Hauppage, New York-based Eskape Labs on Wednesday announced the release of
myTV.PVR, a new combination TV tuner and MPEG video encoder designed to work with the Mac. The myTV.PVR is shipping now for US$149.
MyTV.PVR features a 125-channel cable-ready TV tuner, FM stereo radio tuner, stereo audio and composite and S-Video inputs. It is NTSC, PAL and SECAM-compatible. The myTV.PVR connects to the Mac using USB 2.0, and features onboard MPEG-1 and MPEG-2 video encoding using a Conexant-made 416 MPEG-2 chip. Included with the device is a remote control, power supply, USB cable, FM radio antenna, software and documentation.
The myTV.PVR uses Titan TV electronic program guide. You can watch TV live in a window or full screen, pause live TV and replay, and record content to your hard drive.
System requirements call for a G4/500MHz or faster, Quartz Extreme-capable video, USB, Mac OS X v10.3.8 or later, 256MB RAM, 3GB 3GB hard disk drive space.