[vdr] Querying CAM doesn't work

Heikki Manninen hma at iki.fi
Mon Aug 29 19:50:31 CEST 2005

On ma, 2005-08-29 at 19:11 +0200, Klaus Schmidinger wrote:

> > One Q&D way to solve this (very real problem, at least for me) would be
> > to separate CA and DVB device information in channels.conf. Currently,
> > nailing specific channels to a specific device causes VDR to be unaware
> > the limitations of receiving an encypted channels which it does take
> > into account when CA field specifies the system being used (Conax for
> > example).
> > 
> > Of course, one can have more than one CAM in a particular CI of a
> > particular DVB device..
> Having two CAMs with the same decryption method in the same
> CI is no problem. The first CAM that can actually decrypt
> the signal will do so. The problem is only when there are
> several different devices with different CIs and CAMs that
> support the same decryption method.

Exactly what I meant.

Having two same CAMs is a problem when you have different set of
channels subscribed to them and you have them in different devices (to
be able to record simultaneously).

Heikki M

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