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  • 2.0 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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  • 2.0 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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  • 2.0 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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  • 4.0 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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  • 5.0 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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  • 4.0 stars

    "Very good, but..."

    February 8, 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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  • 5.0 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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  • 4.0 stars

    "Irons out the few creases that existed previously"

    December 8, 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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  • 5.0 stars

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

    December 8, 2010  |   By dmac6

    Version: EyeTV 3.5

    Pros

    it works great

    Cons

    no negatives

    Summary

    A great investment!!!!

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  • 5.0 stars

    "I have used EYE TV for a couple years and is fabulous!"

    November 5, 2010  |   By otsego52

    Version: EyeTV 3.4.3

    Pros

    The instructions are clear & consise. Easy to to the work!

    Cons

    I have no "cons" The program is great!!

    Summary

    Read all above!!

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