I needed a good excuse (or any excuse, really) to get a Mac Mini and in the long lasting desire of a PVR to record TV onto a harddrive, I found it. I'm going to "build" (plugin firewire cables and chuckle at the missing step three) my own PVR using the Mac Mini and the EyeTV 200.
I'm ever so envious whenever I drop by Jason's place and play with his Tivo, so since Tivo won't come to us Danes, we'll build something even better ourselves. That's right!
I already have the external firewire drive to beef up the storage and since I'm getting it with the airport extreme card it'll fit right into the stereo rack under the TV. Oh, got the bluetooth builtin as well, so it can be controlled with Salling Clicker from that wonderful phone of mine.
Can't wait to stop complaining about how we got 40 channels with nothing on.
What about the EyeHome? I get confused, looking at the Elgato site. I miss the Apple-style diagram clearly showing the gadget, my TV, my living room and slipper, and the cables connecting it all, so I can understand clearly what it's doing.
My fear is that I would need an EyeHome to watch the content recored with the EyeTV, on my TV ... particularly this sentence (from the Apple store): "EyeTV: EyeHome is designed to work together with EyeTV to allow Mac users to watch all of their recorded EyeTV content on the TV."
You can run eyehome by itself but you only get to use the itunes, iphoto, bookmarks, and movies in the movies folder functions, if you want to use eyehome to watch, record, fastforward tv then you need eyetv as well.
Challenge by Didier on January 22, 11:29
I've also ordered a Mac mini + EyeTV 200 + Apple 23" display + ATI Remote Wonder.
Already have Airport Express and Harman Kardon Soundsticks II.
Just can't wait to receive this stuff...