Elgato EyeTV 410 + Iomega Hard Drive 160GB Promo

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by StokeLee, Jun 5, 2005.

  1. StokeLee macrumors 6502

    StokeLee

    Joined:
    May 30, 2005
    Location:
    Stoke-on-Trent. Midlands, UK
    #1
    im thinking of buying the Elgato EyeTV 410 + Iomega Hard Drive 160GB Promo from apple, has anyone got any views on this, its mainly vies on the eyetv 410 im looking for. Ive had a look at the other eyetv products, but they all seem pretty similar.
     
  2. Nickygoat macrumors 6502a

    Nickygoat

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2004
    Location:
    London
    #2
    I've got the 410 and it's great. Really nice piece of kit. Fits nicely with my PM. The main difference with the other models is the type of input - the 310 is for satellite or cable (I think). The Wonder is USB and the 200 doesn't do MPEG-4. The 410 is for digital TV (Freeview)It also has a CAM slot so you can add Pay TV, although the only one that looks good is E4
     
  3. Duff-Man macrumors 68030

    Duff-Man

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2002
    Location:
    Albuquerque, NM
    #3
    Duff-Man says...the 200 *does* do MPEG-4: http://www.elgato.com/index.php?file=products_eyetv200# ....oh yeah!
     
  4. Nickygoat macrumors 6502a

    Nickygoat

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2004
    Location:
    London
    #4
    Whoops - so it does. My bad :( The 410 does do h.264 though (there's no mention of that on the Apple Store page for the 200). The 200 only seems to have analogue input though - the 410 is digital. You'll need to check that you can get Freeview to make any use of it which you can do here.
     
  5. Piarco macrumors 68030

    Piarco

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2004
    Location:
    Londinium
    #5
    E4 moved to Freeview on may 27th, so top-up-tv is even less attractive! Still the CAM slot will be useful in the future I think as surely Sky based services will happen at some point a la ITV Digital.

    The unit itself is absolutely fantastic and far superior to any PC tuner I've used - and its looks cooler :D
    Simplicity itself to set up and use - I can't recommend it highly enough!
     
  6. StokeLee thread starter macrumors 6502

    StokeLee

    Joined:
    May 30, 2005
    Location:
    Stoke-on-Trent. Midlands, UK
    #6
    Looks Like thats settled, ill be buying that, now ive been on the eyetv website, and you can only buy it in the US, or on the apple website, which isnt a problem, but is there anywhere in the UK where i can get it from cheaper if possible? Im still finding out the best Mac sites, and of course the ones that dont rip you off.
     
  7. Nickygoat macrumors 6502a

    Nickygoat

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2004
    Location:
    London
    #7
    Isn't that only while Big Brother is on? I thought it was going back to Pay TV when it finished. That's the impression I had from the ads. If not that's great - roll on Film Four :D
    EDIT: Just looked at the E4 website - it now seems to be free. Cool. My g/f will be even happier :p
     
  8. Nickygoat macrumors 6502a

    Nickygoat

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2004
    Location:
    London
    #8
    I don't think there's anywhere cheaper than the Apple Store - I got mine in April, and hunted a fair bit for it but couldn't find it cheaper than £199 for the 410 alone so £269 looks pretty good for both.
     
  9. Piarco macrumors 68030

    Piarco

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2004
    Location:
    Londinium
    #9
    Ditto to Nickygoat - I looked around, but no-one seemed cheaper than the Apple Store. Unfortunately their stock isn't constant, so I paid and extra £16 to get it asap... me hates to wait for new toys ;)
     

Share This Page