updated 01:00 pm EST, Tue January 12, 2010
EveTV One to bring OTA TV to Macs, Win 7 PCs
Elgato on Tuesday released its EyeTV One TV tuner. The receiver lets Mac or PC users watch and record North American over-the-air TV programs for free. The device has an extended USB connection on one side that connects to a computer's USB port and a full-size coaxial plug on the other that can be connected to an indoor or outdoor antenna.
The product ships with Elgato's EyeTV 3 software for the Mac platform that lets users watch, pause, and rewind live TV, record shows, subscribe to a favorite TV series and create Smart Playlists. The software also has an editor feature that can remove unwanted content and can be set to send recordings directly to iTunes and sync with an iPhone, iPod, or Apple TV. These recordings can be shared over a local network with other Macs as well. Other apps can be downloaded that will let iPhone users view their recordings while away from home. EyeTV One still works with Windows 7 and can integrate with Windows Media Center's live TV features.
The EyeTV One is now available at Apple stores on online at Elgato, priced at $120. Users get one year of TV Guide data, which they can renew later for $20 per year.