[News] Digital Everywhere stops production of fire & floppy-dtv

tourettes

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  • January 7, 2005
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    Especially the DRM lock down that is looming in the future could be a killing strike. It might end the pay channels for open source based HTPCs completely.

    My cable company has already taken the nice step towards dancing with the movie / content provider companies. In their great wisdom they have decided to start to use CAM pairing with SD channels as well (which is not even required by the content providers, as only the "premium" HD content should be protected). This will render CAM + PC combination useless as no PC is going to be found on the approved settop box list. Sad, but nothing we can do about. Similar lockdown is most likely going to start happening with the DVB-S side as well.
    I'm not shure what will happen but i think a lot of htpc users would not like to miss their features and so they will start to do illegal things with CAMS / Softcams and stuff like that - but it is forced by the providers.
    With CI+ it wont be possible, as both devices are going to be paired and you aren't going to be able to pair the CAM with anything else that has been approved. Of course it might be hacked in few next years, but as you know there are already few non-hacked copy protection schemes used in DVB so only future will tell if it is possible or not to use HTPC to receive channels that have been encrypted with CI+.

    And as you know such illegal activities aren't allowed to be talked on MediaPortal forums, so please no discussion on that topic anymore or the posts will be deleted without a warning.
     

    Koschel

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    I'm not shure what will happen but i think a lot of htpc users would not like to miss their features and so they will start to do illegal things with CAMS / Softcams and stuff like that - but it is forced by the providers.
    Maybe you're right and this will become the future, not for all HTPC-user, but for some of them. But no discussion about such things here please!
    But the main problem stays on. It's all about money, what is for a company a very important thing, but they loose their focus on the customer.
    Let's hope the customer itself is no silly donkey and let the hope die at last...........
     

    Cressari

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    I don't want to discuss these things...
    But these things have to be discussed. When not here, then on other places. I dont let me patronize from this greedy providers. I pay for the stuff, how i use it is my thing. Hope, lot of users say no to ci+ and there will be developed "solutions" against this shit. Saying yes to everything is the absolute false way. Saying yes to everything without a little fighters spirit makes a lot of negative things possible - it begins with shit like ci+ ... corrupt politicians ... cheating managers and ends at least in creatures like Hitler, Stalin or Bush!

    Cheers // Cress
     

    Al_Capone

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    This sucks...
    Great product - I was ready to buy another one, and hoped they would provide dual-tuners anytime soon..
    I would also purchase another device instantly if there was a way to share subscription-card and/or CAM between two FloppyDTV's
     

    JDWestoby

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    Sorry to see them go

    I bought three of their cards in the last 18 months - do I regret it?

    Not a jot.

    Not the cheapest but a great company with solid support, shame they've gone.

    As for CAM/Card pairing, well if Sky do me in to be honest I just won't bother with them.

    For goodness sake - it's only TV after all.
     

    ASCIWhite

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    Buy one now

    I have Canal Digital in Norway and I have a Digital Everywhere card wich I am tremendously fond of. Would it be a vise move to buy another one now to have if mine breaks one day? If they vanish totaly..
     
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