On Fri, Feb 16, 2007 at 11:43:58AM +0000, Gavin McCullagh wrote:
> > I know a few people using DVB-C cards with NTL, both in Belfast and
> > Dublin (they use the same cam files I believe, "purentl")
> > As i understand it, if you want to go down that route, you need to use vdr,
> > nothing else works with softcam...
>> Greater detail on this would be extremely cool (what hardware, software).
> I've always wanted to do it, but have never been sure if NTL had some way
> to make it impossible/difficult.
I dont do this myself, being a good law-abiding citizen, but I'm
reliably informed that any dvb-c card that works with linux should
work, something like:
Note the lack of decent outputs, seems cards with RGB output are thin on
the ground, ebay might be your only option. It will also save a lot of
effort if you get a card that does hardware encoding.
After getting the card installed, you'll want to get vdr to see the
unencrypted channels, if you get that far, its time to add the vdr sc
plugin, googling should fill in the blanks there..
Once or twice a week you'll lose the picture for 30 seconds or so as it
gets the new keys and applies them, other than that you should have a
fully functioning replacement for your pace/samsung box.
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