Suggestions for a Hybrid TV Tuner

  Ade_1 10:52 23 Oct 2006

Hi, I am looking for a TV tuner which works with Sky+ so that I can backup my favourite episodes of programmes etc... I was informed a Hybrid TV Tuner can do this, I believe that a Hybrid TV Tuner supports the RF analogue output of Sky+.

If the above is correct can anyone suggest any decent TV Tuners to do this job?

Thanks in advance


  Ade_1 10:58 23 Oct 2006

I have come across the following however not 100% sure if it will do the job.
click here

Does anyone know if this would work?

Thanks in advance


  Vangeliska 11:03 23 Oct 2006

The one you linked to is a Terrestrial Tuner, so no, it won't work!
BTW Sky+ requires a Sky+ box plus extra subscription to function.

  Ade_1 11:10 23 Oct 2006

O yes i see now!, must have missed that bit...

I do have a Sky+ box and I pay monthly for the channels I recieve, so what do you mean by extra subscription?

Thanks in advance


  Ade_1 11:17 23 Oct 2006

Another suggestion - click here

A quote from that page -
Worldwide Analog TV reception from cable/air TV
Watch free-to-air digital terrestrial TV

This one was suggested to me on a thread I started about 5 months ago and someone was actually using this one to do what I want to do.



  v1asco 11:24 23 Oct 2006

I've got an earlier version of the Kworld analogue/digital and it works well. Has usual connections to link up to video so may be good for sky.

  Rigga 11:50 23 Oct 2006

Both of your suggestions would work.

The first one would work, as it "Supports worldwide Analog TV reception" which is what the sky+ box outputs.

However you must make sure that whichever one you buy does not have a fixed antenna, so that there is an RF input on the device.


  Vangeliska 13:07 23 Oct 2006

If you have a Sky+ box with a subscription for 2 lots of Premium packages they waive the £10 Sky+ subscription.

As you know the Sky+ box has an inbuilt HDD for recording programmes, if you want to "back up" it is simply a matter of connecting a VCR or DVD recorder (better) to your Sky+ box, preferably via a Scart cable and transferring to the medium you prefer. Or are you talking about using your PC HDD for storage?

  Ade_1 13:21 23 Oct 2006

Vangeliska, what I want to do is simply to record my recordings from Sky + onto my computer so I can watch them on that.

Just to inform, I have bought the one I saw on the Maplin site, and I will post back later once I have tried it this afternoon.



  Ade_1 15:59 23 Oct 2006

I have got it working. I connected it via a coax cable from the antenna port to the RF 2 port. However, the quality of the picture isnt particularly good... It looks as though it needs "fine tuning" however I have tried using hte tuning feature and not alot is happening.

Any help on this matter would be grearly appriciated.

Thanks in advance


  Stuartli 16:12 23 Oct 2006

>>Watch free-to-air digital terrestrial TV>>

This is a Freeview card, obviously similar to my Twinhan DVB-ter D+A (Digital + Analogue), which can also be used to input VCR, games console and similar signals as well and record them if necessary.

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