[MacDV] Recording broadcast TV in HD

David DelMonte ddelmonte at mac.com
Mon Sep 26 15:25:42 PDT 2005

Isnt it correct though that this unit cannot pickup encoded signals -  
so that it cannot be used with a cable tv or satellite tv interface.


On Sep 26, 2005, at 6:08 PM, Kunga wrote:

> You want to buy the EyeTV 500 Dennis. $299 after rebate.
> <http://www.elgato.com/index.php?file=products_eyetv500>
> For you screen you want to buy the Dell 24" 1920 x 1200 screen for  
> about $999. I am looking at, it but can't remember the model. It's  
> a Samsung same as the Apple 23" with more inputs and outputs. Each  
> hour of off air HDTV is about 10 GB. You need 500 MHz or faster G4  
> but faster is way better. Do you have strong off air signals? What  
> market are you in?
> I have had this system since March and it is FANTASTIC. I can't  
> recommend it enough. Questions?
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> On Sep 26, 2005, at 9:37 AM, Dennis Fazio wrote:
>> I'm considering the purchase of an HDTV monitor and would like the  
>> ability to record off the air in HD for time-delay or saving. I  
>> know this can be done with things like Tivo and services from  
>> cable or satellite companies, but my recording is needs are  
>> infrequent and I will not likely want to pay for satellite or  
>> cable service or the monthly Tivo fee.
>> I saw that there are HD tuners available for off-the-air reception  
>> and I do have an older backup PowerBook that I could employ as a  
>> recorder.
>> I am wondering if such a set of equipment could be connected to  
>> work as a recording mechanism for HD or is it more cost-effective  
>> or better overall to consider another way? I am looking at a way  
>> of doing it without having to invest in additional expensive  
>> equipment. Commercial software purchase would be OK if the price  
>> is right.
>> I currently can record off the air to the PowerBook using a  
>> Canopus box into iMovie, which works well, but it is not HD.
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