iMac plus elgato EyeTV - HD or no?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by sacka, Apr 29, 2006.

  1. sacka macrumors newbie

    Apr 29, 2006
    I have an iMac, and I'm planning to get an elgato EyeTV (probably 250) and DirecTV service.
    My big question is whether I should order HD service or not.
    Since the video is going through an RCA or s-video cable to get into the EyeTV box, how much of an improvement (if any) will I notice with HDTV?

  2. khisayruou macrumors 6502a


    Aug 21, 2004
    None what so ever. The eyetv250 does analog only, all you are going to see
    is analog cable.
  3. asencif macrumors 6502

    Dec 21, 2005
    EyeTV 500

    You will need EyeTV 500 which is compatible with HDTV, however it may only work with local channels and some pay channels. The channels need to be Clear QAM I believe in order for them to work on and be stored on your Mac. Be aware that HDTV content takes up a lot of space.

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