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Elgato EyeTV One Streams HD Videos Over the Air

We’ve been talking a lot about streaming video content over wireless connections during the past couple of weeks simply because numerous products enabling this functionality have made their way onto the CES showroom floor. However, Elgato’s latest release is a little different, because, unlike most other solutions mentioned above, this one is related directly to over-the-air broadcasts.

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So, what we’re talking about here is the EyeTV One, an easy-to-use TV tuner for DTV antennas that’s capable of delivering digital TV and HDTV channels straight to a Mac or PC, enabling users to watch and record the huge variety of TV shows that are broadcast over-the-air for free.

The EyeTV One comes with a built-in, flexible USB extender cable, so it can be used on a Mac or PC without blocking other ports. EyeTV One also sports a standard full-size coaxial plug and can be connected to an indoor or outdoor antenna without the need for an additional adapter.

However, what really makes the EyeTV One “work its magic” is the EyeTV 3 software for Mac developed by Elgato. The EyeTV 3 enables users to watch, pause, and rewind live TV on a Mac, as well as record shows, subscribe to a favorite TV series, and create Smart Playlists. Additionally, the EyeTV 3 has a built-in editor to remove unwanted content and can automatically send recordings to iTunes to sync with an iPhone, iPod, or Apple TV.
Recordings can be shared over a local network with other Macs and Elgato also offers optional apps to stream live TV and manage recording schedules on an iPhone while away from home. Practically, this software manages to transform one’s Mac into a DVR on steroids, granting it an even higher level of functionality than most machines on the market.

The EyeTV One is available right now for just $119.99 US dollars, which, given the level of functionality it’s able to provide, is quite an OK and rather fair price point.

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