Mac as a Television

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by tvinay4u, Aug 25, 2008.

  1. tvinay4u macrumors newbie

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    hey everybody..

    Im not new to a Mac, Have been using a gorgeous 24" iMac for an year now.. But didnt have to use it as a Television till now. Im in the US right now as an International Student.

    I would like to know what I need to buy/use for using my Mac as a TV for programs. I subscribe to Comcast Cable back here and I guess they give it through analog cable.

    I checked out the Elgato Hybrid and I think thats the product Im looking for. Am I right..? And what other hardware do I need or If you have any other suggestions please let me know..

    I just want to watch some tube and maybe a bit of recording, not too much though..

    Thanks guys..

    -Vinay
     
  2. TEG macrumors 604

    TEG

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    Elgato Hybrid or EyeTV are awesome. They work well. I believe both will also work with digital cable (if you have a cable box, you will need that).

    TEG
     
  3. tvinay4u thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks TEG

    Thanks for the info. I guess If I wanna use just the cable then the Hybrid will suffice. I have to buy an antenna or something for the free to air channels is it..?
     
  4. TEG macrumors 604

    TEG

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    It should be able to accept Cable, NTSC (Antenna Analog), ATSC (Antenna Digital), Clear QAM (Basic Digital Cable, and basic HDTV), and many also support HDTV OTA.

    TEG
     
  5. Trip.Tucker Guest

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    The EyeTV series are superb! I can't recommend them enough and they carry free to air as well as CAM units as well.
     

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