EyeTV 250

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by D3LM3L, Apr 29, 2006.

  1. D3LM3L macrumors regular

    D3LM3L

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    Hey I'm getting ready to purchase an EyeTV 250 to connect my digital cable and consoles to. Just a couple questions...

    1) How does it perform in Game Mode on say, a 20"/23" ACD? Is the picture really fuzzy?

    2) Does EyeTV stretch out the incoming video all over the screen or leave "black bars" to keep the screen aspect correct?

    3) Since Gran Turismo 4 supports 720p and 1080i modes (and can be manually activated), could I enable it on my 23" ACD and have an HD image?

    Thank you!

    EDIT: I see it's not coming out till May 15- how about EyeTV EZ owners? Could you answer these questions (since the tech specs are pretty similar)?
     
  2. jsw Moderator emeritus

    jsw

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    You may or may not know that the 250 isn't shipping for a few weeks, so it's unlikely anyone can give you definitive answers right now. :)

    I can say, though, that you can't get HD video through it (just looking at the specs).
     
  3. rspeaker macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, it's not coming out for another 10 days still. But who ISN'T excited?! From what I read earlier, if you're concerned about black bars, make sure when you're recording, you set the aspect ratio to 4:3 or 16:9 (don't leave it on "auto.") As for GT4... it looks gorgeous in SD... do you really NEED HD? And as the person prior said, I don't think the 250 supports HD anyhow.
     
  4. FireArse macrumors 6502a

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    need HD & DTT!!!

    I saw this last week - but it is only available to analogue TV - pretty much a waste of time in the UK (they'll turn off the terrestrial signals in 2010?)

    When the brng out a HD version - then I'll be screaming as I hook up my SNES or soon to purchase 360 to my 23!

    Cannot wait - Bring it on EyeTV!

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