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

Roy Lofthouse lofty69 at gmail.com
Thu Dec 17 19:53:09 UTC 2009

2009/12/16 Gordon McCrae <gordon.mccrae at googlemail.com>:
> Nick Morrott wrote:
>> What analogue outputs does your SkyHD box have? I'm guessing they (Sky
>> HD and V+) only have one active output even if the box itself is
>> recording multiple programmes?
>> Cheers,
>> Nick
> That's correct, even though the SKY+ box has 2 tuners and can record 2
> programmes simultaneously; you can only output one at a time. So from a
> MythTV perspective you can only record one programme at a time from a
> SKY box.
> I have a PVR-250 and a USB dusky control box and it works fine for me,
> although I'd love to be able to justify a second Sky box / PVR card combo!
> I found that the best output from the Sky box was S-Video into my PVR card.
> Don't know about V+ outputs though.
> I do remember that a long time ago ('90s) a company called "Clyde
> Cablevision" provided a set-top box that had two simultaneous outputs
> (one for TV, another for VCR). If you have a local cable company, they
> may have a similar offering that you could control via IR blaster.
> Cheers
> Gordon
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how do you find the picture from the s-vid into the PVR?  Mine isn't
brilliant and I'm just wondering did you do anything over and above
how the card is set as standard?

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