Watch TV directly on your computer with the EyeTV Hybrid from Elgato. The compact device plugs into a USB port on your computer and connects to your cable or antenna and lets you use your computer as a full featured television. The EyeTV 3 software provides a variety of DVR features, including video capture and fast-forwarding and pausing shows. The EyeTV Hybrid includes a remote control and a year's subscription to TV Guide program data.
Super-Small TV Tuner
The EyeTV Hybrid packs a lot of features into one very small TV stick. Whether you get your TV signal from cable or from an antenna, EyeTV Hybrid delivers a big TV picture live to your Mac or PC. To watch and record basic cable channels on your computer, simply connect EyeTV Hybrid to the coaxial cable coming straight from the wall; EyeTV Hybrid receives unscrambled digital and analog cable TV. EyeTV Hybrid also connects to your TV antenna to receive the huge variety of TV shows that are broadcast over-the-air for free. The quality of digital TV that is available with an antenna looks spectacular on your computer's high-resolution display, particularly the many shows that are broadcast in full HDTV.
EyeTV Hybrid records digital TV in one quality setting, Lossless. The digital stream is recorded unaltered for full quality digital content as encoded by the broadcaster. EyeTV also supports closed captioning and Dolby Digital sound.
EyeTV Hybrid can capture video from analog sources such as a set-top box, a VCR, or a camcorder. Simply connect the video source to your computer using the included video cable for composite (RCA) or S-Video; then watch and even record the picture on your computer in standard definition. In the US, EyeTV 3 software offers additional support for set top boxes. EyeTV Hybrid processes analog video using the encoder built into the EyeTV software together with your Mac's processor. As a result, the quality of analog recordings depends on the power of your Mac.
Made for the Mac
With its clean lines, matte aluminum finish, and surprisingly small size, EyeTV Hybrid is the premier accessory for anyone who appreciates well-designed gadgets. It features a USB 2.0 interface for the streaming of superior quality, digital TV content and requires no external power supply.
The included EyeTV 3 software from Elgato turns your Mac into the coolest TV and DVR in the house. This award-winning software enables you to watch and record TV on your Mac, rewind, fast forward, and pause live TV, search a comprehensive Program Guide (includes one year of free TV Guide data, with optional renewal for only $19.95 per year), set up schedules to record your favorite TV programs, and edit out unwanted content. EyeTV 3 software offers special features for Mac users, including Smart Series Guides, Smart Playlists, automatic exports to iTunes, and support for the EyeTV for iPhone app.
Windows PC Compatibility
You can use EyeTV Hybrid with a Mac or PC. EyeTV Hybrid is compatible with Windows 7 and works great with Windows Media Center.