The deal of the week from 9to5mac.com/toys (feed) has to be the 1/2 off EyeTV Hybrid at Amazon.comEyeTV Hybrid allows you to watch both cable and over-the-air stations on your Mac.  With EyeTV’s award-winning software, you can Tivo directly onto your hard drive for playback later from the hard drive or from iPhones and iPods.

It lists for $230 and Amazon has it for $112.  Not inexpensive enough?  OK, J&R Computer offers the refurbished version for $69 (70% off).  Note: This is a year old product.  El Gato’s Store has this year’s for a special Macworld Price of $129.

From Amazon’s description:

Watch, Record, Edit, Enjoy
EyeTV Hybrid is powered by award-winning EyeTV 2 software:

  • Watch analog as well as free over-the-air digital TV on your Mac.
  • Browse EyeTV menus in Full Screen mode.
  • Record hours of your favorite TV shows directly on your hard drive and edit out unwanted content.
  • Find TV shows using the built-in program guide (USA only).
  • Export clips and entire episodes to your video-capable iPod.
  • Connect game consoles and enjoy virtually no latency game play.

It’s the ideal solution for someone who wants both an analog and digital TV solution for the Mac in one small USB stick.

Special Features

Two-In-One TV for Your Mac
EyeTV Hybrid does the work of two EyeTV hardware products for the price of one. It delivers free over-the-air digital TV to your Mac via antenna, as well as analog TV via antenna and standard cable. In "Analog Mode", EyeTV Hybrid enables you to watch analog TV (NTSC) on your Mac via antenna and standard cable. EyeTV Hybrid also comes with a break-out cable for composite video and S-Video; use it to connect a set top box to receive premium channels, digital cable or satellite (in standard definition). Do you plan to use EyeTV Hybrid with a Dual PowerPC G5 or an Intel Core Duo processor? Then enjoy watching 720p or 1080i HDTV (MPEG-2) in addition to the other digital television standards.

  Made for the Mac
With its classic matte aluminum finish and surprisingly small size for such a versatile product, the EyeTV Hybrid is a perfect complement to the Mac. It features a USB 2.0 interface for the streaming of superior quality, uncompressed TV content to your Mac. It is USB powered and therefore requires no external power supply, and contains a full-size coaxial plug.
  Connect Game Consoles to Your Mac
Connect your game console and enjoy an excellent live play experience–EyeTV Hybrid’s uncompressed analog video signals appear on the screen with virtually no latency.
  Navigate with an Apple Remote
Tired of remote controls scattered around the living room? So are we. If your Mac came with an Apple Remote, you can use it to navigate EyeTV’s Full Screen Menu. The Full Screen Menu will certainly work with an EyeTV IR remote control as well.
  Superb Quality Digital TV Recordings
EyeTV Hybrid records digital TV in one quality setting, Lossless. The digital stream is recorded unaltered, and so you’re getting full quality digital content as encoded by the broadcaster. EyeTV supports multilingual programming and Dolby Digital sound. Analog TV can be recorded via EyeTV 2’s software encoder, and the quality depends on the Mac’s processor power.

Product Description
This El Gato EyeTV Hybrid Analog and Digital TV Tuner for Macintosh has been Factory-Refurbished to perform as new. It includes a 6 month warranty.

EyeTV Hybrid is a highly acclaimed TV tuner for the Mac. It’s ideal for anyone who wants the flexibility of a free over-the-air HDTV and analog solution together in one small USB stick. EyeTV Hybrid does the work of two EyeTV hardware products for the price of one. It delivers stunning quality free-to-air digital HDTV (ATSC) to your Mac as well as conventional analog TV via standard cable or antenna.
EyeTV Hybrid records digital TV in one quality setting, Lossless. The digital stream is recorded unaltered for full quality digital content as encoded by the broadcaster. EyeTV also supports closed captioning and Dolby Digital sound. With its classic matte aluminum finish and surprisingly small size for such a versatile product, the EyeTV Hybrid is a perfect complement to the Mac. It features a USB 2.0 interface for the streaming of superior quality, uncompressed TV content to your Mac. EyeTV Hybrid is USB powered and therefore requires no external power supply, and contains a full-size coaxial plug. Includes Software and Installation instructions

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