SKY TV OVER THE INTERNET

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  • #52572
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    As a sky customer, I have tried to use the “sky anytime on pc” service.
    However sky can tell that the request is coming from Spain, so it blocks me.
    Is there any way of disguising the location of your pc to make it appear that the request is coming from the UK?
    & does anyone know of any guides how to do this?
    Any hackers out there?

    (I may have seen a similar thread on another expat website, but for the life of me cannot find it now)

  • #68592
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    Hi Forestfire

    You don’t need a Hack there are two ways of doing this without hacking anything.

    First is the one I use which is free and useful for other things as well as SKY TV check http://www.orb.com. You’ll need a PC at home with a TV card for this to work.

    The second is a piece of kit call a Slingbox http://www.slingmedia.com/indexa.php which i think you can buy from Dixon’s.

    You don’t have to pay SKY anything and you are not doing anything illegal.

    Hope this helps

    Regards

    Paul

  • #74598
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    Paul

    do you need a tv card reader to access Sky via Orb?

  • #74398
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    Paul

    do you need a tv card reader to access Sky via Orb?

  • #74603
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    I don’t really understand the question but here is what i do.

    I have a SKY box at home which can feed (via the aerial output) all of the TV sockets in our home. I then have a computer which we uses as a entertainment system (i.e. Music [MP3] Video [kids home video] etc) which has a TV receiver card in it. This card is then plugged into a TV socket so it can then pick up a signal from the SKY box. This computer entertainment system is attached to our home network which in turn is connected to the Internet. This means that i can, via orb, access SKY, all of our music and the kids home videos anywhere in the world as long as I’ve got an computer and an Internet connection.

    I also got real clever and rigged it (via infrared) so i can change channels on SKY via orb.

    in simple terms all you need to do is have a computer with a TV receiver card attached to you SKY box (tuned to what ever you want to watch) and the Internet and run orb. Then in your remote place log on to orb and you should be able to get SKY.

    If you need more info our want to discuss PM me a telephone number and I’ll call you

    regards

    Paul

  • #74407
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    I don’t really understand the question but here is what i do.

    I have a SKY box at home which can feed (via the aerial output) all of the TV sockets in our home. I then have a computer which we uses as a entertainment system (i.e. Music [MP3] Video [kids home video] etc) which has a TV receiver card in it. This card is then plugged into a TV socket so it can then pick up a signal from the SKY box. This computer entertainment system is attached to our home network which in turn is connected to the Internet. This means that i can, via orb, access SKY, all of our music and the kids home videos anywhere in the world as long as I’ve got an computer and an Internet connection.

    I also got real clever and rigged it (via infrared) so i can change channels on SKY via orb.

    in simple terms all you need to do is have a computer with a TV receiver card attached to you SKY box (tuned to what ever you want to watch) and the Internet and run orb. Then in your remote place log on to orb and you should be able to get SKY.

    If you need more info our want to discuss PM me a telephone number and I’ll call you

    regards

    Paul

  • #74604
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    OK cheers, may PM you when I’m closer to being in a position to go.

  • #74409
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    OK cheers, may PM you when I’m closer to being in a position to go.

  • #74610
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    Then Im guessing your ‘home’ is in the UK – I looked into all of this but one needs to have it set up in the UK to sling it. I was also told form this end that in some areas the broadband isnt fast enough to recive the info from sky so the pic/sound can be a bit wobbly!

    I gave up and got a system here in Spain (sky) which works perfectly – famous last words!

  • #74421
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    Then Im guessing your ‘home’ is in the UK – I looked into all of this but one needs to have it set up in the UK to sling it. I was also told form this end that in some areas the broadband isnt fast enough to recive the info from sky so the pic/sound can be a bit wobbly!

    I gave up and got a system here in Spain (sky) which works perfectly – famous last words!

  • #74651
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    INEZ

    Well maybe this should be on the good news channel on the other side but while i pay for a fast Internet business connection at home (in the UK) my bog standard Internet connection from Telefonica in the apartment is much faster.

    The “sling” box just fits between your SKY box and your TV and has a Internet connected to it, so it easy really.

    To be honest we also have SKY in the apartment / development but i didn’t want to pay for a package (only a holiday home) the Orb thing was to watch the occasional Golf which you can’t get for free. The music from my home mp3’s played out of the apartment system in Spain via Orb is quite cool though 🙂

    Regards

    Paul

  • #74664
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    I don’t know if this is of any help, but when I used to try to access some of the BBC internet pages, it used to tell me I was not in the UK and therefore couldn’t do it. I found that if I did a search from Google for BBC and then carried on going to which page I wanted there was no problem.

    I don’t know if this will work with Sky.

  • #74666
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    of course another way of doing it would be to remote control a home/office computer via a VPN from a computer in Spain (as i do when i’m there saves messing with email accounts etc) then you can access all UK output via the websites.

    Regards

    Paul

  • #74686
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    OK ok – Im blonde you know – cant talk all that info in at one go with technical speaks! 😆

  • #74714
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    Next time I’m over I’ll show you, easy really no black art at all 🙂

  • #74967
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    you can download some software from the internet that will hide/block your IP address, dont know how succesful this would be and it does tend to slow your connection down as this uses proxy servers which may not have sufficient bandwidth and get overloaded.

    Jim

  • #75099
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    Sorry if I appear a bit dense, I am not very technical at all.
    So if I buy a Sling-Box and set it up on my Virgin cable service in UK, then bring it down to Spain hook a nice TV up through a lap-top somehow, Hey Presto all the channels I subscribe to in the UK are available for me down there? Think this is a brilliant way of avoiding buying dishes, boxes etc. Most important thing I suppose is to have a decent Broadband service in Spain.

  • #75100
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    Don’t know if it works with the Virgin cable service but apart from that you got it in one.

    See you are technical 🙂

    regards

    Paul

  • #75712
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    @aidan wrote:

    Sorry if I appear a bit dense, I am not very technical at all.
    So if I buy a Sling-Box and set it up on my Virgin cable service in UK, then bring it down to Spain hook a nice TV up through a lap-top somehow, Hey Presto all the channels I subscribe to in the UK are available for me down there? Think this is a brilliant way of avoiding buying dishes, boxes etc. Most important thing I suppose is to have a decent Broadband service in Spain.

    I’ve got a slingbox in the UK and it works brilliantly in Spain

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