Got my Hauppauge HD PVR to work through my Mac! [Thanks EyeTV!] + Updated Setup

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  1. xDeathReaperx macrumors regular

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    First of here is my new setup:
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    I bought the EyeTV software and it was a charm setting this baby. Took less than 3 minutes to set up the actual PVR to record to your Mac. EyeTV did everything for you. :D Cost $79.99.

    Here is a quality test also: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x0C17XXaXS0

    [Looks Epic in 480P WideScreen already] And yes I used default settings and then imported to iMove then exported to Desktop in HD then uploaded to the YouTube from there :D

    -James
     
  2. DAPWNER macrumors member

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    Can it connect wirelessly to your mac or does there have to be a wired connection?
     
  3. PeggyD macrumors 6502a

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    I've been using EyeTV with my Hauppauge HD PVR & my Dish Network DVR since the EyeTV beta first supported it. It does require a USB 2 connection. I have mine connected to my Mac mini I use as a media center. I just access the mini wirelessly from my iMac so that I don't have cables running across the room.
     
  4. DAPWNER macrumors member

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    Hmm... It's not possible for me to connect it to my iMac. Perhaps there's another record card that can.
     
  5. xDeathReaperx thread starter macrumors regular

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    Of course..NOT. It works via USB 2.0 like a charm. :D
     
  6. xDeathReaperx thread starter macrumors regular

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    No Hauppauge is the way to go. Trust me on this dude.

    -xDeathReaperx
     
  7. DAPWNER macrumors member

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    How am I going to get the video onto my Mac then -_-

    Could I move the Hauppauge to my mac and do it that way?
     
  8. PeggyD macrumors 6502a

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    No, the Hauppauge doesn't have any storage capacity.

    Depending on how often you want to transfer video, you could do what I used to do before I got the Mac mini. I got a couple of USB extension cables & strung them across the room to connect the PVR to my iMac when I needed it. Certainly not ideal, but it did work.
     
  9. DAPWNER macrumors member

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    Well, there would be quite a distance between the two. Could I plug in an 8GB thumbdrive and store the video that way?
     
  10. PeggyD macrumors 6502a

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    No.

    You need to PVR connected to a computer that can capture the PVR's output.

    I think I something somewhere in the last day or so that allowed wireless transfer of a signal via USB, I think from a Dish DVR using its USB port. I can't easily find it so I suggest you Google for it. You don't want a USB wireless networking device, you want something to actually send data by plugging into the USB port of the PVR & a USB port on your Mac.
     

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