TV on Mac: Under$100

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by wmmk, Apr 14, 2006.

  1. QCassidy352 macrumors G3

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    wow, this looks cool. Amazingly small and cheap... If this works well, I may invest in it.
     
  2. 1dterbeest macrumors regular

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  4. wmmk thread starter macrumors 68020

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    wtf is hardware compression? the 200 dollar model has it.
     
  5. powerbook911 macrumors 68040

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    That is when the box is a video recorder, and your computer doesn't have to crunch away. If you want to do a lot of recording and whatnot, you need the hardware encoding.

    This would be an ok solution for simply "watching" TV. It will eat up a lot more processor than a box that has hardware encoding inside it.
     
  6. QCassidy352 macrumors G3

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    oh... that puts this in a different light. I'd definitely want a hardware encoder then... The $200 model seems like a better deal. Thanks for clearing that up, PB911.

    How would this connect to the tv and receive the analog signal?
     
  7. wmmk thread starter macrumors 68020

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    it uses a seperate bunny ears, or plugs in to a cable, there's a little cable plug on the side.

    I happen to be ok with recording eating up my processor. i would be recording cubs games, the daily show, and colbert report (while i'm at school and asleep, not actively using my computer)
    is my cpu gonna be able to handle just recording these at video ipod quality while it's doing nothing but recording these shows?

    thanks!!
     

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