DVB (UK) on Mac Mini?.........

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by smythey, Apr 18, 2007.

  1. smythey macrumors regular

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    Does anybody know of an external device that could allow watching Digital TV on a Mini? And for a reasonable price!! You can get external PC tuners for about £60 - this one on the apple store is a fit-inducing £200.....

    Cheers.
     
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    That's the most expensive option! Any of these will work. Most are under £100.
     
  3. triobot macrumors member

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    Can't u look for a USB tv tuner or something?

    there are so many digital usb dongles aren't there these days?
     
  4. nsmextra macrumors newbie

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    I am using Miglia TVMini Express USB stick to watch TV on my iMac G5. I only have problem with the software TheTube came with it. It takes more than 200MB of memory to run and 90% of the CPU. So I can't work while watching TV :(
     
  5. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    You need the EyeTV 2 software (assuming it supports your hardware). As long as you don't turn on progressive scan deinterlacing it only uses around 40% of a 1.25Ghz G4 Mac Mini and less than 100Mb of real RAM.
     
  6. Spanky Deluxe macrumors 601

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    Smythey, you need an Elgato EyeTV Hybrid. Works a treat. I think its £95 now. They used to have it on an offer of £80 on the Apple Store back when I bought mine. Strange that the price has actually gone up since then!
     

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