OS X TV Tuner Recommendations?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Jack Flash, Sep 3, 2007.

  1. Jack Flash macrumors 65816

    May 8, 2007
    I'm looking to get a 20" External Monitor to pair with my MacBook. I'd like to use it as a TV as well. It seems like a USB Tuner may be the best bet, as it would allow for recording of programming.

    So, I need the tuner to have ATSC (QAM if possible) Reception, Recording Software and have it be under $130 if at all possible.

    The monitor will have DVI, VGA, Component, S-Video, and Composite inputs so I can work with anything really.
  2. darthmullet macrumors member

    Aug 4, 2006
    Elgato is the way to go...

    I use an Elgato EyeTV Hybrid (USB 2.0, with ATSC tuner and s-video/component as well). It gets analog (via co-ax) and over the air HD with an antenna and works very well (I have a MBP Core Duo) in terms of not losing frames, etc. I use a Terk desktop hybrid UHF/VHF HD antenna which works great. It comes with full featured software for recording/exporting automatically.

    Check out their full line and you will find something that fits your needs.
  3. dukebound85 macrumors P6


    Jul 17, 2005
    5045 feet above sea level
    also do a search. many useful comments about this. alot of people like the hybrid, me included

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