• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    I can say that this unit disappoints more than it excites

    • Written by from Foster City

    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.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Painful to set up - outdated technology

    • Written by from Woodbridge

    They need new cable boxes added. Comcast has new boxes and the remotes weren't easy to program. Took 10 tries each number.

    If I had $225 a month for cable HD DVR, I'd avoid this HD recorder.

    11 of 17 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    The software freezes up my iMac

    • Written by from Rotterdam

    The eye tv software is the first, and luckily the only software product thus far that is able to totally freeze up my iMac. Unfortunately, I had to dive deep into my wallet to get this unwarrented experience.

    22 of 32 people found this useful