Hey, so I've been wanting to get Sky straight into my comp (bypassing the STB) for ages, but until I came across the forums here a few weeks ago, it didn't seem possible. Our house is basically completely converted to WMC...so there's no real going back...and so at some stage (when we want HD), this is going to have to be the way I go.
Thing is, as best as I can tell from all I've read, only the blue 45x cards work. I had a gold 17x. I got in touch with sky about getting a 45x one (gave the "it changes channels faster" thing), and the lady was like, sweet, it'll cost 30bucks, refunded when you send back the old one. And she sent me a blue 17x!!
So gutted! So I emailed back and told her shed sent the 17x one not the 45x, and got a call back to say they only supply the 45x cards with their pvr systems ("ah, so they only work with mysky?" "I didn't say that. I said we only supply them with our pvr systems")
Which leads me to think they may know this is going on, and have made the decision that they're ok with it...as long as people have payed for their mysky system (infact she said, "so if you'd like you could sign up to mysky, and use the card in your media center system).
So my question is, has ANYONE found a solution for using the 17x cards? I don't want HD, so don't need the mysky deal yet...and I dont wana chuck $300 bucks into it if I cant use it till I spend another $600 on a mysky unit.
Hope someone can help! And thought it might be info useful to people anyway