On Sat, Jan 2, 2010 at 11:55 PM, HoP <jpetr...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Jonas
>> Does anyone know if there's any progress on USB CI adapter support?
>> Last posts I can find are from 2008 (Terratec Cinergy CI USB &
>> Hauppauge WinTV-CI).
>> That attempt seems to have stranded with Luc Brosens (who gave it a
>> shot back then) asking for help.
>> The chip manufacturer introduced a usb stick as well;
>> http://www.smardtv.com/index.php?page=products_listing&rubrique=pctv&section=usbcam
>> but besides the scary Vista logo on that page, it looks like they
>> target broadcast companies only and not end users.
> You are right. Seems DVB CI stick is not targeted to end consumers.
> Anyway, it looks interesting, even it requires additional DVB tuner
> "somewhere in the pc" what means duplicated traffic (to the CI stick
> for descrambling and back for mpeg a/v decoding).
> It would be nice to see such stuff working in linux, but because of
> market targeting i don' t expect that.
> BTW, Hauppauge's WinTV-CI looked much more promissing.
> At least when I started reading whole thread about it here:
> http://www.mail-archive.com/linux-...@linuxtv.org/msg28113.html
> Unfortunatelly, last Steve's note about not getting anything
> (even any answer) has disappointed me fully. And because
> google is quiet about any progress on it I pressume
> no any docu nor driver was released later on.

The question is more or less how many people are interested in USB CI
support for Linux.
We basically have everything to provide a USB CI solution for linux now.

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