[mythtv-users] [UK] - What's the best way to capture from a Sky digibox?

xavier hervy xavier.hervy at bluebottle.com
Tue Nov 23 17:49:12 UTC 2010

On 23/11/10 13:13, George Poulson wrote:
> I'm coming around to that way of thinking too - although it is quite a 
> 'culture change' from the way of watching that we've all grown up 
> with. I also still need to educate the OH to this way of thinking .. 
> she is 'used to' the sky gui and controls and so there is still a need 
> to switch between watching live TV direct from sky and watching 
> recordings from myth. I am working on it, but giving her the ability 
> to watch recordings of channels such as Animal Planet would definitely 
> win me lots of brownie points :)
You might want to create a Sky Theme for myth and configure the sky 
remote to work only with mythtv ;-)

I use the same card as yours i.e the Hauppauge HVR-1300 to capture 
freeview or Virgin cable. The quality is not that great (compare to 
freeview) but I never notice any desynchronisation  between audio and 
If you are interested, I can have a look how I plugged everything 
together (it's been a while, I can't recall) and what is the 
configuration of my backend.


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