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rv65
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reply to AstroBoy

Re: Does anyone use these?

AstroBoy,

Not going to happen. Linux would need some changes and DRM support for CableCard. Plus they would have to get it certified. However, Broadcom devices run Linux and they're certified but they're embedded STB's that run some mixture of proprietary and Open Source software.



mackey

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said by rv65:

Not going to happen. Linux would need some changes and DRM support for CableCard.
Or just someone to reverse engineer the windows drivers like they did for pretty much every Broadcom card that's currently supported...

/mackey


rv65
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Actually they should reverse engineer a linux STB that uses a BCM chip. They might be able to work it out. Though mythtv and other Linux HTPC software developers have no interest in adding CC support.



rv65
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As long as they make it secure and not break the cableco encryption then it should be fine.