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Elgato Systems EyeTV HD DVR

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You Pay: $190.00
Product Highlights
  • Full-Featured DVR
  • Easy Setup
  • Unique Dual-Format Capture Mode
  • Superb Quality Digital TV Recordings
  • Capture HD and SD Video
  • Archive Recordings
  • EyeTV 3 Software
  • Includes 1-Year of Data from TV Guide

The EyeTV HD DVR from Elgato Systems is a full-featured recorder/receiver that captures television from your cable or satellite box and delivers it live to your Mac in full HD. EyeTV HD records in the pristine H.264 format for a crystal clear, high-definition digital picture. EyeTV HD is very easy to set up and use. It has a unique dual-format capture mode that enables you to record in the iPad and iPhone formats at the same time.

The DVR comes with Toast Basic disc-burning software so you can archive your favorite movies and TV shows and save space on your hard drive. It includes an infrared remote and channel changer cable ("IR blaster") for automatic control of the receiver.

Full-Featured DVR
Full-featured DVR captures television, including premium channels, from cable or satellite receivers and delivers it live to Macs
Easy Setup
EyeTV HD is a breeze to set up and use; simply connect EyeTV HD to the outputs of your cable or satellite receiver with the included component cables. Then position the included infrared channel changer cable nearby. The EyeTV software setup assistant takes you through a simple configuration process and in just a few minutes you'll be enjoying all your premium content like never before
Unique Dual-Format Capture Mode
EyeTV HD also has a unique dual-format capture mode so that you can record in iPad and iPhone formats at the same time. EyeTV HD enables super-fast exports to iTunes from EyeTV. It is also possible to stream live TV, including high definition TV, to iPad or iPhone, using the optional EyeTV for iPhone/iPad application
Superb Quality Digital TV Recordings
EyeTV HD records in the pristine H.264 format for a crystal clear, high-definition digital picture. The H.264 format delivers beautiful image quality and a superb compression ratio, which produces smaller file size when compared to MPEG-2 recordings. H.264 can match the best possible MPEG-2 quality at up to half the data rate
Capture HD and SD Video
EyeTV HD can capture video from analog and digital sources such as a VCR or a camcorder. EyeTV HD includes component inputs for HD sources, as well as S-Video and composite inputs for standard definition sources. Simply connect the video source to your computer using the included breakout cable, then watch and even record the picture on your computer as an EyeTV recording
Archive Recordings
EyeTV HD also comes with Toast Basic disc-burning software so you can archive your favorite movies and TV shows and save space on your hard drive
EyeTV 3 Software
EyeTV HD comes with EyeTV 3, the award-winning TV software for Mac. Watch, pause, and rewind live TV - at the desk or on the couch. Search the Program Guide using multiple criteria, and record one show or create Smart Series Guides to record the entire season of a TV series. Edit recordings, and share them with other Macs on the network. EyeTV can even export TV shows to iTunes automatically for playback on your iPhone or iPad
Includes 1-Year of Free Data from TV Guide
EyeTV 3 includes one year of free data from TV Guide, with optional renewal for only $19.95 per year. An optional EyeTV app is available to stream live or recorded TV to an iPhone or iPad. Smart Series Guide functionality requires a TV Guide subscription
System Requirements Macintosh: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.26 GHz or higher CPU, Mac OS X v10.5.8 or later, Mac OS X v10.6.2 or later

2GB RAM

Built-in USB 2.0 port

Cable or satellite receiver with analog video and audio outputs (component output required for HD)

Internet connection
HDTV Compatibility 480i, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720p, and 1080i
Video In Component (YPbPr) x 1
Composite (via breakout cable) x 1
S-Video (via breakout cable) x 1
Audio In RCA x 1
Ports IR Blaster x 1
USB x 1
Dimensions 1.6 x 4.9 x 4.9" (40 x 125 x 125mm)
Weight 8.5 oz (240g)
Elgato Systems EyeTV HD DVR
  • EyeTV 3 TV Software for Mac (CD-ROM)
  • PDF Product Manual (CD-ROM)
  • EyeTV Infrared Channel Changer
  • Breakout Cable for Composite and S-Video Inputs
  • Stereo Audio Cable (6')
  • Component Video Cable (6')
  • USB Cable (6')
  • Infrared Remote Control with Battery Pack
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Toast Basic Disc-Burning Software
  • 1-Year Warranty and 30-Day Money Back Guarantee
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

    by PowerReviews
    Elgato SystemsEyeTV HD DVR
     
    4.1

    (based on 15 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (7)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    93%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (11)
    • Easy to set up (10)
    • Reliable (7)
    • Sleek design (7)
    • Large capacity / good size (3)

    Cons

    • Difficult to set up (4)

    Best Uses

    • Home (12)
    • Television (8)
    • Movies (7)
    • Dorm room (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual user (6), Enthusiast (5), Power user (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (15)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    As good as TV gets on a Mac

    I had an Elganto EyeTV 250 Plus, but it was incapable of getting HD signals from the cable box or direct connection to cable. Elganto customer service said the HD DVD was the only...Read complete review

    I had an Elganto EyeTV 250 Plus, but it was incapable of getting HD signals from the cable box or direct connection to cable. Elganto customer service said the HD DVD was the only option for me to get HD on my iMac.

