Want to resurrect your D/D2 MAC kit?

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it was also d2mac 18 w tdf mcm and german channel rtl d2mac it work pal plus
 
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A bit of soft encryption (not requiring a card) implemented for the D2MAC encoder - sent from HackRF to Echostar LT8700.

 
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This is a Great thread!
Did any one manage to successfully transmit video and audio to a DMAC receiver?
I have some BSB receivers that I'd love to be able to transmit to.
I also have a Rohde & Schwarz SGDF D / D2 MAC Video GENERATOR.

Any pointers on how to transmit to one of my BSB receivers using this?

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We are using hackrf device with hacktv (Google it) but the MAC part is not yet released. The generator just generates test cards. It doesn't convert PAL to MAC.
 
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It was one of those test card generators that kicked off this project :-)
 
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It was one of those test card generators that kicked off this project :-)
Hi Phil,
so if I wanted to transmit to a BSB box do i just need to buy a HackRF and download the Hacktv software?
How do I go about running the scripts you have online?
Sorry. I'm not very good at the software/programming stuff. Haven't a clue really but I've been dreaming of receiving a signal on one of my BSB boxes for years now.
Regards
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Potentially, but I wouldn't get one just yet. hacktv doesn't have D/D2-MAC support yet, but it's coming soon(ish) in the next few weeks.
Also the BSB receiver requires D-MAC which is a bit trickier for the hackrf to handle due to the higher speed of the digital bits compared with D2-MAC, so it might show only video with poor sync and no audio. I have a BSB box here so I'll give it a test and report back.
 
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Potentially, but I wouldn't get one just yet. hacktv doesn't have D/D2-MAC support yet, but it's coming soon(ish) in the next few weeks.
Also the BSB receiver requires D-MAC which is a bit trickier for the hackrf to handle due to the higher speed of the digital bits compared with D2-MAC, so it might show only video with poor sync and no audio. I have a BSB box here so I'll give it a test and report back.
Great thanks.
 
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Hi Phil,

any luck with testing the BSB box with the DMAC transmission?
Chris
 
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Ah good timing, I just got the MAC gear out last night again. I have a Philips BSB STU902 set up at the moment, and it's not working too well:

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The decoder doesn't seem to be handling the digital data well at all, so it's not staying synced and there's no audio. The colour is also wrong, which I can't explain at the moment. It did seem to decode some digital data though as the 16:9 > 4:3 crop is enabled, which is a setting in the line 625 data.

I'm going to be trying a few new ideas on how to generate the signal, but it might not help.
 
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Ah good timing, I just got the MAC gear out last night again. I have a Philips BSB STU902 set up at the moment, and it's not working too well:

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The decoder doesn't seem to be handling the digital data well at all, so it's not staying synced and there's no audio. The colour is also wrong, which I can't explain at the moment. It did seem to decode some digital data though as the 16:9 > 4:3 crop is enabled, which is a setting in the line 625 data.

I'm going to be trying a few new ideas on how to generate the signal, but it might not help.
WOW a new image on a BSB receiver.
I am impressed. I'd love to be able to get this working on my BSB receivers.
Let us know if you have any more luck.
Thanks
Chris
 
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