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Topic # 30331 4-Feb-2009 21:40
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Just got MYSKYHDi installed, and am wondering if anyone out there knows if there is any way of transfering the programs recorded on the unit to say a computer to archive them, for example??

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Reply # 194129 4-Feb-2009 22:16
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Well after a little looking around on this informative site - next time I'll read first and ask questions later - I find that I am asking a question about an illegal activity - hack a sky box!! So looks like I just enjoy what Ive got and wait until Sky lets me pay for a new option when it comes along.

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  Reply # 194144 4-Feb-2009 22:57
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to answer your question simply,   No

you could always do the long painful process of playing back the recordings in to a tv tuner/vid capture card

but otherwise

No

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  Reply # 194164 5-Feb-2009 06:57
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Well, 3 ways spring to mind, but as just mentioned none of them are 'easy'

1) Connect the MySky unit to the video input of a PC, such as a HTPC.  Gives you on standard definition recording but pretty good quality.

2) Connect MySky to a DVD recorder, copy a program to disk then put that disk in a PC

3) Make a HTPC that can 'legally' be used with a Sky card.  There is a long thread on geekzone about this.  Does give you high definition recordings but is the most complicated method.

So none of them are easy.  I have used the video input on my HTPC (that used to be connected to a standard Sky decoder and uses Windows Media Centre) and it does work well since it was already setup.

I could be wrong here but the maximum quality you can get for a input card for a PC is only s-video, so there is a bit of a drop in quality too, espcially from HDMI (if you Mysky HDi).

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