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