updated 11:00 am EST, Fri January 19, 2007
Terratec Cinergy T Tuner
Terratec has announced the Cinergy T Express, a new ExpressCard digital TV tuner made specifically with the MacBook Pro in mind. The adapter plugs directly into Apple's aluminum portable and receives digital over-the-air broadcasts in Europe's DVB-T standard for both audio and video shows. Teletext is supported for channels that supplement their media with information. Each adapter comes bundled with El Gato's EyeTV for timeshifting and designed to work explicitly with iTunes, creating iPod-ready versions of recorded programming; owners with CD and DVD writers can also burn copies of recorded content, the company notes. A wireless remote is also part of the package for changing stations at a distance. The adapter requires a Mac using OS X 10.4 or later and a G4 500MHz or faster. Terratec anticipates shipping its more portable Cinergy T card throughout Europe by the end of this month for €129 ($167).