Which Elegato TV tuner should I get for my iMac?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by seenew, Aug 11, 2006.

  1. seenew macrumors 68000

    seenew

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    I'm looking to spend at most $150. AT MOST.
    I want to be able to record, use my Front Row remote, and generally have it be fast..

    So, what do you recommend?
     
  2. Jopling macrumors 6502

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    I don't think you can get a TV Tuner that cheap. I think I paid 200 or 250 for mine from Elgato. Quality isnt the best but that might be because the computer I use it on is underpowered. I hear the Eyetv EZ is supposed to have slightly better quality though and its supposed to be cheaper ($149).
     
  3. Oofie macrumors regular

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    I have seen the Miglia TV micro from the apple website for $99. Read great reviews on it. Im planning to buy one also for my MBP so I could cancel my tivo subscription.
     
  4. tipdrill407 macrumors 6502

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    Keep in mind cheaper tv tuners use your computer's processor to encode the video which will eat up the resources on your computer.
     
  5. seenew thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I found an Elgato EyeTV 250 on Amazon for $176, new. Yeah, I broke my limit, but that was a good price, so..
     
  6. slotcarbob macrumors member

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    ADS Tech's Pyro A/V Link is under $150. I love it. Not too fancy. Just works.
     

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