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Information.png Tip: We are trying to get the NL specific information in Dutch available on Dutch mythtv wiki. If you have some free cycles, please add some info to the Dutch pages, still a lot todo. Some quick links to the NL wiki: Grabbers - Zenders - Aanbieders.


In the Netherlands there is currently one system left for analog broadcast receiving. This is by means of using the cable, which is provided by the cable provider in the region where one is living.The old fashioned analog antenna system is no longer available, so far antenna reception only a digital solution can be used. Satellite is also available in the Netherlands. is a Dutch forum for NL users. Please consolidate NL specific info on this official wikipage !!

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UPC has multiple version of their so-called 'mediabox'. The most common version is the one with standard (SCART) video output, as any regular television set can handle. This box in fact is a relabled device from the Thomson brand.

Currently UPC has a test roll-out of a newer mediabox, which has a HDMI output instead of SCART. This box is a relabled Philips brand.

The UPC mediabox DOES NOT use a smart-card (for all known versions). During installation the box is registered at the UPC servers. More info about UPC digital can be found on


UPC uses Nagravision 2 encryption in combination with their own proprietary checksum based on serial number box (mac address), number smartcard. This additional 'security' layer is also probably the reason why you can have only one box per household. The box also seem to have an integrated cable modem. So on IP level there is something like a handshake. In the past the base package was send Free to Air (FTA) and could be picked up with any standard DVB-C card (without encryption)

So far I do not have any experience with working PCI DVB-C cards, but during my research for information I found the following link: which states the 'MagicModule' CAM module should be able to handle nagravision encryption. Maybe this CAM module in combination with a PCI DVB-C card can provide a successful setup??? --Michel 21:00, 9 May 2007 (UTC)

Additional information (Dutch sites)

Webpage.png - UPC MediaBox eersteklas standby-verspiller

Webpage.png - Alles wat UPC U niet vertelt over UPC digital!

Webpage.png - Digitale kabel TV op de PC

Webpage.png - Verwarring rond DVB en UPC

Webpage.png - Radar: Digitale kabel televisie en Common Access Modules {{{2}}}


In 2006 some guys has it working with mediaportal and the free to air (FTA) base package.

Zesko Holding

Zesko Holding is the temporary working name of the company that was formed after the merger of Casema, @Home and MultiKabel. These cable companies will continue to use their own brand names during the consolidations phase. They are already working together to harmonize pricing and product offerings and they are also working to combine their TV packages into one uniform platform.





@Home (fka Essent)






This provider uses a Samsung box but DOES NOT use a smartcard. The box can be operated without a smartcard, but provides additional channels if a smartcard is inserted.

File:Irdeto.gif CAIw uses Irdeto2 encryption, which is handled by the Samsung box. Any computer DVB-C card which has an Irdeto 2 compatible decoder may work. MythTV works flawlessly with the Cinergy 1200 DVB-C.


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XMLTV Grabbers

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Online TV Guides

Here is a list of online TV Guids in the netherlands

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External Links for Dutch Users