[Wiltshire] Mythtv and DVB-C with NTL / Virgin / UK Cable

Richard Reynolds richard at uberpussy.net
Fri Feb 22 17:49:23 GMT 2008

I'm on a role here ;)

It is in theory possible but I haven't done it or seen it done myself.
I looked into this for a long time and ended up going back to my DVB-T
after virgin messed me about something rotten.

Anyway you need something call a soft cam which as you probably know
is a software version of the cam modules you put on the DVB-C cards.
Google up about that, there is a claimed working one for vigrin.

I also had this book marked that claims to exact method using some
hacked firmware (about half way down the thread). Again no idea if
this works


On 22/02/2008, Robert Longbottom <RobertCL at iname.com> wrote:
> Ok, following on from the brilliant success of my previous question, here
>  is another!
>  Does any have a DVB-C card in their computer working with NTL / Virgin Cable?
>  What I want to know (and can't seem to find out for sure) is can you get
>  BBC1/2, ITV, Channel 4 and Five in digital from UK cable without having a
>  subscription or requiring a decryption card?
>  I know you can get these on Analog over cable (as I currently do), but I'm
>  wondering if anyone knows if it's possible to get the "free" channels as
>  digital using a DVB-C card from Virgin or are they all encrypted.
>  The reason is - I currently have MythTv with the FTA DVB-S (satellite)
>  channels (BBC's, ITV's, Film Four, etc) - but I can't get Channel 4 or
>  Five as they are encrypted on Satellite, so I get these from Analog and
>  the quality is terrible in comparison.
>  Channel 4 (+ E4, etc) are supposed to be coming to the freesat offering
>  later in the year (not freesat from sky!), but I've found a site that says
>  not until October, which seems forever away and still won't include Five.
>  So I figured I might buy a £50 DVB-C card and try and get them from
>  digital cable.
>  But before I spend my hard earned cash, I thought it would be worth seeing
>  if anyone else has tried the same thing and failed or succeeded.
>  Cheers,
>  Robert.
>  _______________________________________________
>  Wiltshire mailing list
>  Wiltshire at mailman.lug.org.uk
>  https://mailman.lug.org.uk/mailman/listinfo/wiltshire

More information about the Wiltshire mailing list