[mythtv-users] Fwd: Separate CI slot?
dave at 0bits.com
Wed Jan 10 09:02:19 UTC 2007
> My DVB card doesn't, no, but isn't the CI part quite separate from
> the DVB decoding ? In other words can't you have a "standalone" CI?
Not that i know of, but someone can prove me wrong..
> The CI slot is effectively a PCMCIA slot, isn't it?
Same form factor yes, but a CI slot includes h/w and decryption routines
that marries the CI card/smartcard together to form a decryption bond
with the hardware. So i wouldn't expect to plug a CI card into my laptop
PCMCIA slot an expect to get decryption working.
> I do have an old phoenix somewhere from an anclient project, but
> I was planning on using my Conax CAM here together with my Mythbox.
I would say that's your best bet, but getting it to work with this
combination is not part of this mailing list.
-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re: Fwd: [mythtv-users] Separate CI slot?
Date: Wed, 10 Jan 2007 10:53:33 +0200
From: Dag Nygren <dag at newtech.fi>
To: Dave <dave at 0bits.com>
CC: dag at newtech.fi, mythtv-users at mythtv.org, dag at newtech.fi
> Does your DVB card support a CI interface firstly ? I have a TT-1300
> budget card which does (see dvbshop.net for other cards that support CI
My DVB card doesn't, no, but isn't the CI part quite separate from
the DVB decoding ? In other words can't you have a "standalone" CI?
The CI slot is effectively a PCMCIA slot, isn't it?
> Alternatively you need an external phoenix smartcards read/writer that
> you can use with a original vendor card along with a softcam. Both these
> issues are highly controversial however.
I do have an old phoenix somewhere from an anclient project, but
I was planning on using my Conax CAM here together with my Mythbox.
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