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Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by kidkasha, Oct 2, 2010.

  1. kidkasha macrumors member

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    I am thinking of buying Apple TV for my iMac dual core. I have a cable connection in my office. Can I watch news and cable tv in minimzed version while I work?? Thru my router will it work on other apple and PC computers?
     
  2. mrkramer macrumors 603

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    I think you are misunderstanding what the apple TV does, it streams content from your computer to your TV, not tv content to your computer
     
  3. kidkasha thread starter macrumors member

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    Thank you. However is there a way to stream tv to computer, again I do have a cable connection
     
  4. Arnieaz macrumors member

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    Yes, checkout http://www.elgato.com :D
     
  5. fiftyfour123 macrumors member

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    I recommend a slingbox: http://www.slingmedia.com/
     
  6. mrkramer macrumors 603

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    I'd second this, I have an eyeTV and it works well. I've heard good things about slingbox as well, but have no experience with it.
     
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    Eyetv is awesome. Especially if you have an iPad.
     
  9. jaykk macrumors 6502a

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    Eyetv on atv will be even more awsome. Since its a A4 arm binary, may be hacking community will find a way .
     
  10. kidkasha thread starter macrumors member

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    which eyetv would you buy and does it come w/ software
     
  11. From A Buick 8 macrumors 68040

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    That depends are you going to be using a feed from a cable company or will this BE OTA.

    If it is from your cable company do they require you to have a "mini box" to get basic cable, or do you use one of the larger box's and get HD content
     
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  13. From A Buick 8 macrumors 68040

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    If your cable company has no plans to go to the "mini box" then i would get the eyeTV hybrid.

    If they are going to the "mini box" which mine did about a week after i bought my eyeTV hybrid i would buy the eyeTV HD.

    Both come with the eyeTV software.

    Now i will need to either sell my eyeTV hybrid,or buy an RF blaster to use with it.
     

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