A MacBook as a DVR?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by kim6ball, Jun 21, 2009.

  1. kim6ball macrumors member

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    Can you use your MacBook as a DVR? If so, how? And, If are PC's better for DVR usage?
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Elgato owns the most market on the OS X side of hardware and software for recording television.

    You're going to find many more solutions and Windows Media Center is bundled under most versions of Windows Vista and 7 to give you a programing guide and management.

    Do you just want to record television and watch it later or is conversion a necessary component?
     
  3. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    you can record tv with eyetv if thats what you are kinda getting at
     
  4. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    As much as I want to like Elgato and EyeTV it is annoying to have to pay for the software which drives up the costs on their hardware.
     
  5. Porco macrumors 68020

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    I love my Elgato EyeTV setup and would recommend it to anyone.

    Buying an EyeTV device is a bit more expensive than buying what is essentially the same hardware in a slightly different casing from other sellers, but for me the software is absolutely worth the money, regardless of the hardware used (indeed you can buy compatible hardware that will still work with the software if you research it properly).
     

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