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    Sky+ and Networking

    This is a discussion on Sky+ and Networking within the Cabling and faceplate help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; This has probably been asked before but I am swamped with the amount of information on here... Can you network ...

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      Sky+ and Networking

      This has probably been asked before but I am swamped with the amount of information on here...

      Can you network a Sky+ box to allow copying of files from the Sky Box to a PC hard Drive

      Note I am a sky customer with Sky TV Sky Talk and Sky BB and thinking of buying either a Sky + or Sky+HD box so we can record stuff and watch it when the kids are in bed. My thought now is if the programme is sat on a HD in the sky box can it be transferred to a PC and watched from there?


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      Re: Sky+ and Networking

      Sadly you cannot copy the files off in this manner.

      Other alternatives which do not work include the eSata & USB ports. The USB ports used to be partially enabled and people used to charge their Wii controllers from them, but even that now doesn't work.

      The most sensible options available are:


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      Re: Sky+ and Networking

      My thought now is if the programme is sat on a HD in the sky box can it be transferred to a PC and watched from there?
      You can do this using an analogue capture card connected to the RF2 outlet. You can either watch live or record for future viewing. I use this one - [ame=http://www.amazon.co.uk/KWorld-PlusTV-210SE-Analogue-Remote/dp/B002A0NRO4]KWorld PlusTV 210SE DVB-T and Analogue PCI TV Card with Remote: Amazon.co.uk: Computers & Accessories[/ame] unfortunately it is no longer available, but any card will do, provided it can handle analogue and has compatible drivers for your OS.

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      Re: Sky+ and Networking

      With a TV which has an ability to record to USB, would that record what was being watched even if via Sky ?

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      Re: Sky+ and Networking

      Quote Originally Posted by 3point14 View Post
      With a TV which has an ability to record to USB, would that record what was being watched even if via Sky ?
      This will very much depend on the TV.

      I am aware that products which can record and have HDMI outputs don't tend to have the ability to record from a HDMI input so that we cannot record HD content from another source.

      If you have a specific TV in mind, you may wish to mention the make & model so that someone can pass a specific comment.

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      Re: Sky+ and Networking

      My Bravia will only record to USB from the TV's EPG, which does not include Sky. I don't know about other makes.
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