With the AC Ryan Playon!DVR-HD, will i have access to all the channels? Is there a slot to insert a smartcard into the tuner? or is it capable of displaying all the channels without the smartcard?..
are all the channels on DVB-T in other countries free?
We have something similar in Australia with 50 or so channels . Its called Foxtel and uses a smart card about the size of a credit card ,which is inserted into a decoder box to receive and decode the channels. The Decoder box is the property of Foxtel.
There is no smart card slot in the Playon , I would say if your Pay TV provider is similar to our Foxtel, they would encrypt the channels, So a smart card and decoder box would be essential to view the encrypted channels.
With Playon we can however record the channels from the decoder, through AVI cables from the decoder to the Playon, the recorded program will only be in 4:3 format.
The digital TV part of the Playon is for Free to air Digital broadcasts
So to conclude if you wish to watch the pay TV if it is an encrypted broadcast, You will need a Decoder box and smart card from the company supplying the PayTV .
If you have other non encrypted free to air digital tv in Holland your Playon should be able receive them, depending on the type of signal they use.