Miglia TVMax+

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  1. -Ussu macrumors newbie

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    Hei,

    I am looking for a thingy to watch Tv on my mac and Miglia TVMax+ caught my eye.
    Has anyone got it? Can anyone make a small review of it? i've googled, and looked around abit, and everyone says its good, but no in-depth analysis has been done. I like to know, how do you get the programmes in the box". Do you haveto put the cable behingd the box or what?
     
  2. Jim Campbell macrumors 6502a

    Jim Campbell

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    It's good. Your tv aerial or cable goes into the back of the TVMax, the TVMax connects to your Mac via USB, and the Mac connects to either your TV or monitor and Bob's your whatnot.

    Miglia have recently started shipping it with their own software, having fallen out with Elgato. I understand that that the TVMax+ software isn't as polished as Elgato's EyeTV 2.x, but does have the advantage of writing files directly into .mp4 instead of Elgato's proprietary EyeTV format.

    Dunno if any of that helps!

    Cheers

    Jim
     
  3. -Ussu thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yeh, thanks alot.

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  4. Jim Campbell macrumors 6502a

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    Although ... I should mention the inputs on the back of the the TVMax.

    If you're going for a Freeview/over the air channel package received through a standard roof aerial, there's a standard coaxial jack in the back. Just plug that in and you're good.

    If you're using a cable/satellite service that's currently going into your TV via SCART then you need to get an adaptor to get the SCART signal into the TVMax. Using NTL in the UK, I initially tried a SCART->SVideo adaptor (since the TVMax has the ports for this) but this didn't work at all, so I changed to a SCART->Component adaptor and everything worked perfectly.

    YMMV, but be prepared to experiment and don't give up if it doesn't work first time.

    Cheers!

    Jim
     

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