William Peters, 2010-03-14 12:44
= Tvheadend with Ziggo DVB-C How to =
Tvheadend supports all DVB types (DVB-T, DVB-S and DVB-C) so Tvheadend can also be used on the Ziggo DVB-C network.
== Initial setup ==
Because Ziggo is using the NIT-Others tables to provide the actual frequencies of the transponders you need to specify what your network ID is on the dvb adapter configuration page. Your network ID can be found in the installation manual of Ziggo.
Once you have added your network ID you can press the "Add DVB Network by location" button. In the selection screen select netherlands and then Ziggo. This will add the 4 default transponder frequencies of Ziggo to the Multiplexes tab. Using the given Network ID it will now start to automatically discover the other multiplexes and the services that are available on these multiplexes.
This process might take some time to complete. Once this process is finished you will notice that Tvheadend will have found all the available services on the Ziggo network already.
== Further steps ==
In order to actually record the Ziggo services you need to press the "Map DVB Services to channels" button.
Tvheadend will then try to see what services are actual TV channels and will map the service to a channel. Because most Ziggo services are encrypted it will only map the FTA channels.
In order to watch the encrypted channels you need to have a cardserver available within your own local network that understands the newcamd protocol (for example NewCS or oscam). You can then add that server as a Code Word Client on the configuration page. Both NewCS 1.67rc1 and oscam 0.99.4svn have been tested and verified to work with Tvheadend for decrypting scrambled channels [wiki:tvheadend_oscam_ziggo HOWTO].
If you now press the "Map DVB Services to channels" button you will see that it will also map the encrypted services that your smartcard allows to channels.
== Known Issues ==
* Tvheadend does not process the Irdeto EMM message. This means that your smarcard will be blocked if you do not have an other client (ex. Dreambox) talking to your cardserver that can send EMM messages. As a workaround you can insert your irdeto-card into the original decoder keep it in for 15-30 minutes once a week it will receive required EMM updates from the service provider.