[vdr] Any USA users out there?

Mlists mlists at dressler.ca
Thu Mar 16 14:07:33 CET 2006


I have used the same equipment that most others on the list use -- I
have a Vision DVB-S card that has been working for 3 years with no
problems.  Dish is a 18" with dual LMB's and a diseqc 4-way.  All
standard stuff really.  This of course will get you only FTA stuff but I
hear there is software plugins for decrypting.  There are no legal means
to obtain signals from providers like Dish or DirecTV.

As for ATSC, just google for one and go with name brand like Hauppauge,
etc.  Here is an example
http://www.buy.com/retail/product.asp?sku=202021202&adid=17662

I've used hoochster's web site for the north american patches (like
NTSC) and its been invaluable in that way.  (Thanks Hoochster!).

N

On Wed, 2006-03-15 at 21:49 -0800, Simon Baxter wrote:
>  
> Great to hear N!
>  
> Can you give me any recommendations on hardware, such as DVB-S card,
> dish style/type, CI/CAM support etc?
>  
> Anyone out there heard of an ATSC plugin for vdr?
>  
>  
> simon
>         ----- Original Message ----- 
>         From: Mlists 
>         To: VDR Mailing List 
>         Sent: Wednesday, March 15, 2006 10:32 AM
>         Subject: RE: [vdr] Any USA users out there?
>         
>         
>         DVB-S works fine in North America -- no problems whatsoever.
>         
>         If you want digital cable, you will need to go with a card
>         that uses ATSC.  I don't think VDR has a plugin working for it
>         but I do know that MythTV does.  Of course, that would only
>         work with unscambled ATSC digital signals -- which many cable
>         companies provide for their regular subscription channels.
>         
>         N
>         
>         On Wed, 2006-03-15 at 11:06 -0700, Vladimir Shved wrote: 
>         > How do you explain the fact that there is a lot of hype from many North
>         > American users, and sellers, of DVB-S standalone boxes that they can receive
>         > more than a thousand of channels? I think you're missing out something
>         > there...
>         > 
>         > --Vlad
>         > 
>         > 
>         > > -----Original Message-----
>         > > From: vdr-bounces at linuxtv.org [mailto:vdr-bounces at linuxtv.org] On Behalf
>         > > Of Simon Baxter
>         > > Sent: Tuesday, March 14, 2006 10:01 AM
>         > > To: VDR Mailing List
>         > > Subject: Re: [vdr] Any USA users out there?
>         > > 
>         > > This is what I heard.  No DVB - 8-VSB on terrestrial and DAVIC (not
>         > > DOCSIS)
>         > > on cable.
>         > > 
>         > > Looks like the only DVB I'm going to be able to do is DVB-S.  I can't even
>         > > do DirecTV which uses DSS and (US) NDS.
>         > > 
>         > > I think it's going to be very hard to get much going with DVB and VDR in
>         > > the
>         > > USA!!
>         > > 
>         > > 
>         > > 
>         > > 
>         > > >
>         > > > hi,
>         > > >
>         > > > Chad Flynt writes:
>         > > > > Only have experience with DVB-S, but the T cards should work as well.
>         > > >
>         > > > Really?  I had the impression that the U.S. would use ATSC DTV.
>         > > >
>         > > > Or it this (again) something that the broadcaster can freely choose?
>         > > >
>         > > > yours,
>         > > > (just curious) Jouni
>         > > >
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