Sky through my pc

Planeflake

Standard Member
Hey guys sorry if this has been asked a lot already but i want to use my pc monitor as a tv as i dont have room for both, can i just get a video capture card and use the output from my sky box into my pc and get that to work, i dont want any extra functionality from my pc just to use it as a tv.

Any help is appreciated

Thanks

Oli
 

fernandez

Novice Member
Simply take the RF output from the Sky box and feed into the aerial socket of any analogue (not digital) TV card tuned to the same channel as the RF output of the box
 

Planeflake

Standard Member
Thanks for the reply m8 nice to know, i took this option as i guess its impossible for windows MCE to control a skybox even if u have a legit card ?
 

SamRadford

Well-known Member
Press [services] 401 [select] 4 (quickly) to see the RF output menu of the Sky Digibox.
 
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pjvw

Guest
thanks guys - found the rf output (68) and tried again but no picture :-(

i have a hauppage wintvpvr pci installed
is that analogue or digital (which wont work according to previous message) can anyone tell me ???

sorry but i'm a bit out of touch with this side of things
 

jrisch

Active Member
According to a Google search it's Digital...so you won't be able to tune it to the Sky box output. :thumbsdow

My Hauppauge wintv pvr/150 PCI is definitely analogue, so you need to be more accurate about the model. For more info you could try shspvr
 

mossym

Distinguished Member
does your sky box have svideo out? will get a much better picture that way than using rf, i think the card you have has an svideo input. easier to tune as well..cause there is no tuning!!
 
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pjvw

Guest
ok my device manager reads 'Hauppage WinTV PVR PCI II (26xx)'

I have tried scart to s-video lead with no joy but will try a s-video to s-video lead if you think this might work ???

thanks again
 

mossym

Distinguished Member
ok my device manager reads 'Hauppage WinTV PVR PCI II (26xx)'

I have tried scart to s-video lead with no joy but will try a s-video to s-video lead if you think this might work ???

thanks again

on your sky box you have to change the scart output mode from rgb to svideo...did you do that?
 

jrisch

Active Member
And make sure you set up Win/TV to channel 200 or 210. Only those two can be set to either composite or s-video. It's a selectable option on channel configuration.
 

gers1978

Active Member
And remember if using a SCART S-Video or Composite adapter, you need to set it to OUT not IN (you're trying to OUTput the signal from your Sky box, so you need to set the switch on your adapter to OUT).
 
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pjvw

Guest
i now have pic running to pc thanks :)
no sound so i suppose the white / red audio cable thingy (i am so naive with this stuff) should do the trick
cn't set pc remote to change sky+ but i believe thats common prob and least of my worries for now
 
on your sky box you have to change the scart output mode from rgb to svideo...did you do that?

Rubbish

All s-video on dodgiboxes, it is available on, have a s-video output socket, none of them output it from a scart socket. On all Sky boxes (standard, Sky+ or HD) the TV scart outputs RGB or composite video (switchable in the picture menu) and the VCR scart outputs composite video only.
 
And remember if using a SCART S-Video or Composite adapter, you need to set it to OUT not IN (you're trying to OUTput the signal from your Sky box, so you need to set the switch on your adapter to OUT).

A scart to s-video adapter would be useless - scarts do not output s-video on Sky boxes, although some will work by outputting the composite video signal only).
 
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pjvw

Guest
the s-video to s-video and white / red audio cable has done the trick
both cables for under £10 in the end so not a bad result
if only sky would help / advise / set-up / whatever

anyway thanks to everyone who helped
i'm off to record / edit / view / whatever

:clap:
 

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