HD TV tuners for Mac and your AppleTV
[MacGizmoGuy] Watching TV on a Macintosh or AppleTV has never been easier. It’s only recently that we’ve had so many options to download or stream television shows and movies from so many places. With services like the Apple iTunes Store, Hulu or Netflix we can buy or rent the opportunity to access and watch content, but often not actually keep it for future viewing.
As such, there’s still good reasons to want to own a Mac compatible TV tuner to watch, record, edit and export your favorite movies and shows on your own terms. Beyond just watching live TV, you also get personal DVR – Digital Video Recorder functions to schedule, record and time-shift content to play back at your convenience. You can rewind to catch something you missed, or fast-forward through commercials or parts you don’t want to watch at will.
For most, a Hybrid USB TV tuner For Mac OSX is your best option. Hybrid tuners contain both the ability to handle High-Definition HD Digital as well as SD – Standard Definition Analog signals from a wide variety of sources. For free broadcast television over an antenna or some cable TV providers: Digital is the way to go. For Analog cable connections and older video devices like a VCR, DVD player or Camcorder, the ability to capture in Analog offers greater flexibility.
No matter what your video source, the OSX DVR software that accompanies your Mac TV tuner hardware will let you also capture, convert and export your recorded TV programs and movies for use on your AppleTV, iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch. Export settings and presets can help convert the content for all gadgets or optimize it for, say, large screen viewing on an AppleTV or iPad resolutions, or in smaller sizes appropriate for iPhone or iPad.
With millions of people discovering the value a $99 AppleTV adds to their television experience, a Mac compatible TV tuner can unlock even more enjoyment and versatility to your Mac Media Center setup. For others like me who don’t even own a TV: I don’t need to because with a great set of external speakers and a HD tuner stick I’ve turned my MacBook into a fantastic home television theatre loaded with content I can take with me on the go!
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