EyeTV USB

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by Kwyjibo, Nov 25, 2004.

  1. Kwyjibo macrumors 68040

    Kwyjibo

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    I've got a powerbook 867 12 in and I have an offer to buy an EyeTV USB for $80. This is probably best considering that the FW version is more powerful but costs like 3 or 4 times that $80.

    Will the EyetvUSB have sufficeint quality for just watching programs I missed not neccessarily storing them forever ...
     
  2. timsq macrumors regular

    timsq

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    Yup

    I've got the elGato eyeTV USB and a powered antenna (cable is better) and it really does a good job of the application. It can be choppy depending on the signal strength, but I've managed VCR+ quality TV recordings and near DVD quality with cable. Remarkable. I think the FW version is DV quality. I got mine from smalldog and it was $90 or so. Cheaper than a LCD TV and one less techbrick.
     
  3. kiwi_the_iwik macrumors 65816

    kiwi_the_iwik

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    If you get the opportunity, I'd suggest you get the eyeTV 200 - it's a FIREWIRE device, and the quality is brilliant in comparison.

    I've got an Eskape Labs MyTV USB unit, and - although it did the job really well - I had to run a seperate audio cable from the device, as USB wasn't designed to carry that kind of bandwidth.

    :cool:
     
  4. Kwyjibo thread starter macrumors 68040

    Kwyjibo

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    right now i'm just a college student so this unit fits my budget.I was tempted by the firewire version but anyway unit should arrive monday or tuesday.
     
  5. jared_kipe macrumors 68030

    jared_kipe

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    I'm not sure about the EYETV usb, but I have had similar usb devices but the bandwidth wasn't sufficient to support even stereo audio, something to consider.
     

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