AlchemyTV DVR
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AlchemyTV DVR lets you watch TV in full-screen mode on your Mac.

AlchemyTV DVR features a scheduled recording functionality allowing you program the time and date for your recordings in a few easy steps.Your favourite TV program will be recorded onto your hard drive for later viewing or export to VCD or DVD.

With its TV/Antenna input, composite, S-VHS inputs and stereo audio connector, AlchemyTV DVR can tune in to any TV station or record from your VCR. The Mac OS X compatible software allows you to select the supported QuickTime plug-in of your choice. This
What's New
Version 2.5.1:
  • Resolves issue with new version of Webkit installed with Safari 3 Public Beta
  • Other minor bugfixes.
Requirements
  • Intel/PPC
  • Mac OS X 10.3 or later
  • QuickTime 6.5 or later



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ver. 2.x:
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yukitakako commented on 06 Jul 2008
please update!!
[Version 2.5.1]


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Zeroin commented on 04 Jul 2008
Come on Miglia, it's been long enough...please update the software for Leopard alredy!
[Version 2.5.1]


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bedouin commented on 14 Mar 2008
At what point should I just take this card out of my machine and call it a day? I'm out of PCI expansion slots, so something useful could probably be put in the Alchemy's place.

Does some other card use the same chipset? Is there some other TV viewing app out there? There used to be bTV for my Hauppauge card in Linux.
[Version 2.5.1]

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Jeff-H. replied on 09 Apr 2008
I've been using EyeTV on my Miglia USB devices and its GREAT! I'm not sure if it will work on the PCI card however.
I sold this card and wish I hung onto it...
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Intruder replied on 15 Jun 2009
Might as well remove it from your machine. Miglia has discontinued the card and appears to no longer be supporting it. Never released the promised fix for Leopard.

Bah.
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bosskxx1 commented on 20 Dec 2006
A solid update.
Got rid of a lot of annoying bugs in version 2.4.1.
They changed some of the keyboard shortcuts, but I got used to them now.
It also takes up about 5-10% less CPU time then the previous version.

Unfortunately this is the last release, they officially EOL it on their website.
[Version 2.5]


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Hippeman reviewed on 31 Oct 2006
The installer unexpectedly Restarts the computer when you press Quit when finished. Strange.
Anyways v2.4.1. turned out to be a pretty stable version on my G5 so I'm confinced this one will be even better. Thanks to the developers!
[Version 2.5]


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Anonymous reviewed on 18 Nov 2005
NOT compatible with my G5 (PCI-X)...said it was...but it's not!

This is a really junky thing...I had this card (it's a "G4/G5 card,BTW) in my G4...it was okay, but I was looking forward to it in my G5...NOT!
[Version 2.4.1]

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matrixstylemac commented on 24 Dec 2005
Which powermac do you have? The latest revision use Pci-e which is NOT compatible with PCI cards. PCI-X which came with the non-dualcores is compatible, I'm watching comedy central on my dual 2.5ghz presently. PCI-X was just a revamp of PCI; PCI-E is a completely different system.
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Anonymous reviewed on 02 Oct 2005
The DVR version software is much better than the standard version.
I changed to DVR version and had much less problems.
Still, my G4/800 is just to slow to do the job right in full size.
It should do the compression on the card, and not by the G4 processor. (there is a external version that does that)
With a G5 it should work probably fine - more or less - I think.
[Version 2.4.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 16 Sep 2005
… working for 2 hours now, when I decided to open my TV software for some distraction. Exactly then the screen -zap - turned to a nasty grey with something written in different languages. Bummer.
[Version 2.4.1]

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Anonymous commented on 17 Sep 2005
Hello,

Could you please use the 'Send Feedback to Miglia' option in the AlchemyTV DVR menu and send it to support@miglia.com?
Kernel Panics are very uncommon, so let's find out what is going wrong.

Miglia Tech Support
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Anonymous reviewed on 09 Sep 2005
It causes a lot of Kernel Panics. This happend in earlier versions but now I pray every time I open the app. If I install it again it works for maybe a day, but then again …

This is no fun.
[Version 2.4.1]


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Jeff-H. commented on 20 Jul 2005
They seem to have gotten it right with this version...

Although...

I really only use it as a "capture-type" device for a digital cable box, so I couldn't tell you if all of the tuner functions are working properly, but ever since I installed this version it's been running great!

I also have to say that at least this company keeps up with their support of this card/app.
[Version 2.4]


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labeledonsight1 had trouble on 28 Oct 2007
when will they get an update that a work for leopard 10.5 cause this one crashes my computer so beware.
[Version 2.5.1]


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Type:Multimedia Design : Video
License:Demo
Date:26 Jul 2007
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $159.00
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AlchemyTV DVR lets you watch TV in full-screen mode on your Mac.

AlchemyTV DVR features a scheduled recording functionality allowing you program the time and date for your recordings in a few easy steps.Your favourite TV program will be recorded onto your hard drive for later viewing or export to VCD or DVD.

With its TV/Antenna input, composite, S-VHS inputs and stereo audio connector, AlchemyTV DVR can tune in to any TV station or record from your VCR. The Mac OS X compatible software allows you to select the supported QuickTime plug-in of your choice. This allows you to fine tune the level of video quality and size you desire. Fast Macs can even capture straight to the new MPEG-4 codec


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