!!!URGENT!!! iMAC 2.1GHz,20''screen vs Satellite

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by popolnik, Nov 13, 2008.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Hi,
    I'm just about to buy an iMac, not the new model but the older one and I would like to ask you If it's there a possibility to use it as a TV with a satellite. I'm completely lost in these thinks because I'm newbie so I dont even know what kind of satellite I should by or what kind of dish or how to set that up with the iMac, so if anybody of you had a similar problem please HELP :)
     
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    iBlue

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    rogersmj

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    And...how is this urgent?

    There are dongles you can buy that will do video-in, but the iMac is generally not known for being good as a display for anything other than itself. I tried it myself with one of the Elgato devices and the results weren't good. If you intend to use the screen for multiple sources, buy a Mac Mini and a good Dell monitor with lots of inputs or something.
     
  4. macrumors 65816

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    Check out the Eye TV products from Elgato. I'm pretty sure they work with satellite.
     
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    iBlue

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    LOL, sorry, I couldn't help myself.
     

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