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Video Tuner? on a 7500 with RCA in
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Mar 29, 2002, 02:14 AM
I have a 7500 with the RCA in on the back...

I have a Coaxle to RCA box on my cable... I hooked it all together and I tried using my Apple Video Player to watch TV but it says I need a tuner

Do I have to have a hardware tuner or can I use a software program to watch TV? (american cable)

I do have a signal and I can run my DVD player through the back but the whole purpose was to watch cable

I would love a program that would let me hack into digital cable...

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Mar 29, 2002, 10:25 AM
You need a tuner, the 7500 doesn't have one built in. I have a 7600 (same thing, diff't cpu) with a cheap VCR that I use as a tuner....works like a charm as long as you don't use OS X (there aren't any OS X drivers for the video input).
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Mar 29, 2002, 01:32 PM
if you ahve a coaxial to RCA converter than you can use that to hook up teh output of your cable box to your mac and use it liek that with the box
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Mar 30, 2002, 12:55 PM
Use Apple Video Player and a cheap VCR for a tuner, or a cable box with a built-in tuner may work, I never tried that. As ...mred said, the 7500 has no tuner of its own. Run the audio/video output from your VCR to the Mac, either the RCA or S-video . I used to do that on my 8500 all the time and miss it on my duallie. Had to get a separate TV and really don't have the room.
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Mar 30, 2002, 01:08 PM
While we're on the topic of pumping audio/video from a VCR -> 8500, can anyone here take a guess as to why going from the 8500 -> reciever would prevent proper Pro-Logic decoding? As long as the 8500 is pumping out a stereo signal it should be processed entirely by the P/L receiver right?

For whatever reason i can't get it to work with my old 8500...


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