• Source: Elgato
  • About the Elgato Tivizen TV Tuner
  • “The Elgato Game Capture HD is the capture device that takes the Gold Medal."
  • Adam Steinberg, Vice President, Marketing for Elgato had this to say in the press release:

Elgato Systems Game Capture HD High 1080p Definition Game Recorder

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For the Mac Mini, the EyeTV could indeed turn your into a pretty full-featured DVR. Even better, the program converts those recordings into iPhone- or -ready M4V files. Some of that easy-share DVR functionality crosses over into the fuzzy land of piracy, but Elgato leaves that moral debate to you.

Once upon a time--before Netflix, Hulu, and Slingbox--TVs and computers weren't great bedfellows. If you wanted to watch TV on your computer--say, an episode of your favorite sitcom, or a news report--you'd need a TV tuner or a video capture device. The Elgato EyeTV Hybrid ($149 list) is an example of the former: this USB stick isn't much bigger than a standard thumbdrive, but it's a full-on TV tuner, complete with a coaxial jack on one end. It's compatible with over-the-air HDTV and unencrypted cable. What it does, essentially, is allow you to watch and channel-surf live TV on that computer. And it does more than that, too--the Mac-compatible EyeTV software can double as a programmable DVR (recording shows to the PC's hard drive), and stream video to an Elgato app available on the iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad. But, let's focus on the live TV function first.

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