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rower
Jul 14, 2009, 07:11 PM
trying to cut the cable, and wondering if I can easily use a mini as a guide and pvr for the off the air HD that I have in my area.

I need it to be easy to use, so others can do it.

Probably using elgato.

Will this be as simple as a cable tv box for acceptance?

thanks!



rower
Jul 21, 2009, 10:58 PM
bump!

Chris Rogers
Jul 22, 2009, 09:10 AM
easy to use for what skill level?

I have tried it and didn't find it easy enough to use for my lady so I returned it. I'm able to aquire TV shows and watch through Plex. Maybe you'd be interested in that route?

nando2323
Jul 22, 2009, 09:19 AM
trying to cut the cable, and wondering if I can easily use a mini as a guide and pvr for the off the air HD that I have in my area.

I need it to be easy to use, so others can do it.

Probably using elgato.

Will this be as simple as a cable tv box for acceptance?

thanks!

The eyetv would be easy to use if the stupid remote that comes with it was worth more then 2 cents. Prob the worst remote i have ever used and it has absolutely no range what so ever. You can use the Apple remote with it but that also is not so great unless you have remote buddy installed then it's much better.

Chris Rogers
Jul 22, 2009, 02:11 PM
I think this is the worst remote :D
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butchseaman
Jul 25, 2009, 10:42 PM
easy to use for what skill level?

I have tried it and didn't find it easy enough to use for my lady so I returned it. I'm able to aquire TV shows and watch through Plex. Maybe you'd be interested in that route?

So are you using a mini with plex? this is something I am thinking would be better that going with the apple tv.

Chris Rogers
Jul 26, 2009, 07:52 AM
So are you using a mini with plex? this is something I am thinking would be better that going with the apple tv.

Exactly. Take it from Me, I had the apple TV for a few months and enjoyed it, but the mini is just so much more convenient and simpler.