eyetv via networked usb/nas hub? (like time capsule etc)

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by jayenne, May 2, 2009.

  1. jayenne macrumors newbie

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    hi all,
    can the eyeTV (hybrid) be used on my macbook pro by plugging it into a 'time capsule' or network USB hub etc?

    The problem i have is tha I have a macbook and i wanna use it portably but I also want my eyeTV shows whilst I "work" ;)

    If i bought a time capsule or other NAS or network USB hub - would I be able to plug it in to that and watch the eyeTV over the wifi?

    I really don't need to have the eyeTV plugged in to my macbook and the aerials stuck on the back or something.

    thanks for your help guys n gals'

    jayenne
     
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    No. Not unless the network hub thing has special drivers for the device: I have never seen a generic USB/Ethernet hub: they all have print servers or disk servers: not generic USB support (and you would need local device drivers for this too).
     
  3. jayenne thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Not the news I'd hoped for but thanks robbieduncan.

    I was hoping the time capsule would have enabled this at least.

    I was thinking that the Belkin USB Hub may have enabled this too - my next Q would of course be... why not! i want one.. (followed by two hours of baby ranting) ;)
    thanks for the speedy reply too
     
  4. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    That might work if they supplied drivers for OSX (says it's Windows only). You need the drivers so as the remote USB devices being shared over Ethernet appear to be USB devices on your machine. The other thing I would worry about would be latency over Ethernet, but I imagine that would be OK.
     
  5. jayenne thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I gone and bought the time capsule - and just as you suspected, it doesn't work :(

    no worries, it wasn't really a deal breaker and now i have a 500gb NAS and 11n wifi router :) musn' grumble.

    note: at pcworld.co.uk, the 500gb time capsule reserved online for store collection is only £170 inc vat - I think that's the cheapest deal i found.
     

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