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TV on my Mac - How do I do it?
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JonK
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Aug 13, 2007, 09:13 AM
 
I'm wondering what hardware I would need to watch TV on my computer.
I have a PowerMac G5 with dual 2ghz and 1gb RAM.
Can I watch TV on the computer without having any cable hook-up in my house?

Just not sure how all this works so any advice would be appreciated.
     
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Aug 13, 2007, 09:51 AM
 
Check out Elgato Systems
Apple Powerbook 17" 1,67 GHz, 2 gig RAM, 100 gig HDD, ATI Mobility Radeon 9700 128MB, Superdrive 8X
     
JonK  (op)
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Aug 13, 2007, 10:13 AM
 
cool...thanks for the link.
but i still don't understand if i can do this without subscribing to some sort of cable company connection...anybody?
     
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Aug 13, 2007, 10:48 AM
 
Several of their products let you tune in free over the air analog and/or digital TV.

Elgato Systems
     
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Aug 13, 2007, 11:52 AM
 
Assuming you have broadband, iTunes allows you to buy many TV shows the day after they air. No antenna or cable subscription needed. CC with US billing address required.
     
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Aug 13, 2007, 02:00 PM
 
if you DID have cable at your house, you could hook up a SlingBox and use the free (Mac, Linux, Windows) SlingPlayer client to stream TV to your computer. They also have a Windows Mobile, and more importantly, Palm OS client so on your Treo (or HTC or whoever) phone can stream it as well

www.slingmedia.com
     
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Aug 13, 2007, 09:00 PM
 
This site promises free tv over the internet:
FreeTube - Watch TV Online and Sports Online for Free!
     
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Aug 14, 2007, 10:33 AM
 
Welcome to Miglia
makes tv tuner products for Macintosh that would also be good for your G5, and use over the air or cable connections.

Or you could try Joost, or one of the other IPTV type services.
     
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Aug 19, 2007, 02:05 PM
 
Originally Posted by reader50 View Post
Assuming you have broadband, iTunes allows you to buy many TV shows the day after they air. No antenna or cable subscription needed. CC with US billing address required.
Save your money. You can watch most any TV online for free these days. Many on the networks' own sites.
     
   
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