Watch TV on your MBA!

geordisjd

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I tried the "Pinnacle TV for Mac HD stick". It's a plug&play USB device that allows you to watch HD TV on your Mac. In this case, my MBA connected to an antenna that picks up any available signal (or it can be connected to cable too, but it's not available in the office).

A definite "thumb up" on this on.:)

All iPhone Pics, of course.
 
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aggieman

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very nice!

and I agree with the above post. Slingin' on the iPhone would be awesome! I used to use it on my Moto Q and still do on my N95-3, but the iPhone and Slingbox would be the perfect combo.
 

Ramesh

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I tried the "Pinnacle TV for Mac HD stick". It's a plug&play USB device that allows you to watch HD TV on your Mac. In this case, my MBA connected to an antenna that picks up any available signal (or it can be connected to cable too, but it's not available in the office).


A definite "thumb up" on this on.:)

All iPhone Pics, of course.
Nice. How much did that set you back? It's around $120, no?
 
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scandalex

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very nice!

and I agree with the above post. Slingin' on the iPhone would be awesome! I used to use it on my Moto Q and still do on my N95-3, but the iPhone and Slingbox would be the perfect combo.
Only if Steve-O thinks so. :p

You know when it comes to what's perfect for the iPhone, he must give it his seal of approval.
 

geordisjd

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Nice. How much did that set you back? It's around $120, no?

Yes, about that. It's worth it if you like watching TV on your display while computing, which I do all the time. I've been doing it since I had a Quadra 605 connected to a VCR connected to cable with a lovely app caller the "Movie Player" under system 7.
This little device is very easy to set up without reading the instructions and fool-proof as long as you have reception.
 

Youngbinks

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Awesome little device. I have a SlingBox on my television at home so I used to use my old BlackJack to watch TV on, so I'm really hoping the SlingPlayer team is able to come up with something using the SDK. I just installed SlingPlayer to the MBA today but I can't remember the Player number unfortunately, so I can't watch TV until I go home and get the number. This might be able to hold me over until then.
 

mad_vtak

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Thanks im going to have to check this little bugger out.
 

Johnny apple

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whats the quality like? do you lose quality when its raining and stuff like that
 

geordisjd

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whats the quality like? do you lose quality when its raining and stuff like that
It's just like the old rabbit ear antenna's reception. Depends where you're located. Some channels are great, some aren't. It doesn't rain much in Colorado, so I wouldn't know much about that. My house and office #1 get great reception (see the pics above for office#1).
My office #2 is located deep in a steel pit that no radiation can penetrate! I can't really use my iPhone there. I couldn't use my Treo either in the old days. I get 1 (ONE) channel there, on good days.
If you have cable, you can connect it directly to the device.