Tv Tuner For Mac

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Watching content on demand is great, but many of us would also like to be able to watch live TV on our computers. Thankfully, this is possible with the help of a TV tuner and there are many great options that work with Mac. In this list, we will tell you which are the best TV tuners that you can get and that will allow you to pause, forward, rewind and record your favorite TV shows. You can find options that offers a variety of designs and that suit different needs.

Elgato Systems 10020974 EyeTV Hybrid TV Tuner Stick for Analog, HDTV and FM Radio Reception

  1. TV for Mac HD mini Stick is an ultra-compact, USB-powered TV tuner that’s the perfect match for super-slim Macbooks. The integrated signal booster improves reception sensitivity even if the signal isn’t strong.
  2. Sep 17, 2005 EyeTV, best TV tuner for the Mac out there. I would say that its only worth while doing if you have cable or satelite TV.

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This tuner lets you watch digital terrestrial TV (DVB-T), as well as analogue and cable TV (DVB-C) and it offers great performance with Mac. The first thing that you will note is its compact, stylish and convenient design that makes it a portable solution. This hybrid TV tuner comes with the amazing EyeTV 3 software, which supports great recording capabilities and it includes one year of free program guide data with TV Guide. It is possible to record TV, FM radio shows and save them to your iOS device. You can also watch, pause and rewind live TV on your Mac, or listen to FM radio.

SiliconDust HDHomeRun PRIME Cable HDTV (3-Tuner)

This tuner lets you watch the shows you love on your Mac or any computer. It gives you the chance to watch live HDTV on up to 3 devices at the same time on your WiFi router or wired network. Since it supports HDHomeRun, it is possible to watch, pause and record content. If you have a premium cable subscription, you can access the channels using CableCARD. The SiliconDust HDHomeRun PRIME Cable HDTV offers HD quality and it also lets you schedule recordings.

Elgato EyeTV Hybrid TV Tuner

Small in size, but powerful in performance, this is one of the best options for people who want to enjoy live TV on their Mac or PC. The EyeTV Hybrid is a tuner stick that has a sleek and compact design. It can handle unencrypted digital reception and HDTV reception, as well as analog reception. You can get clear and amazing image thanks to Mac’s high resolution. With the Elgato EyeTV Hybrid TV Tuner you can also connect multiple gaming consoles. It comes with a DVR (Digital Video Recorder) that allows you to record your favorite shows.

PCTV nanoStick Ultimate Plus

Sleek, practical and powerful, this tuner is designed to allow you to watch digital terrestrial TV without hassle. With the PCTV nanoStick Ultimate Plus, you can record TV on your hard disk, pause or rewind live TV. It is also possible to stream your own content on your PC or Mac. It comes with Fuugo TV for Mac and provides fantastic DVB_T reception. It is also one of the most affordable solutions available.

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Slingbox PRO-HD

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With Slingbox, it is possible to connect and control multiple devices (up to three) including DVR – Digital Video Recorder, DVD Player and satellite receiver. It comes with built-in tuner ATSC/NTSC/QAM and it is capable of streaming HD video around your home or over the internet. You can record shows whenever needed and enjoy remarkable image quality. Although it is associated to SlingTV, a subscription service, there are no monthly fees involved when you get the Slingbox PRO-HD.

Pinnacle Systems Pctv HD Mini Stick

This mini digital HD TV stick comes with a remote control and high-gain telescopic antenna. Thanks to its compact size, you can bring it with you when you are on the go as it fits in your pocket. The Pctv HD Mini Stick allows you to turn your Mac into a personal digital video recorder. Your favorite shows can be recorded to your hard drive or direct-to-DVD. It supports ATSC and ClearQAM, and its single booster can imrpove reception sensitivity.

Hauppauge HVR 950 Hybrid TV Stick

With the Hauppauge HVR 950 Hybrid TV Stick, you can watch and record TV using WinTV-HVR-950 Q. It also supports ATSC and NTSC TV QAM with remote control. This hybrid tuner lets you use the scheduler to record any show and then you can play the recordings on your Mac. It comes covered with a one-year warranty.

