Elgato EyeTV HD Video Recorder

Elgato EyeTV HD Video Recorder

$199.95

3.5 out of 5 stars

Based on 24 reviews

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Product Information

  • Overview

    EyeTV HD is a full-featured DVR for your Mac that captures television from your cable or satellite receiver and delivers it live to your Mac in full HD. It gives you full access to all the content in your premium channel package by connecting your Mac directly to your cable or satellite receiver. It includes an infrared remote and channel changer cable ("IR blaster") for automatic control of the receiver.

    Unique dual-format capture mode

    Record in the iPad and iPhone formats at the same time with dual-format capture mode. It supports super-fast exports to iTunes from EyeTV, and facilitates the streaming of live and recorded TV to an iPhone or iPad using the optional EyeTV app.

    Easy setup

    Simply connect EyeTV HD to the outputs of your cable or satellite receiver with the included component cables, and to your computer via USB. 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.

    Superb quality digital TV recordings

    Record in the pristine H.264 format for a crystal-clear, high-definition digital picture. It 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.

    EyeTV 3 software

    This award-winning TV software for Mac gives you a remarkable range of capabilities. You can watch, pause, and rewind live TV on your Mac, as well as search the Program Guide using multiple criteria. You're also free to record one show or the entire season of a TV series.

    Capture HD and SD video from a camcorder or VCR

    You get 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 or video cable, then watch and even record the picture on your computer.

  • Highlights

    • Capture premium television content in full HD from cable and satellite receivers
    • Record in pristine H.264 format for a crystal clear digital picture
    • Unique dual-format capture mode for fast playback on an iPhone and iPad
    • Infrared remote and channel changer cable (IR blaster) for automatic control of the receiver
    • Watch, pause, and rewind live TV on your Mac
    • Search the Program Guide using multiple criteria
    • Record one show or the entire season of a TV series
    • Edit unwanted content and create clips from your recordings
    • Export recordings to iTunes automatically for playback on an iPhone or iPad
    • Share recordings with other Macs on your network
    • Stream live or recorded TV to an iPhone with the optional EyeTV app
    • EyeTV 3 includes one year of free TV Guide data (with optional renewal for US$19.95 per year)
  • Did you notice?

    You can connect your Mac directly to your cable or satellite receiver for complete access to all your premium channel programs.
  • Apple Recommends For

    Watching, recording and editing television content in full HD on your Mac from cable and satellite.
  • What's in the Box?

    • Elgato EyeTV HD recorder
    • EyeTV 3 TV software for Mac (CD-ROM)
    • Infrared remote control with battery pack
    • EyeTV infrared channel changer
    • USB cable (6 ft./1.83 m)
    • Component video cable (6 ft./1.83 m)
    • Stereo audio cables (6 ft./1.83 m)
    • Breakout cable for composite and S-Video inputs
    • PDF product manual (CD-ROM)
    • Quick start guide
  • Tech Specs

    • Connections: RCA Plug, Component, S-Video, Composite
    • Height: 1.6 in./4.0 cm
    • Width: 4.9 in./12.5 cm
    • Weight: 8.47 oz./240.0 g
    • Length: 4.9 in./12.5 cm
  • System Requirements

    Mac

    • Mac OS X v10.5.8 or later (Recommended: v10.6.2 or later with all software and security updates installed)
    • 2.26GHz or faster Intel Core 2 Duo processor
    • 2GB of RAM
    • Built-in USB 2.0 port
    • Cable or satellite receiver with analog video and audio outputs (component output required for HD); Internet connection required to download Program Guide data
  • Manufacturer Information

    Part Number

    • Mfr. Part Number: 10021040
    • UPC or EAN No.: 426019539032

    Warranty

    • Note: Products sold through this website that do not bear the Apple Brand name are serviced and supported exclusively by their manufacturers in accordance with terms and conditions packaged with the products. Apple's Limited Warranty does not apply to products that are not Apple-branded, even if packaged or sold with Apple products. Please contact the manufacturer directly for technical support and customer service.
    • Warranty: One-year limited (For details, please visit elgato.com/elgato/na/mainmenu/buy/terms.en.html.)

