Video Card (Tivo DVR compatible)

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by jreznik@mac.com, Sep 23, 2006.

  1. jreznik@mac.com macrumors newbie

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    Is there a video card made for the PowerMac G5 that has composite video and audio inputs that will allow me to run my Tivo box into my Mac and watch TV from my computer monitor? I assume if such a product exists, that it would also work for a game console like a playstation 2. Is there such a product?
     
  2. thebeephaha macrumors 6502

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    There are USB ones. No video cards tho.
     
  3. coal macrumors regular

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    You're just wanting to watch your Tivo or extact the shows for later viewing?

    As mentioned, there are a variety of USB products that provide the inputs necessary. For extraction on a G5, I'm not aware of any simple way to convert the .tivo files to something viewable on the Mac. If you have a copy of Virtual PC running, there are programs that run on XP which strip the .tivo encoding enabling you to view later.
     
  4. solvs macrumors 603

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    You could get a Miglia AlchemyTV DVR PCI card, but there are no all in one video cards for Macs anymore I'm afraid.
     
  5. jreznik@mac.com thread starter macrumors newbie

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    live tv only

    I only care to watch live television - I have no interest in converting the files to any other format. I am simply trying to save space in my small apartment by eliminating my television. Do the USB options have rca component in for video and audio? or just video? Does it come with software so that I can toggle between television mode (USB video in mode) and regular computer mode?
     
  6. solvs macrumors 603

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    Why not just get one of those monitors that also has TV-in? You'll still need your cable box for digital channels though. If you have basic cable, as long as the device you get has a tuner, you wouldn't need it though.
     
  7. jreznik@mac.com thread starter macrumors newbie

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    solution - I think

    So I think I found the solution to my question - I bought the Elegato EyeTV Hybrid, which apparently has composite inputs for game consoles and digital cable. I will post again once I receive the product and see how it works. Thanks for all the responses.
     
  8. regan2 macrumors member

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    here using a series 2 running straight through an elgato eyetv EZ. works like a charm...

     

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