New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

Start a Discussion

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
Movies and Video For people making movies and editing video with their Mac.

TVMiniHD vs EyeTV 250

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

Thread Tools

Member Since: May 29, 2006
Posts: 5
wcwalsh is on a distinguished road

wcwalsh is offline
I'm in the market for a PVR for my new MacBook Pro.

What would you recommend: the Miglia TVMiniHD or the ElGato EyeTV 250?

So far, it seems to me that the benefits of the TVMini is the ability to record in HD and the included over the air antenna. But can it also record if it is plugged into the wall (i.e. analog cable)? What does everyone know about this PVR?

As for the EyeTV 250, the benefits seem to be the included game console mode and the ability to record from a cable box and satellite. What do you know about this PVR?

And what do you all recommend? the Miglia? or the ElGato?

QUOTE Thanks

Member Since: May 26, 2005
Location: Walsall, England
Posts: 243
zeta101 has a spectacular aura about

zeta101 is offline
The eyeTV 250 and TVmini HD are quite different products really. The eyetv can only recieve analouge signals (analouge cable or tv, and this also lets you use game mode). The TVmini HD can only receive digital signals (in the US I think you call it atsc, in the UK we call it DVB). Basically it is a trade off, the TVmini can get the digital signals, which are better quality than analouge (and the TVmini can get HD digital too, which is even better) but it means you can't use it in things like game mode, or hook up an analouge video signal.

I think you get free-to-view digital TV in the US right? that's what atsc is isn't it? If you go for the TVmini you might need to make sure you have coverage where you live, or you can connect digital cable to it (only if it is free-to-view, the TVmini can't use encrypted/pay-to-view cable). Another thing you should check out is that according to miglia's site (here ), you have to have a dual G5 to via full 1080i HD broadcasts, the new macbook pros might be able to handle it though.

The choice really comes down to what sort of TV you have access to (digital, analogue, free-to-view, pay-to-view etc).
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

« B&W burning problem | DVD to Pocket PC? »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Starter
Last Post
EyeTV Quality? SogniX Movies and Video 2 03-15-2006 01:12 PM
EyeTV users - what hardware? kaidomac Other Hardware and Peripherals 5 02-20-2006 02:00 PM
Confused - EyeTV 200, USB or Miglia USB? jcw Other Hardware and Peripherals 5 11-15-2005 05:31 AM
What's the best SATA 250 GB HD? staticult Other Hardware and Peripherals 0 04-03-2005 01:51 AM
Formac vs. El Gato EyeTV 200 rgohlke Other Hardware and Peripherals 2 04-23-2004 10:33 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:59 PM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Welcome to

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!

(4 digit year)

Already a member?