[mythtv-users] CielPlus Sky Digibox (UK) Addon decoder card.
alanh at fairlite.demon.co.uk
Wed Jul 18 08:09:50 UTC 2007
On Wed, 2007-07-18 at 11:58 +1200, Nick Rout wrote:
> On Wed, July 18, 2007 8:08 am, Alan Hourihane wrote:
> > On Tue, 2007-07-17 at 15:32 +1200, Nick Rout wrote:
> >> I am intrigued to know if this would work with a New Zealand Sky
> >> decoder.
> >> Some of the local ones are PACE, but there are other brands too.
> >> Some questions:
> >> 1. Am I right in saying that these cards intercept the mpeg2 stream
> >> after
> >> the sky box has unencrypted it?
> >> 2. It sounds from what I have read that you then need to filter PIDS in
> >> software to see the channels you want. Does this mean that the sky box
> >> unencrypts the whole stream an a multiplex and then filters PIDS (and
> >> cielplus gets the stream before filtering?)
> >> 3. If so this would seem more amenable to implementation as a DVB style
> >> device than a V4L type device.
> > Having looked at the current DVB drivers, it does look like a perfect
> > match.
> > The DVB USB layer already has the firmware uploading code for Cypress
> > chips, so that part is dealt with. We could also use one of the existing
> > drivers to base things off.
> > But, and it's a big but, without the Cypress firmware for this device,
> > we're stuck. As all the other DVB cards have firmware. I've asked
> > Cielplus for this, but haven't heard back yet.
> > Alan.
> It seems odd that after one post, and with a number of questions
> outstanding on the thread, they haven't responded to the list further.
I think they'd rather deal with the individuals that's contacted them as
interested. I do seem to be getting replies so they're still about.
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