View Full Version : usb tv tuner for mac

04-07-2011, 10:43 PM
will this work on a mac?

if no are there any that do and aren't $100+?
and just to check you just plug these things in and can watch any free to air tv yeah?

Speedy Gonzales
04-07-2011, 10:54 PM
For windows, once you install the drivers and AverTV, you can watch freeview yup. Unless a mac installs drivers for it, I dont think it'll work. There are no drivers for Mac on the Avermedia site

This works tho


If you can find it

Or this


04-07-2011, 11:09 PM

If you look at the system requirements a 'Mac is not mentioned so I would think not generally speaking.

Unless you run an emulator maybe?

05-07-2011, 12:14 AM
It might be supported under Linux depending on the chipset...

05-07-2011, 12:25 AM
And then again possibly not.

Perhaps the OP can put Linux on a Mac.

05-07-2011, 11:19 AM
I am picking that it will just work as the MAC OS is similar to Linux and with Linux you don't need to install rivers for every little thing.

05-07-2011, 11:33 AM
But Linux was designed to run as many devices as possible, Mac OS is designed to run on Apple hardware (which is a much smaller group of devices)

05-07-2011, 11:39 AM
So is anyone going to try this hardware mentioned by the OP on a 'Mac and get it to work so there is a definitive answer rather than guesses?

05-07-2011, 11:40 AM
He probably doesn't want to buy something that might not work

Speedy Gonzales
05-07-2011, 11:43 AM
Well the 2 links I gave the drivers are on the site. So, they'll work

05-07-2011, 11:44 AM
He probably doesn't want to buy something that might not work

Exactly my point as it happens.

So perhaps a 'Mac expert might drop in and recommend something that does work then?

05-07-2011, 08:15 PM
Those links speedy posted look good, as long as its an intel mac and not a PPC mac

I personally have used the elgato ones