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Topic # 113374 15-Jan-2013 12:51
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Hi All,

Does anyone know if Sky has any plans to offer an HD decoder without the MySky functionality?

I have a media PC that handles all of my recording but am stuck with an SD decoder as I don't want/need the MySky recording capability but it seems this is the only way to get HD content - particularly for sport which is what I watch most of.

Cheers

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  Reply # 745049 15-Jan-2013 13:08
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You should be able to decrypt the HD channels in your HTPC with the appropriate cam(s) and any blue card. I certainly can in my vuduo

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  Reply # 745050 15-Jan-2013 13:10
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Openbox does HD with the bluecard.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 745051 15-Jan-2013 13:11
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They have no plans. And to be honest they would be stupid, Sky are in it for the money, not to offer customers what they want.



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  Reply # 745250 15-Jan-2013 18:19
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Effectively the MySky device is an HD-capable decoder that comes with a PVR - there is no other HD-capable decoder that they offer that I know of.



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  Reply # 746093 17-Jan-2013 08:11
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tkr001: You should be able to decrypt the HD channels in your HTPC with the appropriate cam(s) and any blue card. I certainly can in my vuduo


Excuse my ignorance, but what's a 'cam'? Is there anywhere online I can get some instructions on how to implement the decryption?



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  Reply # 746094 17-Jan-2013 08:12
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kiwitrc: Openbox does HD with the bluecard.


Any link I can go to learn about this?

Many thanks

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  Reply # 746097 17-Jan-2013 08:29
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mattyb:
Excuse my ignorance, but what's a 'cam'? Is there anywhere online I can get some instructions on how to implement the decryption?

Google "Conditional Access Module".

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  Reply # 746099 17-Jan-2013 08:33
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mattyb Is there anywhere online I can get some instructions on how to implement the decryption?


Have you read the locked thread in the HTPC forum re Sky on a PC?

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  Reply # 749851 23-Jan-2013 21:14
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hello fellow geeks, i am running sky through my openbox s9, works really well. only problem is about every 10 or so minutes, the picture freezes and says no signal, this only lasts 2 or 3 seconds but anoying non the less,any ideas how to overcome this? would upgrading firmware help? , any help would be great

cheers pugsy

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