View Full Version : !!!URGENT!!! iMAC 2.1GHz,20''screen vs Satellite

Nov 13, 2008, 08:35 AM
I'm just about to buy an iMac, not the new model but the older one and I would like to ask you If it's there a possibility to use it as a TV with a satellite. I'm completely lost in these thinks because I'm newbie so I dont even know what kind of satellite I should by or what kind of dish or how to set that up with the iMac, so if anybody of you had a similar problem please HELP :)

Nov 13, 2008, 08:39 AM
how very !!URGENT!!! indeed.

Nov 13, 2008, 08:40 AM
And...how is this urgent?

There are dongles you can buy that will do video-in, but the iMac is generally not known for being good as a display for anything other than itself. I tried it myself with one of the Elgato devices and the results weren't good. If you intend to use the screen for multiple sources, buy a Mac Mini and a good Dell monitor with lots of inputs or something.

spice weasel
Nov 13, 2008, 08:41 AM
Check out the Eye TV products from Elgato. I'm pretty sure they work with satellite.

Nov 13, 2008, 08:44 AM
Thx guys and especially to you iBlue!!!

Nov 13, 2008, 08:46 AM
Thx guys and especially to you iBlue!!!

LOL, sorry, I couldn't help myself.