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USB on Sky Plus Box - ???

Discussion in 'Sky Digital TV Forum' started by mark.carline, Feb 2, 2005.

  1. mark.carline

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    I know its not been "enabled" yet but has anyone tried to connect the USB2 port on a Sky Plus to their PC - Does anything happern ?

    I also wondered what versions of the sky plus boxes has the USB on them ?
     
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    The only Sky+ boxes with the USB ports on are the Sky+ 160 boxes made, I think, by Thompson.

    John
     
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    Does anyone on here own one of these 160 boxes that fancies plugging it into Windows XP ?

    What does it regognise it as ?

    Do you see any of the recorded films as MPGs ?
     
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    ha ha, yeah right!! Sky aren't going to be that stupid!
     
  5. mark.carline

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    Well we're now able to swap out the old 40Gb drives with 250 Gb drives now they have updated the software.

    Who knows what other features this new software brings !.....
     
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    True, but Sky aren't going to give you the facility to rip recorded material from the Sky box to an external source.
     
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    True.

    Be interesting to see what Windows XP detects it as though....
     
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    this would be a good way of possibly destroying the USB chips in either/both your PC and Sky+ box. The Sky+ box is not a CLIENT USB device.
     

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