Mac Mini+HDTV= What TV Tuner?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by legaleye3000, Dec 8, 2009.

  1. legaleye3000 macrumors 65816

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    I'm looking to hook my cable into a tv tuner that I will hook up to a Mac Mini. The Mini will then be hooked up to my flat screen.

    I have Tivo now that allows me to remotely schedule recordings and it is a dual tuner allowing me to record to channels at the same time.

    1. Can computer tv tuners record 2 channels at the same time?
    2. Can I remotely "log in" to the Mini/tuner and schedule recordings?
    3. Can I remotely log in and watch my recordings from another location?
    4. Can I remotely access my tuner from another location and watch TV (like a Slingbox)?

    Which one do I get? Thanks!
     
  2. digitalmac macrumors member

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    1. You can look up Elgato.com for more details if they support dual tuner.
    2. If you bought a tv tuner from Elgato or its reseller, you can download a EyeTV software from Apple AppStore for a fee. The EyeTV for iPhone can allow you to wirelessly watch and control your EyeTV recordings / schedules. You can also watch Live TV on your iPhone too.
    3 & 4. If you want to access your recordings, you can install the EyeTV for Mac on multiple Mac machines and turn on the sharing option, then you can watch the recordings off Mac mini.

    http://www.digitalmacliving.com/Dig...9/10/12_Live_TV_Streaming_to_your_iPhone.html
    http://www.digitalmacliving.com/Dig...09/10/2_Finally,_EyeTV_on_your_iPhone!!!.html

    Currently I am using EyeTV 250 Plus which has been working fine for me for more than a year now.
     

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