Elgato launches EyeTV DTT Deluxe

Munich, July 8th, 2008 -- Elgato is pleased to announce the EyeTV DTT Deluxe, a TV Tuner Micro-Stick for Digital Terrestrial Television (DVB-T). Exceptionally small and beautifully designed, this USB tuner is a perfect fit for every lifestyle and every Mac including the MacBook Air.
 
A perfect fit for your Mac
EyeTV DTT Deluxe slips easily into the USB port of any Mac without blocking other devices, not even on the MacBook Air's port hatch. For areas with a strong DVB-T signal, EyeTV DTT Deluxe comes with a miniature telescopic aerial that attaches directly to the end of the micro-stick. It's a good-looking and unobtrusive solution for those who wish to enjoy television on a Mac without the need for cables. EyeTV DTT Deluxe also includes a portable rod aerial for areas with a weaker DVB-T signal, as well as an adapter cable to connect a rooftop aerial to deal with a very weak or blocked signal. What's more, EyeTV DTT Deluxe ships with a remote control and award-winning EyeTV 3 software. 

Quality and Power

Despite its exceptionally small size, EyeTV DTT Deluxe is a powerful digital TV tuner that delivers full-size, crystal-clear reception and uncompromising quality. EyeTV DTT Deluxe has one quality setting, lossless. The DVB stream is recorded unaltered for full quality DVB-T content as encoded by the broadcaster. EyeTV DTT Deluxe supports DVB-T multilingual programming and Dolby Digital sound. In areas in which HDTV is broadcast, EyeTV DTT Deluxe delivers stunning 720p or 1080i HDTV (MPEG-2 as well as H.264/AVC).
 
A perfect fit for any lifestyle
The whole package is ideal for watching TV on a desktop Mac, but EyeTV DTT Deluxe's tiny size means that it can work with a laptop in all kinds of places. Because the EyeTV DTT Deluxe takes its power from the USB, users can climb to the top of a mountain and watch the Olympics, or sit in a tent in the country and watch Ray Mears Goes Walkabout. It's the perfect fit for any Mac, and any lifestyle.
 
Comes with

  • EyeTV 3 digital TV recorder software (CD-ROM)
  • EyeTV DTT Deluxe TV receiver
  • DVB-T rod aerial (MCX) with tilt/swivel magnetic base and detachable suction cup
  • Telescopic DVB-T aerial (MCX)
  • Infrared remote control with battery pack
  • USB cable
  • IEC-MCX adapter
  • PDF product manual (CD-ROM)
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Installation instructions for MacBook Air owners

 
Availability
The EyeTV DTT Deluxe ships today and is available to buy online immediately, and be available in stores very soon. You can buy direct from Elgato at www.elgato.com or most good Mac retailers, including the Apple Store. The price is €79.95 including VAT.

System Requirements
Macintosh computer with a PowerPC G4,G5 or Intel Core processor, 512 MB of physical RAM, a built-in USB 2.0 port, Mac OS X v10.4 or later. Internet connection required to download Program Guide data. Note: 720p or 1080i HD features require an Intel Core 2 Duo processor.
 
DVB-T reception can vary by location, and a rooftop aerial may be required in areas with a weak or obstructed DVB-T signal.

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.

EyeTV 3 is fully integrated with Toast 8 disc-burning software (not included) and with the award-winning Turbo.264 hardware encoder for accelerated H.264 file exports.

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.

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For further information please contact:
Elgato Systems
Lars Felber
+49 (0) 89 14 33 39 15
publicrelations@elgato.com

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