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Sky-box output connections to PC-hub

Discussion in 'Sky Digital TV Forum' started by mholgate, Aug 26, 2003.

  1. mholgate

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    Hello,

    I am starting from scratch and planning on installing a PC Media Hub (Mini-ITX) for use as a MP3-jukebox, DVD/CD-player, internet, games device, and also PVR Digital recording. I plan on purchasing an ATI Radeon All-in-wonder Pro graphics-card which has an incorporated TV-tuner (s-video and aerial inputs I think).

    I also plan to subscribe to Sky Digital - either using the old fashioned digibox (more likely as it is a cheaper option for me) or Sky+.

    What audio/video output connections exist on the original Digibox and Sky+ devices that I could feed into the PC hub? Is there also some form of digital output to prevent degradation?

    Thank you,

    Mark.
     
  2. MarkE19

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    A standard Sky box will output:
    Audio via red & white phono and sterio via scart.
    Video via scart as RGB or composite

    Sky+
    As above but audio can also be output as optical to an AV receiver etc and it also outputs video in S-Video. There are no digital video outputs (on the current box).

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  3. mholgate

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    excellent, thanks.
     
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    Is it also possible to control the Sky channel you want to record/watch automatically via a computer's TVtuner card for PVR? (e.g. Hauppauge PVR 250). If so, would this feature depend on whether you have a Sky digibox or Sky+ box.

    Thanks again,

    Mark.
     

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