Watching TV on my mac?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by masterjedi73, Jun 23, 2004.

  1. masterjedi73 macrumors 6502

    masterjedi73

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    Is there a way to watch TV on my mac? I have a cable internet connection on a dual 1.8 G5.

    thanks!

    matt
     
  2. Darwin macrumors 65816

    Darwin

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    Eye TV

    http://www.elgato.com/

    Not a bad piece of software in my experience

    Of course there are other products, however I can't remember them :p
     
  3. ChrisFromCanada macrumors 65816

    ChrisFromCanada

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    The other options are the PCI card (runs about $100), or going external which will run you $300+

    P.S. Do a search before asking questions
     
  4. masterjedi73 thread starter macrumors 6502

    masterjedi73

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    Thanks.

    P.S. Sometimes there's not time to do a search. I had a 30 sec. time slot to post before I forgot. I don't think it's a big deal.
     
  5. crowdaddy macrumors regular

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    How is your DP1.8? Fast enough to run games really well>?
     
  6. GeorgeTheMonkey macrumors member

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    Yup, Matt, EyeTV is incredibly spiffy -- but since you mentioned that you're on a cable internet connection, can I assume you have cable TV as well?

    If that's the case, then you just have to check out this groovy little Mac OS X Hint. Basically it shows you how to record and watch High Definition TV -- from your cable -- on your Macintosh! 'Tis a darn cool little trick, and the kicker is it's absolutely free! (You do have to ask your cable company for a Firewire-enabled cable box, but aside from that, the software is free -- and with a little bit of setup, BAM! Hi-Def on your Mac. :D )
     
  7. masterjedi73 thread starter macrumors 6502

    masterjedi73

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    To tell you the truth I have no idea. I play console games. I have an Xbox, PS2, Gamecube, SuperNintendo, N64, and a GBA SP. So I don't play games on the computer.

    I did, however, try a demo that I got of Rayman 3, and the graphics weren't great...a lot of stopping and starting kinds of stuff....
     

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