TV tuner for MBP?

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  1. mark2288 macrumors regular

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    Hey all,
    I'm at college right now and the desire to catch some programming is growing. I know that with some windows computers you can buy a TV tuner and hook it up to watch TV on your computer.

    i wanted to know if there was a TV tuner for the MBP and my college also provides basic channels for free with the standard analog wire hook-up type thing...(the usually white wire with one prong???) if i can use this instead of getting an antenna that would be awesome.

    is it possible?
     
  2. Xander562 macrumors 68000

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  3. generik macrumors 601

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    You are thinking of starting a new opensourced tv tuner app? Good on you man, I was hoping to see more competition to EyeTV in this arena ;)
     
  4. mark2288 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Generik.... you lost me...

    were you catching me on "i'm missing programming?"

    if so...haha...very funny...lol :)
     
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  7. generik macrumors 601

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    Oops!! Different kind of programming! No wonder for a while I was thinking it didn't make sense :D
     
  8. generik macrumors 601

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    As nutty as it sounds what I'd recommend is buying a cheap mini to go with the EyeTV tuner as well, Minis are so wonderful as a PVR I just don't know how to begin, plus you don't have to tetter your MBP to your desk whole day either ;)
     
  9. twoodcc macrumors P6

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    well i ordered the eyeTV hybrid. can't say how it is yet. supposed to be on the way now.
     
  10. gwimby macrumors member

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    mark2288-
    the eyetv is the defacto standard for mac tv viewing. def. the most supported product out there, if a bit pricey.
    a side benefit is the new 2.3 software that lets you interface with front row to control the tv viewing w/ your apple remote.
     
  11. mark2288 thread starter macrumors regular

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    so i'm looking at the eyeTv hybrid. it looks like it will get the job done. anyone have any experience with elegato products?
     

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