[linux-dvb] TechnoTrend 2300 DVB-C, does it work?

Bas v.d. Wiel bas at kompasmedia.nl
Wed May 14 11:14:50 CEST 2008

Hi Ruediger,
The AD-CP300 is exactly the card I own right now. I haven't been able to 
tune this card to a single channel yet, using whatever version of the 
Mantis driver, even though the card functions perfectly using Windows so 
the hardware is OK. My assumption is that a working Mantis card should 
be able to at least detect the channels, even if it's unable to decrypt 
them. I'm using the right frequencies, symbol rates and QAM-settings for 
tuning. They come straight from the working Windows side of the system, 
but nothing is found at all. I only receive a long stream of tuning 
failures using scan. I have time to wait for the Mantis driver to 
mature. On the Windows side of things MediaPortal is more or less ok. I 
just very much prefer to use Linux for my HTPC (or any of my systems for 
that matter).

But, if I understand you correctly, the TT2300 allows you to watch 
encrypted DVB-C under Linux, right?


Ruediger Dohmhardt wrote:
> Bas v.d. Wiel schrieb:
>> Hello list,
>> Because of my troubles with a TwinHan Mantis 2033 based board, I'm   
> Bas, I'm waiting for the working CI Interface on the AD-CP300 (2033) 
> card as well and I hope
> the CI/CAM is going to work by summer.
> Besides can't watching encrypted channels the card has worked 
> perfectly over the last 11/2 year.
> I use it with "vdr-1.60" and "xineliboutput".
> <http://www.twinhan.com/product_cable_2033.asp>
>> looking to buy something else that actually does work. I was advised 
>> that a Technotrend 2300 DVB-C + CI-module will work with Linux. 
>> This'll be the second time I'll be spending over 150 euro's on video 
>> hardware so I'd like to be sure: does this combination work with 
>> Linux, and MythTV in particular, to view encrypted channels?
> The TT-2300 (and the identical card from Hauppauge) are the cards I 
> have used over the last 5 years.
> I still use it for watching encrypted channels (i.e. when the Twinhan 
> card is useless).
> CAM:           Alphacrypt-light
> Smartcard:  Card from "Kabel Deutschland".
> Software:     vdr-1.4.7 with tvtime; I have no idea concerning MythTv.
> Ciao Ruediger D.

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