Question about EyeTV Hybrid...

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by steamboat26, Dec 7, 2006.

  1. steamboat26 macrumors 65816

    steamboat26

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    I am just wondering if the Elgato EyeTV hybrid would work well with my mini. I assume the dongle doesn't do the encoding, so that would fall on my processor. Could a 1.66 ghz core duo handle encoding without many problems?

    EDIT: I am also wondering if the Miglia TVMax would be better for recording TV. How do they compare?
     
  2. klacbob macrumors newbie

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    have you considered the 250

    i'm sure you know this already, but the 250 is only about $50 bucks more and the encoding is on it, not your computer. It's still small enough that I don't have a problem transporting it either. I would answer your question exactly, but I don't have the hybrid
     
  3. barr08 macrumors 65816

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    Your mac mini would be fine, it would just tie up a lot of your cpu when recording.
     
  4. redeye be macrumors 65816

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    My 1.42 mini G4 does it just fine with 35 - 40 % processor usage. Recording or not doesn't make a difference, as it uses a Live TV buffer (always recording that is).

    edit: this is DTT, haven't tried analog yet, don't think i ever will ;)
     

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