I've setup a 20" iMac w/ the ElGato Eye TV (Firewire model) and it works like a charm, both in full-screen and windowed modes. You've also got TiVo-like options (though, without the time shifting, I think). But being able to record straight to your Mac is nice.cphoran81 said:Help. I have a brand new iMac G5 20" and the screen is so big I would like to be able to watch tv on it. I have researched a little so far and have only found the elgato eye tv but im not to sure about it. any advice would be great.
cphoran81 said:Im a little confused. Do I just hook up my regular tv cable cord coming out of the wall to eyetv and then connect eyetv to my apple?
I had a tough time trying to decide if I should get the EyeTV Wonder USB2 or the EyeTV 200. The differences that I could tell were the following:cphoran81 said:well after looking on the elgato website i have noticed that there are three different products available ranging in price from 150 to 350. whats the difference and is the more expensive one worth it or is the 150 one fine
Duff-Man says....from the ConvertX page:everybodylikepi said:I'm facing a similar question. Does the ConvertX encode in its own box like the EyeTV 200 or does your mac have to do it? If not, the EyeTV unit might be worth the price difference.
I personally prefer the firewire interface of the EyeTV model over the USB2 of the Plextor but it is not a deal-breaker either.....oh yeah!The heart of the PX-TV402U is its multi-format encoder chip which converts video to the MPEG-1, MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 formats as it is being recorded to the Mac.