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Elgato rolls out EyeTV Mobile for iPad 2

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Elgato has rolled out its new EyeTV Mobile accessory for the iPad 2. The EyeTV Mobile attaches to the iPad 2 via the 30-pin Dock Connector, and allows users to receive live TV broadcasts thanks to an integrated DTT/Freeview receiver. When used with the companion EyeTV Mobile app, users can pause, rewind, and record programs, and can view a TV program guide thanks to details within the broadcast stream. Elgato’s EyeTV Mobile for the iPad 2 is priced at €100/£100; a release date has not yet been announced.

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Comments

1

If this is compatible in the US, I would totally buy an iPad just for this…

Posted by Oscar M. on August 30, 2011 at 8:05 PM (PDT)

2

Any reason this won’t work with iPad 1?

Posted by Al M. on August 30, 2011 at 11:07 PM (PDT)

3

Elgato always releases products for the European market first, then a few months later for the U.S.  Wake me when the US version becomes available, I will buy it!

Posted by ggore on August 31, 2011 at 4:44 AM (PDT)

4

Don’t count on this coming to the US.  The US picked ATSC for their terrestrial digital broadcast standard.  Among its many flaws, is that it is completely incompatible with mobile viewing.  For an ATSC receiver to have any chance of working the antenna has to be perfectly still.  Thats just not possible with the antenna sticking out the side of an iPad or other mobile device.

Posted by lusid1 on September 2, 2011 at 5:22 PM (PDT)

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