WinTV Extend is an video streaming application built into the Extend versions of the WinTV v8 and WinTV v7.2. WinTV Extend takes the live TV signal from any Hauppauge TV tuner and converts the TV signal into a form (called 'HLS') which is compatible with an iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, PC or Mac computer. WinTV Extend then 'streams' the converted TV signal over the Internet to the receiver device.

WinTV v8 with Extend and WinTV v7.2 with Extend run on Windows based PCs with Windows 10, 8, 7, Windows Vista or Windows XP. It currently does not run on a Mac, though TV from WinTV Extend can be watched on a Mac.

WinTV Extend has the following features

  • Streams live TV to your iPad or iPhone, or remote Mac or PC via Wi-Fi or the Internet
  • On the receiving device, you can use either an Internet browser to watch TV or you can use the WinTV Extend iOS app for the iPhone or iPad
  • Digital parental control (North America)
  • Closed captions (North America)
  • High Definition TV support (when used with Hauppauge TV tuners with HD TV support)
  • Integrated TV recording scheduler
  • Instant time shift and recording
  • Multiple tuner support, either the WinTV-HVR-22xx or the WinTV-dualHD
  • Logical channel numbers

To run WinTV Extend, you need to have a WinTV TV tuner (or HD PVR 2 or Colossus 2) in your PC and your PC needs to be connected to either a home Wi-Fi network or the Internet. In addition, your PC needs to be fast enough to convert your TV signal to a digital form used for streaming (HLS).

The WinTV Extend app for your iPad or iPhone

The WinTV Extend app is available from the Apple app store at no cost. To download WinTV Extend, look up 'WinTV Extend' on the Apple app store.

Here's a link to the Hauppauge Extend app on the Apple app store:

The WinTV Extend iPad/iPhone app uses a Wi-Fi connection only (no 3G or 4G support is currently available). Wi-Fi can be used to watch live TV from your Hauppauge TV tuner in your home or in a hotel (as long as you have a Wi-Fi connection for your iPhone or iPad). If you want to watch TV over a 3G or 4G connection, you can use WinTV Extend with Safari or any other Internet browser.

WinTV Extend for Android devices, Windows phones, PCs or Macs

If you are using a Mac, PC or Android device, all you need is browser (Safari recommended on the Mac, Chrome or Internet Explorer on your PC). If you are using an Android phone or tablet, you need to be running Android version 4.1 or later.

To run Extend on your device, you will use a browser. Please refer to the Extend Quick Install Guide in the section called 'Watching TV on your iPhone, iPad or other remote device '.

Where to get WinTV v8 with Extend TV application for your PC

WinTV v8 with Extend is available from the Hauppauge webstore at a cost of $9.95 (plus shipping). You can order it from:
http://www.hauppauge.com/pages/webstore2/webstore_wintvv8cd.html

If you click on the Gallery tab above, you will find some screen shots of an iPhone receiving video from WinTV Extend. The iPhone pictures show the TV control overlay with Pause and 30 second replay.

WinTV Extend currently runs with the following tuners and video encoders

The WinTV-dualHD and WinTV-soloHD, all WinTV-HVR TV tuners for North America and Europe, plus the HD PVR 2, Colossus 2, WinTV-DCR-2650 and the Starburst satellite receiver, the WinTV-NOVA-T, WinTV-NOVA-S and WinTV-MiniStick products in Europe and Asia.

The new WinTV Extend app is available from the Apple app store at no cost. To download WinTV Extend, look up 'WinTV Extend' on the Apple app store.

Here's a link to the Extend app on the Apple app store:

Watch live TV on your iPad, at home or anywhere in the world over Wi-Fi!

WinTV Extend for the iPad is a TV application for the iPad which allows you to watch live TV from a Hauppauge TV tuner or to play back TV videos which were recorded with a Hauppauge TV tuner.

