Elgato's doing it again. The company, which tends to focus on
video-related gear for Mac
users, has just released a dual network tuner
that enables users to watch HDTV wirelessly on either a Mac or PC. The
HDHomeRun box connects to a TV antenna or digital cable and wirelessly
streams live television in full HD to any Mac or PC in the house, and
it's powered by technology from SiliconDust. Inside, it's a network dual
tuner for HDTVs, and it works seamlessly on multiple computers.
One person can watch and record TV on a Mac, and at the same time a
second person can watch and record a different channel on a PC.
HDHomeRun connects to your existing TV antenna or cable TV outlet, and
to your router via Ethernet. This allows the device to remain concealed
in a discreet location away from your computers. Once connected to your
Wi-Fi network, users can watch live TV wirelessly on a portable computer
or iPad, anywhere inside the house.
HDHomeRun comes with EyeTV 3, the a software program for Mac that
enables users to watch, pause, and rewind live TV on the computer. From
there, they can search the Program Guide, record TV shows, and export
recordings to iTunes automatically for playback on an iPhone or iPad.
HDHomeRun is compatible for use on a PC; it works with Windows 7 Media
Center, if you should choose. Elgato’s HDHomeRun solution paired with
the EyeTV app enables streaming of live and recorded TV to an iPhone,
iPod, and iPad via 3G. However, this is only available when using a Mac
and is not available for PC.
It's currently on sale for $179.95, for those interested in such a thing.