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#257356 27-Sep-2019 16:34
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Hello,

 

Is there a Freeview TV tuner for Macbook Pro?
I'd like to watch live TV on my laptop

I know they are available in UK and USA but not sure about NZ

 

Any suggestions are helpful

 

Thanks


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  #2326125 27-Sep-2019 16:49
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stream it?






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  #2326134 27-Sep-2019 17:07
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  #2326160 27-Sep-2019 19:21
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Why not just stream what you want to watch? Seems a backwards step going to broadcast TV.




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  #2326162 27-Sep-2019 19:50
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Are you looking for a portable solution or something to use at home?

 

USB dongles with their tiny antennas don't work particularly well. They work fine when connected to an outdoor antenna, but that limits their portability. If you don't need portability, the HDHomeRun (DVB-T) models work with Freeview NZ. They are sold through Nicegear, or you can import from Amazon.co.uk.


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  #2326176 27-Sep-2019 20:38
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l43a2:

 

stream it?

 

 

Exactly how does OP do that onto a MacBook?





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  #2326192 27-Sep-2019 21:03
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eracode:

 

l43a2:

 

stream it?

 

 

Exactly how does OP do that onto a MacBook?

 

 

 

 

TVNZ and Three have online streaming, but I guess OP wants flexibiity of not having to use data.

 

 

 

Plenty of USB tuners out there..

 

 


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Consider a wifi tuner too, so you can place it where there is good TV signal and then watch it from somewhere comfortable.





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  #2326230 28-Sep-2019 01:06
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eracode:

 

l43a2:

 

stream it?

 

 

Exactly how does OP do that onto a MacBook?

 

If you don't need portability, the HDHomeRun (DVB-T) models work with Freeview NZ. They are sold through Nicegear, - Thanks


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  #2326729 29-Sep-2019 14:30
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richms:

 

Consider a wifi tuner too, so you can place it where there is good TV signal and then watch it from somewhere comfortable.

 

 

 

 

Can you recommend a good wifi tuner?


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  #2326744 29-Sep-2019 15:26
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A reason not to stream might be poor Internet, but if that is not an issue, there is no conceivable reason to do it this way. Since we got decent Internet, all of our TV viewing has been by streaming. I have unplugged our receiver and only keep it for backup. 

 

We mainly use Kodi on Android with @Apsattv's IPTV lists for NZ and Oz Freeview. We also have this on one Macbook and it works perfectly. TVNZ turns off the IPTV stream for the Rugby and there is no +1, but I can't think of any other reason not to stream. This really is the best choice.

 

 





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  #2326768 29-Sep-2019 16:35
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lightcam:

 

Can you recommend a good wifi tuner?

 

 

Not with mac support. A friend had a cheap one off aliexpress that their kids ipads would connect to. If they put it up the back of their holiday property it would get signal and the kids could watch TV which was otherwise not possible. It had a limited battery live which was a self limiting screen time control. Same softare as this one that techmoan reviewed, same having to pay for it.

 

I read that elgato made one with mac support, but never seen or tested that one.





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Theres a backup for the tv1 rugby and beside why would would you want to watch it on delay when there at least 5 other channels streaming it live there ;-)

 

 


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  #2326860 29-Sep-2019 21:29
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I've got an EyeTV USB tuner (was made by Elgato, now seems to be sold by Geniatech). It runs on a home theatre Mac Mini, connected to an external antenna, so I can't comment on the portable antenna performance. We usually just stream stuff nowadays, so it doesn't get used much.


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Yes, there are.  Check under Elgato or Mygica. DVB-T/T2 for Freeview.

 

 

 

Anil Hari

 

 


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