Can thunderbolt or Hdmi video in?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by FlyingTexan, Jul 19, 2015.

  1. FlyingTexan macrumors member

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    Wondering if there is a way to make all video pass through the mini? If I get a hd antenna it'd be nice to have all options on the Mac so I'm not having to use another remote to swap between sources for the TV.
     
  2. jpietrzak8 macrumors 6502a

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    If you're trying to get data from an over-the-air TV antenna into the Mac, you'll really need a TV Tuner box for that. In the past, that would be easy -- you'd just need to get an Elgato TV Tuner, as they've made the best Mac TV tuners for a long time. However, they don't seem to support the US market any more. :(

    I suppose something like the HDHomeRun device would be the best bet right now, especially as you can use the Elgato EyeTV software with it (which I think is still the best Mac TV software available).

    But honestly, I think the easiest thing to do would be to just go ahead and use the TV remote to switch between your Mac and your antenna, as the TV does have a tuner built-in to it. :)
     
  3. FlyingTexan thread starter macrumors member

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    I do really like the Elgato EyeTv software from the looks of it. I'll see if maybe I can pick up a TV tuner on the open market. I live in the middle of Houston so I'm surrounded by stations
     
  4. FlyingTexan thread starter macrumors member

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    HDhomerun EXTEND looks to be the winner with full hd support and h264 encoding. Should make a nice little pvr too
     

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