Getting HBO/Showtime Shows onto AppleTV

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by darkpixie08, Mar 14, 2008.

  1. darkpixie08 macrumors member

    Sep 6, 2006
    Is there any way to get programs that I've recorded via my DirectTV box onto my ATV? I know there is the EyeTV, but from the looks of it, it can't record encrypted channels like HBO or Showtime. Is there any way to do this via Slingbox, and another program (i.e. have Slingbox send the file to my computer and make a duplicate on my computer) or some other program, or am I just S.O.L.? Thanks.
  2. Jimmdean macrumors 6502

    Mar 21, 2007
    EyeTV is still your best bet - you'd need to send the SVHS or composite out from the DirecTV into the breakout adapter on the EyeTV hybrid or plus. Encryption doesn't matter here - the DirecTV box has already decrypted it. Obviously this is only for standard definition. If you need HD, it's a whole different story.
  3. roland.g macrumors 603


    Apr 11, 2005
    One mile up and soaring
    a. A DV Bridge like a Canopus ADVC-110 or a Camcorder with a DV bridge mode. Hook up the Monitor Out on the TV to the Bridge/Camcorder, firewire that to your Mac. Use iMovie to capture the show as you play it on your TV. Edit. Export to Quicktime at desired settings. Add to iTunes. Delete iMovie project.

    b. Wait for DVD to come out. Buy.

    a. takes more time and energy. I've done it with things I've DVR'd but only stuff that is somewhat rare, ie. not coming out on DVD.

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