Watching cable TV on a 15"AlBook

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by gwe, Nov 19, 2003.

  1. gwe macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2003
    Location:
    the world is my home
    #1
    Hey guys
    thanks for reading this post.


    I recently just bought a 15"AlBook and I want to know what the best way for me to watch actually cable tv on it is. Will I need a PCMCIA card? Is there an input?

    Let me know.



    Thanks
    Alex
     
  2. Phatpat macrumors 6502a

    Phatpat

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2003
    Location:
    Washington DC
    #2
    EyeTV seems to be a popular solution

    http://www.elgato.com/eyeTV/

    It's a bit expensive...but it works.
    I'm at college and tv comes through ethernet, I like it that way, less to connect
     
  3. gwe thread starter macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2003
    Location:
    the world is my home
    #3
    Cable through Ethernet?

    How do you get Cable through ethernet?
     
  4. madru macrumors member

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2003
    Location:
    Wa
  5. arnette macrumors 6502

    arnette

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2002
    Location:
    Manhattan Beach
    #5
    just get yourself a cheap Wal-mart TV. Better picture, you get a remote, etc etc...

    I know it's tempting because there's the gadget factor, but watching TV through your Mac is just not worth it. Both value- and quality-wise.
     
  6. evoluzione macrumors 68010

    evoluzione

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2002
    Location:
    down the road, that's where i'll always be
    #6

    why would it be worse quality??? surely the PB screen is a better resolution, so wouldn't you be getting Hi Def type images???
     
  7. Toppa G's macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2003
    Location:
    The exurbs, MN
    #7
    Quality

    The problem is that since the Mac is a better resolution, the tv signal (lower res?) makes it pretty pixelated. I have eyeTV, and it's great for casual watching. But watching on a TV is much clearer.
     

Share This Page