Recording dvds onto an imac from a Sky HD box

Dear apple afficionados
We have recently installed a Sky HD box and have recorded quite a few programmes that I would like to record onto DVD to keep permanently. We do not have a DVD recorder but my imac has a DVD recording facility. Is it possible to transfer the programmes from the Sky box onto the imac? If so, what equipment would I need? By the way, I am not a very technical minded person but would be willing to have a go if the instructions are easy to follow.
Thanks in advance for any advice - even to say it isn't possible.

Unfortunately, cable and satellite boxes generally encrypt their contents to prevent you making the kind of copies you're talking about. It's possible that some of the programs are unencrypted; you could locate your box's model number (it's probably manufactured by a third party, not Sky themselves) and see if there are any online forums with information about it.

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