[linux-dvb] Smit CAM problems

Frederic CAND frederic.cand at anevia.com
Thu Jun 12 15:26:41 CEST 2008

Did you try to contact SMIT support ?

Vladimir Prudnikov a écrit :
> Didn't try Aston CAMs with mpeg4. But they do up to 12 channels of  
> mpeg2 perfectly well. With no problems at all. SMiTs that are for 8  
> services can do only 3 to 4 for me.
> I think it's some kind of a driver bug because it begins working after  
> reinitialisation. Doesn't get hot. I have tried to call Aston as well  
> but with no success yet.
> Regards,
> Vladimir
> On Jun 12, 2008, at 2:56 PM, dan.lita at sttcr.org wrote:
>> Dear Vladimir,
>> I read your post on linux-dvb list. We have an Aston Viaccess  
>> Professional 2.15 CAM .
>> I read that you also use Aston CAMS.  My question is whether your  
>> Aston Viaccess cam can descramble H264  feeds or not?
>> We have tried on a PACE HDTV receiver and a Tandberg unit and it  
>> does not descramble the H264 video pid. (black screen)
>> This does not happen with Viaccess RED cam.
>> On older Common interface adapters from Technotrend, the one for TT  
>> Premium DVB-S card, there was a jumper for 3V or 5V cam operation.
>> I assume the new CI adapter does not have such jumper. If it still  
>> exist maybe it will be a good idea to switch from one voltage to the  
>> other.
>> Another solution is to test whether it works or not for Irdeto to  
>> use an Alphacrypt Classic CAM which, at least in theory, according  
>> to MASCOM, supports Irdeto.
>> The third thing is to notice whether the SMIT cam gets hot in  
>> operation. If it gets too hot maybe a fan similar to the one for  
>> graphics card must be put near the Common interface adapter.
>> BTW. Do you have any e-mail address from Aston? I have tried to  
>> contact  them but there is no e-mail address in their website.
>> Best regards,
>> Dan Lita
>> Vladimir Prudnikov wrote:
>>> Hello!
>>> I'm using SMIT cams to descramble channels on TT S-1500 and TT-  
>>> S2-3200. After some time of normal operation SMIT cams drop out  
>>> and  stop decrypting the stream. It needs to be removed from the CI  
>>> slot  and reinserted to resume normal operation. Aston CAMs have no  
>>> such  problems, but they don't support 0x652 Irdeto.
>>> I'm streaming with vlc. Tried many SMITs (Viaccess and Irdeto).  
>>> Same  problem everywhere.
>>> Regards,
>>> Vladimir
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