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.
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.
- 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 ForWatching, 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
- 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
- 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
- Mfr. Part Number: 10021040
- UPC or EAN No.: 426019539032
- Warranty: One-year limited (For details, please visit elgato.com/elgato/na/mainmenu/buy/terms.en.html.)
Ratings & Reviews
Easy to use and super quality
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 Tech H
102 of 110 people found this useful
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 Mar M
70 of 73 people found this useful
Super and Works Proberly
I bought this for ripping my tv program record on my bell pvr to my computer and all works perfectly
- Written by Jean-Louis M from Drummondville
61 of 70 people found this useful
An excellent device with remarkably sophisticated software
I bought this a couple of years ago, using it with an older iMac in my media room and RCN service. Am now on FiOS, still working g I bought this a couple of years ago, using it with an older iMac in my media room and RCN service. Am now on FiOS, still working great. I was initially hesitant to buy, as input is component video rather than HDMI; but the result is very high quality, indistinguishable from 720 HDMI. The software is remarkably sophisticated all around, from set-up to editing to the large array of export formats. The product does what it claims.
Keep in mind that the EyeTV software is continually being upgraded: old reviews disparaging the software refer to early software levels. …
- Written by Richard S from Framingham
Direct TV and Elgato
Easy set up on the 27 inch IMac, Elgato software is top rate, simple and easy to use. Can't speak for Dish Network equipment but w Easy set up on the 27 inch IMac, Elgato software is top rate, simple and easy to use. Can't speak for Dish Network equipment but with a new Direct TV install it does attach to the Genie with component cables. On the mini client the outputs are hdmi and mini din 10 pin a/v, the Elgato inputs are component and mini din 10 pin a/v, so you are limited to 720 dpi [all the a/v connection supports] unless you get a hdmi to component adaptor or ask your Direct TV installer for an adaptor [ they may not have one].Then you will get 1080 resolution. Picture quality using the a/v connector is good to half screen on a late 2011 27" IMac, above half screen it is to grainy, the video works flawless though. …
- Written by Steven D from SPRING BRANCH
7 of 7 people found this useful
Bought it to have tv on my iPad
The quality on my iPad is not that great, but, at least I have tv on my iPad.
The quality on my iMac is pretty good and it neve The quality on my iPad is not that great, but, at least I have tv on my iPad.
The quality on my iMac is pretty good and it never freeze!
- Written by Stacy L from Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu
20 of 20 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
Can you play a DVD on your Mac and then record it to this device and then play back on an iPad?
- Asked by Roslyn P from Bowser
- Aug 15, 2013
Can I get at the recorded video files on my disk and use them for example in iDVD, or iMovie, or Final Cut Pro?
- Asked by David C from Palo Alto
- Aug 30, 2013
Does it support Mac Pro's with dual Xeon processors?
- Asked by Matthew B from Huntington
- Feb 26, 2013
When using theEye TV,hooked to the DVR,is the DVR able to be watching another channel than what my MAC is watching
- Asked by David M. H from Evansville
- Jul 18, 2011
Does my computer have to be near the cable/sat box?
- Asked by Rick S from Crown Point
- May 25, 2011
Can you put a recorded show (like a hockey game) on your iPhone and then watch it anywhere? Or do you have to have internet connection to stream it?
- Asked by Benjamin M from Iowa City
- Apr 16, 2012