Get your TV on USB
Subject: Systems | June 8, 2011 - 07:33 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: htpc, elgato eyetv, usb, tv tuner
The Elgato EyeTV Hybrid is a USB 2.0 device that sports an antenna input, (MCX and an F connector), s-video, composite plus stereo audio and even an IR remote control sensor. You don't need to crack open your case to install it, you can watch TV right away as the drivers are contained within the EyeTV, much like a USB headset. Missing Remote tried it out and found it worked wonderfully by its self on both PCs and Macs. They did mention that integration with popular software like SageTV for Mac, Plex and XBMC would make this device even better.
"When home theater computers first came to market almost 10 years ago, the television tuners that were available were few and far between, all internal, and featured a whopping single tuner. How times have changed. Now, dual tuners are a given and hybrid tuners seek to accomplish the duty of one-size-fits-all for all customers. The Elgato EyeTV Hybrid is one of those that within its tiny dongle of a body contains an NTSC, ATSC and DVB-T tuner for $129, and works with both Windows and Mac computers. With competition so steep in the tuner world however, how does it match up in a real world evaluation?"
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