Elgato has been pushing EyeTV for Mac software alongside its own various TV tuner devices for a while now, but if you prefer Silicondust's HDHomeRun it's added a new package to the list of offerings. For $179.95 the dual-tuner HDHomeRun comes with EyeTV3 software for Mac, drivers for a PC and the requisite cables for you to watch some TV on your computer. It's not a major leap for the hardware or software involved, but if you're a fan of both they're now available in one convenient package at the Apple Store, Amazon and other retailers.

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Elgato Debuts HDHomeRun - Watch HDTV Wirelessly on any Mac or PC in your Network

San Francisco, Calif. - May 16, 2011 - Elgato today released a dual network tuner that allows users to watch HDTV wirelessly on either a Mac or PC. HDHomeRun connects to a TV antenna or digital cable and wirelessly streams live television in full HD to any Mac or PC in the house.

Powered by technology from SiliconDust, Elgato's HDHomeRun is a network dual tuner for HDTV. The tuner works seamlessly on multiple computers. One person can watch and record TV on a Mac, and at the same time a second person can watch and record a different channel on a PC. HDHomeRun connects to your existing TV antenna or cable TV outlet, and to your router via Ethernet. This allows the device to remain concealed in a discreet location away from your computers. Once connected to your Wi-Fi network, users can watch live TV wirelessly on a portable computer or iPad, anywhere inside the house.

"This new platform satisfies two requests that many of our customers have made: viewing of HDTV content on multiple household computers and inconspicuous placement of the device itself," said Adam Steinberg, Elgato's VP of Marketing. "HDHomeRun is designed to give our customers maximum flexibility. Whether it's Mac or PC, capturing a TV signal from either an antennae or cable or being able to view and record different content on
multiple computers, HDHomeRun can accomplish it all."

HDHomeRun comes with EyeTV 3, the award-winning TV software for Mac. Watch, pause, and rewind live TV on your Mac. Search the Program Guide, record TV shows, and export recordings to iTunes automatically for playback on an iPhone or iPad. HDHomeRun is compatible for use on a PC; it works great with Windows 7 Media Center.

Elgato's HDHomeRun solution paired with the EyeTV app enables streaming of live and recorded TV to an iPhone, iPod, and iPad via 3G. However, this is only available when using a Mac and is not available for PC.

HDHomeRun is currently available from the Elgato Store, Amazon, B&H Photo and the Apple Store at a price of $179.95.

What's in the Box

HDHomeRun Network Dual Tuner for HDTV
EyeTV 3 software for Mac (CD-ROM)
Driver for Microsoft Windows 7 Media Center (CD-ROM)
Ethernet cable
Power Supply
PDF Product Manual (CD-ROM)
Quick Start Guide


System Requirements

Macintosh: Intel Core 2 Duo CPU, Mac OS X v10.5.8 or later
PC: Windows 7, 2.0 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo/AMD CPU
1 GB RAM
Home network with 100Base-T Ethernet (802.11n 5GHz for wireless)

For more information about Elgato's HDHomeRun, please contact PR representative Brian Metcalf (brianmetcalf@maxborgesagency.com).

About Elgato:

Elgato produces award-winning TV software together with a complete range of TV tuners and capture devices to watch, record, and edit TV and HDTV on Macs and PCs. Elgato is the home of EyeTV, the world's leading television solution for Mac computers. Elgato also produces a variety of world-class H.264 video conversion and streaming products. Elgato
is privately held with offices in Munich, Germany and San Francisco, California.