EyeTV Sat – HD Satellite Television on the Mac

Munich, June 25, 2009 – Elgato today introduced EyeTV Sat, a new satellite TV tuner that delivers the stunning clarity of HDTV to the high resolution display of the Mac. EyeTV Sat connects the home satellite dish directly to the Mac via USB 2.0, and receives DVB-S and DVB-S2 transmissions. Powered by Elgato’s award-winning EyeTV 3 software, EyeTV Sat enables users to watch, record, edit and enjoy satellite HDTV on a Mac. For switchers, it also offers a complete Windows solution in the form of TerraTec Home Cinema software. EyeTV Sat has a built-in CI slot to enable Pay TV programming with an appropriate subscription module.

Superb quality recordings
EyeTV Sat has one quality setting, Lossless. The DVB stream is recorded unaltered to deliver the full quality MPEG-2/H.264 file as encoded by the broadcaster, both in HD and standard definition. EyeTV Sat supports multilingual programming, Teletext and Dolby® Digital sound.

Satellite Pay TV
EyeTV Sat has an integrated CI slot for satellite Pay TV which can be used with a compatible combination of conditional access module (CAM) and Pay TV subscription smartcard (not included). Elgato recommends that users check with their Pay TV provider to verify support of third-party standard CI receivers. Some providers, such as BSkyB in the UK, allow their smartcards to be used with proprietary set top boxes only.

Powered by EyeTV 3 Software for the Mac
EyeTV Sat comes complete with EyeTV 3 software to turn any Mac into the coolest TV in the house. Watch, pause, and rewind live television at a desk or from the comfort of the couch. Search the Program Guide and create Smart Guides to subscribe to a TV series and topics of interest. Organize channels, edit unwanted content from recordings and create Smart Playlists to keep them organized. Put recorded TV shows and movies into iTunes to sync with an iPod, iPhone, or Apple TV. Share EyeTV recordings over a local network, or access them via Wi-Fi on an iPod®, iPhone™ and selected SmartPhones. (http://www.elgato.com/eyetv3)

Compatible with Windows
EyeTV Sat comes with TerraTec Home Cinema software and drivers for Windows PC compatibility, and many of the same features offered by Elgato’s EyeTV 3 software are supported. (http://www.terratec.net/en/products/tv/tv_software.html)

System Requirements

  • Macintosh computer with a PowerPC® G4,G5 or Intel Core® processor PC: 2,0 GHz Intel or AMD CPU or Intel Centrino CPU Netbook: Intel Atom CPU
  • 512 MB of physical RAM
  • A built-in USB 2.0 port
  • Mac OS X v10.4.11 or later PC: Windows XP SP2 or Windows Vista SP1 (32 or 64Bit)
  • Satellite dish with digital or universal LNB (not included)
  • Internet connection required to download Program Guide data
    Note: 720p or 1080i HD features require an Intel Core 2 Duo processor

Pricing and Availability
EyeTV Sat is now shipping and can be purchased at the Elgato Online Store for €199.95/£179.95. It will be available at Apple retail stores and other local Mac resellers shortly.

About Elgato
Elgato is the home of internationally acclaimed EyeTV, the world’s leading television solution for the Mac. Elgato produces award-winning TV recording software together with a complete range of TV tuners to watch, record, and edit TV and HDTV on the Mac. Elgato also produces a variety of world-class H.264 video products. Elgato is privately held with offices in Munich, Germany and San Francisco, California.

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