TV tuner for MBP?

mark2288

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Jan 11, 2006
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Hey all,
I'm at college right now and the desire to catch some programming is growing. I know that with some windows computers you can buy a TV tuner and hook it up to watch TV on your computer.

i wanted to know if there was a TV tuner for the MBP and my college also provides basic channels for free with the standard analog wire hook-up type thing...(the usually white wire with one prong???) if i can use this instead of getting an antenna that would be awesome.

is it possible?
 

generik

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You are thinking of starting a new opensourced tv tuner app? Good on you man, I was hoping to see more competition to EyeTV in this arena ;)
 

mark2288

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Generik.... you lost me...

were you catching me on "i'm missing programming?"

if so...haha...very funny...lol :)
 

generik

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mark2288 said:
Generik.... you lost me...

were you catching me on "i'm missing programming?"

if so...haha...very funny...lol :)
Oops!! Different kind of programming! No wonder for a while I was thinking it didn't make sense :D
 

generik

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As nutty as it sounds what I'd recommend is buying a cheap mini to go with the EyeTV tuner as well, Minis are so wonderful as a PVR I just don't know how to begin, plus you don't have to tetter your MBP to your desk whole day either ;)
 

gwimby

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mark2288-
the eyetv is the defacto standard for mac tv viewing. def. the most supported product out there, if a bit pricey.
a side benefit is the new 2.3 software that lets you interface with front row to control the tv viewing w/ your apple remote.
 

mark2288

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so i'm looking at the eyeTv hybrid. it looks like it will get the job done. anyone have any experience with elegato products?