Macbook 2.0ghz Santa Rosa - EyeTV HD?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by kkj1961, Jan 18, 2008.

  1. kkj1961 macrumors newbie

    Jan 18, 2008
    I was thinking of picking up the 2.0ghz Macbook. Is this notebook powerful enough for HD recording and playback using Elgato's Eyetv software. I'm open to upgrading RAM and HD if necessary.


  2. andrewag macrumors 6502

    Jan 11, 2005
    I can watch and record HD via EyeTV on my Power Mac G5 so yep, the MacBook should be just fine.
  3. neiltc13 macrumors 68040


    May 27, 2006
    Extra memory would most definitely come in handy and is very cheap at the moment.
  4. jamesarm97 macrumors 65816

    Sep 29, 2006
    Recording HD doesn't take much cpu, it is already compressed. It is the playback that takes the cpu. I use MythTV and a 500mhz cpu would record two ore three shows at once, but I needed a Pentium 4 and a good video card to play it back. All said, it should not be a problem. Do they have specs on their website? I use it on a Macbook Pro 2.33 C2D non Santarosa.

    - James
  5. gafty macrumors newbie

    Jun 20, 2008
    I have a MacBook White C2D 2 Ghz, 2GB DDR2, 160GB Seagate HDD 7200rpm!
    I tried to playbak a FullHD MPEG-4/H.264 and it's really choppy (With sigal at 72% and quality 100%). I have a Pinnacle PCTV Hybrid 330e USB 2.0 adapter and EyeTV 3.0.2.

    So...I don't recommend it for playback and recording.

    I'll try with Windows XP SP3 drivers and software. Maybe it'll work better, but I don't think so.

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