Watching TV on a Cinema Display 30'

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by ThaFindizzle, Jul 6, 2006.

  1. ThaFindizzle macrumors newbie

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    I don't own a Mac yet but was thinking of buying one before I start graduate school in the fall. Thinking G5 with a 30' display. I'm pretty much sold but I have one question: How easy is it to watch TV with this set up? Can you just buy a tv tuner and plug the cable in the back? As you can see, I'm not overly technically inclined. Advice?:confused:
     
  2. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    It's pretty easy. You'll need to buy a TV tuner (Elgato and Miglia make decent ones) and then connect that to your Mac, then watch the tuner in fullscreen mode.
     
  3. gangst macrumors 6502a

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    Be warned though if your watching SD TV the picture will be stretched and pixelated on a 30" LCD.

    However, I highly recommend getting a TV tuner, I have an Elgato eyeTV and love it on a 23" ACD.
     
  4. ricgnzlzcr macrumors 6502a

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    Wow, I wish I could afford that kind of a screen when I graduated from my undergrad. Anyways, I think I've heard that the picture may be grainy seeing as how the screen is so pixelated. I do know nothing about this sort of stuff so take that with a grain of salt
     
  5. OutThere macrumors 603

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    I'm really looking forward to college: cable+2005fpw+svideo plug+tv tuner=good. :D
     

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