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Old Dec 24th, 2010, 02:15 AM   #1
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Question Elgato & Mac Mini


Here is the thing: I have a Mac Mini late 2009 (2.66 gHz - 4 GB Ram) connected to a Cinema Display 20".

If I want to watch TV from Shaw's digital box, which Elgato's product would fit the best for my configuration?

I thank you in advance for your answers.

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I have a 2007 Mac Mini 1.83 Ghz - 3 GB RAM hooked to an Elgato Hybrid (bought in 2006) via my Bell Satellite receiver driving a 22.5" NEC Multisync LCD display and it works just fine. Can record and play without issue as well as straight viewing. It should work well with Shaw too. Note: I keep an older standard digital receiver for this purpose, not a newer HD receiver which I have never tried.
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Old Dec 24th, 2010, 03:00 PM   #3
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I got my dad an Elgato Hybrid for his Mac Mini a while ago and he just switched to Shaw. He has used it with no problems.
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I use an Elgato 250 HD and just love it. I also use the Turbo 264 for getting the show-movies etc. on to my Touch and iPad.
With the EyeTV App on my Touch and iPad I can watch my live TV and recorded programs from anywhere I can access wi-fi.
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Basicly any Elgato should do the trick, just be aware that when attaching to a cable/sat box, unless you have an IR blaster type device in play, you are going to be using the cable/sat remote to change channels and set timers.

Used to have a Hybrid plugged in to a mini then imac before the "plug in the wall and watch" cable went away. I keep checking it to see if we have any OTA HD channels, but am usually disappointed. I plug it in every now and then to rip VHS when I know I'm going to be away from the computer a while
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