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Company: Elgato Systems

Website: www.Elgato.com

Model: EyeTV Hybrid (2008)

Price: $150

Compatible: Macintosh

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Elgato Systems EyeTV Hybrid (2008)

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By Jeremy Horwitz

Editor-in-Chief, iLounge ()
Published: Monday, January 21, 2008
Category: Video Recorders

Based upon the company's earlier EyeTV Hybrid, the new 2008 EyeTV Hybrid ($150) is the company's smallest, simplest piece of analog and over-the-air HDTV tuning hardware, now with improved reception and the ability to receive Clear QAM (unencrypted) digital cable TV. Made from silver plastic with a clear cap, Hybrid is a USB stick with a USB extension cable if you need it, a coaxial connector for attachment to a cable line, detachable video inputs for connection to a set top box for digital cable, and a remote control for channel tuning. It comes with the new, award-winning EyeTV 3 software for tuning and recording TV programs on your Mac, and requires no external power supply, unlike Elgato's bigger and more expensive EyeTV 250 Plus.

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