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    Media Center equivalent for Mac?
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    Question Media Center equivalent for Mac?
    So this week, after getting fed up with my Windows machine for the last time, I finally sold it off, and I'm putting the money towards a new 24" iMac, or I might save up and purchase a Mac Pro. (I'm now Windows Free! Yay! *does happy dance*)

    I had that Windows machine for one reason only: Windows Media Center. That was the one application that I enjoyed from Microsoft. So now all I have is my MacBook Pro and an iMac (or Mac Pro) coming in the future, I'm looking for a Mac equivalent application/hardware to replace my Windows Media Center PC.

    So My Questions to this forum are:

    1) Can you please recommend a quality TV tuner that does Analog and Digital NTSC? It need not be high definition. Either USB/Firewire would be prefered, but I am open to internal TV tuners in case I buy a Mac Pro.

    2) What is a good application that would be similar to Windows Media Center? In other words, I would like an application that can accept input from a TV tuner and record the video to my hard drive. I would prefer something that is full screen, and is capable with either the Apple Remote, or it's own third-party remote. Again, those features would be nice to have, but not a necessity.

    Thank you all for your input in advance.

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    Media Center equivalent for Mac?
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    http://www.elgato.com/elgato/na/main...oducts.en.html

    Elgato EyeTV products should suit your TV tuner needs, and the software that comes with them is capable of what you seek. Check their website and users here who've actually purchased such things for more details.

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    Media Center equivalent for Mac?
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    Awesome. Thanks, I'll look into it.
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