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1276 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Mar 25, 2008 11:23 AM by eurobum
1- No, the card will do you no good in the G5. Graphics cards must be Mac compatible specifically, or have had the ROM flashed to Mac ROM (not all cards can be modified).
BTW, What card is currently installed in the G5?
1a- For TV tuners, Elgato has some of the best options available. (Independant of the graphics card).
2- Blu-Ray can be used. Panasonic burners, or Pioneer blu-ray reader/combo drives can be used in Mac's. Other possibilities are out there, and a good source for user feedback is Xlr8yourMac. Note that dependant on the interface, you may need to add a SATA PCI controller to install a drive in the internal bay. IDE and firewire alternatives are available.
Also, blu-ray burning will require use of Toast 8.G4AGP(450)Sawtooth, 2ghz PowerLogix, 2gbRAM, Raptor+SATA+ATA, ATI Radeon 9800, Mac OS X (10.5.2), ATI Silencer, DVR-109, 23"ACD, Ratoc USB2.0, QCam Ultra, NikonCoolscan, 520W PSU
Thank you japamac.
1) I'm currently unaware of the graphics card that's in it .... is there some official list of Mac compatible graphics cards? I'm just looking for one with 2 x DVI and TV tuner.
1a) I read about Elgate and EyeTV and may get this. But I would rather want a graphics card with an integrated TV tuner.
2) Do you know if playback of Bluray (not just data burning) is possible in OS X yet??
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1- No list as such, and is dependent on the model of G5. There are no graphics cards with built-in tuners, like ATI TV Wonder for PC's, for the G5.
2- Playback in SD is fine, but I assume that you are referring to the HD content. HDCP compliance is not a complete part of the Apple package yet. OS X does not support the HD playback. This may be of interest.G4AGP(450)Sawtooth, 2ghz PowerLogix, 2gbRAM, Raptor+SATA+ATA, ATI Radeon 9800, Mac OS X (10.5.2), ATI Silencer, DVR-109, 23"ACD, Ratoc USB2.0, QCam Ultra, NikonCoolscan, 520W PSU
Thanks for the info!
I managed to get a Mac Pro instead, and has since required Elgato software + tv tuner (USB) and it works perfectly. Holding on with the BD until more popularized and made easy (that or until the drive comes out for Xbox 360).