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Old 17-08-2006, 11:34
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Hi,

I recently had to have my Sky Plus box replaced as it went fauoty, this meant I lost some of the stuph I had stored on there. I want to make sure this doesnt happen again and understand I can connect an DVD writer and export the stuph I want. If this is so, can anyone recommend the best one to buy? I currently have the Sky Plus box together with a Bose Lifestyle for audio and and Phillips LCD TV. There is one spare Scart socket on the Sky Box.

any help would be greatly appreciated.

Just a thought, I also understand there is a USB port on the Sky box, is there any way to connect a USB peripheral such as a Hard Drive and export th that instead?

Again - thanx lotlsy

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Old 17-08-2006, 11:49
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Hi, there is no way of using the USB port on the box, and you should be able to buy a DVD Recorder, and simply copy to disk.
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Old 17-08-2006, 14:15
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I've had a Liteon DVD recorder for about a year now. Simply connects to Sky+ via SCART.

Just replaced it with another Liteon because the old one had no component outputs for better connection to my TV and the new one was so cheap and looked better. They are on offer at Tesco for about 70 (shop, but not online I believe). It's this one:
http://62.58.201.212/eu/index.php?op...d=41&Itemid=81
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Old 17-08-2006, 21:59
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Hi

thanx for the very swift responses, great help, will go grt me a DVD writer
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Old 18-08-2006, 12:30
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I've got a panasonic e55 which is connected through the scart.
I do "copy" in the sky + planner, which sets it off playing the programmes I want to record.
Then I set the recorder to record "AV1" (the scart socket) and jobs a good 'un.
The quality is pretty good too. Recorders generally let you specify differnt recording lengths: 1 hour, 2 hours, 4 hours or 8 hours.
Quality on anything over 4 hours isn't that good. 2 hours is pretty much DVD quality.
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Old 18-08-2006, 12:36
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...After 4 Hours, it begins to look like a VHS tape, and 8 Hours is awful.
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Old 18-08-2006, 22:17
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Try to get a recorder with RGB Input, it's much better quality with that. I've got a Lite-On 5045 (Hard Drive which you won't need and DVD Recorder in one) but they do DVD Recorder only models with RGB IN.
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Old 19-08-2006, 17:12
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Originally Posted by alphacenturi
Just a thought, I also understand there is a USB port on the Sky box, is there any way to connect a USB peripheral such as a Hard Drive and export th that instead?
AlphaC
Maybe we should ask from SKY why
USB port is disabled

Many modern PVR-boxes are possible to connect to computer by using USB 2.0 port
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Old 19-08-2006, 17:36
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Originally Posted by rupertoid
Maybe we should ask from SKY why
USB port is disabled

Many modern PVR-boxes are possible to connect to computer by using USB 2.0 port
Which ones are those then?
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Old 19-08-2006, 17:55
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Also the recordings on the Sky+ hard disk are the the raw signals as received from a dish so even if you could extract the files they would be useless as a lot of them will be encrypted.
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Old 20-08-2006, 15:09
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nanscober - topfield pvr units.
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Old 20-08-2006, 16:39
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Originally Posted by nanscober
Which ones are those then?
presumably because they don't work - after all sky are notorious for adding supposed features 'for future use' - have any of them ever been followed up?
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