Thursday, July 27, 2006

EyeTV 2.3 adds Front Row integration

Elgato has released an update to its EyeTV 2.3 software. EyeTV is the software used to power Elgato's EyeTV product line of analog and digital TV input devices. The update features new Front Row integration boasting access to live TV, recordings, EyeTV settings, schedules and a program guide -- all usable in Front Row's EyeTV menu. While watching through Front Row, video is full-screen and supports the Apple remote fully including the ability to get show details and control the channel and playback. Also added this version is support for Windows Media export and better export speed to all previously supported formats. Version 2.3 is a free upgrade to all EyeTV 2.0 or later license holders as well as owners of cards that shipped with EyeTV 1.8 software. Users of older EyeTV products may upgrade for $80. Mac OS X 10.4 or later running on a G4, G5, or Core Duo system runnign at 500MHz or faster.

EyeTV 2 also features support for Intel-based Macs as a Universal Binary, single-click or automatic iPod export, short cuts built into the player window, playlists, and HDTV on all Intel Core Duo-based Macs. With built-in program guides in the United States and Europe, EyeTV can easily schedule recordings by program names and view a complete channel schedule. Also support on EyeTV products is the ability to pause and rewind live TV or record it with a single button click in the control window. EyeTV TV hardware costs between $150 and $200, depending on features.

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