[sclug] Connecting to my Sky+ box

Daniel Craigie danielcraigie at gmail.com
Mon Sep 27 13:31:47 UTC 2010

On 27 Sep 2010, at 13:18, Neil Haughton <haughtonomous at googlemail.com> wrote:

> Hi All,
> Does anyone know how to connect to a Sky+ box over a home network?
> I have managed to enable my Sky+ box to connect to my router and acquire an
> IP address, using DHCP, but from my desktop PC although I can see the Sky
> box is connected, I cannot access it. That is, I can't see what's on it.
> Essentially I want to be able to copy stored films to my PC for backup, and
> back again.  

I was under the impression that all recorded data on the HD is still encrypted. So even if you managed to download the unwatched content onto a computer, you would not be able to view it.

During the strong winds last year our dish was blown out of satellite alignment. Ok, I said, we'll just watch the recorded content. But a sky box will not play any recorded programs without an active feed. I imagine it's designed to stop you filling a box up and sending the disk off to a friend outside the UK.

> They're coming to take my Sky box away today and replace it
> with a new one that actually works with two signal inputs as it should, and
> in the changeover process I am going to lose a lot of films I have recorded
> and not yet watched. The aerial monkey who is coming says that he can't
> transfer them to the new box 'because it is a special satellite device,
> mate'. It's not, it's a ruddy computer, probably running Linux I'll wager.
> In fact Sky technical support told me as much.
> Can anyone help?
> Neil.
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