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    Watching Sky movies with an extender - (not an Xbox)

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      Watching Sky movies with an extender - (not an Xbox)

      Hi Guys,

      Is is possible to stream sky movies from a Windows 7 PC with Skyplayer to a television using a media extender (not an Xbox). Just want to know before i rush out and buy one!!

      Thanks

      Dale


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      Re: Watching Sky movies with an extender - (not an Xbox)

      Yes it is.

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      Re: Watching Sky movies with an extender - (not an Xbox)

      Thanks for the reply...
      next question is how?? the sky player icon does not show up on my media centre extender. Its a linksys DMA2100

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      Re: Watching Sky movies with an extender - (not an Xbox)

      Page 19 of the manual shows how to 'discover' the extender. Have you tried that?
      http://downloads.linksysbycisco.com/...1_UG_A-WEB.pdf

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      Re: Watching Sky movies with an extender - (not an Xbox)

      Hi Isitme, The extender is connected ok to my PC. I think I have found a solution -

      Download the movie using sky player software
      Add the save location to movies library

      I can then play th movie in WMC. I can also watch it through the extender at the same time.

      Thanks for all your help guys

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      Re: Watching Sky movies with an extender - (not an Xbox)

      I am trying to find out if me Netgear DG834GT is possible to use with a media extender, most I have seen refer to 'Wireless N' type extenders and I would like to know if this is compatible.
      I have seen a reasonably priced Linksys Media Center Extender - DMA2200 on eBay and I am tempted to give it a try.

      Any advice greatly appreciated.

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      Re: Watching Sky movies with an extender - (not an Xbox)

      It will work, but you may find you have difficulty with HD content. You really need an N class router for HD. Have a look at this review - Linksys Media Center Extender DMA2200 | Peripherals | Reviews | PC Pro

      There is one available here from a retailer which is not much more than you will pay on eBay, -
      Kikatek.com | (DMA2200-EU) Linksys Media Center Extender with DVD (European Version)

      To get the full advantage you would need to get an N router, which could be piggybacked on to the Netgear.

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      Re: Watching Sky movies with an extender - (not an Xbox)

      Wow thanks for the quick reply. Bit of a conundrum. Do I buy the DMA2200 on eBay second hand for (at the moment it is 40) and take the risk. I don't download films, but as I pay my TV license and Sky subscription, I don't have a problem with downloading TV programs that I have missed. As I have already paid to view them. I don't distribute at all. I see this as no different than if I had recorded a TV program to VHS and watched it at a later date. Anyway that is a debate for another day/thread. So the chances are that there won't be that much HD content that I want to view. I am sort of tempted to go for it. I guess worse case scenario is that I won't be able to watch some stuff, and that I may have to upgrade my PC's router if I really wanted to use it fully. hummmmmm

     

     

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