Elgato Alternatives

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by drewster, Feb 2, 2010.

  1. drewster macrumors member

    Aug 4, 2008
    With the Olympics coming up, I thought I would get an HD tuner for my computer as to catch the games in HD. (Don't have/want/need a tv)

    I like the Elgato stick, EyeTV, but can't help but notice there are some other 'generic' etc sticks that don't claim Mac support. Has anyone had any luck with finding a cheaper alternative? (They seem to be 50-150$ as compared to 200)


  2. TheCheapGeek macrumors 6502

    Jul 10, 2008
    My opinion is that Elgato's software, EyeTV is the best for recording tv and they have a list of compatible tuner hardware. Since you only want to record a very select amount of programming you could look at something like the HDhomerun. This is a networked tv tuner that goes for around 100$. You then can record using VLC and not have to buy anything from elgato.

    I have a video on using the hdhomerun with eye tv if you are interested.


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