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#28337 26-Nov-2008 20:41
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Hey guys,

I was just wondering... I just have standard TV (no freeview), but I can pick up some of the sky channels (in particular Sky Movies). I can hear the sound fine, although the picture quality is scrambled and is not decoded.

I was wondering if its possible, if I were to buy a decoder to view the picture? Or is there any application I can download for my PC to decode the image (I have a Media Center PC with video-in)?

Thanks,

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  #180566 27-Nov-2008 00:18
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You're picking up the old sky UHF service. You can buy a sky UHF decoder, though obviously at a montly subscription fee. Quality is rather crap and it isnt widescreen.

 
 
 

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  #180596 27-Nov-2008 07:35
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or you could buy a set top box and pick up the digital sky channels for free
you will get a digital encrypted picture and more channels

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  #180713 27-Nov-2008 17:28
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bobbobagan: I was wondering if its possible, if I were to buy a decoder to view the picture? Or is there any application I can download for my PC to decode the image (I have a Media Center PC with video-in)?


This sounds like trying to get free Sky which is against the FUG so I'm locking this thread - if this is not what you intended, please PM me and I will unlock this thread.

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