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Old Dec 28, 2012, 03:46 PM   #1
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Home Entertainment Question (Incl EyeTV)

I have been doing some research on how to effectively set up a home entertainment system throughout the house. I think I have come up with a good solution that will service my needs and I would like to run it by you all to see if I have covered my bases. I am primarily interested in digitally recording cable programs and having all of those automatically uploaded into iTunes to be available for playback on other TVs, iPads, iPhones, and laptops in my home network and, at times, copied onto DVD using my MBP. To accomplish this, I have opted for the following set-up:

EyeTV HD or EyeTV Hybrid (more on this is a second)
Dedicated Mac Mini 2.5 GHz connected to EyeTV
Sony Bravia 46" LCD TV 1080p 120 HZ
3 Apple TV 3s to connect other televisions throughout the house

I have Timewarner cable (about 60-70 channels) that I receive through coaxial cable directly into the TV mentioned above (no cable box). Because of this, it seems I need to use EyeTV Hybrid vs EyeTV HD but I would like to use the HD in case I would ever upgrade cable and need to use a box in the future....is it possible to use the EyeTV HD without a cable box at this time? It seems like I would be able to plug the EyeTV HD directly into my TV using the composite cable included with EyeTV HD.

Any other criticisms or suggestions with respect to this setup would be appreciated, especially with respect to EyeTV.

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