TV On The MAC

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  1. waynepixel macrumors regular

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    Hi

    I was thinking about buying the EyeTV 400 for my mac G4. If any one on this forum has the EyeTV 400, could you let me now what you think of it please.

    The main points of interests I am after is the picture quality. I now it has a digital receiver built into the unit but that still does not give you an Idea of how good it is in real world use.?

    If anyone out there has any news could you let me now .

    :) :)
     
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  3. Dont Hurt Me macrumors 603

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    Look at alchemy they have some products for tv as does formac. i would stay away from eskape labs mytv.
     
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  5. Mord macrumors G4

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    mytv is bad


    it has give you crap quility and a chopy image spend the exra and get somthing decent
     
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    to expand on this its using usb and usb doesnt have the bandwith so its only so so for tv. im planning on the same thing but waiting for my next computer. saw a great review on Alchemy pciX tv product for G5s.
     
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    read again old chap we arent saying eyetv we are saying MYTV.(eskape labs product)
     
  9. waynepixel thread starter macrumors regular

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    I see, sorry my mistake.


    Do you have any info on EyeTv 400.!
     
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    Ati make a good solid usb product...i mean its like 60 bucks, but for that money the tv quality is acceptable.
     
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    Go to http://www.xlr8yourmac.com go down the page they have some info and i think they have reviewed this product somewhere but you will have to look around for it.
     
  12. Krizoitz macrumors 6502a

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    Pros and Cons

    Just be warned that most of the eyeTV systems have a time delay between the signal they recieve and what you get on your mac because of encoding. This might not be a big deal, but if you are looking to hook up a console gaming system, its just about impossible to play.
     
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    Re: TV On The MAC

    Why the 400, and not the 200?
     
  14. waynepixel thread starter macrumors regular

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    Why the 400, and not the 200?

    Because the 200 is analogue and I have a crap aerial set-up which mean for me band reception.

    I was thinking 400 because its digital and I was hoping that would solve the reception problem.

    That why I am asking has anyone here used the EyeTV 400.
     

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