Whats a good TvTuner card?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Josh2022, Dec 15, 2005.

  1. Josh2022 macrumors member

    Aug 16, 2005
  2. dwd3885 macrumors 68020

    Dec 10, 2004
    i am looking for the same thing. that hauppage one isn't OS X compatable, but I like the looks of the Migleia AlchemyTV pvr. I don't know about you, but I just like internal pci or pci-x card instead of usb tuners like EyeTV
  3. khisayruou macrumors 6502a


    Aug 21, 2004
    Hauppauge 500mce is not mac compatible.
    I never had the chance to do dvr on the mac due to their relatively high costs, but the Eyetv series from elgato (http://www.elgato.com/) is what most mac users have.
  4. Josh2022 thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 16, 2005
    yeah i prefer internal cards also, that eye tv one looks nice though
  5. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

    Jun 25, 2002
    Gone but not forgotten.
    AlchemyTV looks good to me and I believe that it does DV instead of mpeg-2 video like EyeTV, but while Hauppauge products aren't strictly compatible, they do a line of Mac products under the brand eskape.
  6. shdwsclan macrumors member


    Dec 14, 2005
    Macintosh unfortunately has openGl as its graphical system and that really doesnt support video capture. There is only one card I've seen a friend use and thats Miglia Alchemy TV DVR TV Tuner which is internal but I dont know the specs on it. Otherwise you will have to stick to the elgato eye or some other USB/Firewire external capture device.
  7. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

    Jun 25, 2002
    Gone but not forgotten.
    OpenGL is just one piece of the graphical system, as you call it, and was mostly designed for output. QuickTime, e.g., has full input and output capabilities and has for quite a while. You might be surprised at how much is actually built into the operating system: QuickDraw, Quartz, OpenGL, and QuickTime.
  8. real_murray macrumors member

    Aug 19, 2004


    Get EyeTV. Works great. I used to use a happauge card on a windows machine. Their software is horrid. EyeTv has great software.
  9. moonislune macrumors regular

    Sep 11, 2005
    Wintv Pvr

    I know its crazy but I've been very very pleased with my $149 USB 2.0 WinTV PVR from Hauppage. While the Mac version is called the My.TV. PVR, both the windows and mac version hardware is identical, so I went ahead and bought the Win version at Circuit City. You can download the software from Eskape Labs website.

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