Live TV on Mac

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by gilbert1020, May 25, 2009.

  1. gilbert1020 macrumors regular

    gilbert1020

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    What is a good Application to watch live TV on my Macbook,
    that does not require any other hardware purchases.
     
  2. alphaod macrumors Core

    alphaod

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    What kind of TV are you looking to watch?

    'cause videos don't come out of thin air ;)
     
  3. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    do you mean TV over the web? or over-the-air?
     
  4. gilbert1020 thread starter macrumors regular

    gilbert1020

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    Prefferably over the air, I would like to watch it over the air.
     
  5. Sky Blue Guest

    Sky Blue

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    Without extra hardware? None.
     
  6. MTI macrumors 65816

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    As stated above, your laptop does not have a TV tuner, which will need to be ATSC digital, built in. That limits your tv watching to websites that stream live programming, which network stations don't do other than their local news or locally produced content.

    There are USB based tuners that will statisfy your tube jones.
     
  7. msheldrick macrumors regular

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    I'd suggest getting an Elgato EyeTV since it's quite compact and cheap... But, you'd need to use another antenna with it since the included one is quite crap :p
     

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