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    Hook up Sky HD Box to DVD / HD Recorder

    How on earth do you hook up a SKY+ HD box to a DVD / HD recorder. [ Samsung DVD-SH893 ] I can't for love or money work it out. I have tried HDMI, composite and scart but all I can get is either:

    A: Nice Picture from Sky
    B: Nice Picture from Sky
    C: Nice Picture from Sky

    There is NO video input on the DVD/HD recorder only video out. I would like to think before you can record you have to INput a signal ?
    As you can tell I don't have sky, but the now the school does.

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    Not too sure about any copy protections that might be present in a HDMI signal

    If the DVD/HD recorder has no external input, is it perhaps a freeview box with a HD that lets you burn recorded stuff to dvd?

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    Samsung DVD-SH893 160GB HDD Recorder - Black: Amazon.co.uk: Electronics

    Product Description: Samsung DVD SH893M - DVD recorder / HDD recorder with digital TV tuner
    Product Type: DVD recorder / HDD recorder with digital TV tuner
    hmm

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    Does that mean it won't work then on the sky box ?

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    That recorder could indeed only allow you to record freeview programmes to the hd/dvd and burn them from the hdd to a dvd.

    Ben

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    Quote Originally Posted by plexer View Post
    That recorder could indeed only allow you to record freeview programmes to the hd/dvd and burn them from the hdd to a dvd.

    Ben
    Heh - no good to us then - there is no freeview aerial socket. Sky only.
    Been scouting around google and this has been posted:

    HDMI out on DVD/VCR to HDMI 1 in on TV, TV scart on sky box to AV1 scart on TV, TV scart on VCR/DVD *OR* the scart that has a rectagle with a 2 headed arrow in it, in to VCR scart on sky box. To record from sky, select either AV1 or AV2 depending on which one has the 2 headed arrow on your VCR/DVD.

    Not sure if it will work but worth a try. I would like to think that a DVD / HD recorder will be able to record from SKY - if not what a waste of time !! The whole thing is a joke anyway as it's in the staff room and no one will use it.

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    on a slightly non-related note, we took delivery of our clickview 24/7 server today.. Unfortunately didn't get it set up in time for tonight's CL games, but looking forward to this new bit of equipment

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    Quote Originally Posted by RabbieBurns View Post
    on a slightly non-related note, we took delivery of our clickview 24/7 server today.. Unfortunately didn't get it set up in time for tonight's CL games, but looking forward to this new bit of equipment
    We had them in - they could not get it to work on an XP PC. The lady was at the school all day trying to get it to work. Did not really fill me with confidence........ We didn't get it but may look again at some point.

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    But the Sky HD box records sky? You can copy the recording via SCART (at SD) but HDMI will not work.

    You would really need to use a PC and one of these Blackmagic Design: Intensity and even then you will probably have to strip out the HDCP from the HDMI.

    Why don't video recorders have HDMI inputs?--Ask the Editors | Crave - CNET

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    We bought the whole server box thing, comes with windows 7 and all the software installed and tuner cards etc all configured..

    This was the one we got: ClickView - the digital video solution for schools

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    I once had a DVD Recorder with Hard Drive it didn't have a tv tuner as I bought it to hook up to my original sky box not sky+ the only issue was that some channels on sky and some programs output copy protection signal and thus the box would not record them.

    Of course I solved that issue.

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    Just got it working - [ and recording ] - but I feel it will be too complex for the teachers to setup and record something !!
    In the end Scart on the Sky+ box to Scart on the Recorder, then HDMI on the recorder to HDMI on the TV. I suppose they >> could << use the SKY+ box to set the recording and then you could dub that off to either the HD or a DVD [ once the teacher has formatted it ? ] Or you can set the timer on the recorder and leave the channel on the sky+ box and pray no one changes the channel..........
    Like I said earlier - it's not going to happen is it ?

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    The best way to record (encrypted) Sky is Sky+ / Sky HD. Using an external recorder just seems silly? I understand that if you want the recording moved off the Sky+ box (for space reasons or to show it elsewhere) then use a recorder but otherwise seems like a massive faff.

    For FTA / Freeview channels you can record straight onto a PC as Rabbie Burns did.

    Edit: This is not legal but there is the Sky Player streaming software, it might be possible to capture that?
    Last edited by somabc; 14th September 2010 at 03:17 PM.

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    I'm wiping my hands of it anyway - I have far to much other stuff to support and look after. I'll knock up some instructions on how to use it, after that it has nothing to do with me. I'm fed up as it is now having to wipe bottoms everyday........

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