[mythtv-users] MythTV with Sky+ or V+ (UK)

Roy Lofthouse lofty69 at gmail.com
Wed Dec 16 20:47:50 UTC 2009

2009/12/16 Robert Longbottom <RobertCL at iname.com>:
> On 16/12/2009 16:50, Mike Holden wrote:
>> We currently subscribe to Virgin Cable, SD only, but with the arrival of
>> an HD TV next
>> week (early Xmas present to ourselves), I am looking into HD sources for
>> our TV.
>> I know that Freeview now carries HD channels (ok, only 1 for now), but
>> that there is no
>> hardware available at the moment. I'll look into this when it arrives,
>> along with
>> appropriate drivers.
>> Freesat is also an option, but currently only carries 2 channels, and ITV
>> HD requires
>> pressing the red button when watching the main channel, so sounds a bit
>> clunky for an
>> unattended PVR.
> Both BBC HD and ITV HD show up as "normal" channels in MythTv if you have a
> DVB-S card.  You can watch or schedule recordings in the usual way.
> I don't have a sky or virgin box so I can comment on using those.
> Robert.
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I currently record my Sky via S-Video to a PVR150 in my myth system,
this gives me the option of watching sky tv in any other room that has
a frontend.  I bought a duskycontrol channel change box and have not
touch my sky box since.  You only need the standadrd sky box for this
as (like you say) it will only record the output of one channel but I
got a Sky HD box just in case I ever got a HD-PVR to be able to record
the actual HD channels.

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