Originally Posted by DonTHB
What methods do you use?
It's bookmarked or I read about it somewhere, LOL.
Sorry that's all I can say, I haven't got up to it yet!
T'would involve proxying of some sort I'd imagine.
But I may not even bother with that aspect...
Now that there's plenty of local content coming on-board.
I have a system that uses CableCard and have another system where DVB is used. Unfortunately, the CAMs are built into the STBs and are not removable. So, tuner cards like FloppyDTV (back on market) will not work without third party CAMS that hack NDS encryption for cable or satellite. DVB-S and DVB-C are pricey, but provide the only real choices for content here. Even so, I am looking into DVB-T PCIe tuners for now. As you may guess, I am really interested in solutions to content restrictions for use outside the US.
I'm not aware of anywhere in the world that has Cable-Card &
Are you living between two countries?
DVB-S is prolly totally do-able in a cable-card country, because of it's broadcast footprint.
To put it very simply....
For DVB-C I'm using OSCAM (softcam) + smart-card + smart-card reader + DVB-C tuner.
There's more to it than that of course...
Many have it working nicely, pop into the OSCAM forums.
DVB-T's a lot simpler, almost plug & play, if you choose your hardware correctly.
EPG & scheduled recording can take a bit of messing around but.
What tools do you use? Would like to learn about the practicality of the BD solution.
Sorry, I'll have to repeat: "It's on the list of things to do..."
Haven't implemented it yet, but I know there's 1 or 2 solutions out there.
Whether they're smooth in practice, I don't know...
While my Media Live Divas continue to work or remain under warranty, I will stick with Win 7 since I don't believe surround audio drivers are available for Linux. The audio is compatible with UAA drivers, but Linux drivers that support UAA have been reported not to work.
ALSA drivers are reportedly* working nicely for the Essence ST + H6.
Yet another thing I haven't actually implemented, as I'm still finalising some hardware components.
If I ever start focussing more on the actual build instead of final components**, & if I can be arsed, I'll put-up a build log.
I've been bookmarking and taking notes along-the-away, so once I start the build it should be fairly smooth, touch wood
*dev for the dvr based on the chipset family (name escapes me now) the Essence series uses, confirmed this 6mth back.
** getting very close now, 1 or 2 major parts & several minor ones, I'm just extremely pedantic with my research