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Elgato Announces EyeTV 1.8 Free Software Update

Adds H.264, iTunes and EyeTV "to go" for PSP (May 17, 2005)

Elgato Systems announces the release of a comprehensive new version of the award-winning EyeTV Software. This brand new development in Macintosh software has awarded Elgato with an even greater edge on its competition.

Users experience additional advanced enjoyment with EyeTV "to go," a solution by Elgato that allows Mac owners to conveniently export EyeTV recordings to Sonys Playstation Portable (PSP) and other mobile devices. EyeTV 1.8 is fully compatible with the new Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger and includes support for the state-of-the-art video codec H.264 in QuickTime 7.

Newly added iTunes support provides users with even more options for increasing their personal libraries. Audio tracks can be exported from EyeTV recordings and effortlessly imported into an iTunes music library, creating direct access to television and film soundtracks.

EyeTV owners and those with third party TV tuners supported by EyeTV software can download a free update to EyeTV version 1.8. from

?Our objective is to turn the Macintosh computer into the vital command center for all home-based and mobile entertainment devices, says Freddie Geier, Elgatos CEO. ?We want to give EyeTV users the ultimate freedom of choice to watch TV when and where they want to."

EyeTV 1.8 delivers stunning picture quality in MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 format. With the support of H.264, EyeTV is ideal for professional applications like DVD Studio Pro and for archiving on HD-DVD and Blue Ray Discs.

New EyeTV 1.8 features at a glance:
- Export EyeTV recordings in H.264 format (requires QuickTime 7)
- Export EyeTV recordings for playback on Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP)
- Export an EyeTV recording's audio track to your iTunes library
- Export EyeTV recordings in MPEG-4 to iDVD without re-encoding
- The new program information window displays real-time information about the current TV program, such as title, rating, genre, start time and duration. The amount of information available depends on the broadcast.
- Faster scan rates, going up to 32x, make it even easier to fast forward or rewind through an EyeTV recording.
- Improved AppleScript support gives users the independence to rework their personal interfaces to meet their personal programming preferences.

About Elgato
Elgato Systems creates award-winning products around the convergence of the Macintosh computer with home entertainment devices. Elgatos products take advantage of the benefits of the Mac, allowing you to record, edit or share TV recordings, movies, photos and music with the entertainment devices in your home.

Elgato brings you a diverse line of quality products. The highly acclaimed EyeTV series, the world leader in digital TV recording and High Definition TV for the Mac, EyeHome for playing Mac-based content across a home network, and EyeConnect for streaming Mac content to UPnP A/V digital media players in your home. EyeTV was recently awarded the US Macworld Magazines prestigious ?Eddy Award. Elgato products support the broadest range of global TV standards within the industry.

Elgato is at the forefront of positioning the Macintosh as the ultimate digital hub for your home entertainment. Founded in 1992 by Dr. Markus Fest, the inventor of ?Toast® CD recording software, and led by CEO Freddie Geier, Elgato is a privately held company with its headquarters in Munich, Germany and a US subsidiary in San Francisco, California.

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