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EyeTV for Mac

Average User Rating:
3.9
out of 187 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.0.4
  • Total Downloads:
    89,725
  • Date Added:
    Nov. 18, 2002
  • Price:
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5 stars

"Excellent software with no problems"

April 22, 2015  |  By PaulKB

 |  Version: EyeTV 3.6.8.7405

Pros

Works very well on my eight year old iMac. The picture is smooth, with no stuttering as other reviewers have experienced, even when I have all the setting set to produce the highest quality picture. I do not have an HD video source to test EyeTV with so I don't know how that works. I have never experienced any of the problems/issues other users have reported. BTW I am using OS 10.7.5. Maybe if I was still on an earlier OS version I might experience some of these issues.

Cons

None......

Summary

EyeTV is a very good Mac program for recording TV. I would highly recommend it to anyone wanting to record TV on their Mac.

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2 stars

"my eyetv device no longer worked with the update"

June 24, 2013  |  By patddfan88

 |  Version: EyeTV 3.6

Pros

works on any mac that is 2007 or newer

Cons

the eyetv usb device may be unsupported, and the upgrade is $79

Summary

skip this update unless its going to cost you $0 to update

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2 stars

"uses more CPU"

May 17, 2013  |  By gizmo00042

 |  Version: EyeTV 3.6

Pros

adds more features and is updated for more recent macs...

Cons

I have an older macbook (core2duo) and have noticed when set to "progressive scan" the video now stutters a little and is not smooth like it was in older versions of eyetv.

Summary

This is case of all older computers, new software demands more performance from the hardware. I am trying to downgrade the eyetv software to an older version now.....

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2 stars

"Regrettable purchase"

November 10, 2012  |  By b2010d

 |  Version: EyeTV 3.5.6

Pros

Easy to install and setup
Great UI

Cons

Unreliable

Summary

This is potentially a great piece of software. However you need to be checking it regularly to see if it works. In my experience it regularly forgets to stop a recording and will just fill up the HDD on which you are storing programs.
I'm using it on a Mac Mini (2011) with a 1TB HDD and an Elgato NetStream. The usual scenario is that i program one or two programs to record during the week, go away, come back on Friday night, and it will have not stopped a random recording from early in the week, so that I have a show that should be say a 30 min or one hour recording, but it will have recorded the next 24 or 36 hours on that station. I am now using V3.5.6 but all versions seem to have the same problem.
Customer support has worked hard to try to rectify, but I am giving up and will purchase a stand alone PVR to replace.

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4 stars

"Excellent software/hardware"

December 27, 2011  |  By Donald S. Hunt

 |  Version: EyeTV 3.5.4

Pros

Works every time

Cons

EyeTV 250 Plus has problematic power connection and case heat distortion

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5 stars

"Very Impressive Software"

December 21, 2011  |  By Siskel & Ebert

 |  Version: EyeTV 3.5.4

Pros

Works Great
Very Reliable
Great Remote Access with iPhone
Wake on WAN request, daemon even starts app.

Cons

cost (a little high)

Summary

Great job on an excellent product!

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4 stars

"Very good, but..."

February 08, 2011  |  By sherab108

 |  Version: EyeTV 3.5.1

Pros

see below and please post if I am missing something

Cons

see below and please post if I am missing something

Summary

..This version is a bit of a step back IMHO.
The only thing I can see as that step backward is that to access the main onscreen menu one has to go from fullscreen to a windowed screen thus making it very "Un-TV like" and making it more like a computer program.
My computer IS my TV/entertainment center and when in TV mode I don't want it to even resemble a computer (if/when possible)...having to resize the main TV screen to reveal the guide and recordings is VERY clunky.
version 3.4 is NOT like that and I have gone back to that version until there is a fix.

I may be missing something because no one else seems to be complaining about this change...if I am please post a reply to this review.

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5 stars

"Have happily used EyeTV for several years. Love it!"

December 11, 2010  |  By rammda

 |  Version: EyeTV 3.5

Pros

Easy to set up and use.

Cons

Sorry that the latest versions/updates no longer support Power PC processor.

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4 stars

"Irons out the few creases that existed previously"

December 08, 2010  |  By grahamfowler

 |  Version: EyeTV 3.5

Pros

Always been easy to use and gets better

Cons

Would like the e.p.g. to sort better into categories on the basis of the colour coding

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5 stars

"It does everything that I ask-what could be better?"

December 08, 2010  |  By dmac6

 |  Version: EyeTV 3.5

Pros

it works great

Cons

no negatives

Summary

A great investment!!!!

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.0.4
  • AppleScript Support
  • Waking your Mac
  • New Preferences Items
  • Watson Scheduling Support
  • Fix for Downloaded Schedules
  • Recordings Not Stopping
  • Fix forMaximizing From Dock to Full Screen
  • Overall Stability Improvements
  • Various minor or cosmetic bugs were fixed.
General
Publisher Elgato Systems
Publisher web site http://www.elgato.com
Release Date November 18, 2002
Date Added November 18, 2002
Version 1.0.4
Category
Category Productivity Software
Subcategory Contact Management Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.1/10.2/10.3
Additional Requirements
  • Mac OS X 10.1.5
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    File Size 154.84MB
    File Name eyetv_368_7407.dmg
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 89,725
    Downloads Last Week 72
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    Price Free

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