Sky Digital To PC

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#1
Would someone please help with these questions.I want to setup Sky on my Pc,I going to get mulitroom setup and want to setup the second box on my pc,but i would like to shecdule and record via an epg sysytem.

1.What card would be best to get?
2.How do i get chanels without the digbox connected to PC?

I am total novice to so please try not get to to techy.
Any noob guides to seting up the system.
 
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#2
The only way you could really do this is by getting an "ordinary" TV card and plugging your sky box into it using RF out.
 
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Would something like this work with sky digital card

_http://www.pulsat.com/satellite/site/details.php?product_id=293
 

pgh13

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#4
A lot of TV cards have s-video and composite inputs so you can connect through scart socket. The Hauppauge pvr range have built in Mpeg encoder, so don't put high load on your PC. The PVR 150 has IR transmitter so can change channels on sky box and is compatible with the excellent GBPVR, but isn't cheap at around 70ukp at PCW
 

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#5
That Pulsat link looks very much like the Twinhan card which can be had cheaper
h**p://www.hisat.com/twp/prod_detail.asp?ID=474
Don't think it will decode S_y though.........(yet)
 
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I have come to conclustion it is impossible to get it to work without the digibox.
Therefore I will plug it through a Tv card I have a couple of these around some where.
Pinnacle PCTV Rave and Winfast Pvr 2000 XP
Either one of these should work,have to wait for prices to drop on the PVR150,cheapest I could find was £65,price seemed to have increased for TV cards at the momment.
 

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Ogge said:
I have come to conclustion it is impossible to get it to work without the digibox.
Therefore I will plug it through a Tv card I have a couple of these around some where.
Pinnacle PCTV Rave and Winfast Pvr 2000 XP
Either one of these should work,have to wait for prices to drop on the PVR150,cheapest I could find was £65,price seemed to have increased for TV cards at the momment.
All in one deal for under 40 quid! (just over inc vat), look here h**p://www.ebuyer.com/customer/products/index.html?rb=15127952861&action=c2hvd19wcm9kdWN0X292ZXJ2aWV3&product_uid=54838
I bought one, gets a poor write up on net, but for the money it's a bargain, decent software bundle included..... svhs,audio,av in... svhs out, DVi output with vga converter. Av breakout box slightly diff' to picture, but usb RF remote works well, value for money 10/10 :)
only downfall is, if putting to dvd it takes ages, but that's the norm.
 
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THanks for the tip but thats is a graphics card with extras,I just got a GF6600GT a few months ago.I will make use of my old card for now a save a few quid.Also already have those extras on my Winfast DVT1000T.
 
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