[mythtv-users] Fwd: Satellite capture card - Sky

Richard Conway ric at weirdness.com
Wed Sep 13 06:53:00 EDT 2006

Stuart Auchterlonie wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 12, 2006 at 08:17:19PM +0100, Wayne Pascoe wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> I'm looking into setting up a MythTV solution for home, but I just  
>> have one rather major question. My main TV feed is from Sky Digital  
>> via Satellite in the UK. What is the best solution for capturing  
>> this? I've read about DVB cards, but I'm not sure if they are the  
>> right tool.
>> Any advice would be greatly appreciated,
> If you go for a dvb-s card you will only be able to see the free to air
> channels. If you wish to record your subscribed content, then you'll
> need some form of capture card combined with IR blaster to capture
> the output from the $ky box.
> Stuart
Out of interest, are many people running DVB-S cards in the UK?  I have 
two DVB-T cards in my mythbox but was wondering if it would be worth 
sticking a DVB-S one in too - would I see any extra channels worth 
having?  Also, can mythtv get the sky programme guides throug eit on DVB-S?

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