Elgato’s latest creation is the EyeTV Netstream DTT.
The system streams digital television (DVB-T/Freeview) to all the Macs or PCs on your home network via your WiFi network.
Simply plug it into your antenna, and your network and you can watch, pause and record TV on any computer in your house. It means your computer TV tuner no longer needs to be directly next to your antenna outlet – but only in Europe, Australia and New Zealand. The US TV system is different, so it won’t work there.
(The company probably has something in the pipeline for US readers).
A dual tuner, EyeTV Netstream DTT lets two people watch and record different TV programmes at the same time.
Setup is easy, thanks to built-in support for Bonjour and UPnP. EyeTV Netstream DTT comes with EyeTV 3, Elgato’s award-winning Mac TV software. It also works with Windows 7 Media Center and ships with TerraTec Home Cinema (THC) software for Windows. EyeTV Netstream DTT is available immediately at a price of £229.95.
EyeTV Netstream DTT requires an Intel Mac running Mac OS X v10.5.8 or newer. On PCs or Netbooks EyeTV Netstream DTT requires Windows 7 and 2.0 GHz Intel/AMD CPU or Intel Atom CPU. Network bandwidth must be high enough to allow for streaming of television signals (100Base-T Ethernet, 802.11n for wireless).
Keep an eye out for it on Amazon.