If you're interested in turning your computer into a HDTV
and DVR, then Elgato's
new EyeTV One may be something you're interested in. This digital TV tuner connects
to your TV antenna and delivers over-the-air TV broadcasts to your Mac
or PC. Best of all, since
these over-the-air broadcasts are free and offer excellent quality, you could finally
nix the cable company's monthly bill for digital TV services once and for all
(that is, assuming you're happy with the number of stations available over the
For Mac users, EyeTV One comes with EyeTV 3 software
that lets you watch, rewind, fast forward,
and pause live TV. With this software, you can also access a Program Guide,
record TV, edit out unwanted content, and much more. The software can even record
an entire season of your favorite TV shows and send recordings to iTunes to
sync with an iPhone, iPod, or Apple TV. For Windows users, EyeTV One is
compatible with Windows 7 and works with Windows Media
To set up and use the EyeTV One, you must connect the TV
tuner to a USB 2.0 port, attach your TV antenna, and follow the on-screen
instructions provided via the software. You can connect an indoor or outdoor
antenna without needing an adapter.
EyeTV One: Free HDTV over-the-air for your Mac or PC
San Francisco, January 12, 2010 – Elgato today announced
EyeTV One, an easy-to-use TV tuner for DTV antennas. EyeTV One delivers digital
TV and HDTV channels straight to a Mac or PC, enabling users to watch and
record the huge variety of TV shows that are broadcast over-the-air for free.
The new EyeTV One offers an uncomplicated way to connect a computer to a DTV
antenna and at just $119.95 USD, it’s an affordable alternative for an HDTV and
EyeTV One comes with a built-in, flexible USB extender
cable, so it can be used on a Mac or PC without blocking other ports. EyeTV One
also sports a standard full-size coaxial plug and can be connected to an indoor
or outdoor antenna without the need for an additional adapter.
software for Mac
EyeTV One comes with Elgato’s EyeTV 3, the award-winning TV
software for Mac. EyeTV 3 enables users to watch, pause, and rewind live TV on
a Mac, as well as record shows, subscribe to a favorite TV series, and create
Smart Playlists. EyeTV 3 has a built-in editor to remove unwanted content and
can automatically send recordings to iTunes to sync with an iPhone, iPod, or
Apple TV. Recordings can be shared over a local network with other Macs. Elgato
also offers optional apps to stream live TV and manage recording schedules on
an iPhone while away from home.
EyeTV 3 software includes one year of free TV Guide data,
with optional* renewal for US $19.95 per year.
Users who have a Windows PC as well as a Mac can use EyeTV
One with either computer. EyeTV One is compatible with Windows 7 and works
great with Windows Media Center.
EyeTV One ships today. It is available at Apple resellers in
the US and Canada, and at the Elgato online store. The suggested retail price
is USD $119.95.