Does it record in HD Apple TV Format( no conversion necessary?

Elgato EyeTV HD Video Recorder

Elgato EyeTV HD Video Recorder

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    from product overview:

    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.

    Apple Tv is H.264 so....
    (& there are 3 quality settings (best, better, good) to choose from)
    answer: (qualified (I don't own, nor have I tested this unit)) "I would think so"

    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.

    this would give you playable content @ a lower resolution

    hope that helps

  • Nope. You have to convert the video and it takes a lot of time (more than the actual video) and a ton of processing power. Mine crashes about 50% of the time I'm exporting to itunes in Apple TV format...