HD TV Tuner Card for OTA HD TV Shows to ATV

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by CrockettGTO, Oct 10, 2008.

  1. CrockettGTO macrumors regular

    Oct 19, 2007
    Any thoughts welcome.
    I am thinking of picking up a PCI HDTV tuner card card for my PC Server which serves up all the media to my :apple:TV. Recording TV Shows on the server with the tuner card to then sync/stream to the :apple:TV. Has anyone tried this here and have any insight/thoughts gotcha's etc. Would be great for the fall season since a lot of shows are starting new seasons broadcast in HD.
  2. Cave Man macrumors 604

    Cave Man

    I have an Eye TV Hybrid and it integrates extremely well with iTunes, and thus Apple TV. Pretty much hands-off, other than scheduling.
  3. CrockettGTO thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 19, 2007
    What formats does it support for recording the HD?
  4. Cave Man macrumors 604

    Cave Man

    It simply saves the HD stream, which is MPEG-2 here in the US. For iTunes export, it sends it out as an MPEG-4 H.264. There are a variety of options (QT, ATV, iPod, iPhone, etc) that you can select for export.

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