[mythtv] HW CAMs, CI support, legal subscription viewing (DVB-S2)
warpme at o2.pl
Sun Jan 17 15:46:38 UTC 2010
Thx for this topic.
In fact I have exactly the same attitude and concerns as You.
I also planned to setup sat installation in my house.
I plan to do it all legally, so far I'm considering 2 options out of 3
1. Use tuner card with CI and officially provided by broadcaster CAM
module + subscriber card
2. Use tuner card with softcam emulating broadcaster CAM module +
3. Use tuner card with softcam emulating broadcaster CAM module +
pirated subscriber keys
Option 3 is illegal - also option 2 (but I believe level if illegality
here is little different, as I'm paying subscription fee - so I'm
watching legally. Only decryption is done in illegal way. As it gives no
any harm on broadcaster revenue - illegality here is somehow
questionable for me).
Option 1 is however fully legal here in Poland as 2 out of 3 major sat
broadcasters are now:
-offering official & legal CAM modules for chosen by them their CA system.
-subscriber card is not paired with stb.
So in above context, CI support in Myth is fully legal and I consider
it valuable feature - well worth to further develop.
BTW: Any remarks/guides/wiki from persons having already any experience
with legal CAM on CI will be much welcomed.
I plan to use TT-Budget S2-3200. AFAIK it is well known card, being on
SAA7146 has full support in Linux and has CI.
I haven't any experience with mythtv and CI on his card yet - so if
anybody has - pls share at least quirks and workarounds.
Another story is case when You will wan to have more than 1 tuner.
Currently I see 2 solutions:
1. buy as many CAMs as tuners You have and use subscriber card sharing
2. use softcam and use subscriber card sharing
Case 1 requires sharing of subscriber card so AFAIK it is still illegal.
Option 2 is also illegal.
I will explore this more when my installation will be finally setup (now
in Poland is winter - so I'm not so hurry in dish installation works...)
Regarding mythtv and DVB-S/CI, following link gives me so big hope that
I decided to invest is sat receiving system:
Also look here:
I would really appreciate if all ppl having DVB-S2 & CI experience will
share with us experience regarding subject.
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