Computer and TV

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by Mr. Anderson, Nov 30, 2002.

  1. Moderator emeritus

    Mr. Anderson

    #1
    Ok, this is somewhat interesting and I'm wondering why Apple with their MPEG QuickTime options haven't arleady done it - especially since regular tvs have only 640x480 res - you can get a lot of mileage on a 120 Gig disk. But I wonder if you'd be able to switch channels with the software or have to do it manually. The interface they talk about has buttons on the tower, not what I would want. Go all software, including the cable box interface and you could have a very cool system - add an extra monitor and you'd have the perfect setup.

    http://www.cnn.com/2002/TECH/ptech/11/29/sproject.hs02.media.center/index.html
     
  2. macrumors 68020

    idkew

    #2
    apples been there, done that. years ago.

    Mac TV
     
  3. macrumors 6502

    #3
    Not to mention the TAM also had one. I myself used to use an ixTV card in my old powermac 7500, and now I use EyeTV. The only thing that bugs me about TV cards is MPEG recording, and Quicktime 5/6's bug with MPEG audio. It takes forever to demultiplex and convert so you can keep the audio.
     
  4. macrumors G4

    #4
    You can already do that with some third-party hardware and software right now, I do it.
    But that Media Centre XP is pretty slick I gotta say.
    If it wasn't from MS and you could get it seperate from a whole computer, I might consider it.
     
  5. macrumors P6

    wdlove

    #5
    Anybody using Eye TV?
     
  6. macrumors 6502

    #6
    Yes. I just wish it used something other than MPEG1. Its hell for my hard drive, and I can't compress it without going through several tedious steps.
     
  7. macrumors P6

    wdlove

    #7
    How much Hard Drive space does it use? Is it doing any actual damage to your Hard Drive? Thank you for your imput! :)
     
  8. Moderator emeritus

    Mr. Anderson

    #8
    But this is quite a bit of a step up from that - I even saw the ad on TV recently and it has some nice appeal. It would require an actual test drive though - but I'm thinking the software and hardware available today make it a much more practical - and the fact that the price isn't too bad either.

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