Hoping someone can help here with some info as I've looked around but can't find anything
Currently have my set up on my pc with a skystar HD2 card, and can obviously capture stuff in HD on all the freesat channels but I want a way that I can capture the rest of the HD channels like ITV 2 HD, E! HD, and the rest which are encrypted
Have the latest sky box and white card so I know component is out of the question, and also still dont think there is a working solution to get the rest of the channels working on my skystar hd2
So could do with some help if possible what is the easiest and fairly cheapest method to get the rest of Non-freesat HD channels with certain equipment?
I know it is possible as I have seen torrents around with TV shows that have been capped in HD from some of the encrypted channels like ITV 2 HD etc
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Are they encrypted or merely part of the Sky HD package.
I have a Sky HD box and a standard Sky subscription. These channels are not available to me. Only the SD versions.
If these torrents really are captured from HD then I would have thought that a SKy+ HD box comes in to the equation. Maybe there is no hdcp signal which then allows for a capture from the box at the original resolution.
Option 1 - HDCP stripper (there's a current thread on these on this board) and something that will capture over HDMI (rare but obtainable)
Option 2 - Hauppauge HD PVR coupled to an HD Fury
Thanks for the heads up guys
I know that people have managed to get full hd 1080p capping from ITV 2 HD as I have a clip downloaded from Celebrity Juice
Looked on the HD fury site which product is the one I'm looking at?
Just found out its the HD fury 2 I need, is does this come with everything I need?:
As the component set that comes with it only has 3 cables (thought it was 6), do I still need the standard yellow/white/red ones?
Last edited by Lord Kram; 6th Mar 2013 at 12:27.
So you can actually see these 'encrypted' channels through your Sky Box and viewing card on your tv? Since if you can not this additional equipment will be no use whatsoever.
To me, a hdfury comes over as a video up-scaler. Not a hdcp stripper. But I could be wrong.
Still not sure on this myself, I thought the idea of the HD fury was to be able to connect the sky box through via hdmi and using the component adaptor, connect this upto the Hauppauge PVR and then be able to capture in full HD from any channel/recording etc
Can anyone else give us a heads up on what this does?
The bottom line is if these channels expecially the Itv ones are actually worth recording. From what I see in the schedules, the programs are cr@p.
Well its not just those channels really, I want the ease of being able to use that equipment if possible with the addition of being able to get stuff from the non-freesat channels
Also whenever I want to transfer some HD stuff from my sky hard drive, I have to keep taking the hard drive out of the box, hooking it upto the pc and use expvr to get whatever I need from it
Ok. But this method of transfer does not work for any channel that requires the $ky card to view ?
It's one heck of a gamble to get this equipment - which is certainly not cheap - only to find it will not work for encrypted channels ie the majority on the $ky platform.
So I am with you that you need firm assurance from someone within the UK who has actually done this and the equipment they used.