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PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2007 3:44 pm    Post subject: Miglia Technology Intros TVMax+ Reply with quote

Miglia Technology Intros TVMax+
Friday, March 16, 2007
Posted by: Glenn

Miglia today announced TVMax+, a "content collection hub" for iPods, Apple TV and Macs. According to the company, "Following the simple yet beautiful lines of the Apple Mac mini, TVMax+ will become the heart of your digital home entertainment. It allows you to view your favorite shows on every screen in your home, from your living room to your iPod to your Mac. TVMax+ also doubles as a digital TV tuner, allowing you to watch, pause and record TV shows. Recording formats include: iPod Good, iPod Best, Apple TV, DVD ready, Full size (MPEG-4), DivX Portable, and DivX Home Theater." The TVMax+ is priced at £149 (US$289)



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2007 4:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm sure the Mac mini like case adds to the cost, but it seems overpriced compared to the Elgato TV tuners.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2007 5:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is it just me but does this only have a single SD analogue tuner? How can Elgato have 2 HD tuners in the diversity the size of a usb flash drive and this thing with the mini's footprint only have 1 x SD tuner?

Not much info on the site, I can't even find if it is wireless g or n? I do like the idea of one touch ready and the different saving formats to save space though.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2007 12:34 am    Post subject: What's the difference? Reply with quote

What's the difference between this one and the previous model? I have the TVMax, but I don't see any reason here to upgrade.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2007 12:05 pm    Post subject: Re: What's the difference? Reply with quote

heisman34 wrote:
What's the difference between this one and the previous model? I have the TVMax, but I don't see any reason here to upgrade.


That's a good question. I was thinking one was analog and the other digital, but they are both analog.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 18, 2007 4:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

myminirocks wrote:
Is it just me but does this only have a single SD analogue tuner? How can Elgato have 2 HD tuners in the diversity the size of a usb flash drive and this thing with the mini's footprint only have 1 x SD tuner?

That is because all those sticks have no encoding chips meaning that the burden of encoding will lie within the Mac.

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Not much info on the site, I can't even find if it is wireless g or n? I do like the idea of one touch ready and the different saving formats to save space though.

That's why it is larger and much more expensive.

El Gato's that do encoding also are much larger than their (simple) sticks.

The main reason for bringing out theis + is most likely the ending of the EyeTV agreement.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 18, 2007 4:55 pm    Post subject: TV Max+ Audio- mono or stereo? Reply with quote

I'm thinking of upgrading my Miglia TVMicro usb stick, because it only sends mono audio to my mini. Does anyone know if the Tv Max+ will support stereo?
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2007 6:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm unsure why it costs more than most of the tuners out there it doesn't even come with the VERY NECESSARY eyeTV software anymore, so tack on another 50 bucks for that. If they were smart they'd add in some media card readers and an extra dvdrw or hard drive and sell it as a complete solution. Done even get me started on that dated remote control. Lets use apple's remote oh wait, we can't awesome. I hate to sound negative but, I'm tire of these under-featured over-priced accessories. This is a standard definition tv tuner? Yikes, I'll pass on it.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2007 2:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

grayskyz wrote:
I'm tire of these under-featured over-priced accessories.C~

I have a good solution for you on that point:

Stop buying Apple and switchover to the PC world where you can get much against much lower prices and have more to choose from.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2007 1:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MrMac wrote:
Stop buying Apple and switchover to the PC world where you can get much against much lower prices and have more to choose from.

Thank you Mr. Bill Gates. Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2007 2:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ClunkClunk wrote:
MrMac wrote:
Stop buying Apple and switchover to the PC world where you can get much against much lower prices and have more to choose from.

Thank you Mr. Bill Gates. Rolling Eyes

It is simple. Either accept higher prices or switch.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2007 3:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MrMac wrote:
ClunkClunk wrote:
MrMac wrote:
Stop buying Apple and switchover to the PC world where you can get much against much lower prices and have more to choose from.

Thank you Mr. Bill Gates. Rolling Eyes

It is simple. Either accept higher prices or switch.


Now you are starting to sound like Steve Ballmer.

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El Gato's that do encoding also are much larger than their (simple) sticks.


That might be true, but the EyeTV 250 (which has a built-in hardware encoder) is pretty darn small. It's basically the same size as two 5G iPods stacked. I have really enjoyed my 250 for the most part. I can't wait to start transferring things over to the Apple TV. The price isn't bad either. Newegg sells them for $160. Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2007 3:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

g5g5 wrote:
The price isn't bad either. Newegg sells them for $160.

Terrific!

How much and how fast can you ship a container of them to Europe? We have to pay about the double price! (€250 => $300)
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How much and how fast can you ship a container of them to Europe? We have to pay about the double price! (€250 => $300)


What country are you in?

I did a search for "EyeTV 250 UK" on Google and it looks like they are selling for around £140.00 in the UK.

http://www.ciao.co.uk/Elgato_EyeTV_250__6504143

http://www.macupgrades.co.uk/store/product_info.php?products_id=257
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2007 4:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

g5g5 wrote:
MrMac wrote:

How much and how fast can you ship a container of them to Europe? We have to pay about the double price! (€250 => $300)

What country are you in?
I did a search for "EyeTV 250 UK" on Google and it looks like they are selling for around £140.00 in the UK.
http://www.ciao.co.uk/Elgato_EyeTV_250__6504143
http://www.macupgrades.co.uk/store/product_info.php?products_id=257

Last time I looked the Apple store sold them for €250 in the Netherlands. Presently I don't see it in their store.
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