Elgato Debuts HDHomeRun – Watch HDTV Wirelessly on any Mac or PC in your Network

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Elgato is know for their interesting gadgets and they’ve just announced a new one that let’s you watch HDTV wirelessly on your Mac or PC. The HDHomeRun is a network dual tuner for HDTV essentially.


Elgato today released a dual network tuner that allows users to watch HDTV wirelessly on either a Mac or PC. HDHomeRun connects to a TV antenna or digital cable and wirelessly streams live television in full HD to any Mac or PC in the house.

Powered by technology from SiliconDust, Elgato’s HDHomeRun is a network dual tuner for HDTV. The tuner works seamlessly on multiple computers. One person can watch and record TV on a Mac, and at the same time a second person can watch and record a different channel on a PC. HDHomeRun connects to your existing TV antenna or cable TV outlet, and to your router via Ethernet. This allows the device to remain concealed in a discreet location away from your computers. Once connected to your Wi-Fi network, users can watch live TV wirelessly on a portable computer or iPad, anywhere inside the house.

“This new platform satisfies two requests that many of our customers have made: viewing of HDTV content on multiple household computers and inconspicuous placement of the device itself,” said Adam Steinberg, Elgato’s VP of Marketing. “HDHomeRun is designed to give our customers maximum flexibility. Whether it’s Mac or PC, capturing a TV signal from either an antennae or cable or being able to view and record different content on multiple computers, HDHomeRun can accomplish it all.”

HDHomeRun comes with EyeTV 3, the award-winning TV software for Mac. Watch, pause, and rewind live TV on your Mac. Search the Program Guide, record TV shows, and export recordings to iTunes automatically for playback on an iPhone or iPad. HDHomeRun is compatible for use on a PC; it works great with Windows 7 Media Center.

Elgato’s HDHomeRun solution paired with the EyeTV app enables streaming of live and recorded TV to an iPhone, iPod, and iPad via 3G. However, this is only available when using a Mac and is not available for PC.

HDHomeRun is currently available from the Elgato Store (www.elgato.com/homerun), Amazon, B&H Photo and the Apple Store at a price of $179.95.

What’s in the Box
• HDHomeRun Network Dual Tuner for HDTV
• EyeTV 3 software for Mac (CD-ROM)
• Driver for Microsoft Windows 7 Media Center (CD-ROM)
• Ethernet cable
• Power Supply
• PDF Product Manual (CD-ROM)
• Quick Start Guide

System Requirements
• Macintosh: Intel Core 2 Duo CPU, Mac OS X v10.5.8 or later
• PC: Windows 7, 2.0 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo/AMD CPU
• 1 GB RAM
• Home network with 100Base-T Ethernet (802.11n 5GHz for wireless)