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    Question Watch TV on Ibook
    Please help. I am looking for an adapter/connector/switch, whatever, that will allow me to watch tv on my Ibook, and record shows onto a cd. I want to play taped video from my camcorder on my ibook, and burn it onto a cd using my ibook cd recorder. There has to be something out there that would allow me to do this. PLEASE HELP!!!!! :confused: Also does anyone know a good external dvd burner I can use with my ibook?

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    I suggest you use like I have the cord that connects your digital cam to the VCR, play TV through the VCR > cam cord > USB on your iBook I'd love to know if it works though :eek:

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    I actually thought sbout that, but I thought there has to be a better way.

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    http://www.elgato.com/products/eyetvusb.html


    it may be large....and not suited for a laptop..but it has exactly what you need!

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    trenollet
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    http://www.eskapelabs.com/products.html

    More options, same manufacture, just marketing under a different name.

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    the above site is good for a TV Tuner, but does not have audio input for the composite source.

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    trenollet
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    Sure it does....
    System (Bus) powered external USB device
    125-channel cable ready TV Tuner
    FM Stereo radio tuner (MyTV/fm only)
    Auxiliary video inputs: Composite and S-video inputs in NTSC, PAL or SECAM formats
    Audio In & Out ports (audio loop-through)
    Video capture: 320 x 240 @ 30fps (NTSC), 384 x 288 @ 25fps (PAL)
    Video Compression: MJPEG (Motion JPEG)

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    jking_ok
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    To be honest, I haven't used a TV tuner on my iBook, but I would recommend instead getting yourself a analog -> dv convertor instead because I've had excellent results with DV on a Mac (plus you get to use iMovie, iDVD straight out of the box). A good digital camcorder will have this feature too.

    This is a slightly more expensive solution though.

    If you want to watch TV, you use the same thing, just with a VCR on the inputs.

    Joshua king

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    Well, I decided to run my tivo outputs into my sony mini-dv, then into my ibook through firewire, then burn them onto a cd. Not the easiest solution, but now the wife can watch her favorite shows on her laptop while overseas with the army.

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    That's very creative! Nice!

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