Watch TV, Listen to Radio, on your PCI-equiped PowerMac. Re...

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by MacBytes, Jul 12, 2003.

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    matthew24

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    I have been waiting a long time for this. I took the jump and have ordered one.

    If Apple talks about a digital hub, this belongs right in there. Apples slowness in this area amazes me because I think this market is huge.
     
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    Wow, I've been waiting forever for this since Formac never released OS X drivers for their PCI TV tuner card...

    This looks like it will be a great alternative to el gato's eyeTV, especially since it even includes a remote!
     
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    I have seen setups like this on PCs before. A while back I realized that the computers in one of my classes were rigged with TV tuner cards so I proceeded to rig up an antennae with paper clips so I could watch Judge Mathis. Needless to say my instructor (who I have nicknamed Dumbass) was none too happy about it. He proceeded to explain that it was vandalism and that he could send me to prison but he was just being a nice guy and let me off with a warning :rolleyes:
     
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    I had an old computer with a TV input.

    It's like a beige version of an old iMac, it had a remote for it as well.
     
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    anybody here remember the Mac TV. that was my first mac.
     
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    Saw this on Maccentral too. Looks good. Xlr8yourmac had some stuff about it last Dec. Found this on Yahoo!

    http://www.dslreports.com/forum/remark,6855167~root=macdsl~mode=flat~start=0

    This is what I've been searching for. It's perfect. But is it G5 compatible? The Dual 2GHz has PCI-X, which is 3.3v, but this card is 5v, PCI 2.2. G5 spec sheets says it's compatible with Universal PCI cards, but I don't want to assume. PCI-X is supposed to be backwards compatible.

    Anyone know if these cards would work?
     

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