updated 09:00 am EDT, Wed May 17, 2006
Elgato offers EyeTV 2.2
Elgato has released EyeTV 2.2, an update to its software that allows users to schedule, record, and organize video recordings from PVR devices. Version 2.2 adds new support for EyeTV 250, which features a built-in hardware encoder which compresses audio and video signals to MPEG-1 and MPEG-2 formats (freeing up your computer's processor for other activities) as well as introduces Game Mode. Game Mode is a hardware feature of EyeTV 250 in which the MPEG compressor is bypassed for zero latency game play. In addition, for EyeTV 250 and all supported television receiver/recorders with built-in hardware MPEG-2 compression, EyeTV 2.2 features a VHS assistant that walks users through the entire process of creating DVDs from their VHS tapes. The update also brings support for two TerraTec Cinergy USB DVB-T sticks as well as several bug fixes. The Universal application runs on Mac OS X 10.4.6 or later. It is a free update to v2.0 users and a free update to all v1.8 owners who purchased their device after December 1, 2005. The full software is $80 on CD-ROM.