Sky to MCE to TV, help please

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  1. jimmiknicks

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    Morning all,

    I have the Sky engineer coming round next week and before he comes round I'm battling with my self where to put the Sky box.

    I have used my PC connected to my TV via RF for the past year and love it. Now I have moved into a bigger home my PC will be in my office, just across the hall to my living room. My perfect scenario would be to have my sky connected to my pc and then view Sky via my Xbox 360 in my living room to the TV. Therefore removing another box and cable from the living room and being able to record TV instead of having to upgrade to Sky Plus.

    In theory it should work but I've never tried or seen MC via the Xbox 3600 in practice.

    Things that concern me below;

    A. Will it work as well as having the Sky box directly connected to the TV?
    B. Is the interface/screen guide on the Xbox 360 the same as it would be on the PC?
    C. Do I have to have the PC on everytime I watch sky/ record sky?
    D. Any other potential issues you can suggest

    At the moment I am on XP Pro but am shortly upgrading to Xp vista Ultimate if that makes any difference. If I can't do any of the above I will just have the Sky in the living room but will be using MCE for music and photo's.

    Any help would be appriciated, thank you! :thumbsup:
     
  2. alfaevans

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    Hello mate, here's my answers hope they help.

    A. Will it work as well as having the Sky box directly connected to the TV?

    I have not problems.

    B. Is the interface/screen guide on the Xbox 360 the same as it would be on the PC?

    MCE is exactly the same on both (for me) other than (no biggie - so no show stopper) on the PC Thumbnails for Videos, Music, Movies etc are 3 across and on the 360 they are 4 across.

    I'd be interested to know if this is the same for everyone else.

    C. Do I have to have the PC on everytime I watch sky/ record sky?

    Yes you do.

    D. Any other potential issues you can suggest

    I can't think of any, MCE through the 360 functions the same, and most plugins/apps work aswell.



    Cheers
     
  3. ukjamesh

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    Mines the same as on my xbox
     

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