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Elgato Systems 10020974 EyeTV Hybrid TV Tuner Stick for Analog, HDTV and FM Radio Reception

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  • Watch, pause, and rewind live television on your Mac and listen to FM radio
  • Record TV and FM radio shows and export them to your iPod, Apple TV, and iPhone
  • Powerful, compact TV tuner stick
  • Includes award-winning EyeTV 3 software
  • Comes with one year of free Program Guide data from TV Guide with optional renewal for only $19.95 per year.

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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 5.3 x 2.4 x 7.5 inches ; 8 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B001QCYHXM
  • California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 warning.
  • Item model number: 10020974
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (80 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #74,766 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: January 26, 2009

Product Description

From the Manufacturer

EyeTV Hybrid TV Tuner Stick for HDTV, Analog TV & FM Radio

Enjoy stunning quality HDTV on your Mac with EyeTV Hybrid. EyeTV Hybrid receives digital and analog TV by antenna or cable, so it not only turns your Mac into the world's most affordable flat-screen HDTV and DVR, it is also an excellent solution for the Digital Transition.

EyeTV Hybrid also features composite video and S-Video analog inputs. Use them to connect a set top box to watch cable and satellite TV on your Mac, or to capture video from your old VHS tapes.

What's more, you can use EyeTV Hybrid to tune in to local FM radio on your Mac and record broadcasts to enjoy later on your iPod or iPhone.

Highlights

  • Compact, all-in-one Mac TV tuner stick
  • Receives digital TV with an antenna, basic analog cable TV, and unencrypted digital cable (Clear QAM)
  • Receives FM radio
  • State-of-the-art chip technology for world-class TV tuner performance
  • Includes award-winning EyeTV 3 software

watch

Watch, pause, and rewind live television on your Mac at your desk or from the comfort of your couch.

Sit at your desk and navigate the resizable window with a mouse, or go full screen and stretch out on the couch with the included remote control. EyeTV’s gorgeous on-screen menus makes it easy to channel surf and move through the Program Guide and menus in the comfort of your living room.

record

EyeTV features a comprehensive built-in program guide, with details listings provided by TV Guide*.

You can easily record any show with one click. Even set up automatic schedules record your favorite series, or create Smart Schedules to record just the shows you like.

*EyeTV one year of free service with optional renewal for only US $19.95 per year.

edit

Use EyeTV’s built-in Editor to remove unwanted content from your recording, or to crop the beginning and end of the show. The Editor also enables you to create one or more short clips from a longer recording and save the clips individually as new EyeTV recordings.

enjoy

With one click you can add your recordings to your iTunes library for syncing with your iPhone, iPod or Apple TV. Take your recordings wherever you go. Watch your recordings on your big-screen television with an Apple TV. Build up your iTunes library with all your favorites. EyeTV can even handle the exporting automatically when recordings finish, so it doesn't take any clicks at all.

EyeTV on your iPhone

The EyeTV Hybrid also works with the new EyeTV app for the iPhone (optional; available at the iTunes App Store). With the EyeTV app, you can watch live TV wherever you have a WiFi connection; around the corner at the coffee shop or around the world.

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 v10.4.11 or later
  • Internet connection required to download Program Guide data

**720p or 1080i HD features require an Intel Core 2 Duo processor.

Technical Specifications

Analog/ATSC-Tuner
  • Frequency Range: 48-801 MHz (VHF and UHF)
  • Analog TV Standards: NTSC
  • Digital TV Standards: ATSC, Clear QAM
  • FM Radio

Input and Output
  • USB 2.0
  • Antenna input: Standard F connector
  • S-Video (via break out cable, included)
  • Composite video (via break out cable, included)
  • Stereo audio (via break out cable, included)
  • IR remote control sensor

Product Description

Enjoy stunning quality HDTV on your Mac with EyeTV Hybrid. EyeTV Hybrid receives digital and analog TV by antenna or cable, so it not only turns your Mac into the world's most affordable flat-screen HDTV and DVR, it is also an excellent solution for the Digital Transition. EyeTV Hybrid also features composite video and S-Video analog inputs. Use them to connect a set top box to watch cable and satellite TV on your Mac, or to capture video from your old VHS tapes.

