TV tuner card for OS X

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by steeleclipse, Feb 18, 2004.

  1. steeleclipse macrumors 6502

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    Well is there??? i cant seem to find any os x compatible... would the ati cards work? i know the remote does

    i know there is the eyetv and tvr and stuff like that, but i just want a basic tuner card and decent tuning software with basic pvr functions... any ideas???

    also, i noticed that on the apple store site, you can get an svideo adapter that only works on a G5 (i didnt believe it would only work on a G5, but they swear up and down it wont work on my MDD G4) does anybody know of an inexpensive adapter for my G4????

    Thanks guys :D
     
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    I've successfully used a generic PCI card, with the Philips chipset. However, while the card works, it's a nightmare to find TV-viewing software to go with it. I tried a demo version of Televio (now called AlchemyTV), and that worked perfectly - except the company refused to sell me the full version!
     
  3. steeleclipse thread starter macrumors 6502

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    thats what i thought might be the case (card works, software hard to come by)

    ati uses a philips tuner doesnt it???
     
  4. Dreadnought macrumors 68020

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    So, can you or not use a pc tv card and use the televio/alchemyTV software with and get it to work? That's what I like to know! Tvcards for a pc a really cheap and work pretty good. I have bought one for my G3 B&W and it s*cked. Only could get black and white with a bad reception and no sound... It was a stick on card on a voodoo 3 vidcard, a macpaloma it was called.
     
  5. Fukui macrumors 68000

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    A little expensive, and the name is kinda wierd, but they seem to be good cards (the only ones)...
     
  6. wordmunger macrumors 603

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    Ha! Watch TV in the dock! That would be really fun for about 30 seconds or so... but for $149 you could just buy a TV. But I guess if you want to record TV on your Mac, this is the ticket.
     
  7. tomf87 macrumors 65816

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    Shame they don't have a firewire version for portable users like myself who would like to use it at home or in the office. Even if it was a larger version, I could stuff it into a corner, and run a longer FW cable to my PB.
     
  8. gregorypierce macrumors regular

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    Powerbook?

    What's the best version out there for a powerbook though? I want to bring in video into the PB from TV sources including games and the like and I have yet to find the best solution for a PB.
     
  9. chv400 macrumors 6502

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    I've never heard of a Voodoo card but I did that on my B&W G3 with an ATI Xclaim VR card. (only works in 9 but i got 640x480 and sound. it ran through Apple Video Player.
     
  10. idkew macrumors 68020

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    young, huh?
     

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