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Use CI+ module to receive DVB-C signal?

Added by Emil Albrecht about 1 year ago

`Hello. I am currently thinking about getting a cable subscription.

The way my providor (Vodafone Germany) does this is that they send you their Ci+ module with a smartcard.

Now, I would really like to use TvHeadend, preferably on my raspberry Pi, though, I couldn't find any hardware for reading Ci+ cards.

So, because I am a noob, I thought to just ask here. So, any ideas?

TL;DR: Would like to receive Cable-TV over TVHeadend with my providor's CI+ module and smartcard.


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RE: Use CI+ module to receive DVB-C signal? - Added by saen acro about 1 year ago

CI+ not supported.
It need certificate with cost money but TVH is FREE.

You can use minisatip with can support it with modification.

RE: Use CI+ module to receive DVB-C signal? - Added by dorin ilut about 1 year ago

Indeed CI+ not supported, but if you can get yourself hands on a module that is backwards compatible then it would work. That means a module that is CI+ certified, but CI backwards compatible. For example the Irdeto modules can and do work (DigiTV Romania). It's just an issue of finding a compatible model. Otherwise indeed the only route is minisatip. I was able to make it work in Tvheadend using a TechnoTrend AG TT-connect CT-3650 CI.

RE: Use CI+ module to receive DVB-C signal? - Added by Emil Albrecht about 1 year ago

saen acro wrote:

CI+ not supported.
It need certificate with cost money but TVH is FREE.

You can use minisatip with can support it with modification.

Hmm. What is it about minisatip that makes it CI+ compactible? And what devices can I use for CI+ with minisatip?

RE: Use CI+ module to receive DVB-C signal? - Added by Anonymous about 1 year ago

saen acro wrote:

CI+ not supported.
It need certificate with cost money but TVH is FREE.

A extremly misleading statement.

A ENDUSER cannot buy CI+ certificate - its only B2B licensing.

You can use minisatip with can support it with modification.

Another misleading statement: without good knowledge about the right kernel
device handling this will most probably not succeed. IF the used HW supports it.

So the first and important question is:

What hardware are you using ?

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