Elgato has just announced a new product that will let you watch and record digital TV in full high-definition on any computer on your home network.
HDHomeRun is a dual tuner that connects to both your cable TV or digital TV antenna and your network router, and then streams live TV over Wi-Fi or Ethernet. On your Mac, Elgato's EyeTV 3 software is used to watch, pause and rewind live TV. The software can also be used to find upcoming TV shows, record the shows for viewing at a later time, and export the recordings to iTunes so that they can be played back on iOS devices. Elgato also notes that by using HDHomeRun with its EyeTV app, you can stream live or recorded video to your iPhone or iPad over 3G.
If you have a PC on the network in your home, you can watch and record the video using Windows 7 Media Center. The ability to stream to your iPhone or iPad is Mac-specific.
The HDHomeRun box is tiny -- at 4 x 4 x 1 inch and 3.8 ounces, it won't take up a lot of room in your media center. HDHomeRun is available through Elgato's website, Amazon, the Apple Store and B&H Photo at a suggested retail price of US$179.95.
We hope to have a full review of the Elgato HDHomeRun for your reading pleasure in the very near future.