Lynne d Johnson



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01.26.06 10:48 PM

powerbook TV anyone

I spend a lot of time tooling around with gadgets, code, and most especially looking for ways to trick out my mac. My latest project, though I'm stil in the research phase, is turning my powerbook into a TV. While TV Tuner Cards have been available for PCs for what seems like forever, availability for Mac has been only in recent years.

eye TV ez


EyeTV EZ USB 2.0 TV Receiver from Elgato Systems was first announced at Apple Expo in September 2005. It's one of the simplest ways to watch TV on your Mac. It's basically analog TV tuner.


It looks simple enough to set up, and a cable-ready 125 channel TV tuner from TerraTec. Just this month, Macworld rated it 4 stars.

eyeTV 200


And while eyeTV ez is simply a TV watching adapter, it's sister, acts more as a DVR, and of course requires more processing power (500 MHz or faster). eyeTV software offers iPod support.



myTV.PVR from eskapelabs, turns your Mac into TIVO. Released in October 2005, the hardware features features a 125-channel cable-ready TV tuner, FM stereo radio tuner, stereo audio and composite and S-Video inputs.

This USB Tuner also requires a lot of power (500MHz or faster), but doesn't require much HD space (3GB).

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