I've done a forum search and haven't found a definitive yes/no. We're moving into a new place which has a sat dish already set up and cabled into one room (living room). In my existing setup I use a mac mini with an eye TV 250 to tune into analogue TV. In the new place, can I use an Eye TV hybrid directly without the need for a Freeview decoder box? I am running a C2D 2.0GHZ mac mini with 2GB of RAM. Disc space is not an issue as there is 1.5TB of external storage. I've read that the hybrid requires a bit of grunt as hardware encoding is not possible for the Freeview signal. Not interested in Sky at all btw. Thoughts and ideas would be appreciated. Do I also need access to the EPG if I want to record a program like the news each night or can I do it 'dumb' like the 250 where I just give it a channel, start time and end time?