Elgato Systems has announced its EyeTV system now supports a USB 2.0 digital terrestrial television (DTT) receiver for international use.
EyeTV for DTT enables Mac users to watch and record unencrypted, high-quality DTT wherever free-to-air DTT channels are offered. In addition, users can pause live programming and repeat individual scenes. Recorded shows can be burned on DVD, exported to other formats such as H.264, transferred to mobile devices like Sony PlayStation Portable, or sent to iTunes as an AAC file. EyeTV also supports multiple audio tracks as well as Dolby Digital.
The EyeTV for DTT?s receiver is a Macintosh optimized version of the Cinergy T by TerraTec, which is a hardware product on the PC market. It is now available in Europe only for 149 Euros. Those who already own a Cinergy T receiver device can simply buy a license for EyeTV software to have the complete functionality of EyeTV for DTT. The price for an EyeTV software license will be US$79.
EyeTV for DTT requires a PowerPC G4, 500MHz or faster, or a G5 processor, a minimum of 256 megabytes of memory, a USB 2.0 interface, Mac OS X v10.3.9 or Mac OS X v10.4 (or later), 2 gigabytes of disk space per hour recorded program required, and a CD/DVD burner as well as the recording software Toast 6 Titanium for the creation of Video CDs or DVDs.