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PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2006 10:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

cnelson81 wrote:
I will DL the new version of EYETV 2 for w/ universal binary tonight, running it on my core duo 1.66 w/ 2gig ram.... as it is eyetv2 is running under rosetta and workes pretty damn good, cant wait to see how it does natively... i will post again

Just got it installed and might I say, wow... I thought it worked well before.. now its SUPER fast on start up, and amazing. eyeTV an amazing product i recommend it to everyone.. especially those who use the intel mini.. wow i mean wow......


Woah ... can't wait 'til I get my Core Duo Mac mini! Shocked
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2006 12:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello, I am planning on buying an EyeTV 200 over the next couple of weeks to use with my Core Duo Mac mini. Elgato recommends that you have 2GB of free space for every hour's worth of recording. Is this number accurate for a medium to high quality 720x480 MPEG-4 recording?
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2006 8:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Hello, I am planning on buying an EyeTV 200 over the next couple of weeks to use with my Core Duo Mac mini. Elgato recommends that you have 2GB of free space for every hour's worth of recording. Is this number accurate for a medium to high quality 720x480 MPEG-4 recording?


That's probably about right ... an hour of HD is around 6GB - 8GB (depending on the resolution).
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2006 12:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow... I'm going to reconsider my 300GB drive for a 500GB now... Hows the image quality compressed? Any recomended settings?

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2006 3:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ShaneHale wrote:
Wow... I'm going to reconsider my 300GB drive for a 500GB now... Hows the image quality compressed? Any recomended settings?

shane


Hi Shane,

There are no compression settings for the over-the-air stuff ...
it's up to the broadcasters, which 9 times outta 10 is MPEG-2.

When I archive my recordings, I usually stick to 1290kbps for
video and 160kbps for audio in H.264 If it's 1080, I shrink it
down to 720p.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2006 3:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Aaron,

Thanks, It sounds like that may be the way to go... capture first, compress later. I think the 720 is the way to go over 1080, just for space and the fact that the solo chokes on 1080.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2006 8:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Aaron,

Thanks, It sounds like that may be the way to go... capture first, compress later. I think the 720 is the way to go over 1080, just for space and the fact that the solo chokes on 1080.

shane


No problem.
That's what I do ... like last night I recorded "24" and "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" and today I editted out the commercials, then encoded.
It takes forever on the 1.42GHz G4. The Core Duo should cut the time down quite a bit! Wink

Hopefully it won't be long before you can upgrade the CPU on your Mac mini ...
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 22, 2006 1:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Doh! Just went to order the refurbed EyeTV 500 from Elgato and they don't appear to be available anymore. Elgato seems to have them every couple of months. I may still go ahead and pick up the Mini Core Duo.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 22, 2006 2:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Snooze you loose I guess...

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 22, 2006 3:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Doh! Just went to order the refurbed EyeTV 500 from Elgato and they don't appear to be available anymore. Elgato seems to have them every couple of months. I may still go ahead and pick up the Mini Core Duo.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 22, 2006 4:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks available to me:

http://www.elgato.com/index.php?file=shop_onlineshop_eyetv500_refurb

Confused

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 22, 2006 9:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the link. They weren't advertised were I expected them to be, so I missed it. I'm going to place my order in the morning.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 22, 2006 10:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

picaman wrote:
Looks available to me:

http://www.elgato.com/index.php?file=shop_onlineshop_eyetv500_refurb

Confused

Jamie


Glad the refurbs are still available ... that's what mine is (and it works perfectly)! Cool
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 22, 2006 10:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do they have any EyeTV 200 refurbs anywhere? I want to make sure I'm not missing them.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 23, 2006 8:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

curt wrote:
Do they have any EyeTV 200 refurbs anywhere? I want to make sure I'm not missing them.


Curt: Looks like they aren't running a refurb special on the EyeTV 200 ...
just the EyeTV 500 and EyeHome (unfortunately).

And as of Thursday March 23rd, they don't have the EyeTV 200 in stock on their online store! Shocked
http://www.elgato.com/index.php?file=shop_onlineshop_e200

If you were planning on purchasing one, I guess you'd want to check with an Apple Retailer - like MacMall or The Apple Store.
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