Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


42 posts

Geek


Topic # 11975 21-Feb-2007 16:18
Send private message

Hi guys,

I have a MySky box in the house and when I got it I thought that if ever I had 60 hours of TV still to watch I should get out more.... but as I also have 3 kids who complain if I want to delete anything they haven't watched 3 times - that and the fact that I like recording 3 or 4 live European matches over the weekend just in case I get the time to watch them means that the MySky box is very full ..... so I would like to but a DVD recorder to archive some video to.... but I cant find a model that does what I want...

I cannot justify the extra expense of a HDD as the MySky has one so I just want a recorder.... however I like the idea that the DSE $100 player has that I can play AVI, MP4 etc from a USB memory stick.

So does anyone out there know of a recorder model that has a USB port, can play AVI, MP4, DivX files .... or a cheapish HDD model that has a USB port?

Thnaks in advance......



Create new topic
1 post

Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 64445 20-Mar-2007 18:28
Send private message

Yes i would also like to know this. im not really a computer geek so forgive me if i sound like a novice.  I have a USB memory stick. on it i have music downloaded from my itunes, do you think there is anyway i can select the memory stick and select songs through my mysky decoder.

and also can i copy programs onto my 2gig memory stick by putting it in the usb port?? i mean what is that usb port for?  Ive lost my manual.

I asked the technician that installed the box if i could back up programs... he didnt know, said he would get back to me (10 months ago)

3000 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  Reply # 64447 20-Mar-2007 18:38
Send private message

I saw something about hacking the mysky boxes to tear off the recorded programs a few months back, I somewhere have a scematic for just ripping the raw mpeg streams from the standard PACE box direct off the air but again i have no idea which hard drive that now resides on.
Though you do this at your own peril... i'd say it's pretty well a "don't go there" as you don't actually "own" the mysky box.

Create new topic

Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.