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Once we have a viable QAM decoder PC card, what

obsticles will stand in our way from being able to

decode that data by use of a PC smart card reader,

and the smart card out of our legally paid for hd

reciever. And would it even be legal?
 

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There multiple types of QAM for starters. Secondly and probably most important is that even if you could demodulate the signal correctly your still going to have a security layer to bypass in some manner.
 

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What are the different types of QAM, that you know of?

We are assuming, for the purpose of this discussion,

that we have a viable QAM decoder card.


I am assuming there is only one way to decode any

particular flavor of QAM, which, on an encrypted station,

would produce a demodulated - encrypted output stream.


Is this a correct assumption, or is the encryption somehow

a part of the demodulation process?


If not, and a QAM decoder card can produce demodulated

encrypted output, hopefully it is a SOFTWARE problem to

decode the stream.


If this is the case, and you have valid decrypt keys on your

LEGAL card, stuck into a reader for your pc to get at them,

I wonder what steps must be taken to apply that key to

the data.


I hope someone with experience with encrypted QAM can

answer these questions.


Haderak : I stated in my previous post that I am assuming

we have a demodulator card, and I was asking about the

security features you list as "most important"


-Rabbit
 
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