[linux-dvb] Working DVB-S + CAM question

Wolfgang Wegner wolfgang at leila.ping.de
Fri Feb 23 15:45:31 CET 2007

On Fri, Feb 23, 2007 at 03:03:37PM +0100, Rudy Zijlstra wrote:
> manu wrote:
> >Le 23.02.2007 08:07:44, Nick Tannenberg a écrit :
> >>Hi gurus, I've two questions for you.
> >>
> >>1. Could you point me to a DVB-S hardware supports external CAM
> >>   modules that is 100% working with Linux. Just tell me a Card
> >>   and a model.
> >>
> >>   Pointing me to online shop that sells these babies will be perfect.
> >>
> >>   I'm interested in using that card with Irdeto 2 module.
> >>
> >>2. Is it possible using the above mentioned card with CAM module to
> >>   configure the card so I can receive whole PVC (couple of channels)
> >>   at one time, having in mind that all channels can be decrypted
> >>   using the same Irdeto2 card?
> >>
> >
> >I am pretty sure that you can't do that and I think its because the 
> >hardware itself can't do that, but I am not sure.
> >Bye
> >Manu
> >
> As far as i know, a CAM can decrypt only 1 channel at the same time. 
> Irrespective of which CAM make & model.

This depends on the CAM, the CI stack you use and what streams you
want to decrypt of each programme.
Alphacrypt and Cryptoworks can at least decrypt two services with
two program streams each, I did not get this to work with some other
For Conax and Viaccess, have a look here:

> Rudy


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