the closet)
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