Any rumors about Elgato EyeTV update at Macworld 2009?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by BrittQ, Nov 29, 2008.

  1. BrittQ macrumors regular

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    I've been looking at buying Elgato's EyeTV 250 plus. While researching I saw that they sometimes release new products/updates at Macworld.

    Anyone hear anything about an EyeTV update coming up?
    I'm not sure what they would add... anyone care to speculate?

    I'm not in a hurry to buy it, so I figured I might as well wait until January and see if anything happens.
     
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  3. BrittQ thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yes. All I saw was that they are going to have a booth there. Did I miss something?
     
  4. Schtumple macrumors 601

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    Well if they're having a booth that could mean they're going to update new products, but I wouldn't hold out for anything exciting, if anything it'll just be spec bumps to what they already have out, maybe price drops...
     
  5. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    Maybe they will stop supporting analog TV, which goes off in Feb 2009, and the they could eliminate the circuitry that supports analog and lower prices.
     
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    The chips required for analog are now so cheap I very much doubt the price will go down by much, if anything...
     
  7. macffooky macrumors regular

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    That would be a rather US-centric approach for a company with a pretty much worldwide market.
     
  8. brad.c macrumors 68020

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    Very true. Canada doesn't switch over for another few years. Besides, don't you need analog to record from a VCR?
     
  9. kolax macrumors G3

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    Would be nice if they released their franchise product the HDHomeRun to Europe. I'd love to be able to use this network TV tuner.

    Either that, or a brand new product that is a network tuner (ethernet) that is essentially a mini computer; built in hard drive for recording. That way, I don't need to have my Mac on to record stuff/use my Mac's hard drive as a buffer.

    Of course, I'd plug this into my Airport Extreme and watch TV wirelessly over 802.11n (unsupported with the HDHomeRun but apparently works really well - flawless reports).
     

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