Formac Studio Issues

in Current Mac Hardware edited January 2014
I am running a Formac Studio with the Formac OS X version 2 software on my new iMac. I want to record the new X-Files tonight so I would like some quick input if possible.

The Studio won't scan for channels; in the quick window pop it says it's scanning for channel C1 and then it goes away. I have tried both the TV and Radio connections and neither will do the trick. The cable is split with my cable modem and that works so I am running to you guys for ideas.

Otherwise I will have to bite my nails and see 'IF' my crappy PC will record it again (usually it crashes halfway through.) <img src="graemlins/oyvey.gif" border="0" alt="[No]" />


  • Reply 1 of 3
    neutrino23neutrino23 Posts: 1,561member
    Probably too late to help but I haven't had a problem with it scanning channels, on the other hand I don't have cable. Why not record to tape then digitize it later?
  • Reply 2 of 3
    paulpaul Posts: 5,278member
    is your cable signal "scrambled"? like do you have a "cable box" if so , you need to send THAT signal to the formac box and the "scrambled" signal should go to the cable modem...
  • Reply 3 of 3
    We have one cable box but the rest run standard cable. The Pinnacle Card in my old PC took it fine but I don't know why this one won't work. As much response as I get from it is power from the bus, sometimes the iMac tells me it isn't there when it is (error message 01.) I'll probably end up giving Formac a hollar and see what they come up with.

    BTW the PC worked tonight and didn't crash (thank god)
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