To use WinTV Extend for the iPad, you need:

  • WinTV Extend for the iPad application (you can download this free app from the Apple app store)
  • a PC which has a Hauppauge TV tuner installed (see below for a list of supported Hauppauge TV tuners)
  • WinTV v7.2 application with the WinTV Extend Server - installed on a PC

WinTV Extend for the iPad will allow you to watch all of the TV channels you can receive on your Hauppauge TV tuner. If you have recorded any TV programs with the Hauppauge TV tuner, you can also watch these TV programs on your iPad.

Latest version of the Hauppauge WinTV Extend app for the iPad/iPhone

WinTV Extend app version 1.0.30037:

  • improved iPad user interface, including landscape mode
  • auto detection of WinTV Extend servers on the local network
  • server selection screen for remembering and choosing between multiple servers.
  • improved compatibility with iOS5.

How to buy WinTV Extend

WinTV v7.2 with the WinTV Extend Server is available from the Hauppauge webstore at a cost of $9.95 (plus shipping). You can order it from:
http://www.hauppauge.com/site/webstore2/webstore_cd-wintvv7.asp

WinTV v7.2 application with WinTV Extend Server

WinTV Extend Server is an Internet video server built into the WinTV v7.2 application. To run the WinTV Extend Server, you need to have a WinTV TV tuner in your PC, and your PC needs to be connected to either a home WiFi network or the Internet.

WinTV Extend runs on Windows based PCs (it currently does not run on a Mac, though TV from WinTV Extend can be watched on a Mac).

On your iPhone/iPad/iPod touch, all you need is the the WinTV Extend for iPad application.

You can also watch live TV on your Mac or PC

If you are using a Mac or a PC, you can also watch live TV from the WinTV Extend Server. All you need is a browser (Safari recommended on the Mac) and a Flash video player.

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If you click on the Gallery tab, you will find some screen shots of an iPad receiving video from WinTV Extend.

WinTV Extend currently runs with the fowing Hauppaulloge TV tuners:

All WinTV-HVR TV tuners for North America and Europe, plus the WinTV-NOVA-T, WinTV-NOVA-S and WinTV-MiniStick products in Europe and Asia.

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Watch live TV on your iPhone, at home over Wi-Fi or anywhere in the world via the Internet!

WinTV Extend for the iPhone is a TV application for the iPhone which allows you to watch live TV from a Hauppauge TV tuner or to play back TV videos which were recorded with a Hauppauge TV tuner.

To use WinTV Extend for the iPhone, you need:

  • WinTV Extend for the iPhone application (you can download this app from the Apple app store)
  • a PC which has a Hauppauge TV tuner installed (see below for a list of supported Hauppauge TV tuners)
  • the WinTV Extend Server application installed on the PC (WinTV Extend Server comes with the WinTV v7.2 application)

WinTV Extend for the iPhone will allow you to watch all of the TV channels you can receive on your Hauppauge TV tuner. If you have recorded any TV programs with the Hauppauge TV tuner, you can also watch these TV programs on your iPhone.

WinTV Extend Server for the Hauppauge TV tuners

WinTV Extend Server is an Internet video server built into the WinTV v7.2 application.

To run WinTV Extend Server, you need to have a WinTV TV tuner in your PC, and your PC needs to be connected to either a home WiFi network or the Internet. WinTV Extend runs on Windows based PCs (it currently does not run on a Mac, though TV from WinTV Extend can be watched on a Mac).

On your iPhone/iPad/iPod touch, all you need is the the WinTV Extend for iPad application.

You can also watch live TV on your Mac or PC

If you are using a Mac or a PC, you can also watch live TV from the WinTV Extend Server. All you need is a browser (Safari recommended on the Mac) and a Flash video player.

If you click on the Gallery tab, you will find some screen shots of an iPhone receiving video from WinTV Extend.

