iMac & TV Tuner

Discussion in 'iMac' started by imac.it, Oct 3, 2008.

  1. imac.it macrumors newbie

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    I've bought a new :apple: iMac a few days ago and so far i'm very happy with it. I switched from vista and i think OSX is much better :D !
    But now I've got a problem, i want to use my tv tuner (pinnacle PCTV Hybrid Tuner Kit for windows vista) on OSX, how could I do? Is there any freeware available that supports that tipe of tv tuner?
     
  2. MacUser2525 macrumors 68000

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    No free stuff I know of but EyeTV looks like it may support it depending on the model you have.

    http://eyetv.com/elgato/na/mainmenu/products/software/EyeTV3/product3.en.html
     
  3. iGrant macrumors 6502a

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  4. imac.it thread starter macrumors newbie

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    EyeTV might be the right software, but before I buy it I want to test if it works with my tuner. Is there any trial version of it?
     
  5. iGrant macrumors 6502a

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    They use to have a trial version on there website, you should contact them and see if they can send you a trail version, or even better contract them with the tuner that you have that you used in windows, and they will be able to tell you weather it can be used with their software or not.

    Elgato is a great company with really nice people working for them. They also have a forum on their website which is free to join, that is another place you might want to go to ask them for help and compatibility.

    -iGrant
     
  6. VoodooDaddy macrumors 65816

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    I was in best buy a week or so ago and saw a Mac version of one of these:

    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage...nacle&lp=7&type=product&cp=1&id=1202650464330

    How exactly do these work? It says get tv over-the-air, comes with an antenna, but has a coaxial plug on the end. Can you put the cable line directly to this usb stick like a regular tv? I moved and currently dont have a dvr and am dying without one. Also, ultimately when I get into my house I want to get a 24" iMac and use it in the bedroom as my tv/computer so it this works that way it would be fantastic.
     
  7. imac.it thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Can you please post the link? I can't find any trial... :confused:
     
  8. phairphan macrumors 6502a

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  9. iGrant macrumors 6502a

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    I would see of you can get a copy off of eBay!

    iGrant
     

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