TV Tuner

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  1. Xephian macrumors 6502a

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    Are there any good TV tuners for the Mac? I have a Quad Power Mac G5 and was wondering what's a good TV tuner if there's even any out there.
     
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  3. Madmic23 macrumors 6502a

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    eyeTV by elgato all the way. They have a variety of tuners firewire and usb 2.0 tuners and awesome software. Check out the site. www.elgato.com
     
  4. rickvanr macrumors 68040

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    Another vote for the Elgato box, although it's expensive.

    Off topic, but I so wish some company would simply release a PCI-X/ PCI-e TV turner card. There are a tonne of PCI based TV turners available on the windows side.
     
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    I have no idea about internal tuners, but the El Gato DVB-T digital SD/HD tuners are amazing. I can't fault mine at all. it sits on top of the Power Mac so I don't see it anyway. I'd rate it a 10/10.
     
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  8. djphatbeat macrumors newbie

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    Hey just to let you know that I have a PCI TV tuner for my G5, which I got from the Apple store in London for about £50.

    It works for me but the picture quality is a bit grainy but that might be the cable I'm using between my sky box and the Mac.

    http://www.miglia.com/

    Got the AlchemyTV DVR.

    Hope this helps.
     
  9. rickvanr macrumors 68040

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    Swinggg, I never have seen that before! What kind of software does it use?
     
  10. pinto32 macrumors 6502

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    I wouldnt be surprised to see Steve give you some help at Macworld. Seems to be the next step in Frontrow (besides making it more functional).

    ...Well, maybe not this Macworld...maybe MW '07...

    ...either way, it has to happen soon...
     
  11. Veldek macrumors 68000

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    Another vote for AlchemyTV. It's great!
     
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  13. After G macrumors 68000

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    You pay more for quality?

    But I find that paying a reasonable price makes more sense than paying rock-bottom prices, from a reliability standpoint.
     
  14. hrfforlife macrumors newbie

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    Elgato EyeTv 500. Streaming HD capture. Awsome!
     
  15. bosskxx1 macrumors newbie

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    The only internal TV card that I know is an Alchemy TV DVR, however since you have the new generation of macs with PCI express, I believe that card is not compatible.

    Here is more info on the card
    http://www.miglia.com/products/video/alchemytvdvr/index.html
     
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    Did they finally release a proper driver for Leopard? According to their site, they have not supported 10.5
     
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    If you are willing to assume the inherent risks, eBay is pretty cheap, especially for older models (ie. "250 Plus").
     
  19. maril1111 macrumors 68000

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    Another Vote for Elgato, also their Turbo 264HD video converter software and hardware is great too.
     

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