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cable box firewire output to mac mini.

 
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snkby
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 15, 2006 4:30 pm    Post subject: cable box firewire output to mac mini. Reply with quote

how do i view the firewire video stream being output from the cable box ?

only the dvr versions of the motorola cable boxes have active firewire ports.

even though the non-dvr cable boxes have firewire ports they are not active.

the tech at the apple store had no idea.

thanks.



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 17, 2006 10:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's a how-to that was posted at macteens.com:

http://macteens.com/index.php/features/fullstory/how_to_make_your_own_home_theatre_mac_htmac/

That should get you going in the right direction, anyway. I've never actually done it myself--if you get this working let us know!

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 17, 2006 7:03 pm    Post subject: thanks picaman ! will let yall know. nt Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 26, 2006 6:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

First there is an entire huge and very informative thread on recording to Mac through firewire here:

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?s=&threadid=386740&perpage=20

Second, there is a federally mandated requirement that all set top boxes or cable tuners with a firewire output must have it active. If your cableco tries to tell you it is not supported, quote to them from the following:

http://a257.g.akamaitech.net/7/257/2422/12feb20041500/edocket.access.gpo.gov/cfr_2004/octqtr/pdf/47cfr76.640.pdf

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