First Look: Elgato Systems EyeTV 250 Plus

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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.

First Look: Elgato Systems EyeTV 250 Plus


First Look: Elgato Systems EyeTV 250 Plus

First Look: Elgato Systems EyeTV 250 Plus

First Look: Elgato Systems EyeTV 250 Plus

 

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Company and Price

Company: Elgato Systems

Website: www.Elgato.com

Model:  EyeTV 250 Plus

Price: $200

Compatible: Macintosh

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Jeremy Horwitz

Jeremy Horwitz was the Editor-in-Chief at iLounge. He has written over 5,000 articles and reviews for the website and is one of the most respected members of the Apple media. Horwitz has been following Apple since the release of the original iPod in 2001. He was one of the first reviewers to receive a pre-release unit of the device, and his review helped put iLounge on the map as a go-to source for Apple news.