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# 100628 15-Apr-2012 12:23

Hi,

When Igloo finally gets running, it will be DVB-T2. I would like to try to tune it in when it comes.
Maybe they will only encrypt the PPV channel giving me the chance to watch those other channels for free.

Does anyone know if their current DTT boxes can do DVB-T2? My Hyundai AH-3110 is capable of DVB-S2, but will it do DVB-T2?

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  # 609555 15-Apr-2012 12:57
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The igloo boxes come with encryption cards built in the receiver, If you are wanting to get Igloo Channels for free you will not be able too,

 




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  # 609560 15-Apr-2012 13:24

Thanks Josh,

That's good to know. Do you know if any boxes available here can do DVB-T2 at the moment?

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  # 609613 15-Apr-2012 15:35
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hdinsider: Thanks Josh,

That's good to know. Do you know if any boxes available here can do DVB-T2 at the moment?

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There are a number of high end boxes that do T2. I'm not aware of any approved boxes that do support T2, because much like the early days of H.264 you're seeing a price premium on hardware to support it.


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joshhill96: The igloo boxes come with encryption cards built in the receiver, If you are wanting to get Igloo Channels for free you will not be able too,


That would be a bit of a blow. What's your source for this info, and are you able to give any further technical info about how this will work?

@hdinsider: the channels are currently encrypted on the test mux. There is no way Sky would broadcast their premium channels FTA and rely on the DVB-T2 factor to prevent people from tuning in for free, if that is what you meant.



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  # 609635 15-Apr-2012 17:11

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joshhill96: The igloo boxes come with encryption cards built in the receiver, If you are wanting to get Igloo Channels for free you will not be able too,


That would be a bit of a blow. What's your source for this info, and are you able to give any further technical info about how this will work?

@hdinsider: the channels are currently encrypted on the test mux. There is no way Sky would broadcast their premium channels FTA and rely on the DVB-T2 factor to prevent people from tuning in for free, if that is what you meant.


Cheers, sadly this is what I was thinking. Where can I see the test mux?




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joshhill96: The igloo boxes come with encryption cards built in the receiver, If you are wanting to get Igloo Channels for free you will not be able too,


That would be a bit of a blow. What's your source for this info, and are you able to give any further technical info about how this will work?

@hdinsider: the channels are currently encrypted on the test mux. There is no way Sky would broadcast their premium channels FTA and rely on the DVB-T2 factor to prevent people from tuning in for free, if that is what you meant.


Cheers, sadly this is what I was thinking. Where can I see the test mux?


The test broadcasts are live around the country on channels 30 (546 MHz) or 31 (554 MHz)... depending on region. If you have a DVB-T2 tuner then you can scan the frequency to pick up the channels. Everything except "Animal Planet" (which is actually a *very* low quality Prime feed) is encrypted.

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  # 609640 15-Apr-2012 17:29
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FWIW the test MUXhas been live in most regions since late 2011.

It is going to cause plenty of issues for apartment/hotel distributiion systems where they're using UHF for in building distribution.


 
 
 
 


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If igloo is not htpc integratable that will be a real shame. Wouldn't be a surprise though.




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mcraenz: If igloo is not htpc integratable that will be a real shame. Wouldn't be a surprise though.

Agreed. They seem to be using Irdeto instead of NDS for Igloo, so I was holding out hope that it would even be possible to use a "regular" CAM (of which I have a couple already Wink). If the subscription is integrated with the box somehow then that is all out the window.

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