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CAM the same as PCMCIA

Discussion in 'LCD & LED LCD TVs' started by bledd, Oct 18, 2005.

  1. bledd

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    I am interested in a tv which has a CAM slot, is this the same as a pcmcia slot?

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    Hi

    Well mostly!

    PCMCIA is the actual form factor of the card (It's old PC terminology) and they are found on most laptops

    CAM, as I understand it refers to "conditional access module" or some such goobledegook.

    Both terms are sort of interchangable, mind you the Pio plasmas have PCMCIA slots, but they're used for a CFII reader, might be better looking for "top up tv" compatible if that's what you're after.
     
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    Well i am looking at the toshiba 32wlt58 which in the operators manual indicates that it has a CAM slot. I have a PCMCIA memory card reader and was wondering if it would be compatable with the tv.

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    ahhh, I assumed you were trying to get top up tv.


    No experience of the tosh, but I would say highly unlikely.

    Almost all PCMCIA slots in tv's are for conditional access, the PCMCIA card would slot in but do nothing.

    the only TV's i know with in-buiult .jpg readers are..

    the pioneer xde plasma (which uses a PCMCIA slot)

    some panasonic's have an SD card slot, as do a few "no name" makes.


    hope this helps
     
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