Results 1 to 2 of 2

Thread: HTPC - Able To Record Sky ?

  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    21 times in 12 posts

    HTPC - Able To Record Sky ?

    Just a quick question tbh.

    Is an HTPC only able to record Freeview Channels ? I'm in the process of building one and was wondering if there was a way of recording my Sky Programmes without resorting to Sky+ or a Dedicated PVR.

    I'm assuming a normal Dual Tuner card won't be up to the job ? Does anyone have any suggestions ?

    My original idea was to go for the KWorld PE310 which recently won the PCW Labs Test. Just noticing that this has an S-Video in, obviously this doesn't carry sound but would it let me record a video feed (such as sky) ? And if i connected the sound to an Audio in port would I be able to sync it up that way for recording ? Or do i just have completely the wrong idea ?

    Any help appreciated.

  2. #2
    Does he need a reason? Funkstar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    965 times in 816 posts
    • Funkstar's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Gigabyte EG45M-DS2H
      • CPU:
      • Intel Core2Quad Q9550 (2.83GHz)
      • Memory:
      • 8GB OCZ PC2-6400C5 800MHz Quad Channel
      • Storage:
      • 650GB Western Digital Caviar Blue
      • Graphics card(s):
      • 512MB ATI Radeon HD4550
      • PSU:
      • Antec 350W 80+ Efficient PSU
      • Case:
      • Antec NSK1480 Slim Mini Desktop Case
      • Operating System:
      • Vista Ultimate 64bit
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell 2407 + 2408 monitors
      • Internet:
      • Zen 8mb
    Using an analogue capture is the usual way to record from Sky with a HTPC.

    Any media center type software worth it's salt is going to be able to control your sky box using IR senders. Even MCE can do this.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Need help on my maxtor harddrives
    By arthurleung in forum PC Hardware and Components
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 12-06-2007, 09:40 PM
  2. TV Card to record sky on my pc
    By Pellzzr in forum Consumer Electronics
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 08-11-2006, 05:57 PM
  3. Multiple problems - help!
    By Ruggerbugger in forum Help! Quick Relief From Tech Headaches
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 18-08-2006, 11:41 PM
  4. Sky by Broadband
    By darrensen in forum Help! Quick Relief From Tech Headaches
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 27-01-2006, 02:27 PM
  5. Is there anything I can get so I can watch and record SKY on my PC?
    By Trash Man in forum Consumer Electronics
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 02-05-2005, 06:28 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts