I'm not sure why freitasm had to close the last thread on this subject just because one tool decided to take the topic into a dark area. So let's hope that this one stays open so we can have a constructive discussion on a very interesting topic.
Being a new HTPC convertee, I'm very interested in how to cut down on the complexity of running a complete system without having all the extra boxes etc I currently need to run my home theatre set up. Integrating my legally purchased Sky subscription into my HTPC set up is a natural step in this direction.
One of the biggest issues with the HTPC in my household is the inability to watch one channel while recording another (I'm running my Sky STB into Vista Media Centre). The WAF on this alone is dragging the whole system down. Being able to view two channels from my Sky feed would be most welcome, given that I cannot get Sky and Freeview working within VMC at the same time. Any help along this line is extremely interesting to me.
The obvious questions are (which perhaps is why the last thread was closed?):
1. Is it legal to decode my paid subscription by any other means other thay Sky's STB?
2. If 1 is ok, then is it legal to view two channels at the same time (a la MySky)?
There are other issues such as does/will VMC support this etc that need to be overcome.
I just want to move away from being tied to one TV feed only via VMC, and I do not want to move to the alternative media centre programs as my partner has just got to grips with the current set up. She wouldn't take too kindly to changes at this stage...