ATI Xclaim USB TV on Mac OS X....Can it work???

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  1. t300 macrumors 6502a

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    I just got an old ATI Xclaim USB TV for the Mac. Basically, it is just a little box that you hook a coaxial cable to on one end and a USB comes out the other to plug into your Mac. Simple enough. It came with OS 9 drivers and player, and I was told from the seller that it won't work on Mac OS X. Well, I looked on the website and found the drivers section for the device and it says they have them for 9 and 8.6 but not for anything before or OS X.

    Now, I can't possibly imagine that that this could no way be used on my PB running Panther. There MUST be something out there, I just have no idea what it is. Does anyone know a solution for my problem?
     
  2. ChrisFromCanada macrumors 65816

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  3. t300 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I will test this out and get back to you, but for now, thanks a lot! I will owe you if it works!
     
  4. t300 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Okay, I am pretty sure this doesn't work, thank you , though..

    So I am now back to square one..Any ideas?
     
  5. BrianKonarsMac macrumors 65816

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    you are SOL...unless of course you decide to write your own driver...which if you do, please include compatibility with the USB 2.0 version as well :D.
     
  6. t300 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Are you in the same boat as well?
     
  7. BrianKonarsMac macrumors 65816

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    not exactly. i was interested in the ATI Xclaim, but with no OS X support from either ATI or a 3rd party, it was kind of useless. They recently announced a USB 2.0 version, but I am not aware of any OS X support in that camp either (though there very well may be, i just don't know about it). I'm probably just going to buy the EyeTV w/ Firewire (and HDTV but I have no HD viewing capabilities) since it is actually DESIGNED for OS X.

    I did a quick search for you on MacUpdate, they had NOTHING to drive ATI USB Xclaim

    I think the problem with it is it is a propietary piece of hardware, meaning industry standard command's won't run the Xclaim, only commands specifically designated by ATI, so unless they design a driver for it, I don't think you will ever see one.
     
  8. t300 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    (I can't check it right now, so I don't know, but...)

    If this is OS 9 software, will I be able to perhaps run it in Classic? It seems logical... But perhaps not.
     
  9. t300 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    A simple bump for everyone out there who might be willing to help...

    I mean, I don't know...Could someone write drivers for this? I'm clueless about this!
     

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