updated 04:55 pm EDT, Wed April 18, 2007
EyeTV adds Apple TV
Elgato has released EyeTV 2.4, an update to its DVR (digital video recording) application that introduces Apple TV support. The latest release of EyeTV allows users to send clips to the device in a single click, much like sending clips to an iPod. The software supports sending content such as TV shows to an Apple TV set top box automatically, and users can set the program to an export schedule. The EyeTV device itself comes in two versions to capture video and sound directly from a desired source -- such as a camcorder, VCR, digital cable box, or satellite receiver -- and encodes that content into the MPEG format in real time. The EyeTV 250 is priced at $200, while the EyeTV Hybrid US is available for $150.
Further changes in the latest revision of EyeTV include Spotlight search functionality, an enhanced Program Guide with more detailed show descriptions, and highlighted timeline sections where recording is scheduled.