Computer and TV

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

  1. Moderator emeritus

    Mr. Anderson

    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.
  2. macrumors 68020


    apples been there, done that. years ago.

    Mac TV
  3. macrumors 6502

    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

    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


    Anybody using Eye TV?
  6. macrumors 6502

    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


    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

    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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