iMac as television?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by LAS.mac, Aug 26, 2010.

  1. LAS.mac macrumors 6502

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    Maybe this is a dumb question (and today I'm too lazy to search and dig into previous topics, I'm sorry!) but I wonder if I can get rid of my tiny, 20" tv, and replace it with a 27" iMac. The tv is hooked to a sky box, thus I guess I need some sort of adapter. Any suggestion?
     
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    Check out Elgato Systems' website. They have several TV-to-Mac adapters. I have the long-discontinued EyeTV 500 and I love it.

    http://www.elgato.com/

    -Aaron-
     
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    And I was bright enough to spoon feed you.
     
  6. Peace macrumors Core

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    Nonetheless. Check out Elgato.com

    I have a comcast HD cable box connected to a Hauppauge HD PVR connected to my 27" iMac via USB and I use it to watch TV every night.


    As far as connecting a box directly to the iMac. I don't think that's possible.
     
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    Just don't expect to be able to play video games on it (through the Elgato).
    There's too much lag.
     
  8. englishman macrumors 6502a

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    I guess all TVs will be simple computer screens one day.

    Why have separate devices? What's the word... convergence.

    Go for it if you have the cash. But it will end up being a media centre too.
     

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