Question about EyeTV Hybrid...

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by steamboat26, Dec 7, 2006.

  1. steamboat26 macrumors 65816


    May 25, 2006
    Arlington VA
    I am just wondering if the Elgato EyeTV hybrid would work well with my mini. I assume the dongle doesn't do the encoding, so that would fall on my processor. Could a 1.66 ghz core duo handle encoding without many problems?

    EDIT: I am also wondering if the Miglia TVMax would be better for recording TV. How do they compare?
  2. klacbob macrumors newbie

    Dec 6, 2006
    have you considered the 250

    i'm sure you know this already, but the 250 is only about $50 bucks more and the encoding is on it, not your computer. It's still small enough that I don't have a problem transporting it either. I would answer your question exactly, but I don't have the hybrid
  3. barr08 macrumors 65816


    Aug 9, 2006
    Boston, MA
    Your mac mini would be fine, it would just tie up a lot of your cpu when recording.
  4. redeye be macrumors 65816

    redeye be

    Jan 27, 2005
    My 1.42 mini G4 does it just fine with 35 - 40 % processor usage. Recording or not doesn't make a difference, as it uses a Live TV buffer (always recording that is).

    edit: this is DTT, haven't tried analog yet, don't think i ever will ;)

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