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slain
Jul 23, 2003, 11:26 AM
hi
i am looking for a tv tuner for the latest ti powerbook
all i want to do is watch tv and record the odd program on it.
any recommendations. i have heard usb ones are not great so is there a pcmcia or firewire device i can get
thanks

gopher
Jul 23, 2003, 12:10 PM
Not portable, but you can get a Firewire Formac DV/TV or a Dazzle DV Bridge. I've had trouble with my bridge, but my Formac works quite well. One thing though about Formac, their software may cause problems with the iSight, so you need to disable it before using the iSight.

TEG
Jul 23, 2003, 12:19 PM
Check out Hauppauge,
http://www.hauppauge.com/
(Formerly Eskape)
They have several models, A/V, Coax, fm, etc.

Their Products are known as MyTV
If you don't have a Mic input or a Line-in on your computer you also have to get a Griffin iMic, also available on their website.

bennetsaysargh
Jul 23, 2003, 12:28 PM
would eyeTV suit your needs?

slain
Jul 23, 2003, 12:39 PM
thanks alot
i will have a look at these three models

Stelliform
Jul 23, 2003, 01:15 PM
Originally posted by slain
hi
i am looking for a tv tuner for the latest ti powerbook
all i want to do is watch tv and record the odd program on it.
any recommendations. i have heard usb ones are not great so is there a pcmcia or firewire device i can get
thanks

What is wrong with the USB versions? I was thinking about an EyeTV for my Ti someday.....

solvs
Jul 23, 2003, 02:18 PM
USB is slower and lower quality than firewire. But the USB models are cheap, around $200. The Formac with TV tuner is about $400. The Dazzle is the cheapest FW one, but it doesn't have a tuner, and seems to have issues. I have yet to see a good review for it.