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8.3 out of 10

Elgato EyeTV HD

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Take Your TV With You

Gear Patrol
11 August 2010
  • Excerpt: Newly minted iPad owners in search of more content for their device should take a long hard look at the Elegato EyeTV ($199) . It’s designed to grab 1080i signals from a sources like a DVR or Blu-ray player via component connection, and record the HD video directly to your Mac. Unlike other computer based DVR software which leaves your newly ripped content marooned on your computer, the EyeTV HD provides glorious sharing flexibility thanks to a dual-format capture mode...
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Overall 7

Elgato EyeTV HD

LAPTOP Magazine
15 June 2010
  • Summary: If the iPad is the future of mobile entertainment, then it’s devices like the $199 Elgato EyeTV HD that will help fully realize that experience.
  • Pros: Intuitive interface, Good video quality, Audio remained in sync with video, Can save and export video to other devices,
  • Cons: Only compatible with Macs, Web-based version doesnt show upcoming programming, Needs to be connected to Mac at all times,
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Overall 8

Playlist EyeTV HD

11 June 2010
  • Excerpt: (1 items) One thing missing from Elgato’s line of Mac-based, TV-tuning, DVR-replicating products has been the capability to easily record content from cable or satellite sources, and in HD quality to boot. The EyeTV HD finally fills that void, and in a very nice way. The EyeTV HD differs from most of Elgato’s other offerings in that it isn’t a TV tuner—it’s a video-capture device.
  • Pros: Works with satellite and cable service, Records HD broadcasts, Box contains everything you need
  • Cons: Buggy export feature, Program Guide lacking some information
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