Usb Tv Tuner

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by laidbackliam, Feb 12, 2006.

  1. laidbackliam macrumors 6502

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    Are there any good quality (possibly high def) tv tuners out there that are compatible with macs? i'm thinking of getting one that i can hook into my brotheres cable box when i'm over there to watch entourage and other stuff, and i've got a macbookpro coming. was thinking it'd be cool to just bring it over and steal his cable......


    any one know of one?
     
  2. pknz macrumors 68020

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    Elgato are the main TV Tuners for Macs, they deal in USB and Firewire. I doubt you'll get HD though.
     
  3. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    Eskape Labs have a few models. There is also another brand with a PCI card.
     
  4. nordesmic macrumors member

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    dvb-T tuner

    I'm using an Elgato eyeTV dvb-t tuner connected by usb 2.0. It deals in high definition and is a great product, but presumably you're in the US- and I don't think you can use it there. I think there are other eyeTV products but they are a bit pricier http://www.elgato.com/index.php?file=products_eyetv500
     
  5. MacDonaldsd macrumors 65816

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    Do you recommend the quality of this, my mate had a different eyeTV model an the quality wasnt that great ?

    and whats the software like on it
     
  6. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    I use one of these as my main TV. The quality is excellent if you use a proper external antenna. The one you get is crap. The 2.0 software is very good.

    Check out the massive EyeTV for DTT thread for more...
     
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  8. laidbackliam thread starter macrumors 6502

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    all these things seem great. maybe i was wrong saying tv tuner. maybe i meant "video in", just so i can record. some of these things SEEM ELABORATE. also, i wonder if that software (which seems to me would be fairly processor intensive) is being ported to universal binaries yet......
     

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