Ratings & Reviews

Rating Breakdown (3.5 average)
Number of stars Percentage Number of reviews
  • Easy to use and super quality

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    I retired an old TiVo and replaced it with a Mac Mini and this. What an upgrade!

    I use it with a Comcast cable box. Can't belie I retired an old TiVo and replaced it with a Mac Mini and this. What an upgrade!

    I use it with a Comcast cable box. Can't believe how well it works. Now I can record movies from my HD channels and the EyeTV transfers them automatically to iTunes for my iPad. Transferring stuff from the TiVo was always a huge pain.

    I was a little worried what the quality would be like through a non-digital connection, but I'm very pleased. It looks great, even on a 52" TV.

    • Written by

    117 of 126 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Easy to use and super quality
  • Works great!

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    I have Comcast (Xfinity) HD, and I wanted to watch HD programs on our Mac for a long time. I am glad to find EyeTV HD. I hooked up I have Comcast (Xfinity) HD, and I wanted to watch HD programs on our Mac for a long time. I am glad to find EyeTV HD. I hooked up EyeTV HD to our older white MacBook. The setup was simple. I just followed EyeTV Setup Assistant, and it was ready to go. Now I can watch live or record any SD or HD programs on all TV stations I have with Comcost. HD programs show up very nicely. EyeTV is very easy to use -- much better than Comcast DVR. As an added bonus, I can watch live or recorded TV programs from another Mac in the house or from iPhone or iPad away from home.

    • Written by

    79 of 82 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Works great!
  • Super and Works Proberly

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    I bought this for ripping my tv program record on my bell pvr to my computer and all works perfectly

    Good Buy

    • Written by from Drummondville

    75 of 84 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Super and Works Proberly
  • Had for over a year

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    I purchased to use with the late 2012 model 27" iMac which shipped Feb of 2013. When installed I was using U-Verse. Installation w I purchased to use with the late 2012 model 27" iMac which shipped Feb of 2013. When installed I was using U-Verse. Installation went smooth, up and running within a half hour. Good picture quality, the only flaw was periodic picture resets which briefly interrupted the broadcast before self correcting. Recording into iTunes worked as advertised but quality (as expected) is better if purchased from iTunes. I compared Game of Thrones BIG difference but still good. Recently I switched to Direct TV and the picture reset issue seems to be gone, also picture quality has improved to the point I no longer use my 92" home theatre for movies as the 27" iMac provides a better quality picture. This device is worth the money.

    • Written by from Dawsonville

    2 of 3 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Had for over a year
  • I can say that this unit disappoints more than it excites

    2.0 out of 5 stars

    I have had Elgato EyeTV HD for a year now an I can say that this unit disappoints more than it excites especially at its $200 pric I have had Elgato EyeTV HD for a year now an I can say that this unit disappoints more than it excites especially at its $200 price point. In short I would not recommend this unit. A few things that bug me about this unit, the driver doesn’t play well as my iMac comes out of sleep/hibernation, and randomly the unit will stop working requiring a reseat of the USB plug on my iMac. The IR blaster works but it dose not constantly function all of the time requiring me to manually change my Comcast HD box so with that problem the prescheduling of recording on more than one channel is not reliable. another thing that is annoying the software dose not have the ability to just type in a change number on virtual keypad instead you need to scroll endlessly from channel 2 to channel 700. I will say the picture is very good and software adapts well between regular TV to HD TV. Its unfortunate that there is not more competition for this type of device like on Windows.

    • Written by from Foster City

    2 of 2 people found this useful

    Was this useful? I can say that this unit disappoints more than it excites
  • Perfect addition to my desktop

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Was going to buy an HDTV for my study, but got the EyeTV HD for Christmas and it proved to be the perfect solution. With access to Was going to buy an HDTV for my study, but got the EyeTV HD for Christmas and it proved to be the perfect solution. With access to all my Cable TV offerings, I can work on my computer and watch/listen to live sporting events or news, as I chose... right on my iMac's 27" screen. And... setting it up was so easy and seamless. Recording is a bonus.

    • Written by from Spring Hill

    2 of 2 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Perfect addition to my desktop

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