USB TV tuner

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by kinkster, Mar 23, 2009.

  1. kinkster macrumors 6502a

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    I'm getting a TV tuner for my brother to use on his White book(old model if it makes any difference).

    I don't really know anything about these. Also, one thing im concerned with is the analogue to digital conversion. So it needs to be future proof as far as that goes.
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Elgato is champion in this arena since they effectively monopolize the only decent software for tuners. I don't even think they sell non-ATSC tuners anymore either.
     
  3. ravenvii macrumors 604

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    Elgato is my recommendation. Great software and great hardware, either the EyeTV Hybrid or the EyeTV 250. Look at their site for the comparisons and stuff.
     
  4. kinkster thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    You don't need your own antenna to plug in do you? They have an integrated one?
     
  5. mac88 macrumors 6502

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    No, just plug your cable tv cable into the jack and you are good to go!
     
  6. ravenvii macrumors 604

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    The guy above assumes you have cable.

    If you don't, then yes you'll have to get your own antenna.
     
  7. mac88 macrumors 6502

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    I did. If he doesn't have cable then yes, he needs an antenna.
     

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