    This item isn't a DVR actually, it allows your computer hard drive to record the TV data, so one is a bit limited if they do not have quite a bit of available hard drive space.

    That being said, it works pretty well. The HD recorded files are considerably larger than those created using the 250 plus and the EyeTV software. In order to get all digital cable channels to be available, the EyeTV HD DVR uses a dongle that has an IR "blaster" at its end that actually tunes the cable box.

    I was worried that it would be a long drawn out series of trials and errors, but the blaster worked as it should the first time with the Comcast box I got (I had to exchange the basic box for a digital box with "component" output, not to be confused with "composite" output, which provides a lesser quality signal.

    All in all, as of 9/1/2010, this was the best solution I could find to watch HD on my iMac.

    Oh, and when I read "DVR" and saw the picture, I thought the thing would be big, but it is only about 6" square by 1.5" high.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    EyeTv HD

    It worked very well in it's basic function, BUT when it came to scheduling unattended recordings which involved a Cable Set Top Box: forget it. All sorts of issues.
    Attempting to get...Read complete review

    It worked very well in it's basic function, BUT when it came to scheduling unattended recordings which involved a Cable Set Top Box: forget it. All sorts of issues.
    Attempting to get help from Elgato was like talking to the wall.

    Reviewed by 15 customers

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    5.0

    Excellent

    By David H

    from Miami, FL

    About Me Casual User

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Set Up
    • Easy To Use
    • Portable And Well Priced
    • Reliable
    • Sleek Design

    Cons

    • none

    Best Uses

    • Dorm Room
    • Home
    • Movies
    • Office
    • Television

    Comments about Elgato Systems EyeTV HD DVR:

    Easy to use, works great, had no issues. Records off of cable/satellite box or DVR onto Mac in various formats and allows for backing video up on drives or discs. Videos can be viewed on Mac computer, iPhone, or iPad. Would recommend with no hesitation.

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    • No

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    2.0

    Automatic Features Ruin a Great Product

    By Jake

    from Farmington, NM

    About Me Power User

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use

    Cons

    • Unreliable

    Best Uses

      Comments about Elgato Systems EyeTV HD DVR:

      I bought this to give my company VHS to DVD transfer capabilities, as it is hundreds of dollars cheaper than the cheapest video deck, and makes the process faster than it would be with a deck. However, some automatic feature I cannot seem to turn off, switches the video mode between PAL and NTSC if the signal quality gets too bad; sometimes even stopping the signal input completely. This interrupts the signal flow and leaves little "jump cuts" in the video. This makes trying to record peoples old home video tapes nearly impossible, as some of these tapes have degraded slightly over the years. Even the slightest jumpiness in the tape will set off this switching mechanism. Imagine trying to record a TV show with a slightly fuzzy picture.

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      • No

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      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great Product, Very Simple To Use

      By NAT

      from Queens,NY

      About Me Casual User

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Set Up
      • Easy To Use
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Anywhere to record DVR
        • Dorm Room
        • Home
        • Television

        Comments about Elgato Systems EyeTV HD DVR:

        Awesome product for DVR to Macs, Very easy to learn and figure out the EyeTV HD

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        • No

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        4.0

        Nice little DVR for the money.

        By Max A. Beagle

        from Hanover, PA

        About Me Casual User

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Sleek Design

        Cons

        • Difficult To Set Up

        Best Uses

        • Home

        Comments about Elgato Systems EyeTV HD DVR:

        The TV Guide software makes scheduling a breeze and there are multiple options for saving completed recordings. Setting up the hardware was simple enough but on the downside the IR blaster did not have my remote codes already installed and the "learning mode" was very labor intensive. After nearly an hour the software finally learned 0 through 9. I've used it for a week now and am very impressed. I haven't downloaded the iPad software yet but that's on my to-do list. The EyeTV software does provide the option of saving your recordings to iPad or iPod/iPhone format. Capacity for storing recordings is only limited to the hard disk space you provide.

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        • No

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        EyeTv HD

        By dietero

        from Topsham, Maine

        About Me Casual User

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Manual Recordings

        Cons

        • Difficult To Set Up
        • Unreliable

        Best Uses

        • Home

        Comments about Elgato Systems EyeTV HD DVR:

        It worked very well in it's basic function, BUT when it came to scheduling unattended recordings which involved a Cable Set Top Box: forget it. All sorts of issues.
        Attempting to get help from Elgato was like talking to the wall.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Great Little Dvr... Does what I need.

