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Old 08-01-2013, 16:20
Martin Phillp
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Are there any Freeview USB tuners which are compatible with a Mac?

A friend wants to be able to record to her Mac after seeing how I'm able to, but I'm using Windows 7.
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Old 08-01-2013, 16:59
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Are there any Freeview USB tuners which are compatible with a Mac?

A friend wants to be able to record to her Mac after seeing how I'm able to, but I'm using Windows 7.
Good luck with that. I think Macs make pretty poor HTPCs.
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Old 08-01-2013, 17:43
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http://www.pixmania.co.uk/uk/uk/3058...te-usb-di.html

any good for you?
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Old 08-01-2013, 18:04
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Google for a brand called Elgato - much of their Eye TV range works with Macs. Probably better to go for a FreeviewHD version.

I've seen a few people use them with Mac Minis.
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Old 08-01-2013, 19:16
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Good luck with that. I think Macs make pretty poor HTPCs.
I disagree. A Mac Mini plugged into a TV wouldn't be a bad HTPC. Course with the new ones you need an optical drive if you want to watch DVDs on it but they would get the job done. Even a Mac Mini/Apple TV combo would work out alright.
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Old 08-01-2013, 19:59
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I disagree. A Mac Mini plugged into a TV wouldn't be a bad HTPC. Course with the new ones you need an optical drive if you want to watch DVDs on it but they would get the job done. Even a Mac Mini/Apple TV combo would work out alright.
I meant that OSX isn't the choice for most people as an Media PC, it can't even do Blu-Ray. In fact, a lot of people put Windows or Linux on Mac Mini.

I do have an AppleTV and its great for music and video streaming, put I have a Windows PC which records terrestrial and satellite TV.
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Old 08-01-2013, 19:59
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I disagree. A Mac Mini plugged into a TV wouldn't be a bad HTPC.
They were promising as a media centre until Apple decided in their wisdom to do away with the optical drive, and (probably more importantly) remove FrontRow from OS X

I would imagine XBMC is probably the best bet now.
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