Hardware Req for SKY recording on PC

  kidda123 19:44 21 Jan 09

Hi All,

Can someone enlighten me as to what hardware I require to record SKY TV from my digibox onto my PC Hard Drive?

I have Vista Home Premium so I should have the software I require in Media centre,


  brundle 20:00 21 Jan 09

Isn't it easier to use the Sky downloader they've been advertising lately? click here
Otherwise you need a video capture card and the correct cables, expect a drop in quality when recording and a further drop when re-encoding for putting on CD or DVD.

  kidda123 20:14 21 Jan 09

Cheers Brundle,

How bad is the quality drop? I am trying to turn my PC into an all singing and dancing HTPC and hopefully doing away with the DVD recorder etc.

It looks as if there are only a select few channels available on the SKY player thingy.

Any other suggestions or shall I keep my DVD recorder?

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