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Topic # 205444 13-Nov-2016 17:31
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Got a bunch of movies on my Sky box. (It's a regular model, about 2-3 years old).


I want to shift some of these movies to storage.


Can't see how to do this. Maybe it's not possible?


MySky is connected to a Sony HDD\DVD recorder player, via an S-Video cable and RCA audio leads.


But this connection seems only suitable for sending a PLAY output to the HDD.


Like, if I route the Sky box output to the HDD via my 3-way HDMI switch, the picture on the TV will then come through the HDD.


In which case, I guess I could do it that way. But it'd be very slow, like realtime.


I'd rather grab the files off MySky with a direct hookup, like a conventional external HDD, or USB flash card.


Anyone know if this is possible?

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  Reply # 1670171 13-Nov-2016 17:33
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Nope. They are encrypted on the hard drive. They are recorded direct off the satellite feed encrypted and are only decrypted on play back. Your only choice is real time play and record.

Cheers, Matt.

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  Reply # 1670185 13-Nov-2016 17:55
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Hairy1 is correct.


Real time by connecting the outputs to a recorder is essentially your only option.


Tedious, yes somewhat. But you can just set a timed record and play before you go off and too something else. It's not like you have to sit there and watch it.


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  Reply # 1670233 13-Nov-2016 19:03
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Thanks, Matt and JimmyH. Yeah, I thought they'd probably use some proprietary format.


Ah well, no probs. Probably easier to just get the stuff again off the net.


Cheers guys 8-)

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