Thanks for your advice ! Could you provide me with more info. on this direct cable connection ?
The set-up I have is a pci TV tuner (TV card) I'm using the s-video output from my sky+box and connecting it directly to the composite input on the TV card I don't need a remote to change channel as I use the sky box and it's remote control, the picture works and the sound but after tuning media centre the set-up then moves on and asked me for the remote which is a pain as I don't really need it.
So yes if you can provide more info. that would be helpful.
This is a long shot I know but I have a usb remote control is there any program or remote emu. out there to fool media centre as there is a remote present ?
Many Thanks Suttronix