Imac as a hi-def tv

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by flosstein, May 31, 2007.

  1. flosstein macrumors newbie

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    Is there a device that makes this possible? I looked at the eyeTV and it's not useful as I need component or HDMI to hook up my cable box. Thanx for any help!
     
  2. Super Macho Man macrumors 6502a

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    Nope, no way to hook up an HD cable box to an iMac, unfortunately. iMac doesn't support the cable box's DTCP encryption and there is no way to get DVI/HDMI video into the iMac anyway.
     
  3. NorCalLights macrumors 6502a

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    I sure do wish Elgato would figure out a way to make a Cable-Card compatible box for Mac. Aren't there already such products on the PC side?
     
  4. bimmzy macrumors regular

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    Well, your iMac kinda already is a hdtv. if you treat yourself to Quicktime pro, any HD video you download to you iMac will play full
    screen on it! :p
     
  5. flosstein thread starter macrumors newbie

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    What about component inputs?
     
  6. Super Macho Man macrumors 6502a

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    I am not aware of any such devices to capture HD component video. They do exist for the Power Mac / Mac Pro, but they are specialized PCI cards and they cost a fortune and are used for pro video capture, not casual TV watching with a friendly viewer interface etc.
     

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