Looking to get a TV Tuner

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by ginopiazza49, Nov 28, 2010.

  1. ginopiazza49 macrumors member

    Jan 12, 2004
    Port Chester, NY
    I am looking to get TV Tuner to hook up to my Mac mini (2009). I am looking at the Elgato EyeTV 250 Plus. However, I see so many TV Tuner choices from Elgato, I am not sure if the EyeTV 250 Plus is the only one that I should be looking at. I would appreciate some input from others. My provider is Cablevision, if that helps.

    I looked into Equinux TV Tuners, however, I feel they are dated. Could I be wrong?
  2. optophobia macrumors 6502a


    Oct 26, 2007
    Hudson MA
    I have the WinTV 950Q hooked up to my mac mini, and use Elgato TV.

    The EyeTV plus with software is $200.
    The Software alone is only $80.

    I paid $80 for the software and bought the Nero Liquid TV (which included the WinTV 950Q ) for $40, kept the tuner and sold the rest of the nero bundle (which had 1 year of tivo), for $30...

    So total out of pocket was $90. Even if you don't sell the nero stuff, you will only be out $120 instead of $200. Also you will be able to take it with you and use on a laptop when you are away from home etc.

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