How to use 27'' iMac as a TV?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by VicX, Oct 21, 2009.

  1. VicX macrumors member

    VicX

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    I'm wondering which adapter and cable do I need..
     
  2. dwd3885 macrumors 68020

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    you would just need a usb tv tuner like ones Elgato sells. It will turn any mac into a tv.
     
  3. thomanjones macrumors regular

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    To use it as a monitor though for an external source, you'll need a 'coming soon' adapter from Apple (Hopefully something will pop up at monoprice before then though.
     
  4. VicX thread starter macrumors member

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    not sure if there's any adapter coming..hope it's not staggering pricey, Elgato's solution seems not bat though:rolleyes:, but they're not cheap at all

    No idea at all
     
  5. richprice macrumors member

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    Can anyone weigh in on which usb tv tuner is the best?
     
  6. mattlongman macrumors newbie

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    I have an Elgato EyeTV Hybrid and it's great.

    It is analog and digital, but you can plug composite devices and s-video in too.
     
  7. BelowTheBelt macrumors regular

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    I use this exact same method for live TV into a few different macs, in the den and bedrooms at home.
    No need for new hardware adapters or USB converters. Just a firewire cable and a digital box.

    Good luck


    Code:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bKacgqxqH-Q
     
  8. panzer06 macrumors 68030

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    Bad News

    If this is true the new 27" iMac will not support any device except one the outputs Displayport. If this is true, only PCs or other systems that have displayport connection will work. Not sure I like this but I guess it's better than nothing.

    Cheers,
     

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