EyeTV + other TV adapter?

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  1. tektonnic macrumors 6502

    tektonnic

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    Hi Guys,

    Looking for some advice here, correct me if I am wrong but EyeTV is the viewing and PVR software which works on OS X and comes with pre-approved DVB TV tuners to work on the mac.

    Now if I got the eyetv software and used any old £30 USB DVB TV Tuner, which there appear to be a plethora of now would that work, or is there some opensource malarky to fix it or what?

    Suggestions please...

    ta, Tom.
     
  2. drlunanerd macrumors 65816

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    By the time you've paid for EyeTV you may as well get a tuner bundled with it. Apple Store UK are doing the Miglia on offer at the moment.

    You are planning on paying for EyeTV, right? ;)
     
  3. tektonnic thread starter macrumors 6502

    tektonnic

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    of course, i didnt think the software alone would be that expensive though, and i might be able to save a couple of quid by putting it all together myself!
     
  4. drlunanerd macrumors 65816

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    EyeTV 2.1 is normally 79euros (£55), but it's on offer at 49euros (£34) from www.elgato.com at the moment.

    I recently got hold of a Miglia TVMini and it's been pretty good for 70 odd quid with EveTV 2.1 included.

    When it comes to PVRs the software is everything. I wouldn't try and hack something together yourself to save a few pence, it just isn't worth it when it fails to record your favourite show.
     

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