[linux-dvb] WinTV-CI from Hauppauge

Steven Toth stoth at linuxtv.org
Wed Dec 26 17:15:47 CET 2007

Allan Stirling wrote:
> Steven Toth wrote:
>> Per Olofsson wrote:
>>> Steven Toth wrote:
>>>>> Can I ask you then, would it be possible to use the WinTV-CI with
>>>>> other cards
>>>>> than Hauppauge's own? Could it be used with multiple tuners?
>>>> Under Linux? You should be able to do whatever you like once a GPL
>>>> driver is available.
>>> Right, under Linux, that's what I meant. I was wondering because other CI's are
>>> usually tied to a specific tuner card and cannot decode anything else which is
>>> not passing through it.
>> Agreed. Except the Hauppauge products is a fairly straight-forward USB 
>> device. With the right driver it is able to decode _ANY_ transport 
>> stream feed through it, providing that the correct CAM and subscriber 
>> card are inserted.
>> Check the retail packaging for a ist of which cams are supported.
> I believe there may be a misunderstanding here.
> From what I have read, Per is wanting to use the card as a
> 'decryption engine' for a multiple receiving card setup,
> using only 1 CI / CAM / Smartcard. As far as I am aware,
> there are no DVB cards that can do this.

No missunderstanding, you should be able to do this under Linux.

- Steve

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