Free Update Now Available
April 18, 2007 – Elgato Systems has released EyeTV 2.4, a free update
to its award-winning EyeTV 2 software which now includes one click
export for Apple TV. The feature functions in the same way as EyeTV
2’s easy iPod export button; simply select a video from the list of
recordings and click the new Apple TV button in the menu bar.
Alternatively, the export can be automated as part of the recording
EyeTV 2.4 offers numerous other important improvements and bug fixes.
In the USA, users with cable or satellite set top boxes will be
pleased to know that they can now view data supplied by TitanTV
directly in EyeTV’s Program Guide. Also new for US users: the support
of third-party infrared hardware (“IR Blasters”) to switch channels
on a set top box using EyeTV.
In addition to English, French, German and Japanese, localized
versions of EyeTV are now available in Spanish and Italian.
EyeTV 2.4 adds more features to the Program Guide. For example, areas
of the timeline in which broadcasts are scheduled for recording are
now highlighted in pink, providing the user with a quick reference.
Also, a progress bar now tracks Program Guide updates, an improvement
that is particularly valuable for users of satellite solutions with
many channels for which a large amount of program data must be
Support for Apple’s “Spotlight” search technology has been added.
Users can now enter part of the title or a description of a
recording’s content in Spotlight and quickly find the sought-after
recording without opening the EyeTV application.
Users with multiple monitors can now specify on which monitor the
Full Screen Menu is displayed and whether the remaining displays
should be darkened. Those who frequently use the Full Screen Menu
will also appreciate that they can now place the Mac in standby using
an EyeTV remote control or the Apple Remote.
Elgato rounds off this free update with numerous bug fixes.
About EyeTV 2
EyeTV 2 is the world’s most complete software solution for television
on the Mac. It enables users to watch live TV broadcasts on a Mac and
record them onto the Mac’s hard disc; edit the recordings in an
integrated Editor; export the recordings to iPod, Apple TV, DVD and
iApps; and burn the recordings to DVD. The software offers an
integrated Program Guide (TitanTV – US only) with full-text search,
as well as a Full Screen menu for a comfortable control option (Apple
Remote or EyeTV Remote) for TV viewing from the sofa.
EyeTV supports technologies such as Dolby Surround, high-definition
television (HDTV) and progressive scan. A Universal Binary
application, EyeTV 2.4 supports older Macs with PowerPC processors
and new models with the Intel chip set.
EyeTV 2.4 is now available in specialty stores and in the Elgato
Online Store (www.elgato.com) for 79 euros. Existing EyeTV 2 users
will receive the update free of charge.
About Elgato Systems
Elgato Systems creates award-winning products that enable customers
to watch, record, edit and share video and TV within the digital
home. The highly acclaimed EyeTV series is the world leader in
digital TV recording and High Definition TV for the Mac. EyeConnect
is the premier solution for streaming Mac content to networked media
players in the home.
Founded in 1992 by Dr. Markus Fest, the inventor of Toast CD
recording software, Elgato is a privately held company with
headquarters in Munich, Germany and a US subsidiary in San Francisco,
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