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Topic # 65927 9-Aug-2010 16:49
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Is there a way to get stuff you've recorded on MySky onto your PC for instance? Basically, what's the best VHS substitute via MySky

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  Reply # 365492 9-Aug-2010 17:02
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I use an old Hauppauge PVR250 to capture the recordings of mysky. It is old and was really hard to get the correct drivers working with Windows 7 but it works. I play the mysky content in realtime and record to the PC. I think other people have trouble with the copy protection built into the mysky. I think the hauppauge ignores the macrovision.

It records the SD stream only.

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  Reply # 365536 9-Aug-2010 18:21
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I do not have MySky, but I am wondering if you can pull the hard drive and use an application to read the file system. Anyone doing it?




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  Reply # 365548 9-Aug-2010 18:30
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They do it in the UK with an application called copy+. google sky copy+. I haven't heard of anyone brave enough to do it here. There was a thread some time ago about copy+




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  Reply # 365580 9-Aug-2010 19:14
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Here is the old thread about copy+. http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=106&topicid=41916

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s stated it would take a brave person to crack open the box that someone else owns....




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  Reply # 365581 9-Aug-2010 19:18
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I did have a DVD writer plugged into my myski box. I could record programs onto dvd but it had to be done in real time. IE hit play on the myski program, hit record on the dvd.

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  Reply # 366310 11-Aug-2010 16:16
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I record stuff off MySkyHDi to DVD via RCA composite.  So it's SD only and, yes, it has to be done in real time so to speak.  A lot of the output from MySkyHDi is copy protected now (e.g. Sky Movies and all TV1, 2 and 3 for some obscure reason).  However a "video stabilizer" (Google it) blows away this annoyance.  I do this because of the small storage space on the MySkyHDi HDD, about 160 GB at last count because the rest (about 140 GB) is used for housekeeping chores.  So with the information on DVD it's then available to access on a PC, which is an answer to the original question.

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  Reply # 366434 11-Aug-2010 20:32
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Suggest you record off s-video rather than composite video. Gives you a better picture quality, because with s-video the chromenance and luminance are separate where as with composite the chromenance is band pass filtered and modulated on top of the luminance.




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  Reply # 366453 11-Aug-2010 20:48
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Yes, agree.  Good suggestion.  Thanks.  Unfortunately my Sony DVD recorder (only a year old but no HDD) has no s-video input.  Maybe it's a good time to upgrade.  It's only the excessively high cost of HDD models that is preventing me doing so.

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  Reply # 366880 12-Aug-2010 17:39
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or get a Vu+ Duo

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  Reply # 366889 12-Aug-2010 17:58
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tkr001: or get a Vu+ Duo

I'm not familiar with this.  Can you explain?

OK, found it.  Good option.  Thanks.

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