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Comcast and DVB

I don't know the answer to your question, but I'm interested in your 

Are you just trying to watch a raw feed from the card, or are you trying 
to capture the feed to a file? If the driver is working properly, it 
should have grabbed control of a device with a name like /dev/video0

I haven't tried out the HD stuff. It might be encrypted? I don't know if this
applies to your tuner card, but for my regular TV Hauppauge card, it needs to
1) the encoding of the television signal: PAL, NTSC, etc.
2) which frequency to tune to. The frequencies of channels vary by country 
and cable vs. air. Usually you can find simple utilities that will 
change channels for you. I have a very simple small utility hard-coded for 
US-NTSC-cable that takes the channel number as an argument and tunes the 
right frequency on the card.

Did the HD3000 drivers come with a /utils directory? Check in there and 
see if there's a tool for this purpose.

David Backeberg (dave at
Network Staff Assistant
MIT Math Dept.
Rm. 2-332            (617) 253-4995

On Mon, 21 Mar 2005, Robert La Ferla wrote:

> Is it possible to watch "unencrypted" digital cable with Comcast using DVB 
> (w/QAM enabled)?  If so, dvbscan wants initial tuning data or at least one 
> transponder/channel.  What do I need to feed it for arguments to get it to 
> work?  I have a HD-3000 card.
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