View Full Version : Elgato Unveils First HDTV Digital Video Recorder for the Mac

Jun 28, 2004, 06:55 PM
Category: 3rd Party Hardware
Link: Elgato Unveils First HDTV Digital Video Recorder for the Mac (http://www.macbytes.com/link.php?sid=20040628195550)
Posted on MacBytes.com (http://www.macbytes.com)

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Laslo Panaflex
Jun 28, 2004, 07:18 PM
Wow, but does this only work with over the air signals? Can you not connect it to a HDTV reciever box and allow you to record and watch on say, my 23" cinema? I couldn't find any info on this on their website.

Jun 28, 2004, 07:48 PM
Oh hell yeah. This has been a long time coming. Sweet.

Jun 28, 2004, 10:07 PM
It would have been nice if they could have also included an analog receiver and input.

Jun 29, 2004, 01:32 AM
Looks like it only supports the ATSC format. We tend to use DVB-S over here. But I don't have a digital receiver anyway so it doesn't really matter to me.

Jun 29, 2004, 11:29 AM
I hope that Elgato will be at MacWorld Boston. Would be nice to see in person. It's always better to speak with the staff in person.

Jun 29, 2004, 12:34 PM
Looks like no 5C support so OTA recording only. We could do that with Virtual DVHS and a Firewire STB before. Since data encryption has kicked in for most of us, it doesn't make much sense to go this route if you want to record Hi-Def...

Jun 30, 2004, 11:54 AM
Well, it looks like if you want to actually WATCH HDTV with this, you'll still need a dual G5. So, apple still hasn't opened up the MPEG-2 hardware-decode API that DVD Player uses. Too bad. Any decent mac should still be able to record the stream, and they have allowed raw access to this transport stream to other software which looks nice.