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

So to watch live TV (and record), you need at least that much.
Ronald
If there is another show set to record directly after the first show, the software will not wake the mac properly to record the second show.
sjo
Based on recent feedback, I would not buy until Elgato responds to recent problems with a solution.
M. Thompson

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

100 of 101 people found the following review helpful By R. Ferguson TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on February 5, 2009
2010 UPDATE: Elgato has a newer model of the EyeTV Hybrid that was released in 2010. My review applies to the 2009 model. One would expect the performance of the new model to have improved. My comments about the software should still be applicable because I have upgraded to the latest versions. Cheers.

ORIGINAL REVIEW:

First, I'm not a corporate shill. My other reviews are some evidence of how long I've been buying stuff from Amazon. I am a Mac person and I enjoy gadgets. I am running the EyeTV on an '08 model MacBook and using over-the-air digital broadcasts.

The new EyeTV Hybrid (2009 version with FM radio reception) is an amazing package of hardware and software. It has its flaws, notably the remote control is not intuitive. But this could be sold without the remote and it would still be a great product. Here's a quick breakdown of important information:

-Which EyeTV Hybrid is this? This model came out in January 2009. Earlier models lack the FM radio tuner. Supposedly the hardware is better than earlier models. It also ships with the latest EyeTV 3.1 software.

-Ease of use: if all you are doing is watching broadcasts, the EyeTV package is easy to use. I would not recommend it for my elderly parents, but non-techies will have it up and running in a few minutes (assuming you have an antenna feed handy). Recording broadcasts is very easy too. Where it gets a little time consuming is taking those recordings and crunching them into smaller formats (e.g., for use on a home media server or an iPod). Don't get me wrong, this is still easy to do if you are at all technically inclined, but most people aren't going to sit there and methodically compress recordings.
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62 of 65 people found the following review helpful By W. McKelvy on May 21, 2009
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We have 5 Elgato EyeTV Hybrids in our extended family, ranging from several pre-2008 models, two 2008 models with QAM cable reception and now a brand new 2009 with FM reception I received yesterday. Past experience had taught me that each newer Elgato model had noticeably improved features and/or performance, and for that reason, I ordered this latest 2009 one not out of need for an additional Mac but because Elgato's initial promotional literature for this new 2009 model introduced in January specifically promised that one of the improvements of the 2009 model over the 2008 model was improved receiver sensitivity. This was a motivator for me because we receive all our HD programming from an antenna rather than cable and with our 2008 EyeTV Hybrid one channel important to us (NBC) was marginal because of weak signal strength. I figured it was worth the money to remove that one frustrating limitation, and I ordered a 2009 model from Amazon and promptly received it yesterday.

I immediately substituted it in my Intel iMac Core 2 Duo setup, and confirmed that my software v3.1.1 was current. Imagine therefore my surprise and disappointment when the previously marginal NBC station was not only not stronger but worse, it could no longer be received at all! Worse, another formerly solid station (WKNO) dropped to only marginal in signal strength. Thinking there must be some error in my plugging and unplugging, I shutdown the EyeTV application and reinstalled the 2008 model and restarted the EyeTV application. Presto, the signal strengths all returned to their former higher readings, and the missing NBC station reappeared, albeit with its marginal signal strength.
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34 of 35 people found the following review helpful By Ronald on April 2, 2009
I just got a new TV. It's the size of a USB flash drive, interfaces with my Mac, allowing me to pause, rewind, and skip ads, and allows me to record all of my favorite programs for viewing on my schedule, on my Mac or iPhone. My new TV also hooks up easily to my VCR and allows me to digitize my old VHS videotapes for archiving on DVD or posting online. My new TV, and my favorite TV so far, is an EyeTV Hybrid, powered by the amazing EyeTV 3 software.

Elgato has managed to shrink a digital HDTV tuner into a stick the size of a so-called "thumb drive", which turns any USB 2.0-capable Mac (G5 and later) into the coolest TV on the block. This little USB-plug-in device feeds an HD signal into the Eye TV software, which gives you access to a control center bringing together live TV, previously recorded programs, and a TV Guide-powered listings screen.

EyeTV affords me several luxuries by bringing TV to my Mac. First off, I can relax with one of my shows in any location, anywhere my MacBook Pro can go with me. On an airplane; at a friend's house; lying in bed late at night; anywhere. Watching TV in full screen most closely replicates the traditional television viewing experience, with the added benefit of the beautiful on-screen channel navigation, program guide, and program information courtesy of EyeTV and TV Guide.

Watching television while otherwise working on my Mac is where EyeTV gets to be real fun. I can set the program window to hover over all other open windows on my screen, and watch TV no matter what else I am doing. Gotta get a spreadsheet done? Code a webpage? Write a review for AAUG?
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