updated 11:30 am EST, Fri January 19, 2007
Cinergy T Express unveiled
Terratec has announced the Cinergy T Express, a new ExpressCard digital TV tuner designed specifically with Apple's MacBook Pro in mind. The adapter plugs directly into the notebook and receives digital over-the-air broadcasts in Europe's DVB-T standard for both audio and video shows. Teletext is supported for channels that supplement their media with information, and each adapter comes bundled with El Gato's EyeTV for timeshifting. Terratec's adapter is designed to work explicitly with iTunes to create iPod-ready versions of recorded programming; owners with CD and DVD writers can also burn copies of recorded content, the company notes. A wireless remote comes as part of the package for changing stations at a distance, and the adapter requires Mac OS X 10.4 or later running on a G4 500MHz or faster system. Terratec anticipates shipping its more portable Cinergy T card throughout Europe by the end of this month for $170, according to Electronista.