TV tuner for my G5 Dual 2.0

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  1. Wilson
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    Is there anybody that can recommend a tv tuner for me to use? I wouldn't need all the uneccessary options such as recording the television like EyeTv...just a simple/basic tv tuner that allows me to watch tv on my computer.

    Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
     
  2. Finiksa
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    AlchemyTV is probably your only real option if you want an internal TV card. Formac also make an external firewire TV tuner, the Studio TVR.

    You're not going to find a TV tuner without "unnecessary options" like recording they're the main selling points of them.
     
  3. crazzyeddie
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    The Alchemy TV also has the advantage of having no delay like Firewire options, therefore allowing you to play console games using it.
     
  4. Dr. Dastardly
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    The tuner is just set up to watch and record. I beleive they all do this because it would just be kind of pointless to not include it. Tivo is just a small computer hooked up to your tv, this is essetially the same thing with your computer with a tuner card.
     
  5. Dr. Dastardly
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    For real? I didn't know that... hmmmm ;)
     
  6. jsw
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    You could also consider buying a cheap VCR (what are they nowadays, $5 or so? ;)) and an analog->DV converter (or use any relatively recent digital camcorder to do the conversion). $200 or so for the converter (if you don't have the camcorder), maybe $40-$50 for the cheap VCR (if that).
     

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