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    Question View and Record PPV Satellite (like Sky One) via Windows Media Centre

    Hello

    The title basically says what I'm after but I've yet to find a solution - perhaps the combined knowledge of the Hexus forums can solve it?

    I'd like to be able to view and record Sky TV channels, like Sky One (Sky One HD ideally), using my installed Vista Ultimate setup but I cannot find a device (preferably an internal solution) that's capable of accepting/reading my viewer card. This would, ultimately, allow me to pipe the output to my Media Centre Extender capable devices (Xbox 360 for example) etc.

    Thanks in advance

    Paul

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    there are no internal cards capable of receiving sky as sky won't licence the cards. the best you can do is to hook up a digibox via composite cables
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    People are doing it, you need a certain satellite card/box and then a special adapter. It isn't hugely expensive either. The one caveat is that is Sky change their cards, you will probably have to buy an updated adapter.

    There is nothing illegal about it either as you need to insert a valid Sky viewing card and it only gives the channels you subscribe to.
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    Thanks for the advice so far ... please keep those solutions coming ... right, I'm off to check AVForums.com BBL

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