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Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Even More Hardware: Elgato EyeTV

In honor of dismissing the Cyberhome DVD burner from active duty, The Girl sprung my birthday gift early: the Elgato EyeTV 250. This sweet piece of hardware connects a coax to your Mac and turns it into that PVR that you always wanted. We really just started playing with it but so far I've got nothing but raves to report. The installation is insanely easy - just hook it up, load the software and run the wizard. There's a bit of juggling to be had between it and TitanTV - but once you see a fully functional TV guide which you can record from with just a few clicks ... it's all worth it.

We haven't actually hooked up a recording to the big TV yet, so we'll see how the quality holds up there. We were using it to watch TV while running to the kitchen to get dinner going - which was deliciously fun on it's own.

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