[mythtv-users] ATI TV Wonder Digital Cable Tuner announced at CES
linux.luser at myrealbox.com
Tue Jan 9 03:25:02 UTC 2007
On 8 Jan 2007, at 18:42, Craig Partin wrote:
> That looks like an add on card with a cable card slot to me. I think
> they only work with Windows Vista - Cable Labs approved boxes. How
> long until it works in Linux? Never?
As I understand "cable card" there are DVB cards with cable card
slots working under Linux. I don't know about DVB-C cards, bit it is
possible to receive an encrypted DVB-S stream with MythTV and an
appropriate CAM card.
However the reading I've done about ATi's All-In-Wonder-Why-They-
Bother cards indicates that ATi's Linux drivers don't offer access to
the tuner (or at least, haven't to date). As I understand it. it is
possible to use All-In-Wonders to output to your monitor or TV, but
the tuner functions are useless.
So if you wish to record encrypted cable, I think it might simply
(or, rather, not-so-simply - I guess drivers may still be in beta
state) be possible to do so with a separate tuner card of a different
brand, and forgoing the integrated nature of the all-in-wonder.
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