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

Andre mythtv-list at dinkum.org.uk
Fri Nov 26 12:54:12 UTC 2010

On 26 Nov 2010, at 13:37, Richard Morton wrote:

> Hi,
> Officially hauppauge nova-s2-hd card can only capture content direct from the satellite dish lnb, not via a set top box. As such support for this method on this list is limited to freesat channels in the uk and not sky, which is what the poster was asking for.
> There are probably ways of doing it with this card but whereas many other satellite providers accept and supply CAMs in order to enable generic settop boxes to be used with their satellite service, sky will only permit their own settop boxes to be used and they do whatever they can to prevent decryption of their channels on non-sanctioned hardware, even free channels.
> The only capture method you will get support for with sky on this list is a hdhomerun due to the developers location and the legislation they have to abide by (DMCA)

The discussion was more about SD capture using the Svideo or composite inputs as a cheaper option than the HD Homerun. I think you need the HVR-4000 version before you get SVideo & Composite, there are cheap Nova Splus DVBS cards around on eBay which can do Svideo & composite.

Other methods are an exercise in Google fu to find the darker corners where such things are spoken of, don't even ask for directions on here!


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> Richard Morton
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