Elgato EyeTV One Review

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jiubreyn

I recently purchased a TV tuner from Equinix that has the same functionality. The only reason I chose Equinix over Elgato was because they had a 1/2 off special.

Both only offer the option of recording one tv show at a time and you cannot change channels when recording. However, you can upload your videos to a storage device such as FTP or MobileMe and view them via web browser from another computer, or via your iPhone over wifi with the TubeToGo app ($1 - app store).

You get an antenna (which you don't with Elgato) but it's pretty useless as you get a handful of channels and sometimes no sound; just picture. The same is true of Equinix with regard to the EPG, it's $20/year but worth it in the grand scheme of things. ($5 for a burger that's gone in 10 min, v. $20 for something that last a year = reasonable).

All in all, it's worth checking out and pays for itself after a few uses. (How many times have you purchased your favorite tv show/season from iTunes? Pay extra for DVR or Tivo?) :)

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jiubreyn

I recently purchased a TV tuner from Equinix that has the same functionality. The only reason I chose Equinix over Elgato was because they had a 1/2 off special.

Both only offer the option of recording one tv show at a time and you cannot change channels when recording. However, you can upload your videos to a storage device such as FTP or MobileMe and view them via web browser from another computer, or via your iPhone over wifi with the TubeToGo app ($1 - app store).

You get an antenna (which you don't with Elgato) but it's pretty useless as you get a handful of channels and sometimes no sound; just picture. The same is true of Equinix with regard to the EPG, it's $20/year but worth it in the grand scheme of things. ($5 for a burger that's gone in 10 min, v. $20 for something that last a year = reasonable).

All in all, it's worth checking out and pays for itself after a few uses. (How many times have you purchased your favorite tv show/season from iTunes? Pay extra for DVR or Tivo?) :)

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