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Elgato Releases EyeTV 3.1

 
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2009 1:14 am    Post subject: Elgato Releases EyeTV 3.1 Reply with quote

Elgato Releases EyeTV 3.1
Tuesday, January 20
Posted by: Fran

Elgato has finally released the EyeTV 3.1 update, a new version of their DVR software for Mac OS X. The update was announced earlier this month at Macworld 2009 along with the new EyeTV Hybrid tuner. New features in EyeTV 3.1 include Macrovision's TV Guide EPG, Smart Series Guides, EPG Search By Genre and Parental Controls. It should be noted that one year of the Macrovision TV Guide EPG service is included for new and all existing EyeTV 3 users. After that, an additional year of service is available for $19.95. EyeTV 3.1 also includes support for new hardware and numerous bug fixes.

To download EyeTV 3.1, launch EyeTV 3 and then select "Check for Updates" from the EyeTV menu. The software update will install automatically.



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2009 2:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like the new features, but that's crazy about paying $20 bucks after next year. It's just a hassle. That said, the TV Guide EPG has way more info TitanTV.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2009 8:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

EyeTV in the UK always used to be bundled with a tvtv subscription for a year, with a $20 renewal fee. So if they're switching to a better EPG for the same fee, I'm all for that!

As an ex-TiVo user, a good EPG is pretty important to me ...
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2009 11:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

At least $20 per year is quite reasonable. Equivalent of $1.67/month - or a cofee and doughnut Wink

And YAY for guide support for Canada at last!
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2009 5:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MrBabou wrote:
And YAY for guide support for Canada at last!

Good for you guys! I think it was a long time coming.

I haven't tried 3.1 out yet, but it sounds like another decent one.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2009 6:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The upgrade installed quickly, and all works great, if not better than before!!
...fees are always bad, but at least this one isn't so bad, and a year is free.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2009 6:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Loving the tvguide...I actually would be willing to pay that small fee to have something reliable, titantv has been horrendous for me.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2009 9:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MrBabou wrote:
At least $20 per year is quite reasonable. Equivalent of $1.67/month - or a cofee and doughnut Wink

And YAY for guide support for Canada at last!


They have actually had the Canada program guide since Oct. 08. EyeTV release a beta version of 3.0.5 for this and you had to have 3.04 to update.

I personally prefer a mac app called MacProgramGuide along with a subscription to a service called Schedules Direct. Its only $20 a year and works very well. MacProgrameGuide also has a great feature that lets you schedule show recordings on EyeTV with 1 click.

http://coolmacsoftware.com/mpgmain.html

http://www.schedulesdirect.org/
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 7:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I gave it a shot last night. I'm with you guys on the new TV Guide EPG. It's looking way better than Titan. It also stretches out for like two weeks. Titan was never that reliable or complete for me.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 10:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Will using TitanTV still be an option?
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 10:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

jdryyz wrote:
Will using TitanTV still be an option?


yes
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 10:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

zen wrote:
jdryyz wrote:
Will using TitanTV still be an option?


yes

True, but they go onto to say...

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Existing EyeTV 3 users who already have a TitanTV EPG setup and upgrade to EyeTV 3.1 may opt to continue to use TitanTV as their EPG provider. At a later date, but no later than December 31, 2010, TV Guide will become the sole EPG provider for EyeTV.


I wouldn't doubt that EyeTV 4 will be out by then. It could be filled with all kinds of new toys. Cool
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2009 2:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm have issues... the menues are real slow to navigate for some reason. and its wont shut down with out haveing to be force quited
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