Elgato and Hauppauge enable HDTV recording for the Mac: EyeTV 3.1 software adds support for the Hauppauge HD PVR
Munich, Germany / Hauppauge, NY - January 20, 2009 - Elgato and Hauppauge Digital Inc. (NASDAQ: HAUP) have teamed up to bring high definition TV recording using H.264 to the Mac. Using the Hauppauge HD PVR USB 2.0 personal video recorder and the latest version of Elgato's award winning EyeTV 3 software, users can watch and record HDTV from a cable or satellite set top box and create TV and movie libraries on their Mac using high definition H.264 encoding.
HD PVR is the world's first consumer device for recording video from high definition cable TV and satellite set top boxes in resolutions up to 1080i. HD PVR compresses the recordings using high definition H.264 in real-time. It offers component video (YCrCb) inputs and records video at data rates from 1Mbit/s to 13.5Mbit/s. Audio is recorded using AAC or Dolby Digital from optical SPDIF. Audio and component video can be looped through so users can record and watch HD at the same time.
"We are extremely pleased to be partnering with Hauppauge, a proven technology leader, to bring the truly innovative HD PVR device to the Mac market", said Markus Fest, CEO of Elgato.
"HD PVR support on the Mac has been one of its most requested features", said Ken Plotkin, President of Hauppauge. "By pairing Elgato's EyeTV application with HD PVR, Mac users can easily record high definition content in the universal H.264 format."
Pricing and Availability
The HD PVR is available immediately at a suggested retail price of USD $249 (EUR 199 excluding VAT). EyeTV 3.1 is available immediately from Elgato's Online Shop (www.elgato.com) at a price of USD $79,95 (EUR 79,95). The update is free for existing users of EyeTV 3.
EyeTV 3 requires a Macintosh computer with a PowerPC G4, G5 or Intel Core processor, 512 MB of physical RAM, and Mac OS X v10.4.11 or later. An internet connection is required to download Program Guide data. 720p or 1080i HD features require an Intel Core 2 Duo processor.
About EyeTV 3
EyeTV 3 software turns your Mac into the coolest TV in the house. Watch, pause, and rewind live television on your Mac at your desk or from the comfort of your couch. Search the Program Guide using multiple criteria and create Smart Guides to subscribe to TV series and topics of your choice. Save channel lists for different locations and switch between them easily. Edit unwanted content from your recordings, create Smart Playlists to keep them organized, and export them for post-processing in other Mac video applications. Click a button to put your own TV shows and movies into iTunes to sync with an iPod, iPhone, or Apple TV. Share EyeTV recordings with other Macs over a local network, or access them via Wi-Fi on an iPod, iPhone and selected SmartPhones.
Elgato Systems is the home of internationally acclaimed EyeTV software, the world's leading software to watch, record, and edit television on the Mac. With offices in San Francisco USA and Munich, Germany, Elgato's award-winning EyeTV hardware offers a full range of solutions for SDTV and HDTV on the Mac.
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