IP DVB to STB

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We have a IP STB for terrestrial use and want to add a satellite receiver to
it.

We want to send IP over a satellite link, down to a STB that has a Windows
Media decoder in it.... firstly can you do this over a one way system, that
is to say you download information basically off an IP network but you have
no path for the system to communicate back over, I would say no as TCP/IP
needs to know the packets got there, and in this system we would be only one
direction.

Also is there another way to get data to the set top box? other the the DVB
route? We have a lot at our disposal here but do not know what to use.

Thanks!
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  1. Archived from groups: alt.video.satellite.mpeg-dvb (More info?)

    "Richard Sloan" <rsloan2003@hotmail.com> wrote in
    news:B5tTe.12782$I02.654533@news20.bellglobal.com:

    > We have a IP STB for terrestrial use and want to add a satellite
    > receiver to it.
    >
    > We want to send IP over a satellite link, down to a STB that has a
    > Windows Media decoder in it.... firstly can you do this over a one way
    > system, that is to say you download information basically off an IP
    > network but you have no path for the system to communicate back over,
    > I would say no as TCP/IP needs to know the packets got there, and in
    > this system we would be only one direction.
    >
    > Also is there another way to get data to the set top box? other the
    > the DVB route? We have a lot at our disposal here but do not know what
    > to use.
    >
    > Thanks!
    >
    >

    In theory (I don't know too much about IP video), you could have a
    server PC with a DVB-S PCI tuner, which serves the received IP packets
    to the STBs.
  2. Archived from groups: alt.video.satellite.mpeg-dvb (More info?)

    Richard Sloan wrote:
    > We have a IP STB for terrestrial use and want to add a satellite receiver to
    > it.
    >
    > We want to send IP over a satellite link, down to a STB that has a Windows
    > Media decoder in it.... firstly can you do this over a one way system, that
    > is to say you download information basically off an IP network but you have
    > no path for the system to communicate back over, I would say no as TCP/IP
    > needs to know the packets got there, and in this system we would be only one
    > direction.
    >
    > Also is there another way to get data to the set top box? other the the DVB
    > route? We have a lot at our disposal here but do not know what to use.
    >
    > Thanks!

    A TCP/IP link does need 2-way communication. A one-way satellite link is often
    used in conjunction with a modem link for the return path. Or you could set
    up a two-way satellite link with the appropriate service provider.
  3. Archived from groups: alt.video.satellite.mpeg-dvb (More info?)

    On Sun, 11 Sep 2005 22:39:41 -0700, Zoyburg <rats@attib.com> wrote:

    >Richard Sloan wrote:
    >> We have a IP STB for terrestrial use and want to add a satellite receiver to
    >> it.
    >>
    >> We want to send IP over a satellite link, down to a STB that has a Windows
    >> Media decoder in it.... firstly can you do this over a one way system, that
    >> is to say you download information basically off an IP network but you have
    >> no path for the system to communicate back over, I would say no as TCP/IP
    >> needs to know the packets got there, and in this system we would be only one
    >> direction.
    >>
    >> Also is there another way to get data to the set top box? other the the DVB
    >> route? We have a lot at our disposal here but do not know what to use.
    >>
    >> Thanks!
    >
    >A TCP/IP link does need 2-way communication.

    UDP, however, does not. In fact, UDP multicast would seem to be ideal
    for this application. Assuming, of course, that all of the routers
    along the path through the satellite provider support IP multicast...
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