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Sky on your PC

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
Just wondering if anyone knows any way that you can get Sky channels, namely the sports channels on your PC?

I mean I have a PC-TV card so can get Channels 1-4 but was hoping there was some way through buying something or the other that you could access these channels through your computer?

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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Well, you can increase the number of channels you can view by buying a TV card that recieves the new digital channels.
    But the only way I know of viewing Sky on your PC would be to either have a TV card, or video card, with an input (eg SVHS) that allows you to connect your Sky box to your computer. Most TV/video cards that have inputs will let you select that input to view, then you just use your Sky remote to change the channels on the Sky box.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    You can get a TV card that you can recive freeview channels and pay channels as well as channels 1-5. Their about 80 quid I think and I know Argos and Speical Reserve do them. Not sure if you can get Sky Sports tho. I know you can get porn, E4, and other channels.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    There are several options, a normal PCTV card with in input from a Freeview box, of Sky box are the easiest.

    A DTT [Freeview] PCTV card will receive the free channels but would not receive the Top Up TV Channels [as AFAIK none have card readers].

    A DSAT card is coming onto the market, but without a card reader so you'd only be able to receive FTA channels [not even sure about FTV - those such as ITV, C4 and Five that require a card]. There is certainly no product that will receive all channels for free.
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