TV to iMac

Discussion in 'iMac' started by bwfc0907, Jun 15, 2014.

  1. bwfc0907 macrumors regular

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    Is it possible to use an iMac as a TV screen. Intention is to run a HDMI cable from SkyTV box to it (via a splitter as this would be a bedroom TV). I would want to avoid having a TV and a monitor in the same room.

    If it's possible how could I get a magic eye to work to turn the TV over from that room?
     
  2. rambo47 macrumors 6502a

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    According to this discussion (from 2012) the answer is a Slingbox or Elgato box.

    https://discussions.apple.com/message/18093438#18093438

    Most other suggestions I've seen include going through a streaming service like Hulu. The downside of that is not all the channels are available. I have not seen a way to do a straight hookup of an iMac to your television service provider like Verizon FiOS or Cablevision.
     
  3. FreemanW macrumors 6502

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    Agreed with the Elgato.

    Get yourself one HD HomeRun unit and enjoy HighDef television on your LAN. Install EyeTV software on your iMac and relax.

    . . . . . . and yeah, you are only going to net highdef channels, hence the name of the device, HD HomeRun.
     

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