tv tuner device for powerbook?

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by slain, Jul 23, 2003.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    hi
    i am looking for a tv tuner for the latest ti powerbook
    all i want to do is watch tv and record the odd program on it.
    any recommendations. i have heard usb ones are not great so is there a pcmcia or firewire device i can get
    thanks
     
  2. macrumors 65816

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    Not portable, but you can get a Firewire Formac DV/TV or a Dazzle DV Bridge. I've had trouble with my bridge, but my Formac works quite well. One thing though about Formac, their software may cause problems with the iSight, so you need to disable it before using the iSight.
     
  3. TEG
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    TEG

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    Check out Hauppauge,
    http://www.hauppauge.com/
    (Formerly Eskape)
    They have several models, A/V, Coax, fm, etc.

    Their Products are known as MyTV
    If you don't have a Mic input or a Line-in on your computer you also have to get a Griffin iMic, also available on their website.
     
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    bennetsaysargh

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    would eyeTV suit your needs?
     
  5. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks alot
    i will have a look at these three models
     
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    Stelliform

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    Re: tv tuner device for powerbook?

    What is wrong with the USB versions? I was thinking about an EyeTV for my Ti someday.....
     
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    solvs

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    USB is slower and lower quality than firewire. But the USB models are cheap, around $200. The Formac with TV tuner is about $400. The Dazzle is the cheapest FW one, but it doesn't have a tuner, and seems to have issues. I have yet to see a good review for it.
     

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