updated 01:15 pm EST, Wed February 24, 2010
Elgato's new dual tuner picks ups DVB-T/Freeview
Elgato on Wednesday announced its latest TV tuner, the EyeTV Netstream DTT, which will stream DVB-T and Freeview digital free-to-air programming to all Macs or PCs on a home network. The dual tuner will let users watch, record or perform a combination of each to two different programs at the same time. It carries built-in support for the Mac's Bonjour as well as UPnP networks.
The tuner ships with EyeTV 3 software for enabling TV viewing on Macs, along with TerraTec Home Cinema for Windows 7 and support for Windows Media Center. A telescopic antenna is included, and the Elgato tuner can send TV signals wirelessly if a Wi-Fi network is available. HD broadcasts can also be viewed and sent wirelessly over networks with high enough bandwidth.
EyeTV3 lets users schedule recording and edit TV thanks to two weeks of Program Guide listings. These can then be exported to iTunes to sync with Apple devices.
The EyeTV Netstream DTT is now available in Europe, priced at the equivalent of $340 after tax. The tuner is not likely to arrive in North America, as DVB-T and Freeview broadcasting don't operate in the region. It's not known if an ATSC equivalent will appear.