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. If you're not interested in saving programs for posterity, the Slingbox Solo ($189) used in conjunction with a DVR makes more sense--especially when its iPad app is released--as it won't tie up your computer.
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 doesn't show upcoming programming, Needs to be connected to Mac at all times
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