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Elgato EyeTV Software Only Product Now Available

Empowers Mac users to watch TV when they want, where they want, and how they want (July 19, 2005)

EyeTV by Elgato Systems is the world's leading solution for viewing and recording television on the Mac. For the first time, starting today, Mac owners will be able to purchase EyeTV software and use it in conjunction with third-party hardware from Plextor and TerraTec. EyeTV software enables users to watch, record, edit and archive television on their Macs. It also allows "timeshifting", that is, the user can pause, fast-forward, and/rewind live television signals. Until now, EyeTV software was only available bundled with Elgato hardware. Soon Mac users will be able to enjoy one of the most useful pieces of software available for the Mac with the hardware of their choice.

Initially EyeTV will support Plextor ConvertX PVR PX-TV402U-NA(NTSC) and ConvertX PVR PX-TV402U (PAL) and Cinergy T (DTT), two popular PC peripherals. Elgato will mount an aggressive development schedule allowing EyeTV to run on as many devices as possible, giving the consumer as much choice as possible. EyeTV will be available for US$ 79,00 on

?It will be possible to buy an EyeTV software license for hardware like the Plextor/ConvertX PVR and TerraTec Cinergy T to start, with a lot more hardware compatibility to follow, said Elgato CEO, Freddie Geier. ?Our strategy is to offer consumers as much choice as possible. Were letting people pick the hardware options they want so they can experience TV on their Macs in a very personal way.

The appeal of digital television recording is obvious. People dont want to organize their lives around network programming schedules. EyeTVs optional Electronic Program Guide frees people record and edit the programs they want, and even to program EyeTV remotely via the Internet. And recorded shows can be conveniently exported to other formats such as H.264, transferred to mobile devices like Sony PlayStation Portable, or sent to iTunes as an AAC file. With EyeTV "broadcasts" become "custom-casts", and consumers can determine how they will view and record any given television program.

EyeTV Benefits Include
* Watch live TV, pause the current program or repeat individual scenes.
* Convert the Mac into a digital TV recorder: Record hours of your favorite shows directly to your Mac's hard disk, and edit them with EyeTVs integrated editor.
* Conveniently pre-program your recordings with TitanTV's online TV guide (EPG). It's easy to use and can be used remotely over the Internet.
* Archive your recordings on DVD or Video CD with Toast 6 Titanium*. Create an archived collection that can be played on most standard DVD players.
* Recorded shows can be exported into different video formats for further editing in applications such as iMovie, iDVD or DVD Studio Pro.
* Intuitive software lets consumers easily manage all of EyeTVs functions.
* Adding extra hard drive space to store additional archived video is as easy as plugging in a FireWire drive.
* Users receiving multilingual programs can switch among the languages.

EyeTV Has All Of The Features Consumers Need!
* Fast browsing speeds of up to 32x make video scanning a snap.
* Export in H.264 (requires QuickTime 7) or for playback on a Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP)
* Export in different video formats for further editing in applications like iMovie HD, iDVD, Final Cut Pro HD/Express HD or DVD Studio Pro.
* Export audio tracks into the iTunes library.
* Improved program window (sorting, browsing).
* The Online TV Guide (EPG) provides real time information, including title, rating, genre, starting time and duration.
* Check and optimize the strength and quality of the digital TV signal (satellite or terrestrial antenna).
* Teletext.
* Language choice available when multiple audio tracks are broadcast.
*Toast 6 Titanium is required to burn DVDs, SVCDs or VideoCDs.

Mac System Requirements
* PowerPC G4 (500MHz or faster) or G5 processor
* 256MB of physical RAM (512MB recommended)
* Mac OS X v10.3.9 or Mac OS X v10.4 (or later)
* 2GB of disk space per hour recorded program required
* The free, 12-month subscription of the online TV guide TitanTV (EPG) is included in the package of EyeTV. An Internet connection is required for using TitanTV.
* CD/DVD burner as well as the recording software Toast 6 Titanium* for the creation of Video CDs or DVDs (*not included).

About Elgato
Elgato Systems creates award-winning products around the convergence of the Macintosh computer with home entertainment devices. Elgatos products take advantage of the benefits of the Mac, allowing you to record, edit or share TV recordings, movies, photos and music with the entertainment devices in your home.

Elgato brings you a diverse line of quality products. The highly acclaimed EyeTV series, the world leader in digital TV recording and High Definition TV for the Mac, EyeHome for playing Mac-based content across a home network, and EyeConnect for streaming Mac content to UPnP A/V digital media players in your home. Elgato products support the broadest range of global TV standards within the industry.

Elgato is at the forefront of positioning the Macintosh as the ultimate digital hub for your home entertainment. Founded in 1992 by Dr. Markus Fest, the inventor of Toast® CD recording software, and led by CEO Freddie Geier, Elgato is a privately held company with its headquarters in Munich, Germany and a US subsidiary in San Francisco, California.

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