Connecting my Sky+ box to my PC

Discussion in 'Hardware - PCs, Consoles, Gadgets' started by Zarathustra, Aug 28, 2012.

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  1. Is it possible to connect a Sky+ box to your PC so you can watch sky on your monitor?

    I'm trying to save a bit of space in my room and was thinking of getting rid of my old TV and connecting my Sky+ box to my PC.

    I've searched online and the answers seem to be pretty inconclusive, I know I'd need a tv card/hdmi capture card and to do some fiddling with Windows Media Center. Has anyone tried this, if so what was the outcome?

    I know I could connect my PC to my TV/a smaller tv but I'm not really interested in doing that as my TV takes up a fair bit of the limited space in my room. I'm also not that bothered about recording things from Sky.

    **EDIT** I know Sky player is another option but the wifi in the block isn't very reliable.
     
  2. Does you current TV have a vga slot, then you could double this as a monitor ?[​IMG]
     
  3. I'm not at work at the moment so can't check, but I'm looking at downsizing as my current Tv is taking up too much room.

    I honestly hadn't thought of that, when I got the idea of trying this I went straight for the difficult option rather than the obvious one.