Munich/San Francisco, July 24, 2007 – Elgato Systems today announces an exclusive Mac-compatible bundle of the SiliconDust HDHomeRun network TV tuner with the award-winning EyeTV 2 software.
The HDHomeRun hardware is an unique centralized networked digital TV tuner that can be shared by any Mac on a LAN. Its dual tuners allow two users to watch or record different programs at the same time. The HDHomeRun tunes ATSC (over-the-air) digital TV via an antenna, as well as unencrypted digital channels over cable (known as Clear QAM). This allows users to enjoy the wide range of free SD and HDTV programs which are broadcast on digital TV and cable. The HDHomeRun can be located wherever there is a convenient antenna or cable outlet and connected to the network. For the first time, Mac users can enjoy TV on their computer without having to run special wiring to their desk. Together, the HDHomeRun tuner and EyeTV 2 software deliver pristine digital TV to all the Macs on a network. EyeTV 2 is the world’s most complete software solution for television on the Mac. It enables users to watch live TV broadcasts on their Mac and record them onto the Mac’s hard disc; edit the recordings in an integrated Editor; export the recordings to iPod, iPhone or Apple TV; and burn the recordings to DVD*. The software offers an integrated Program Guide from TitanTV with full-text search.
“We’re delighted that Mac users can now have the convenience of a networked TV tuner with great features and performance that EyeTV provides. HDHomeRun and EyeTV sets the standard for digital TV on the Mac.” said Theodore Head, President, SiliconDust USA, Inc.
Pricing & Availability
HDHomeRun for Mac is available immediately, for U$199.95, exclusively in the Elgato Online Shop. The package includes the
HDHomeRun dual-tuner network device, EyeTV 2 software for two computers, two RG6 cables, an Ethernet cable and AC power adapter.
About Elgato Systems
Elgato Systems is the home of internationally acclaimed EyeTV software, the world’s leading TV software for the Mac. Elgato’s award-winning EyeTV hardware offers a complete range of solutions to watch, record, and edit Standard Definition Television (SDTV) and High Definition Television (HDTV) on the Mac, and to create video content for the iPod, iPhone and Apple TV. Founded in 1992 by Markus Fest, the creator of Toast software, Elgato is a privately held company with headquarters in Munich, Germany and a US subsidiary in San Francisco, California.
SiliconDust USA, Inc. is based in Livermore, California and is a wholly owned subsidiary of SiliconDust Engineering, Ltd., a New Zealand company. SiliconDust was founded in 2001 by Nicholas J. Kelsey, supplying various support devices for Tivo users. Silicondust introduced the HDHomeRun in 2006 as the first Network Attached, Dual Digital Tuner on the market.
EyeTV is a registered trademarks of Elgato Systems GmbH. HDHomeRun is a trademark of SiliconDust USA, Inc.and SiliconDust Engineering, Ltd. Other company and product names may be trademarks of the respective companies with which they are associated.