updated 05:45 pm EDT, Thu May 1, 2008
TubeStick Hybrid in US
Equinux on Thursday unveiled the TubeStick hybrid, a new USB television receiver that allows users to watch both analogue and digital broadcasts on their Mac. The receiver can decode over-the-air ATSC and Clear QAM signals, as well as capture from a variety of analogue sources, such as game consoles or other Composite/S-Video connectable devices. Equinux is selling the TubeStick Hybrid for $130, which is available from its website and Apple retailers.
The TubeStick also comes with the company's The Tube software, allowing users to pause, play back, and record live TV. When combined with the TubeToGo service, users can access their recordings on the road through an iPhone, iPod touch, or a computer's web browser.