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Topic # 26290 17-Sep-2008 14:59
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I have the above card in my PC. Could someone please tell me what settings I need to use to receive Sky through it. I do not have a TV aerial, just a sky satellite dish but at the moment when I do a scan on the channels it does not poick up the signal.

Do I choose

Broadcast/Cable: AntennaVideo Format: PAL B/G

Any help please!!@

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  Reply # 165122 17-Sep-2008 17:31
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The Hauppauge 150 tuner card requires an aerial for reception. It cannot be used with a dish. Plus you won't be able to decode the Sky channels. That requires specific equipment -digital tuner with cams & smart card for the channel decryption.

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  Reply # 165351 18-Sep-2008 14:27
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If it's the PVR150 (not sure there is another 150 designation in the Hauppauge range) then certainly the tuner won't work. But the card has a MPEG2 encoder on board so it could take the composite video signal from the Sky box and record that.

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  Reply # 165426 18-Sep-2008 17:12
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Do you have a Sky decoder?
What software are you using to view TV?

As stated by the other posts, the PVR150 only has an analog tuner in it so can only take a signal from a VHF/UHF aerial to receive FTA TV. (Not DVB-T channels)
They also have AV inputs on the card so you can connect an output from another source i.e. a Sky decoder. This can be via the standard 3xRCA - Yellow, Red, White cable or s-video cable (S-video & red + white RCAs)

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