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Company: Elgato Systems

Website: www.Elgato.com

Model:  EyeTV 250 Plus

Price: $200

Compatible: Macintosh

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Elgato Systems EyeTV 250 Plus

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By Jeremy Horwitz

Editor-in-Chief, iLounge ()
Published: Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Category: Video Recorders

Substantially similar to Elgato's prior EyeTV 250, the EyeTV 250 Plus ($200) combines improved reception analog and over-the-air HDTV tuning hardware with the new ability to receive Clear QAM (unencrypted) digital cable TV. Unlike the smaller EyeTV Hybrid, EyeTV 250 Plus has roughly the same footprint as a full-sized iPod, and a metal/plastic enclosure that matches the styling of the Mac mini. The back of the Plus has a coaxial connector for attachment to a cable line, a USB port for an included cable, and a port for connection to an included and required power supply, while the front has a detachable video input port for connection to analog devices, and an IR sensor that links to an included remote control for channel tuning. It comes with the new, award-winning EyeTV 3 software for tuning and recording TV programs on your Mac.

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