How does Mini replace DVR?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by tomegun, Mar 7, 2009.

  1. tomegun macrumors 6502

    tomegun

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    I read a review on another site where the user mentioned using the Mini as a DVR. I have a PC (I have a MacBook and iMac too) with a TV tuner card in it and it will record TV, but I'm not understanding how a Mini can replace a DVR. Can someone help me understand?
     
  2. Turmoil macrumors regular

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    By itself, it really can't. Many of us with Mini's use Elgato EyeTV with the mini to act os DVR.
     
  3. tomegun thread starter macrumors 6502

    tomegun

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    OK. That makes sense.

    I'm assuming that would work with an iMac too since it uses USB?
     
  4. iBLAKEE macrumors 6502

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    Yessir it will.
     
  5. wakerider017 macrumors 68000

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    Eyetv is a FANTASTIC piece of software, and one of the main reasons I choose to run OSX over any other OS.
     
  6. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    Actually, you can connect a firewire cable between your cable box and the mini and, using iRecord or the AVCVideoCap app (free from developer.apple.com if you join, which is free), you can record shows off the box - ones that aren't copy-protected.

    Not the easiest thing to set up, but it works pretty well - a nice addition to using elgato's excellent products. Assuming, of course, that you have a cable box....
     

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