The Christmas presents of Elgato arrive through the direct sales site of the hardware and software developer based in Germany. Discounts of up to 20% on different solutions and the possibility of purchasing spare parts directly from the manufacturer.
Here are the products on offer: – EyeTV Hybrid: a receiver that combines analog inputs for TV and external sources (a VCR, a surveillance camera, the composite output of a satellite) to a receiver for digital TV. It comes with remote control and a nice bag at the price of 109.95 Euro including VAT
– Elgato Turbo.264: an external processor on USD 2.0 key capable of accelerating the conversion of archives in h.264 format to be played on iPod, iPhone, Apple TV or Sony PS: it is offered at 79.95 Euros instead of 99 , 95 Euros
– For EyeTV Diversity (with dual digital terrestrial tuner to watch a show on one channel and simultaneously record another channel or watch TV on the move up to 120 Km per hour – including EyeTV remote control) the offer consists of a free transport bag worth ? 14.95
– The same bag as above is given to those who buy EyeTV for DTT, Elgato's basic receiver for digital terrestrial supplied without remote control but able to use the Apple Remote supplied with the most recent Macs.
Shipping costs of 20.90 Euro including VAT are to be added to all the prices indicated (the incidence decreases with the increase in the number of pieces ordered) while the bag is donated until stocks are exhausted.
Spare parts such as remote controls, external antennas, antenna adapters and external pods for the analog inputs of the Hybrid model are available on the Elgato Online store, as well as satellite receivers with CAM Common Interface such as the 310 model and FreeTo Air as the Terratec Sinergy model S USB. The 250 Plus model is also available, which combines analogue and digital reception and hardware compression suitable also for older and less performing Macs.
All Elgato products are equipped with the extremely versatile EyeTV 2.5.x software that can schedule recordings, pause the viewing of a channel, export data to iPhone, iPod, Apple TV and Mac and manage movies in a perfectly integrated environment. Mac OS X.
Elgato products are also present at most Apple retailers in Italy and at the AppleStore online in the section dedicated to TV in the Mac.
Further information in Italian and links to the tests on Elgato products can be found in the MacHomeTeather Section of ilmioMac and in the corresponding section of the Macitynet Forum.