Elgato introduces EyeTV 410 (INT), a DVB-T digital video recorder, with Common Interface

View PayTV and free-to-air digital terrestrial television on the Mac with EyeTV 410

Apple Expo, Paris - September 2nd, 2004 - Elgato Systems today announced the release of the EyeTV 410 digital video recorder for DVB-T with Common Interface (CI). Based on the award-winning technology of EyeTV 400 (for free-to-air digital terrestrial television), this product is designed for countries where PayTV via DVB-T is available. The new EyeTV 410 will find its users particularly in countries, where the TV channels are broadcast via DVB-T in encrypted format only. The new product also works in countries with free-to-air DVB-T broadcasting. With EyeTV 410, users can watch, record, timeshift, edit and archive digital terrestrial TV in stunning picture and sound quality.

“EyeTV 410 is the logical upgrade to serve the needs of our customers across international markets, bringing the benefits of digital video recording on the Mac to users who receive PayTV via digital terrestrial signal”, says Freddie Geier, Elgato System’s CEO. “With EyeTV 410 we have extended our comprehensive product range and are underlining our position as the leading developer of advanced digital video recorders for the Mac".

The product includes a tuner for digital terrestrial television (DVB-T). To receive PayTV via EyeTV 410, users only need a CAM (Common Access Module) and a PayTV subscription.

EyeTV 410 allows users to:

  • Watch television on their Mac.
  • Pause, rewind or fast forward through television as they are watching.
  • Record television to the Mac’s hard drive, creating an archive of their favorite shows or movies.
  • Program EyeTV through the manual control panel or Electronic Program Guide (EPG) from tvtv. Users can even program EyeTV remotely via the Internet.
  • Edit out unwanted content using EyeTV’s built-in editor, which easily identifies where programs and scenes start and stop.
  • Archive programs to DVD or VideoCD to play anywhere on most standard DVD players.*

Pricing & Availability

EyeTV 410 is available for 309,00 EUROS in select retail stores on September 2nd, in countries where the DVB-T standard is supported. For a list of distributors, visit www.elgato.com. EyeTV 400 for free-to-air DVB-T reception will continue to be available, and will now sell for 279,00 EUROS.

System Requirements

A Macintosh computer with minimum PowerPC® G4 500Mhz or G5 processor and built-in FireWire port; Mac OS X 10.2.8 or higher and 256MB of RAM (512MB recommended); and approximately 2GB of hard disk space per hour of recorded TV. An Internet connection is required to use tvtv, EyeTV’s optional Electronic Program Guide, available in the UK, Germany, Switzerland, France, Austria and now Italy.

*A CD/DVD recorder and Toast® 6 Titanium software are required to create DVDs or VideoCDs.

About Elgato Systems

Elgato Systems creates award-winning products that enable customers to watch, record, edit and share video and TV within the digital home. The highly acclaimed EyeTV series is the world leader in digital TV recording and High Definition TV for the Mac. EyeConnect is the premier solution for streaming Mac content to networked media players in the home.

Founded in 1992 by Dr. Markus Fest, the inventor of Toast® CD recording software, Elgato is a privately held company with headquarters in Munich, Germany and a US subsidiary in San Francisco, California. www.elgato.com

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For further information please contact:

Lars Felber
Elgato Systems
publicrelations@elgato.com

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09/02/2004
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