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    hard drive recorder

    Hi. I want to buy a hard drive recorder that you can set up to record sky ,but not a sky plus box has anyone managed to do this, thanks

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    Re: hard drive recorder

    Any recorder that can record from the video input can do this.

    HOWEVER, only Sky+ will let you use the EPG to record TV. Anything else would work just like a video recorder. SO you would need to set the regular Sky box to the right channel and leave it alone. Then tell the recorder to record from the input at certain times.

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    Re: hard drive recorder

    But you can use non-Sky EPG's (like GuidePlus) to record programs on Sky.

    Unless I'm misreading what ange wants to do, this is exactly what I do (or rather, almost).

    I have a Pioneer hard drive recorder. It downloads GuidePlus data from conventional TV transmissions, and you can then select and program from that. It then controls the satellite box (or in my case, NTL cable box) changing channels as appropriate, using an infra-red dongle thingy, and records direct from the cable box via a Scart lead. Anda friend does exactly the same thing, also using a Pioneer HDR, but from a Sky sat receiver.

    Hope that helps, ange.

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    Re: hard drive recorder

    hmm...

    i guess a DVB-S card wouldn't work, officially or unofficially. perhaps there is some unofficial decoding software.... but i am only guessing

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    @Saracen: I didn't know commercial boxes were tat sofisticated to be honest. Good to hear

    @UltraMagnus: That is possible, but not easy, not exactly cheap an not really legal either. So lets not go there

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    Re: hard drive recorder

    thankyou

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    Re: hard drive recorder

    thanks

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    Re: hard drive recorder

    Quote Originally Posted by Funkstar View Post
    @UltraMagnus: That is possible, but not easy, not exactly cheap an not really legal either. So lets not go there
    there's a reasonable volume of free-to-air, unencrypted stuff on the satellite cluster used by sky:

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    * Aag TV
    * Aapna Des
    * Abu Dhabi TV Europe
    * AIT International
    * Al Jazeera English
    * Anime Central
    * ATN Bangla UK
    * Audi Channel
    * B4
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    * BBC News 24
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    * Film 24
    * Fizz
    * Flaunt
    * France 24 English
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    * GayDateTV
    * GayNetwork
    * Gems TV 2
    * Gems TV UK
    * Genesis TV
    * Geo UK
    * God TV Europe
    * God TV UK & Ireland
    * Golf TV Pro Shop
    * Gospel Channel Europe
    * Hollywood TV
    * Home & Travel
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    * Hotel Voyeur
    * House of Fun TV
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    * IPlay TV
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    * ITV1
    * ITV2
    * ITV2+1
    * ITV3
    * ITV3+1
    * ITV4
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    * KICC TV
    * Life One
    * Live Roulette TV
    * LivexxxBabes
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    * Shop Vector Plus
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    * Simply
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    * Simply TV
    * Sky News Ireland
    * Sky News UK
    * Smart Live Casino
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    * Sport xxx TV
    * Sumo TV
    * Sumo TV+1
    * TBN Europe
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    * Thane Stop and Shop
    * The Baby Channel
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    * The Golf Channel UK
    * The Jewellery Channel
    * The Vault
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    * Tiny Pop
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    * Travel Channel
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    * True Movies
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    * TV Shop UK
    * TV Warehouse
    * TV Warehouse+1
    * TV Warehouse Select
    * TWC Fight!
    * UCB TV
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    * Wedding TV UK
    * Wedding TV UK+1
    * Wine Network
    * Wonderful
    * Zone Horror
    * Zone Reality Extra
    * Zone Reality UK
    * Zone Reality UK+1
    * Zone Romantica UK
    * Zone Thriller
    all of the above you can receive, legitimately, with a DVB-S card and sky minidish (no subscription required to anything). if the channels you want are included in the above list, there are many options for non-sky boxes.
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    Re: hard drive recorder

    Quote Originally Posted by Saracen View Post
    I have a Pioneer hard drive recorder. It downloads GuidePlus data from conventional TV transmissions, and you can then select and program from that. It then controls the satellite box (or in my case, NTL cable box) changing channels as appropriate, using an infra-red dongle thingy, and records direct from the cable box via a Scart lead. Anda friend does exactly the same thing, also using a Pioneer HDR, but from a Sky sat receiver.
    This would work perfectly. They're actually very easy and reiable.

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    Hi Everyone I am new here.

    Hi There!

    I would like to drop by and say hi. I was trolling this forum for a while now, but never made a post.

    I am born in Algiers and like to play television and xbox. I hope to get a lot out of this place .

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    Re: Hi Everyone I am new here.

    Quote Originally Posted by MarkWahlbergTwo View Post
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    I am born in Algiers and like to play television and xbox. I hope to get a lot out of this place .

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