SKY Tv on my Mac... Possible?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by liamski, Feb 6, 2007.

  1. liamski macrumors member

    Jan 14, 2007

    I've been checking out the eyeTV, and it looks like a great bit of kit

    However, I'd be keen to get the signal out of my Sky digibox, and transmit it to my MBP so I can watch the football / soccer in bed!

    Is there a relatively clean way of doing this?

    I guess it would involve SCART cables and a box, but can't think what else would be needed. Note that I have a LCD TV, so perhaps I could transmit the signal from that aswell

    Any help appreciated

  2. EricTheRed71 macrumors member

    Sep 15, 2006
  3. Nermal Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 7, 2002
    New Zealand
    What country are you in? Different countries can use different Sky systems.
  4. liamski thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 14, 2007
  5. JBazz macrumors 6502

    Apr 14, 2006
    I have Sonys Location Free TV because I use my PSP as a LFTV monitor.
  6. arkitect macrumors 603


    Sep 5, 2005
    Bath, United Kingdom
    From the Elgato/EyeTV site:

    "Sky is a proprietary system that only supports its own encryption system and set-top box. If you would like to watch Sky with EyeTV, you can connect EyeTV 250/EyeTV Wonder USB 2.0/EyeTV EZ/EyeTV USB to your Sky set-top box. Channels on your Sky set-top box cannot be changed automatically using EyeTV, therefore you must ensure that the cable/satellite box is tuned to the channel you wish to record."

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