        By David The Great

        from Chicago, Illinois

        About Me Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Set Up
        • Easy To Use
        • High Capacity
        • Reliable
        • Sleek Design

        Cons

        • No Hdmi Input For PS3

        Best Uses

        • Home
        • Movies
        • Television

        Comments about Elgato Systems EyeTV HD DVR:

        I bought this product because I got two jobs, so I couldn't see the sports. Now with Elgato Eyetv Hd I can record the games or what ever I want. Also its a great price too. Highly recommend it to everyone.

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        • No

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        5.0

        fast service

        By derande

        from Texas

        About Me Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Set Up
        • Easy To Use
        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home
          • Movies
          • Television

          Comments about Elgato Systems EyeTV HD DVR:

          Great product and wonderful service from B&H.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Neat Little Video Device

          By DCUser

          from DFW, TX

          About Me Power User

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Set Up
          • Easy To Use
          • Sleek Design

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home

            Comments about Elgato Systems EyeTV HD DVR:

            Instead of being a DVR, the device is a Mac interface that streams compressed video via USB to a computer. Works as advertised for that and includes very handy format conversion utilities. Love it!

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            4.0

            Awesome Product!

            By Chris Booth

            from Tauranga, New Zealand

            About Me Power User

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Set Up
            • Easy To Use
            • Sleek Design

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Elgato Systems EyeTV HD DVR:

                I work for a Church and I needed a way of capturing our HD output from our Datavideo SE-2000 tot he computer. And this works great!

                Because it records in h.264 the files sizes are reasonable for average of 40min recordings.

                And the functions that come with it in terms of scheduling, playlists and export options are really great.

                So don't be fooled you can use this product for more than just plugging in your satellite box.

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                4.0

                Multitasker with some hiccups

                By Roadrunner

                from SF Bay Area

                About Me Casual User

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Set Up
                • Sleek Design

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Home
                  • Movies
                  • Television

                  Comments about Elgato Systems EyeTV HD DVR:

                  Used this device instead of an analog to digital converter for digitizing old 8mm videotapes. Quality limited by composite/S video connection. Yet now that job is done and I have a HD DVR. Comcast bill can drop as a result. Only problem has been rare program interrupts while recording.

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                  5.0

                  This product just works

                  By None

                  from Spokane Washington

                  About Me Casual User

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • Easy To Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Home

                    Comments about Elgato Systems EyeTV HD DVR:

                    We use this on a new 27" iMac connected to a dish network HD box. At first I wanted to connect it to the 2nd output of a dish dvr but found that the 2nd output is SD only so that was my only problem. The eyeTv installation couldn't be easier. Like other reviews I didn't like the remote control they send with it, but we probably wouldn't use it much even if it did work well[...]

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    this thing rocks

                    By igatti

                    from fort myers, FL

                    About Me Enthusiast

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Set Up
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Sleek Design

                    Cons

                    • none

                    Best Uses

                    • Home
                    • Television

                    Comments about Elgato Systems EyeTV HD DVR:

                    love this product...works great with my macbook pro and dish network.
                    it's not tv, it's HBO on my schedule.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Great Product

                    By Wonka

                    from Austin

                    About Me Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • High Capacity
                    • Reliable

                    Cons

                    • Difficult To Set Up

                    Best Uses

                    • Dorm Room
                    • Home
                    • Movies

                    Comments about Elgato Systems EyeTV HD DVR:

                    I am very happy with this product. Very easy to use and top of the line quality.

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                    • No

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                    4.0

                    As good as TV gets on a Mac

                    By ishtar

                    from West Ice Cube Heights, Minnesota

                    About Me Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Set Up
                    • Reliable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Dorm Room
                      • Home
                      • Movies
                      • Office
                      • Television

                      Comments about Elgato Systems EyeTV HD DVR:

                      I had an Elganto EyeTV 250 Plus, but it was incapable of getting HD signals from the cable box or direct connection to cable. Elganto customer service said the HD DVD was the only option for me to get HD on my iMac.

                      This item isn't a DVR actually, it allows your computer hard drive to record the TV data, so one is a bit limited if they do not have quite a bit of available hard drive space.

                      That being said, it works pretty well. The HD recorded files are considerably larger than those created using the 250 plus and the EyeTV software. In order to get all digital cable channels to be available, the EyeTV HD DVR uses a dongle that has an IR "blaster" at its end that actually tunes the cable box.

                      I was worried that it would be a long drawn out series of trials and errors, but the blaster worked as it should the first time with the Comcast box I got (I had to exchange the basic box for a digital box with "component" output, not to be confused with "composite" output, which provides a lesser quality signal.

                      All in all, as of 9/1/2010, this was the best solution I could find to watch HD on my iMac.

                      Oh, and when I read "DVR" and saw the picture, I thought the thing would be big, but it is only about 6" square by 1.5" high.

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                      • No

                      Share this review

                      (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      good quality

                      By w

                      from sacramento

                      About Me Power User

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • High Capacity
                      • Reliable

                      Cons

                      • Difficult To Set Up

                      Best Uses

                      • Movies
                      • Television

                      Comments about Elgato Systems EyeTV HD DVR:

                      Good quality some software bugs but not a problem

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                      • No

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