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    Help Sky Hard Drive Contents

    Hi Guys

    My work college has asked if it's possible to access sky content from a sky STB hard drive to back up to a PC for viewing/copy to DVD

    She has a new skybox and also has the old drive from old skybox.

    The reason she asks is because the drive contains footage from a sports channel of a relative of hers winning some sort of motorsport
    event. But this relative has sine been killed in a motor bike accident.

    I understand from a look around internet that the data may be stored in a encrypted format on the drive and can only be decrypted
    with a valid viewing card.

    I was wondering if there was a way to transplant this drive into a subbed sky box to then grab a copy of said footage


    Any help/advice greatly appreciated

    Thanks

    furrry

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    Default Re: Sky Hard Drive Contents

    Not sure if it still works but you could try copy plus

    [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]

    Alternatively ask her what event it was and see if it's available to download anywhere.

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    Default Re: Sky Hard Drive Contents

    or this might be worth a go [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]
    I have not used this but just spotted it when I used the same site to flash/unlock my sky router.

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    Default Re: Sky Hard Drive Contents

    thanks guys

    i will look in to these options

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    Default Re: Sky Hard Drive Contents

    I didn't think it was possible and if you struggle with those suggestions, try feeding the HDMI from the Sky Box through a DVD Recorder.


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    Default Re: Sky Hard Drive Contents

    It's possible with FTA channels, I made a YouTube video showing you how.

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    Default Re: Sky Hard Drive Contents

    Only FTA channels are accessible off a Sky+ HD via PH-MB!

    Now a linux box of course is totally different as its decrypted before recording
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    Default Re: Sky Hard Drive Contents

    THanks

    It looks i have a couple options

    1. If it's FTA contents i can use copy+ to move it to PC
    2. Using Extract+ i can possible initialise the drive for use in another Sky+ box and play back the content to a dvd recorder or similar


    I hope this works because the owner is desperate to keep this content of her deceased loved one

    @brydo is you youtube video still online do you have a link


    thanks

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    Default Re: Sky Hard Drive Contents

    Quote Originally Posted by furrry View Post
    THanks

    It looks i have a couple options

    1. If it's FTA contents i can use copy+ to move it to PC
    2. Using Extract+ i can possible initialise the drive for use in another Sky+ box and play back the content to a dvd recorder or similar


    I hope this works because the owner is desperate to keep this content of her deceased loved one

    @brydo is you youtube video still online do you have a link


    thanks
    Yeah, here is a link - [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]

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    Default Re: Sky Hard Drive Contents

    Hi

    Thanks for that

    I have the drive and viewed its contents. The content i want is on Motors TV So it's encrypted.

    I guess i will need to set it up in a 2nd sky box to get the stuff off

    Thanks again

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