Elgato updates EyeTV Hybrid, EyeTV Diversity and EyeTV DTT

New EyeTV hardware is slimmer and more feature rich than ever

Munich, July 15th, 2008 – Elgato announces the next generation of its TV stick product line. The new models of EyeTV Hybrid, EyeTV Diversity and EyeTV DTT introduce a matte aluminium finish, and each of the three products gain new features or functionality. These new TV sticks follow the EyeTV DTT Deluxe, which was recently added to the product range.

EyeTV Hybrid
The EyeTV Hybrid has had a major overhaul and now has a raft of new capabilities, offering a unique mix of features. The Hybrid now includes FM radio, which can be recorded in the same way as TV. It supports both DVB-T and DVB-C. Plus analogue TV, and analogue input, which means it can be used to connect cable or satellite receivers, archive video from old analogue media, or record live from gaming consoles.

Full specifications can be found here www.elgato.com/eyetvhybrid

EyeTV Diversity

The new EyeTV Diversity gets a stylish new enclosure, and it consumes less power than before, making it better for mobile use. It still has dual digital tuners, which use Antenna Diversity technology to make the best of poor signal strength by combining two signals. If you have a rooftop antenna, the new splitter cable feeds the signal into each of the two tuners, enabling you to watch and record two live TV shows simultaneously. It also ships with two smaller tilt/swivel antennas. 

Full specifications can be found here www.elgato.com/eyetvdiversity

EyeTV DTT
The new slimline EyeTV DTT can be used without blocking the other USB ports. Despite its new diminutive size, it sports a full size antenna socket, so there’s no need for an additional adaptor. The new version remains at the low, entry level price of just 49.95 EUR including VAT.

The EyeTV DTT and all other models ship with the multiple award winning EyeTV 3 software.

Full specifications can be found here www.elgato.com/eyetvdtt

Availability
The EyeTV Diversity ships today and is available to buy online immediately. It should reach stores in the next few days. The EyeTV DTT and the EyeTV Hybrid will be available in August.

Prices

EyeTV DTT: 49.95 EUR incl. VAT
EyeTV Diversity: 99.95 EUR incl. VAT
EyeTV Hybrid: 129.95 EUR incl. 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.

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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07/15/2008
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