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post #1 of 2 Old 12-14-2011, 05:24 AM - Thread Starter
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Hi All,

I have one single use case for the EyeTv Hybrid: Connect my North American Wii to my North American Macbook Pro

I foolishly bought a European EyeTv Hybrid, not realizing that it was PAL only. I have been in touch with the Elgato support team and they have confused me greatly. This is what they assert:


A North American Eyetv Hybrid will not work with a North American Wii + North American Mac if you are in Europe.

Huh? Does that mean the Eyetv does some kind of network detection to see where you are based on IP address and then shuts itself down? This make absolutely no sense to me. Can someone clarify?
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No, it means that the EyeTV hybrid works PAL signals as was/is used in Europe, while your Wii outputs NTSC signals as used in NA and the mismatch in video output resolution and encoding is the problem. It has nothing to do with the mac. Pure hardware incompatability. Ditch the EU Hybrid and get a US Hybrid or another device that accepts NTSC.
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