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VHD to dvd- what software do I require to work with new iMac 10.8.2?

1401 Views 39 Replies Latest reply: Feb 27, 2013 10:35 PM by Ziatron RSS
  • crh24 Level 3 Level 3 (920 points)

    DonMigell wrote:

     

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    PS. crh24: I have only a imac having left 'Windows'.


    Me, too, four years ago.  That's why I made sure there was viable Mac software for the HDPVR before I purchased it.

     

     

    DonMigell wrote:

     

    Ok, I've now sent another question to Green Valley:

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    It will be interesting to see if you can get past the 'canned' responses most tech support gives via email.

    late-2012 27" i7 iMac, 32GB, 3TB Fu, OS X Mountain Lion, iPad '4'; ATV3; mid 2012 MBA;
  • Shootist007 Level 6 Level 6 (16,640 points)

    Really that is a Boiler Plate Response. Of course their product does not support Thunderbolt. It never did and never will. But you are not connecting it to a Thunderbolt port. You are connecting it to a Firewire port at the END of a FW to TB Adapter. That adapter changes the TB port to work with Firewire Devices which is what that product is.

     

    I really don't see what your problem is.

     

    That is like asking you ISP if you can connect there modem/router combo box to a Thunderbolt port. They would say No you can't. But if you use a TB to Ethernet adapter the modem/router never sees the TB port. All it sees is the Ethernet port at the end of the Ethernet to TB Adapter.

     

    Your options are to Trust Apple for making a TB to FW adapter that work with FW Devices and to discount what the maker is saying as they can't get by any mention of a Thunderbolt port whether you also stated wou would be using a TB to FW adapter or not. Once they see Thunderbolt that's it, they respond with a Boiler Plate answer "Are Device work with Firewire".

  • Klaus1 Level 8 Level 8 (43,415 points)

    I agree with Shootist. If it was me I would connect it and see what happens - it's not going to blow up!

  • MartinR Level 6 Level 6 (14,560 points)

    Shootist007 is correct.  It's an adapter, not a "cable" as in just wire with plugs.  There is active circuitry inside the plugs on both ends.

  • Klaus1 Level 8 Level 8 (43,415 points)

    (Posted in error having misread post - time for another coffee....)

  • crh24 Level 3 Level 3 (920 points)

    MartinR wrote:

     

    Shootist007 is correct.  It's an adapter, not a "cable" as in just wire with plugs.  There is active circuitry inside the plugs on both ends.

     

    What! You didn't see the smiley?

     

    If I hold out the adapter and ask my wife what it is she will say short 'cable'.  The word 'adapter' will likely never enter her mind. The same goes for 90% of the people I know. To them it's just a short cable, or even wire, with funny looking connectors. If I correct them they nod OK, smile, and turn to their neighbor and roll their eyes.

     

    I'm an analytical who, after living for decades with an empathic spouse has learned which nits to pick and which to leave alone.  This 'adapter'—'cable' situation is one of them.

     

    It is interesting to note that Apple has all of their Thunderbolt adapters under the Cables section of their accessories, isn't it?

    late-2012 27&quot; i7 iMac, 32GB, 3TB Fu, OS X Mountain Lion, iPad '4'; ATV3; mid 2012 MBA;
  • Ziatron Level 4 Level 4 (3,255 points)

    So what are my alternatives?

     

    Buy this:

     

    http://www.apple.com/macpro/design.html#io

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