Can I get input from cable box into my I mac

Discussion in 'iMac' started by dave58, Aug 13, 2010.

  1. dave58 macrumors newbie

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    I have a early 2010 27" iMac with a mac mini port. Is there any way I can use it to watch cable tv, inputting it from a cable box. I have heard both yes and no. I was told at the apple store that the Mac Mini port only exports and that the only way to watch TV on the iMac is through the Internet. Does anyone know for sure?
     
  2. sportster macrumors 6502

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    The only way I know how to do it is with some type of USB input. Such as the EyeTV

    I've never used one, but have though about getting one to play around with.
     
  3. PatriotInvasion macrumors 65816

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    Perfect solution:

    http://www.elgato.com/elgato/na/mainmenu/products/EyeTV-HD/product1.en.html

    I use this to record sports games on my 27" iMac in HD! Then, I can export to iPhone through iTunes. It's awesome.
     
  4. nobias macrumors regular

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    If your cable box has hdmi out it's as easy as getting a belkin av360. ($150) which also lets you play xbox/ps3 on the screen.
     
  5. PatriotInvasion macrumors 65816

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    But no recording. Why not get the EyeTV for just about the same price --- you get so much more for the money and can still hook up a PS3 via component
     

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