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Robbiewright

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Dose any one know what the USB port on the back of the new Sky+ box is for? Can't find anything about it in the book.
 

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I don't have plus but if it is anything like the rs232 on a skybox it is probably a dead port
 

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The RS232 isn't dead on the standard Sky digibox, it is now used for the Sky Gnome. :)

Perhaps they have similar ideas for the USB port on the new Sky+ boxes..
 

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rolfw said:
The RS232 isn't dead on the standard Sky digibox, it is now used for the Sky Gnome. :)

Perhaps they have similar ideas for the USB port on the new Sky+ boxes..
Thanks for correcting me on that Rolf yes I had forgotten about the Gnome
 

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No, don't think that will work, as the Sky+ also records encrypted.
 

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Yes, of course you are right, wishful thinking on my part. I might plug just it in and see if anything pop up on the computer. I won't do any damage to anything, will I?
 

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It shouldn't do any damage, but. . . . . ? :D
 

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ive also tried to use the USB but didnt work..

Another quickie.. i tried to record something off my sly+ box on to my VCR.. wouldnt get a picture through scart... and thus recorded with a black screen... i RF'd it and it recorded fine.. But RF is shyte.
 

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Have you tried it from the TV out Scart on the digibox?
 

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Have you tried it from the TV out Scart on the digibox?
Yes tried all combinations didnt have it this is a pace 160 btw..

Got another sly+ 160 im going to get that out and try it :)
 

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ive also tried to use the USB but didnt work..

Another quickie.. i tried to record something off my sly+ box on to my VCR.. wouldnt get a picture through scart... and thus recorded with a black screen... i RF'd it and it recorded fine.. But RF is shyte.
Was the ouput set to RGB by any chance? If so try setting the video to composite and trying again.
 

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Robbiewright said:
Yes, of course you are right, wishful thinking on my part. I might plug just it in and see if anything pop up on the computer. I won't do any damage to anything, will I?
Did it work. I've got an Archos AV 500 and was thinking of plugging my 160 box into it via the USB device socket.
 

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Sorry, haven't done it yet. the lap top is at the office and I haven't been there for a few weeks and i don't feel like moving the P.C into the other room. I will get around to it though.
 

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Robby did you finally pluck up the courage to plug your Archos into your plus box USB?
 
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