Mac-based DVR?

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

  1. macrumors regular

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    #1
    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.
    http://www.wired.com/news/technology/0,1282,59088,00.html

    Thanks!
    -Mike
     
  2. macrumors 6502a

    Finiksa

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    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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