Elgato has released a dual network tuner that allows users to watch HDTV wirelessly on either a Mac or PC. HDHomeRun connects to a TV antenna or digital cable and wirelessly streams live television in full HD to any Mac or PC in the house.
Powered by technology from SiliconDust, Elgato’s HDHomeRun is a network dual tuner for HDTV. The tuner works on multiple computers. One person can watch and record TV on a Mac, and at the same time a second person can watch and record a different channel on a PC.
HDHomeRun connects to your existing TV antenna or cable TV outlet, and to your router via Ethernet. This allows the device to remain concealed in a discreet location away from your computers. Once connected to your Wi-Fi network, users can watch live TV wirelessly on a portable computer or iPad, anywhere inside the house.
“This new platform satisfies two requests that many of our customers have made: viewing of HDTV content on multiple household computers and inconspicuous placement of the device itself,” says Adam Steinberg, Elgato’s vice president of Marketing. “HDHomeRun is designed to give our customers maximum flexibility.”
HDHomeRun comes with EyeTV 3, the award-winning TV software for the Mac. With it you can watch, pause, and rewind live TV on your Mac. You can search the Program Guide, record TV shows, and export recordings to iTunes automatically for playback on an iPhone or iPad.
Elgato’s HDHomeRun solution paired with the EyeTV app enables streaming of live and recorded TV to an iPhone, iPod, and iPad via 3G. However, this is only available when using a Mac and isn’t available for PC.
HDHomeRun is currently available from the Elgato Store (http://www.elgato.com/homerun), Amazon, B&H Photo and the Apple Store at a price of $179.95.