While North American definitely gets a lot of things first, it's lagging
behind when it comes to content distribution at home. Japan has Blu-ray
burners everywhere for burning content that see on television, and the
UK's Freesat can be easily transferred between devices. Who knows if
that functionality will ever come to America, but if you're in the
United Kingdom, Elgato
has a new device that'll make watching Freesat
television a lot easier.
The EyeTV Netstream is a compact box that will enable users to stream
Freesat satellite television to any PC on your home network, and even to
via an EyeTV app. The box functions as a network tuner for
DVB-S2 streams, and it makes things easy when looking to stream a single
Freesat signal all over your house. Instead of distributing Internet as
with a WLAN router, this new box streams live, over-the-air television.
Support has yet to come to the iPod touch or iPhone, but we have all
ideas it's coming soon. The box will go on sale later in the month for £189.95, and the EyeTV app is another £2.99. Like we said, we can only hope this sort of
technology comes to America.