Connecting an iMac to a DVR?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Ubundows, Oct 31, 2008.

  1. Ubundows macrumors member

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    Is it possible to use your scart-reliant DVR with a new iMac and possibly games consoles such as the wii and 360 too. I want to sell my TV to get some money towards the iMac. I know buying some converters will be necessary but it's the viewing of the shows, in OS X, from the DVR that's confusing me.

    By DVR I mean a box that lets you record, pause and rewind live TV.

    Thanks.
     
  2. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    You would have to buy something like the Elgato EyeTV attachment, which is a USB based tv tuner. This costs in the neighborhood of $ 150. By itself, there's no way to get video into an iMac - there is no video in port. For games, you might have trouble with latency on the transfer.
     
  3. Ubundows thread starter macrumors member

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    What about a dvi to composite type cable to connect it?
     
  4. gkarris macrumors 604

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    I have a Tivo, and there's a lot of lag. So, you don't want to use a DVR to hook up your game consoles...
     
  5. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    No idea exactly what cable you would need. the cable would be from the recorder to the elgato. Try the elgato website.
     

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