EyeTV 2.2 Supports TerraTec’s Hybrid-TV and DVB-T Devices (INT)
Munich, May 16, 2006: Elgato released an update for its award-winning EyeTV software today, expanding software support for TerraTec’s TV solutions. The use of TerraTec’s Cinergy Hybrid T USB XS hardware with Elgato’s EyeTV 2.2 software produces the first-ever hybrid solution for Mac users, enabling reception of not only analog TV via cable or antenna, but also digital TV via DVB-T. EyeTV 2.2 also supports TerraTec’s Cinergy T USB XS, a DVB-T tuner. Both Cinergy products are ultra-compact and mobile: perfect for people on the go.
In addition, Elgato’s EyeTV 2.2 software now brings the intuitive functionality and user-friendly interface cherished by Mac users to the handy and inexpensive USB products from TerraTec. The Cinergy Hybrid T USB XS enables users to switch between analog and DVB-T programming. This device even makes it possible to create joint favorites lists, regardless of TV standard!
You can’t go wrong with a hybrid TV tuner and EyeTV 2.2! After all, the gradual conversion to digital television (DVB-T) is scheduled to last until 2010 and analog reception will remain the norm wherever the transition has not yet taken place. This product innovation from TerraTec and Elgato can handle analog and digital reception - anywhere, anytime.
“Mac users will once again benefit from the excellent partnership between TerraTec and Elgato, which has resulted in yet another innovative TV device. It is now possible to use our high-grade hybrid USB products with Macs while enjoying EyeTV’s functionality and convenience,” said Heiko Meertz, a TerraTec Executive Board Member. Both TV receivers – the Cinergy Hybrid T USB XS and the Cinergy T USB XS for DVB-T – may be purchased at electronics retailers and specialty stores. In addition to these new devices, EyeTV 2 also supports TerraTec’s Cinergy T2, Cinergy 400, and Cinergy 800.
The EyeTV 2.2 version of Elgato’s software may be purchased at specialty stores and at Elgato’s Online Store (www.elgato.com) for 79 euros starting today. Existing EyeTV 2 users can download the update free of charge from Elgato’s website.
In 1994, TerraTec Electronic GmbH set out to make its mark from the Lower Rhine town of Nettetal, Germany. Since then, Germany's largest manufacturer of sound cards has evolved into one of the largest multimedia enterprises in Europe. TerraTec's product portfolio ranges from professional PC audio systems, which go by the name of "TerraTec Producer", to video and TV cards, to hi-fi and consumer products for, among others, digital radio and MP3 technology. TerraTec's has proven its strength of innovation in the multimedia market segment with mainstream standards such as "EWS Technology" and "4G Sound".
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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