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Miglia's TVMini2 digital TV tuner ships

updated 10:50 am EST, Fri November 9, 2007

Miglia ships TVMini2

Miglia today launched the TVMini2, which the company claims is the smallest USB device of its kind made specifically for Macs. The TVMini2 provides access to portable digital TV tuning, and enables users to transfer recorded files directly onto an iPod, iPhone, or Apple TV. Miglia's Mac-only digital tuner is designed to allow access to all other ports, and allows users to pause live TV using a feature dubbed "Déjà vu." A "Timeshift" recording feature also enables users to pause, rewind, and record chosen TV programs. The TVMini2 is already available for $120, and requires any Mac with built-in USB 2.0 connectivity running Mac OS X 10.4 or later. HD resolutions require at least a dual G5 or Intel-based Mac.

The TVMini2 offers support for viewing the TV guide as well as recordings and scheduled recordings simultaneously within the same window, according to Miglia. The device is backed by a 2-year manufacturer warranty, and includes an "always in front' feature enabling users to work or surf without the need to switch between windows.

Mac owners who purchase the TVMini2 receive the TVMini2 digital TV tuner, Equinux 'The Tube' software, a portable DVB-T Antenna, and a quick start guide.

by MacNN Staff




  1. jimothy

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Anything for us Yanks?

    The Miglia says that tuners for ATSC/QAM are "coming soon," but currently lists only analog tuners for the Mac. Analog TV signals will stop broadcasting in the USA in February, 2009. Does anybody know of a good ATSC tuner?

  1. datkinso

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Elgato makes one

    Look for the EyeTv hybrid

  1. datkinso

    Joined: Dec 1969


    A few other things

    The usb tuners don't look so small once you have a coaxial antenna cable screwed into the end. Which brings up a point, I use one of the 4 inch long usb cables between my Eyetv hybrid and my powerbook. Coaxial antenna cables are very stiff and I don't want any movement of the cable to torque on my powerbooks usb port. The short cable is more flexible and acts as a shock absorber.

    Also the portable nature of these things is mostly negated by the rather large to huge size of most decent tv antennas. If you live out in the burbs you will need a full sized tv antenna to get a decent signal.

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