James Cooley wrote:
> Michael Watterson wrote:
>>>> Michael Watterson wrote:
>>>>>>> BBC, ITV and C4 HD will all be FTA and shortly only on DVB-s2
>>>>>> No, I'm not confused. There is no DVB-t2 in UK till at least 2009.
>>>> Ireland has decided to go straight to DVB-T2 (mpeg4 instead of mpeg2) I
> believe. In any case FTA will be DVB-T or DVB-T2 not DVB-S2. Perhaps
> it's a typo.
>>>Only TERRESTRIAL FTA is the RTE Mux, with RTE1, RTE2, TV3, TG4,
Oireachtas TV and maybe RTE News24
That is DVB-t + MPEG4 + MHEG5
The Satellite FTA is all the main terrestrial UK except "five"
BBC HD, ITV HD and C4 HD only on Satellite. C4 HD and Five are FTV
using Sky Videoguard. They will both shortly be FTA.
There are 200+ FTA TV and 70+ FTA radio on 28.2E, Not all are on the
Freesat EPG. Some are hidden on Sky Ireland EPG. About 45 TV are "useful"
Freesat is of no relevance to Linux PCI cards until the SW is added for
it. On set-boxes a Freesat box auto tunes all freesat channels and gives
a full EPG. A generic FTA receiver needs manually initiated scans when
channels are added or moved. It only has now/next and no Interactive or
text apart from Teletext.
Generally no expensive physical CAM is needed for PCs, a soft cam and
card reader is enough and is only solution for Sky Pay TV. You need of
course the real Sky card and a subscription. For premium channels you
need the serial number (or internal ID) of the paired physical Sky box.
It may not be easy on other than regular pay channels. The card keys may
or may not need refreshed overnight in real Sky box...
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