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EyeTV 2.3 adds Front Row integration

updated 06:45 pm EDT, Wed July 26, 2006

Elgato EyeTV 2.3 released

Elgato has released an update to its EyeTV 2.3 software. EyeTV is the software used to power Elgato's EyeTV product line of analog and digital TV input devices. The update features new Front Row integration boasting access to live TV, recordings, EyeTV settings, schedules and a program guide -- all usable in Front Row's EyeTV menu. While watching through Front Row, video is full-screen and supports the Apple remote fully including the ability to get show details and control the channel and playback. Also added this version is support for Windows Media export and better export speed to all previously supported formats. Version 2.3 is a free upgrade to all EyeTV 2.0 or later license holders as well as owners of cards that shipped with EyeTV 1.8 software. Users of older EyeTV products may upgrade for $80. Mac OS X 10.4 or later running on a G4, G5, or Core Duo system runnign at 500MHz or faster.

EyeTV 2 also features support for Intel-based Macs as a Universal Binary, single-click or automatic iPod export, short cuts built into the player window, playlists, and HDTV on all Intel Core Duo-based Macs. With built-in program guides in the United States and Europe, EyeTV can easily schedule recordings by program names and view a complete channel schedule. Also support on EyeTV products is the ability to pause and rewind live TV or record it with a single button click in the control window. EyeTV TV hardware costs between $150 and $200, depending on features.




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  1. boffodennis

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    iEntertain!

    We're almost at iEntertain... hopefully whatever they have done will be allowed by Apple and followed by others. As soon as I know that a RadioShark can be controlled by Front Row, I'll buy a mini for my living room. I know there are other "Media Center" Mac programs, but Apple simplicity and support are what is needed.

    Come to think of it... why isn't Front Row a plug-in system?

  1. evansls

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +1

    i give it a week...

    Apple legal will have this feature pulled from from eye tv. you'll see...

  1. mikochu

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    EyeTV is godsend!

    I recently bought a Miglia TVMicro for my PowerMac to leisurely watch TV. I wasn't into recording shows that much, but EyeTV makes it so easy. I setup a TitanTV account, which allows me to schedule EyeTV to record from the office. Now, Front Row integration? Godsend!

  1. eddiecatflap

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +1

    apple should buy elgato

    elgato are an incredible company , so efficient and eyetv 2.3 is exactly what apple should be putting out but are either unwilling or incapable of

    i suggest apple buy elgato asap

  1. siMac

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    Awww...

    Still no DivX export.

    :sad face:

  1. mikochu

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    wtf.

    I jumped the gun on my last comment concerning 2.3. I installed it half an hour after I posted (I was recording!). I was very disappoint in the Front Row feature. It was too good to be true.

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969

    -1

    Re: ientertain

    Come to think of it... why isn't Front Row a plug-in system?

    Because then anyone could clip into it, and as we know from Apple, they want total control on their products. They don't want people just snapping anything in, because the precious "look and feel" could be ruined. (of course, this from the company that can't decide on a single look or feel for their OS, but that's another story).

  1. ccsccs7

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Disappointment

    Was it that bad, Mikochu? I was almost ready to drop some cash (more accurately "pick up some debt") for a Mac mini and an EyeTV gadget.

    Hopefully, this will allow me to hold off until I can actually afford it.

    Now, what if there were universal praise for this "advancement"? I'm thinking lots of bad PR for Apple to break it (as it's done so many times before) — but if the mighty Media Lords wag their collective fingers…

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