Recording TV shows

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  1. ziggadabuzz macrumors newbie

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    Some of my friends record TV shows on their computers. They say you can get some sort of external thing to do it if you don't have it already. Anybody know anything about it?
     
  2. varmit macrumors 68000

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    http://www.elgato.com/
     
  3. Tommyg117 macrumors 6502a

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  4. volntitan macrumors 6502

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    I want to do the same thing, but which one do I get? All I want to do is watch TV and record the occasional program to send to my daughter in college. Any real world reviews out there? I have a iMac G5.
     
  5. tipdrill407 macrumors 6502

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    The EyeTV 250 is pretty good. It offers all the basic features and has hardware based encoding so it does not use your computer's processor to encode the video therefore using less resources.
     
  6. volntitan macrumors 6502

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    Are there others you would also recomment? What about MyTV.PVR?
     
  7. barr08 macrumors 65816

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    The eyetv hybrid just came out. It can do mostly everything the 250 can, but is 50 bucks cheaper.
     
  8. volntitan macrumors 6502

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    Does the hybrid do the compression in the unit or does the computer do it?
     
  9. tipdrill407 macrumors 6502

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    They Hybrid uses the computer to encode the video. I think that's why it's cheaper.
     
  10. volntitan macrumors 6502

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    HMMM....I have a iMac G5 with 1 gig ram, so shouldn't be a problem, but paying the extra $50 might be worth have the external compressor and not tying up the computer. What about the myTV.PVR? Anyone hear of that one?
     
  11. volntitan macrumors 6502

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    Is EyeTV considered the best unit for Mac? Or is the Plextor or myTV.PVR worth a look?
     
  12. KingYaba macrumors 68040

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