How to Get Sky on My PC so I can use it as PVR

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DrFatPad

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My Satellite Setup
Pace BSkyB 2600C1 Digibox
Acer Aspire x3200
Vista 64bit
AMD triple core 2.2 GHz
3.0 Gig RAM
Ports:-7 x USB
1 x eSATA
1 x Firewire
1 x HDMI

NVIDIA GeForce 9200
WinStars EXT HDD Encl
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Dear All

Apologies if this is the wrong place or I have missed an explanatory thread.
See My system specs.
I have RS 232 output on my digibox with usual L & R audio outputs.

My question is-if I get a RS232 to USB adapter will my PC be able to recognize the signal as video and therefore be able to record same?
Or indeed is there an easier way tp acco,plish the same goal?

I already have TV attached to PC via HDMI and can watch recorded stuff from PC HDD

Thanks in advance

FattyPaddy
 
Llew

Llew

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My Satellite Setup
Triple Dragon, Dreambox 8000, Echostar AD3000ip, TBS6522,6925,6983 PCie cards.
Gibertini 1.25m motorised dish driven by the AD3000, with either Inverto BU Quad or Norsat / XMW Ka LNBs . SMW 1.05m + 3 other dishes. Speccy: Promax HD Ranger+
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Certainly not through the RS232 port. You could get a video capture card for your PC and view/record on it through the RCA video/audio out of the digibox.
 
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DrFatPad

Member
Messages
2
My Satellite Setup
Pace BSkyB 2600C1 Digibox
Acer Aspire x3200
Vista 64bit
AMD triple core 2.2 GHz
3.0 Gig RAM
Ports:-7 x USB
1 x eSATA
1 x Firewire
1 x HDMI

NVIDIA GeForce 9200
WinStars EXT HDD Encl
My Location
Co.Down
Yes, I've just found out that RS232 port is for engineer/servicing.

I actually have TV PCI card from older PC,it doesn't fit onto my motherboard ,sadly.

Any other way for this cheapskate to use it,instead?

Thanks again,
FatPAD
 
compufunk

compufunk

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DM 600-S, VU+ Duo,
Moteck SG2100, Fracarro Penta 85 dish, LG LH3000 42" TV + some computers
My Location
NW, Ireland
There is not a lot you can do unless you install a video capture card in your PC.

If you want to record/view Sky on your PC, you'd be best off investing in a linux box like the Dreambox.
 
Llew

Llew

cerca trova...
Staff member
Messages
15,188
My Satellite Setup
Triple Dragon, Dreambox 8000, Echostar AD3000ip, TBS6522,6925,6983 PCie cards.
Gibertini 1.25m motorised dish driven by the AD3000, with either Inverto BU Quad or Norsat / XMW Ka LNBs . SMW 1.05m + 3 other dishes. Speccy: Promax HD Ranger+
My Location
The Flatlands of East Anglia
You can use a USB version. Easycap comes to mind - there's a cheapo one at about a tenner, or other more versatile ones. Just search online for USB video capture cards.
 
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