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Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Outkast27, Dec 25, 2012.
Is it possible to make use my mbpr as a dvr? So I can cancel paying for my dvr service.
Am sure is possible but not practical.
A DVR needs to be its separate box and stationary.
I have heard of using a Mini...
Elgato makes devices that allow the mac to perform as a dvr. A mini might be a better choice than a macbook.
I use an Elgato EyeTV HD (199.00) connected to an old Mac Mini and it works great. For fun, I hooked it up to my new rMBP and encoded some recorded video and it did it in a fraction of the time.
So yes, it's possible, check out Elgato's website to get the hardware you need to connect to your Macbook.
If you had a spare Mini or an old iMac, your idea would make sense. But it's a shame to use your rMBP as a DVR. Even if you could still use the laptop when it's recording, the DVR function would probably be very CPU-intensive.
I would recommend against it.