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    Default Foxtel on Mac OS X

    Currently we have Foxtel IQ2 in the lounge room. I have an iMac in my room and because there is no way to pay for another Foxtel box and hook it up to the iMac, I was wondering what hardware do I need to be able to watch Foxtel channels on my iMac?

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    An Elgato Eye TV Hybrid connected to the Mac then plug an analogue output from your Foxtel box into the Eye TV Hybrid. It works.

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    With the method ellex2 describes, you're stuck watching whatever the Foxtel IQ box is tuned to. So if someone is watching something in the living room, that's what you'll see. Also, you'd need some sort of splitter or switch, as the IQ box only outputs to one method at a time. Can't have HDMI & Component running simultaneously for example.

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    Quote Originally Posted by decryption View Post
    With the method ellex2 describes, you're stuck watching whatever the Foxtel IQ box is tuned to. So if someone is watching something in the living room, that's what you'll see. Also, you'd need some sort of splitter or switch, as the IQ box only outputs to one method at a time. Can't have HDMI & Component running simultaneously for example.
    So is that the only way or is there a better alternative? If I were to follow this method, I would need an HDMI switch with two ports, plug one into the TV and the other into the Elgato, correct?

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    You can't (reliably) split HDMI as it is a digital signal and there is a handshake/security protocol in place. You can only split a component (analogue) signal as ellex2 said.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DeKa View Post
    You can't (reliably) split HDMI as it is a digital signal and there is a handshake/security protocol in place. You can only split a component (analogue) signal as ellex2 said.
    So I guess I'm SOL unless I make the compromise of using analogue over HDMI. Oh well, thanks for the help anyway.

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