Multiple TV Tuners and EyeTV

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by SilverL, Sep 23, 2009.

  1. SilverL macrumors member

    Jan 14, 2008
    For those considering using the Mac Pro as a media hub/PVR, I have to say, I've never been more pleased.
    I have 2 USB tuners (EyeTV HYbrid and Hauppauge 950Q) and a dual tuner network device (HDHomerun) which allows me to record up to 3 HD and 1 SD signals simultaneously!
    EyeTV 3 is very much worth it as well since I can transcode (albeit inefficiently since it uses quicktime in the background) to AppleTV or iPhone/iPod format which is imported directly into iTunes and is ready for me to sync in the morning.

    The only major issue I had was with USB bandwidth being exhausted by 2 tuners on the same bus - to solve that, I purchased the Sonnet USB card which has 4 external ports and 1 internal one and that's worked out very well so far.

    Anyway, here's a pic :)

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  2. gugucom macrumors 68020


    May 21, 2009
    Munich, Germany
    You are better off with Digital Everywhere tuners with Firewire interface. Much more stable and reliable. Works seamlessly with EyeTV.
  3. SilverL thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 14, 2008
    Unfortunately, we don't have those tuners available in the US.

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