Multiple TV Tuners and EyeTV

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

  1. SilverL macrumors member

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2008
    #1
    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 :)
    Cheers!

    P.S. - Large image
     

    Attached Files:

  2. gugucom macrumors 68020

    gugucom

    Joined:
    May 21, 2009
    Location:
    Munich, Germany
    #2
    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

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2008
    #3
    Unfortunately, we don't have those tuners available in the US.
     

Share This Page