Sky in multiple rooms

satbaz

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My Satellite Setup
1 sky plus box with tv connected.
1 tv in kitchen
1 tv in bedroom
cat5 and coaxial running to all locations mentioned
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Bath UK
I have a sky plus box in my lounge (TVs not yet purchased for following locations)

DVD Player in lounge

Want a pc capable of copying recorded programs from the sky box and storing to hard drive and then watching at the following locations via CAT5/coaxial if this is possible ?

Coaxial and CAT5 cable running to the following locations
Kitchen
Bedroom
Office

and this is what I want to achieve :

1.
Be able to watch Sky (and if poss DVD's) in Kitchen, and Bedroom in addition to the lounge (not fused about being able to change channels) in kitchen and bedroom.

2.
Watch DVD's music and media stored on pc mentioned above at above locations (if possible via cat5 or coaxial + PCI card converter ?)

3.
Keep the pc in my office if possible as opposed to beside the skybox

Any help would be greatfully recieved.

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I think that a DVD Recorder with internal HDD would be of a great help in making the DVDs, instead of making them using a PC, certainly would take less time and efforts.
Is it possible to record with a DVR instead of/in addition to the Sky Plus box?
I am not familiar with Sky Plus box and my first question is in which format does it record the channels and if the files are accessable to outside world like a PC.
A user manual attached here might clear this for me.
 

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That does sound like a much easier alternative, thanks
 

pgh13

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HB13DISH said:
I am not familiar with Sky Plus box and my first question is in which format does it record the channels and if the files are accessable to outside world like a PC.
A user manual attached here might clear this for me.

I think that you'll find that the files on sky HDD won't read on a PC, so to get them out you'd have to 'play' them into your recording machine ( in real time U-zzz).
You could run co-ax from the RF out on Sky box to other locations. If you want to go the PC route you could feed s-video from Sky to PC and use one of the PVR apps and then view at remote locations using Haupauge Media MVP on cat5. You'd need the PC near to the Sky box though for the s-vid cables unless you didn't mind the loss in quality, you could feed RF into analogue TV card on PC
 

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Just thought... depends on what you want to record; If you find that most of what you want is on the Freeview channels, you stick a digital terrestrial card (or few) in your PC, then you're heading down the media PC route, so you could store your music and photos there as well.
 
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