Using iMac as a TV?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by sravana, Sep 14, 2008.

  1. sravana macrumors regular

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    Hello all,
    I will be buying a 24" iMac as soon as it's updated (Oct, I hope!), and I'm wondering if it's possible to hook up some kind of TV tuner to use it as a TV. I know that you can buy a TV to use as a monitor with the MacMini, but I'd rather go with the all-in-one iMac.

    FWIW, I also don't have cable (I know, I'm a dinosaur!)... for that matter, I don't even own a TV right now. :p I am just hoping that there's some way to avoid having to buy both the computer and a TV.

    Thanks!
     
  2. sravana thread starter macrumors regular

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  3. rogers106 macrumors member

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    Would this allow me to plug in an XBOX 360 (with component cables?)?
     
  4. ogdt68 macrumors newbie

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    I dont think you can hook up a component cable into the eyeTV but i know you can hook up RCA cables.
     
  5. Buschmaster macrumors 65816

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    That is awesome...

    Another question for anyone who has purchased one before. If you purchase one of the pieces of hardware do you then have to buy the software as well?
     
  6. arkitect macrumors 601

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    the software is included.
     
  7. Buschmaster macrumors 65816

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    Perfect. One last question. Is this the best place to buy them? From Elgato themselves?

    I'm pretty much ready to go all in on this one.

    Edit: I found it at Amazon direct from them for $175. I think I'll get one tomorrow!

    Just to double check, this will work with my standard analog cable and even show all those guides with just that? Man am I pumped!
     

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