Mac-based DVR?

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by MacKenzie999, Jul 28, 2004.

  1. MacKenzie999 macrumors regular

    Jan 24, 2002
    Hey folks...

    I'm thinking about turning my old G4 (new G5 arrives today, woohoo!) into a TiVo. If anyone out there has done this and has any tips or insight, they'd be greatly appreciated. Be gentle: I'm a graphics guy not a tech guy ( but I'm not 100% clueless either ).

    For those interested this link describes the same project for pc's.,1282,59088,00.html

  2. Finiksa macrumors 6502a


    Feb 23, 2003
    There aren't many options for creating a PVR with a Mac.

    The only real choice is to install a TV card, upgrade the hard drive for video recording and adding a Superdrive if you want to watch shows on a DVD player etc.

    A good TV card option is the AlchemyTV. The only difference with PC setups is that there are several software solutions available that are compatible with different TV cards, with a Mac you'll have to use the software provided by the card manufacturer.

    You could always go with a Firewire or USB TV tuner too.

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