updated 08:40 pm EDT, Thu August 16, 2007
EyeTV 250 Plus
Elgato has introduced the EyeTV 250 Plus, a new solution for the Mac that combines a hybrid television tuner and a video converter with hardware encoding allowing for digitization of video cassettes and other analog video material. The hardware encoder converts the analog tuner and video input signals to MPEG-2 format, which can then be stored on your Mac. The EyeTV 2 software features post-processing (editing) and export functionality into all major video formats for further use in professional video software applications as well as simple export presets for iPod, Apple TV, or the iPhone.
A USB 2.0 device, the EyeTV 250 Plus enables reception of ATSC (over-the-air digital television) and features a standard coaxial input jack for ATSC reception via roof or indoor antenna. It can also receive analog television via antenna or cable through the standard connector. The package includes an adapter cable for Composite (RCA) or S-Video, which EyeTV 250 Plus uses to connect to digital satellite or cable receivers.
Also included is Roxio's Toast 8 Basic CD/DVD recording software, which enables you to burn recorded DVB-T or standard cable television shows directly within EyeTV. EyeTV 250 Plus is available immediately for $200 at the Apple Store, the Elgato Online Shop, as well as through resellers. The package includes EyeTV 2 software (CD-ROM), Roxio Toast 8 Basic (CD-ROM), User manual (PDF document), a breakout cable with Composite and S-Video as well as audio (RCA) inputs, a USB extension cable, EyeTV infrared remote control, and a printed Quick Start Guide. It requires a PowerPC G4, G5 or Intel processor, 512 MB of physical RAM, integrated USB 2.0 port, Mac OS X v. 10.4 or newer.