What I want to do is use the multi-channel recording capability of MySky (or MySky HD) from time to time, but use Vista Media Center as the "default" or primary viewing interface for TV.
What I'm thinking is that I run the HDMI cable from the MySky STB to my TV. I run a second cable (component, or scart if needed) to my tuner card in my VMC. I know the picture won't be as good on the VMC, but that is a trade-off we may have to live with. (Alternatively I guess I could run the HDMI to the VMC.)
Will MySky output the same channel via two outputs simulaneously?
If I have a recording set up in VMC (or am watching a programme in VMC) and then go into the MySky interface and set up a recording in MySky, is there a risk that MySky will grab the tuner I'm relying on for the output to VMC either when I set up the recording, or when MySky begins recording, breaking my VMC watching/recording?
Does anyone have a way that takes advantage of the multi-channel recording in MySky but still use the VMC interface? While using MySky for TV and VMC for everything else might be better, we've grown to love the VMC interface, and also i can keep adding HDD storage as I need it.
Grateful for any thoughts, comments.