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PostPosted: Mon May 29, 2006 9:50 am    Post subject: Re: complain complain complain, must I. Reply with quote

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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.

END OF RANT.


Not sure if they recently updated their website, but if click on the first link in this topic, scroll down, on the right hand side there is a picture of the back of the device. If you click on it you get a pretty large picture.

Direct link:
http://www.miglia.com/products/video/tvmax/pix/TVMax_rear_w700.jpg

I'm definitly with you Squid3660. I prefer to be given an overload of info so I can make better choices. Attention manufacturers, we can handle it. Smile
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PostPosted: Wed May 31, 2006 2:52 am    Post subject: game systems Reply with quote

can u hook up game systems to this??
im thinking about hooking up my gamecube to this if i buy it.
is it possible?

also, r u suppose to hook up a cable wire to the unit to watch tv on ur comp?

sorry i dont know much about this...
anybody know???
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PostPosted: Wed May 31, 2006 3:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think there is a delay due to the encoding of the MPEG format for the video, so, realistically, it would be impossible to play.

There is one available that has real-time viewing without the encoding process, making it instant, but it's name has slipped my mind.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 07, 2006 4:12 pm    Post subject: Re: complain complain complain, must I. Reply with quote

Squid3660 wrote:

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.


I just saw a picture of the back on iLounge.

http://www.ilounge.com/index.php/ipod/review/elgato-systems-eyetv-250-tv-receiver-recorder-and-video-converter/
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 08, 2006 11:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does this only apply to Intel minis?
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 09, 2006 11:00 am    Post subject: Intel Only? Reply with quote

It only applies to Intel macs, of any size.

Now... why would this be "Intel Only"?

Sure, maybe the stock mini's underpowered - though it should be fast enough to handle streaming video over USB - but they show it next to an iMac and the G5 iMac is plenty fast enough.

Does this depend on the TPM support on the Intel Macs, perhaps?
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2006 5:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yvan256 wrote:
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...


I believe their TVMini is suitable for that purpose, right? At least for ClearQAM, I think.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 04, 2009 12:24 am    Post subject: TV Tuners For Mac mini Reply with quote

It's a shame Miglia has pretty much exited the US market - and never updated the Analog TVMax for ATSC and QAM Digital cable. It was a good match for Mac mini HTPC setups.

As I point out at www.tvtunersticks.com - Miglia's HD TV mini Express is still available and a good choice. What I like about it is it works with BOTH ElGato's EyeTV **and** Equinux TheTube software so it has alot of flexibility. For all the raves about EyeTV (and I've owned it) most of the time I use my TubeStick tuner with TheTube for watching and occasionally recording. Sometimes less is more.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 04, 2009 2:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think Miglia sort of lost it when they parted ways with Elgato on the software side. The Tube software is still a big question mark when it comes to most people.
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