That's interesting thanks.
I have just got my HTPC running, but have yet to hook it up to the Sky box for recording. I suspect that will be next weekend's project.
As for questions, I am pretty interested in your whole setup. Once you have the media PC in full service and have had it running for a wee while, I would be interested in a bit of a narrative on what your setup is and how well you are finding it works in practice. particularly:
- what you are using as an IR blaster and how well it is working in practice
- what software you are using to control it (ie grabbing the EPG, programming in which channels to record and capturing the recording), and
- any "gotchas" you have encountered.
For my part I'm looking at a small form factor Braswell N3150 HTPC, with the capturing and blasting done by a Hauppauge HD-PVR (either a PVR using component, or the PVR2 using HDMI - I have both units). Something to deal with copy protection - either an HD Fury or an appropriate HDMI splitter (I have both) depending on which Hauppauge unit I run with, and NextPVR and Kodi as software.
But I'm always interested in other people's NZ-specific experiences (esp regarding Sky connectivity) and whether there is anything I could be doing better than I am currently planning.