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Old Jul 12, 2003, 12:19 PM   #1
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Watch TV, Listen to Radio, on your PCI-equiped PowerMac. Re...


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Link: Watch TV, Listen to Radio, on your PCI-equiped PowerMac. Remote Control, Audio IN, Video IN. NTSC, PAL and SECAM TV available.

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Old Jul 12, 2003, 12:50 PM   #2
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I have been waiting a long time for this. I took the jump and have ordered one.

If Apple talks about a digital hub, this belongs right in there. Apples slowness in this area amazes me because I think this market is huge.
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Old Jul 13, 2003, 12:16 AM   #3
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Wow, I've been waiting forever for this since Formac never released OS X drivers for their PCI TV tuner card...

This looks like it will be a great alternative to el gato's eyeTV, especially since it even includes a remote!
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Old Jul 13, 2003, 12:42 AM   #4
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I have seen setups like this on PCs before. A while back I realized that the computers in one of my classes were rigged with TV tuner cards so I proceeded to rig up an antennae with paper clips so I could watch Judge Mathis. Needless to say my instructor (who I have nicknamed Dumbass) was none too happy about it. He proceeded to explain that it was vandalism and that he could send me to prison but he was just being a nice guy and let me off with a warning
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Old Jul 13, 2003, 01:02 AM   #5
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A review of it over at the HTMUG.

Formac's external alternative; Firewre, expensive but records in raw DV and serves as an A/D converter.

El Gato's external alternative; USB, only records in MPEG-1.
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Old Jul 13, 2003, 01:09 AM   #6
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I had an old computer with a TV input.

It's like a beige version of an old iMac, it had a remote for it as well.
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Old Jul 13, 2003, 02:05 AM   #7
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anybody here remember the Mac TV. that was my first mac.
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Old Jul 13, 2003, 03:27 AM   #8
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Saw this on Maccentral too. Looks good. Xlr8yourmac had some stuff about it last Dec. Found this on Yahoo!

http://www.dslreports.com/forum/rema...e=flat~start=0

This is what I've been searching for. It's perfect. But is it G5 compatible? The Dual 2GHz has PCI-X, which is 3.3v, but this card is 5v, PCI 2.2. G5 spec sheets says it's compatible with Universal PCI cards, but I don't want to assume. PCI-X is supposed to be backwards compatible.

Anyone know if these cards would work?
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