WinTV v8 with Extend is available from the Hauppauge webstore at a cost of $9.95 (plus shipping). You can order it from the Hauppauge Webstore

WinTV Extend currently runs with the following Hauppauge TV tuners:

All WinTV-HVR TV tuners for North America and Europe, plus the WinTV-NOVA-T, WinTV-NOVA-S and WinTV-MiniStick products in Europe and Asia. Also for the HD PVR 2 and Colossus 2 series.

How fast does my PC need to be in order to use WinTV Extend to stream over the Internet?

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We typically recommend an i5 or faster or equivalent.

Why can't I see all of my TV channels on my iPad?

If you have problems seeing the complete TV channel list on an iPad, use two fingers to scroll the channel list. On the iPad, you need to touch a channel number once to set the channel. To scroll the channel list, use two fingers. Click once on the TV picture to see the video controls: 30 second replay, pause, play, full screen, audio volume adjust.

Extend uses Flash, but I read that Flash support in many web browsers is being discontinued in 2020. Will I still be able to use Extend?

Yes. Hauppauge is moving from Flash to HLS, which stands for 'HTTP Live Streaming'. HLS is support on most if not all modern browsers.

Today, if you have WinTV 8.5.37092 or later and you are using the Edge browser, you will automatically use HLS. You will know you are using HLS if you see /win10 in the URL.

We plan to roll out HLS support for Chrome and Firefox in early 202.

My PC is running very slow when I'm using analog cable TV with WinTV Extend. What can I do to improve my system performance?

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If you are using analog cable TV, you will get better performance if you use a Hauppauge TV tuner with hardware encode. Hauppauge TV tuners with hardware encoders include the WinTV-HVR-1600, WinTV-HVR-1850, WinTV-HVR-1950 and WinTV-HVR-2250. Your system performance can improve by about 30% by using a hardware encoder.

I'd like to watch TV on my iPad from outside my house. How do I open a port on my router so that this will work?

For WinTV Extend to be used from outside of your home, you need to have an open 'port' on your Internet router which allows video to pass from the PC which is running WinTV Extend to your iPad or other supported device.
For instructions on opening a port on your router, click here.

Can I use WinTV Extend with the IR blaster?

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Yes. If you have one of the Hauppauge TV tuners with a built-in IR blaster, WinTV Extend can use the IR blaster to change the channels on your cable TV or satellite set top box. Hauppauge TV tuners with a built-in IR blaster include the WinTV-HVR-1600, WinTV-HVR-1850, WinTV-HVR-1950 and WinTV-HVR-2250.

Can I use WinTV Extend with the HD PVR?

If I use Extend with an HD PVR 2 which is connected to a cable box and the TV channel is 1080i, will the transcoded video be de-interlaced, and if so will it be 60 fps or 30 fps?

Normally, Extend will encode the video to progresive via one of the built-in profiles (which can be customised). It will be encoded at 30 or 25fps depending on the input fps. e.g. 60 will be 30, 50 will be 25.

The profiles are designed so that the Extend video streams are compatible with phones, tablets and PCs. The Extend UI on the client will have a selection of profiles which were tested to be compatible with the client.

Here is an example of the profile for PC streaming, which comes from the WinTV Extend configuration file:

<Device name='PC' localProfile='1Mbps, 576p' remoteProfile='320kbps, 480p'>
<Profile description='2Mbps, 1080p' bitrate='2048' resolution='1920x1080' remoteBuffer='4400000' localBuffer='4400000' audioBitrate='192k'/>
<Profile description='4Mbps, 1080p' bitrate='4096' resolution='1920x1080' remoteBuffer='6000000' localBuffer='6000000' audioBitrate='192k'/>
</Device>

I have a data plan on my iPhone which is limited. How much data will WinTV Extend use?

WinTV Extend, when used to send video over a cell phone network, consumes approximately 490 Mbytes per month for 10 hours of remote TV watching. When WinTV Extend is used through a WiFi network, there is no cell phone usage.

Get information on configuring your router at home so that WinTV Extend can send live TV over the Internet.