Hauppauge 1212 HD PVR: Works on Mac?

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  1. stevoabc123 macrumors newbie

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    Planning to buy a Hauppauge 1212 HD PVR, so I could record Xbox 360 gameplay onto my mac. We recently just bought this mac last month... Before I buy it, I was wondering if this would work on the mac? It records in HD... could the mac handle a couple hours of that?
    Hauppauge 1212 HD PVR
     
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    I use it with EyeTV 3.0 to record shows all the time.
     
  3. stevoabc123 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Sweet! Do you think it would work fine on an iMac? A couple hours of video?
     
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    Depends on if your iMac is PPC or Intel.

    I have an Intel iMac.
    ;)
     
  5. stevoabc123 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    is there an easy way to find out which one I would have?
     
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    Did you buy it new? And if so. When

    Click on the little Apple logo at the top left of the desktop and select "about this Mac"
     
  7. stevoabc123 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Bought it last month, but yeah, it is an intel. ;) So I should be all set?
     
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    You're all set.:)

    You do need to purchase the EyeTV app though.
     
  9. stevoabc123 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Do I need that? I do not plan on using it for TV. I want to record gameplay off of my XBOX 360 for online videos.
     
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    You need some kind of app to record with. The HD PVR only comes with Windows software.

    So I'm guessing you're using Windows?
     
  11. stevoabc123 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Damn... I'm using the iMac. How much does it cost? Is it a monthly cost?
     
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    Try clicking on the link I provided.

    I'm not gonna do everything for you.:)
     
  13. stevoabc123 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yeah I checked it out... but still somewhat confused. Thanks for your help though. :)
     
  14. stevoabc123 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Is there a cheaper way to get around this eyetv stuff...? =\
     
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    I was almost sold, until I saw this image:

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    :eek:

    One sneeze later, and a $2500 laptop turns into a fancy plate of spaghetti-O's... :eek:
     
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    Legally? :eek: :D
     
  17. stevoabc123 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Haha lol, yep. I want to record this stuff onto the mac. I'm willing to pay for the capture card, but not for this eyetv thing.
     
  18. lostless macrumors 6502

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    You need to buy the "Eye TV app" and not any of the eyeTV hardware. The HD-DVR only comes with Windows drivers. The ONLY program that has drivers for a Mac for that device is "Eye TV". Unfortunately there is no free alternative. If you want to use the HD DVR on a Mac, you need to spend the extra 70 bucks for the app to capture video. Even if you don't need all the TV guide stuff that eyeTV comes with.
     

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