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    Question Tv tuners for mac
    Am new at forums. Looking at buying IMAC i7, 8gb mem and wondering about hybrid (analog+digital) tv tuners. Was considering the elgato, but support seems to be non-existant, and over heating probs, or just doesn't work. Help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brooba View Post
    Am new at forums. Looking at buying IMAC i7, 8gb mem and wondering about hybrid (analog+digital) tv tuners. Was considering the elgato, but support seems to be non-existant, and over heating probs, or just doesn't work. Help.
    I have the Elgato...and it works great...no problems (knock on wood)!

    - Nick
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    Quote Originally Posted by pigoo3 View Post
    I have the Elgato...and it works great...no problems (knock on wood)!

    - Nick
    Thanks for the reply. Have you used it for extended viewing? eg watching tv for hours.

    P.S I think I got the reputation thing right

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brooba View Post
    Thanks for the reply. Have you used it for extended viewing? eg watching tv for hours.
    I have two monitors hooked up to my Mac Pro. Sometimes on one monitor I will be doing work, internet surfing, e-mails...and on the 2nd monitor I will have the Elgato playing a TV program...which I may be "watching" or not.

    So the answer is yes...the Elgato TV hardware/software can play TV for hours!

    - Nick
    - Too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
    - Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
    - Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
    - Apple Battery Info. Battery

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    Quote Originally Posted by pigoo3 View Post
    I have two monitors hooked up to my Mac Pro. Sometimes on one monitor I will be doing work, internet surfing, e-mails...and on the 2nd monitor I will have the Elgato playing a TV program...which I may be "watching" or not.

    So the answer is yes...the Elgato TV hardware/software can play TV for hours!

    - Nick
    Thanks for that. I appreciate it

    - Bruce

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brooba View Post
    Thanks for that. I appreciate it

    - Bruce
    Elgato is really the leader for TV on a Mac...so there really is not too much else to choose from.

    It's almost like you got Elgato and you have Elgato!

    - Nick
    - Too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
    - Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
    - Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
    - Apple Battery Info. Battery

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    Quote Originally Posted by pigoo3 View Post
    Elgato is really the leader for TV on a Mac...so there really is not too much else to choose from.

    It's almost like you got Elgato and you have Elgato!

    - Nick
    Do you know anything about Elgato diversity, and ability to record and watch tv at the same time?

    - Bruce

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brooba View Post
    Do you know anything about Elgato diversity, and ability to record and watch tv at the same time? - Bruce
    The answer is yes. Here's the LINK to the ElGato web site. It's loaded with good info. They even have a user's forum.

    Regards.

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