TV TUNER for iMAC 20"?

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  1. About2SwitchOvr macrumors regular

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    I just picked up my iMac 20 last night and absolutely LOOOOOOOVE it so far.. I was wondering if there were any other good competitors to the external tv tuner card they offer at the mac store. I believe it was around $200? Or was it 299? Any responses GREATLY appreciated. THANKS in advance, again! :)
     
  2. briankonar macrumors regular

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    a little hard to compare products to...nothing...

    el gato makes a firewire (usb as well, but don't bother) tv tuner.

    so does formac, i think el gato (having used neither) looks like a more developed product (software looks far better).

    EyeTV Firewire with EyeHome would be pretty sweet.
     
  3. idkew macrumors 68020

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    formac's studio tv works for what you need.

    the others mentioned might not, except for eyetv. i think they will accept composite connections and such, but have no cable connector. the formac does.

    i just got it today, and at the moment i am using it to transfer videos from when i was a kid for my parents (great present). i can not tell you how well the tv tuner works for watching tv, except that in the 4 minutes i have used it, it works great.


    got it at club mac for a little less than $300.
     

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