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Plextor, Elgato debut new Personal Video Recorder

Plextor has teamed with Elgato to introduce a new USB 2.0 Personal Video Recorder (PVR) for Macs. The ConvertX PVR combines the Elgato EyeTV software with Plextor’s PVR video capture device with built-in TV tuner. The US$229.99 product uses a real-time MPEG-2 hardware encoder to capture and compress broadcast, cable, or satellite TV to a hard drive. It also supports RCA composite audio/video input and S-Video input connections for capturing home video from other sources such as camcorders, DVD players, and VCRs. During live TV viewing, Elgato EyeTV software supports all the time-shifting features normally associated with PVRs, including pausing live TV, skipping forward, and instant replays. The EyeTV electronic programming guide (EPG) allows users to schedule TV recordings with a single mouse click.

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