For those of you who use Elgato’s EyeTV with your Mac as a DVR media solution, get ready for an update to allow streaming to your iPad. For the uninitiated, Elgato’s products turns your Mac into a home DVR media center. You can schedule shows to record just like you would on your TiVo, or Cable/Satellite DVR. EyeTV however gives you the capability to convert your shows for your iPod or iPhone. Well now with an update you can do the same with your iPad.

Jonny Evans of 9to5Mac explains some of the new features:

“EyeTV’s one-click export buttons in the toolbar can be configured to export to iPad-optimized format (as well as iPhone, iPod, and Apple TV). Recordings exported to iPad format from EyeTV are displayed with elegant cover art and program details, including series and episode descriptions, movie summaries and more.”

I like how Elgato is taking it up a notch by adding in the cover art and detailed information for the show’s that are recorded. It’s attention to detail like this that makes the app that more appealing. They could have simply giving you the converted recording, much like TiVo does, but instead they make themselves stand out from the crowd.

This app is also a universal app that will work on the iPhone as well. The app is priced at $4.99, or it is a free upgrade if you already own the app. Evans goes on to explain how EyeTV incorporates the New Zealand program guide, and Mac processor support:

“The software also incorporates support for the IceTV electronic program guide service in New Zealand. The software is the last version that will support PowerPC Macs. Future software updates will require an Intel Mac.”

I’m not surprised to see that Elgato is stopping support for the PowerPC Macs.  Apple has stopped support for the PowerPC Macs with its release of Snow Leopard.  So, if you don’t own the Elgato EyeTV system, and would like to purchase it, the system will run you about $199.95 from Elgato’s site.  You can also download the iPad/iPhone streaming app from the iTunes Store for $4.99 by clicking here.

Photo Credit: EyeTV Image Gallery

Article Via 9to5Mac

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