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PostPosted: Tue May 23, 2006 9:11 pm    Post subject: TVMax for Mac mini Reply with quote

TVMax for Mac mini
Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Miglia Technology today announced the immediate availability of TVMax, a revolutionary digital video recorder that perfectly matches Apple's Mac mini.

"TVMax is the ultimate analogue TV and video recording solution for any Mac user. It's lets you watch TV in window mode or full screen, convert your VHS tapes to DVD in a few easy steps and best of all, TVMax records in MPEG-2, MPEG-4 and DivX formats. Bundled with EyeTV 2.0, TVMax is also ideal for iPod Video owners thanks to the exclusive One Click iPod export function," said Eric Ferraz, Director of Product Management, Miglia Technology.

TVMax is bundled with EyeTV 2, which lets you watch, pause, rewind and skip forward live TV, schedule recordings, access online TV guides, edit recorded TV shows to cut out commercials, and more. For perfect viewing comfort, TVMax is supplied complete with an infrared remote control. The TVMax is priced at US$249.



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PostPosted: Tue May 23, 2006 10:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Really cool! Cool

I was hoping someone would come out with a TV tuner that matched the Mac mini. I'm not that crazy about the big logo on the front, but it has all the features I want. Now, where can I buy one? Question
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PostPosted: Tue May 23, 2006 10:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why would anyone invest in SDTV these days, especially for a computer and a display capable of at least 720p ATSC?
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PostPosted: Tue May 23, 2006 10:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MiniMoe wrote:
Why would anyone invest in SDTV these days, especially for a computer and a display capable of at least 720p ATSC?


Unfortunately, I still have a mix of analog and digital cable. Sad
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PostPosted: Wed May 24, 2006 1:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I might hold off on buying the EyeTV 250 and look into this one some more. I sort of like the idea of being able to connect straight into the box and not having to use the EyeTV 250's break-out cable. I've had bad luck with break-out cables in the past. That being said, I still like the looks and size of the EyeTV 250 better.
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PostPosted: Wed May 24, 2006 9:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is there any device out there that's compatible with digital cable? And if there is, I'm betting there's many digital cable standards....

So far my Neuros MPEG-4 Recorder 2 is nice, but it'd be better if it could connect to a USB drive or something...
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PostPosted: Wed May 24, 2006 1:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Might be nice if they bring it out for European TV with Scart connections...
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PostPosted: Wed May 24, 2006 2:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just my luck! I've wanted a solution like this for a long time that would stack underneath my Mac mini. I finally gave up and ordered the Elgato EyeTV 250 on Monday from the Apple Store. If the EyeTV 250 lets me down, I will return it and order this one.
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PostPosted: Wed May 24, 2006 10:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It would be neat if this thing had an integrated 250-500GB hard drive.
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PostPosted: Thu May 25, 2006 12:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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It would be neat if this thing had an integrated 250-500GB hard drive.


I hear you on that one, now I just want to open that thing cause there is no way that whole thing houses it. There has to be lots of space...and when are dual tuners going to show up?
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PostPosted: Thu May 25, 2006 4:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is there a picture of the remote control on their website?
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PostPosted: Thu May 25, 2006 7:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Is there a picture of the remote control on their website?


There's a picture of the remote on page 3 of the full datasheet.

http://www.miglia.com/pdfcenter/eng/TVMax_ENG.pdf
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PostPosted: Fri May 26, 2006 8:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

g5g5 wrote:
castaway wrote:
Is there a picture of the remote control on their website?


There's a picture of the remote on page 3 of the full datasheet.

http://www.miglia.com/pdfcenter/eng/TVMax_ENG.pdf


Oops, I missed that! Embarassed
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PostPosted: Sat May 27, 2006 6:32 am    Post subject: complain complain complain, must I. Reply with quote

Could they be any less descriptive about the antenna connection? Does it come with a standard North American screw in "F" type connector or do I find out that I have to make a trip to radio shack to pick up a Euro flat type to North American RF adapter? God forbid they mentioned that. Oh wait, i forgot: me, you and everyone else are complete idiots who would not understand how to read a thorough tech spec sheet. Thanks team Miglia for dumbing it down for us all. Well, if it does come with a euro flat rf connector, I will just call Miglia tech support and ask them why my F connector wont screw on to the unthreaded connector, like a good stupid customer.

I mean, if you are not going to spell it out, then at least take better pics of the rear of that thing... and close up, not from 200ft away. Speaking of which, I have yet to find a pic of the back of the EyeTV 250... that is like the biggest mystery of all time. Its like if Elgato were to present an actual picture of the back, it might suddenly trigger the apocalypse or something... as if Elgato is doing mankind a big favor by not showing any pics of the rear. Ok, fine... they want to play that game, so will I... I wont buy it then. TAKE THAT, Elgato! Honestly... I think we all have a right to know what we are buying, not some vague idea of what it might be, and just hoping that it meets our requirements.

Also, it is hard to believe that Team Miglia couldnt fit the power supply in the mini footprint sized case. Just what I need, another brick laying around. Oh wait, Im supposed to like Bricks laying around... sorry.

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PostPosted: Sat May 27, 2006 1:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I find the eyeTV 250 decent enough for viewing. I hope that this new turner has better picture quality.
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