[linux-dvb] Any DVB-C tuner with working CAM?

Tomas Drajsajtl linux-dvb at drajsajtl.cz
Sun Nov 2 13:32:58 CET 2008

I have bought and tested two DVB-C cards which are supported according to
Both are perfectly working with FTA but none with the CAM.

1. TechnoTrend Premium DVB-C 2300

DVB: registering new adapter (Technotrend/Hauppauge WinTV Nexus-CA rev1.X)
adapter has MAC addr = ....
dvb-ttpci: gpioirq unknown type=0 len=0
dvb-ttpci: info @ card 3: firm f0240009, rtsl b0250018, vid 71010068, app
dvb-ttpci: firmware @ card 3 supports CI link layer interface
dvb-ttpci: DVB-C analog module @ card 3 detected, initializing MSP3415
dvb_ttpci: saa7113 not accessible.
saa7146_vv: saa7146 (0): registered device video2 [v4l2]
saa7146_vv: saa7146 (0): registered device vbi2 [v4l2]
DVB: registering frontend 3 (ST STV0297 DVB-C)...

Applications detect the inserted CAM even if the CAM is not inserted ;-) but
even when it is, no scrambled channel is decrypted.

2. Technisat CableStar HD2

found a VP-2040 PCI DVB-C device on (01:02.0),
    Mantis Rev 1 [1ae4:0002], irq: 18, latency: 64
    memory: 0xefeff000, mmio: 0xffffc20000aee000
    MAC Address=[....]
mantis_alloc_buffers (0): DMA=0x7d820000 cpu=0xffff81007d820000 size=65536
mantis_alloc_buffers (0): RISC=0x7e50e000 cpu=0xffff81007e50e000 size=1000
DVB: registering new adapter (Mantis dvb adapter)

It says that an unsupported CAM is inserted. :-( Then I found in this
mailing list that the mantis CI-CAM support is not finalized yet. I
appreciate the work that Manu does with the mantis driver and I trust that
it will be supported in the comming months but I would expect that the Wiki
page mentioned above will have also the information about not yet supported
CI! :-(

So I have the CAM, two DVB-C cards but can't watch the channels I pay every
month... I spent many days with Google to find out a working solution with
these two or another card but unsuccessfully. Can somebody please advice me
a DVB-C card with CI which _is on market_ and does work with Technisat Conax

Thanks in advance,

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