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elgato EyeTV 250 Plus 2008 TV Receiver and Video Converter

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  • Powerful TV tuner
  • Video converter
  • Hardware compression

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EyeTV allows your Mac to receive, record, and edit HDTV and analog TV. You can even convert VHS tapes to digital files, using the included VHS assistant software. The program listing (internet access required) not only tells you what’s on, but gives you the ability to program shows for recording weeks in advance, or remotely, from the web!

EyeTV gives you the power to pause, rewind, and fast forward live TV, see closed captions and subtitles, and enjoy PiP viewing. Watch in full-screen or a floating window that shares your desktop with whatever you’re working on…all with no monthly service fees! EyeTV comes with an impressive suite of software and features, to take you far beyond simply viewing! Intelligent presets can select the best export format for your recordings, so you can export them seamlessly to iMovie, iDVD, DVD Studio Pro, iPod, or PSP, individually or in batches.

Toast 8 Basic (included) offers one-step burning to DVD, and EyeTV’s built-in editor lets you remove unwanted content (like commercials!) from your recordings. It also makes it simple to create short video clips from a longer recording and save them as new files, or export them directly to your iPod or Apple TV. You’ve already got the Mac. Why buy a separate TV and DVR?

  • newegg Enjoy Analog/Digital TV on Your Mac The Elgato EyeTV 250 Plus receives free-to-air HDTV, unencrypted digital cable (Clear QAM) and analog TV so you can enjoy TV programming on your Mac. With useful EyeTV software, the unit delivers high-quality digital and analog TV recordings, providing a complete video solution for your Mac.
  • newegg Excellent Video Conversion Capability With easy-to-use VHS Assistant, capture video and convert VHS tapes into high-quality digital files using your EyeTV 250 Plus; with iPod Assistant, easily capture your favorite shows or movies from an analog video source and convert them to the iPod/iPhone/Apple TV format.
  • newegg USB 2.0 Interface The high speed USB 2.0 interface delivers up to 480Mbps bandwidth to facilitate real-time audio and video encoding and provides hot-swappable, plug-and-play capabilities for convenient connections to your computer.

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EyeTV 250 Plus 2008


External TV Tuner Box
An internet connection is required to download EyeTV Program Guide information from the TV Guide data service
Analog- / ATSC-Tuner
- Frequency range: 48-862MHz (VHF and UHF)
- Analog TV standards: NTSC
- Digital TV standards: ATSC
- 5th Generation LG Demodulator

Input and Output
- USB 2.0
- Antenna input: Coaxial connector (IEC)
- S-Video (via break out cable, included)
- Composite video (via break out cable, included)
- Stereo audio (via break out cable, included)
- IR remote control sensor

Power Supply
- 5V DC, 2A

- 4.09" x 2.52" x 1.14"
- 0.3 lbs.


TV Tuner
Hybrid Tuner
TV Standards
Remote Control
Remote Included
Video Encoding
Video Encoding:
- High-quality real-time encoding
- Supports MPEG-2 and MPEG-1
- NTSC resolutions: up to 720×480, 30 fps
- PAL resolutions: up to 720×576, 25 fps
- SECAM resolutions: up to 720×576, 25 fps
- Variable and constant bit rate up to 15-Mbit/sec

Audio Encoding:
- MPEG 1 Layer II
- Sampling rates of 32 kHz, 44.1 kHz, and 48 kHz
- Compressed bit rates up to 448 kbit/sec


USB 2.0
Video System
FM Tuner
Video Format
Ports In
USB 2.0


Mac Compatible
PowerPC G4,G5 or Intel Core processor
Note: 720p or 1080i HD features require a Dual PowerPC G5 or an Intel Core Duo processor.
Available Slot
USB 2.0 port
Operating Systems Supported
Mac OS X v10.4.11 or later


TV tuner and video converter

Uses hardware compression, making it the best choice for older, non-Intel Macs

Receives digital TV with an antenna, basic analog cable TV, and unencrypted digital cable (Clear QAM)

Comes with EyeTV Remote

Comes with Roxio Toast Basic disc burning software

Package Contents

Package Contents
EyeTV 250 Plus Analogue/Digital TV Receiver and Video Converter
EyeTV 3 software (CD-ROM)
Roxio Toast Basic disc burning software (CD-ROM)
Infrared remote control with battery pack
Power supply
USB cable
Breakout cable for Composite, S-Video and Stereo Audio
Quick Start Guide


Form Factor
Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
  • Return Policies
    • Return for refund within: Non-refundable
    • Return for replacement within: 30 days
  • This item is covered by's Replacement Only Return Policy.
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