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spacepower7
Jan 16, 2008, 10:50 PM
I just saw that elgato is having a sale this week during Macworld. I don't have either of these but I am think of buying this week.

eyeTV Hybrid on sale for $99.95 down from $149.95

Turbo.264 on sale for $69.95 down from $99.95

Just a heads up for anyone looking for a deal on these.



je1ani
Jan 17, 2008, 01:20 AM
Those are normal prices via Amazon.com

spacepower7
Jan 17, 2008, 11:11 PM
I just checked Amazon and the prices are:

turbo.264 $89.99

eyetv Hybrid $128.96

For new ones, not used.
Yes, used ones are cheaper same as elgato website, but why pay the same price for a refurbished item that has already had at least one problem?

Stinkypalm
Jan 19, 2008, 12:56 PM
I just checked Amazon and the prices are:

turbo.264 $89.99

eyetv Hybrid $128.96

For new ones, not used.
Yes, used ones are cheaper same as elgato website, but why pay the same price for a refurbished item that has already had at least one problem?

Thanks just ordered from Elgato, comes with the new 3.0 software. Amazon selling old 2.0 software stuff.

gdphishman817
Jan 20, 2008, 04:30 PM
Both devices have been updated. They already get analog cable and OTA Digital channals. They now can receive clear qam channels through your cable connection. I just bought the Hybrid, couldn't pass up that sale price

yoppie
Jan 20, 2008, 04:34 PM
I purchased the hybrid earlier in the week. I kept hearing people talk about them on various Mac/Apple message boards so I decided to make the jump when I saw that the price came down for MacWorld. Great deal.

gdphishman817
Jan 20, 2008, 08:28 PM
Thanks just ordered from Elgato, comes with the new 3.0 software. Amazon selling old 2.0 software stuff.

elgato will give you a free update to 3.0 if you purchased a product with 2.0 after December 1st

GimmeSlack12
Jan 20, 2008, 08:32 PM
I just bought the Hybrid, couldn't pass up that sale price
Nor could I. I think this will go great with a new 24" iMac.

sigamy
Jan 20, 2008, 10:11 PM
Will the Turbo.264 provide a performance boost for an iMac C2D 2.16Ghz?

Or is this more for older machines?

macenforcer
Jan 20, 2008, 10:14 PM
Too bad all those tuners will stop working in exactly 1 yr. :eek:

spice weasel
Jan 20, 2008, 10:18 PM
Will the Turbo.264 provide a performance boost for an iMac C2D 2.16Ghz?

Or is this more for older machines?

You might see a bit of a performance boost, but the Turbo.264 really shines on older hardware. However, even newer machines will benefit from the freed-up processor cycles. So if you normally leave a Handbrake queue to encode overnight, then I wouldn't buy the Turbo.264. If you want something running in the background while you do other tasks, then you might want to consider it.

Chundles
Jan 20, 2008, 10:19 PM
Will the Turbo.264 provide a performance boost for an iMac C2D 2.16Ghz?

Or is this more for older machines?

Both, you'll see about a 5x improvement on a G4 or G5 and about a 3x improvement on an Intel Mac. Considering the Intel Macs are about 5x faster than a G4 at this stuff anyway it's a massive speed boost.

Eidorian
Jan 20, 2008, 10:21 PM
That's a tempting price for EyeTV Hybrid.

You'd probably get x3 the performance not having to use the Quicktime encoder. :rolleyes:

macenforcer
Jan 20, 2008, 10:21 PM
Will the Turbo.264 provide a performance boost for an iMac C2D 2.16Ghz?

Or is this more for older machines?

I ran tests under EyeTV with the following setups.


- Mac Pro 2.66 quad 1:07:37
- H.264 Turbo on mac mini 1:20:17
- 8 Core 3ghz Mac Pro old revision 0:46:52


This was converting a 1hr show to ipod.

ruud
Jan 20, 2008, 10:27 PM
Too bad all those tuners will stop working in exactly 1 yr. :eek:

No they won't, since they support ATSC.

- Ruud

macenforcer
Jan 20, 2008, 10:30 PM
No they won't, since they support ATSC.

- Ruud

Now is that just for over the air? Will my eyetv tuner still work hooked up to cable on the cuttoff day? If so I am now less worried. I thought a cable card tuner was required after 2009.

MikeL
Jan 21, 2008, 10:01 AM
Now is that just for over the air? Will my eyetv tuner still work hooked up to cable on the cuttoff day? If so I am now less worried. I thought a cable card tuner was required after 2009.

Where did you get that idea?

The only thing mandated by law in 2009 is that analog over the air transmission will end.

wwooden
Jan 21, 2008, 10:19 AM
I have the turbo.264 and as others have said, I see a bigger speed improvement on non-Intel machines. With my iMac G5, it will easily increase my encoding speeds 4-5x or more. Now I can actually encode things in real time or faster. But on my girlfriends MacBook Pro 2.16 CD, the speed increase is not as dramatic. For example, if she was encoding at 80fps, the turbo bumped it to 100fps. But it really depends on what the source file is and what you want the output file to be. If I am exporting to a Standard iPod format, I can get up to 85 fps. If I want to export to AppleTV, it could be 25-30fps. This is still a great deal better than before, were I was getting 4-5fps.