Elgato EyeTV Sat review

It won't win any beauty contests but the EyeTV Sat's allure is under its skin – and Mac-lovers will certainly fall for its charms

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"Despite being an uninspiring-looking piece of external hardware, EyeTV Sat's capabilities make it a superbly designed product. Its interface is pleasant to work with and viewing, recording and exporting files are a real doddle once you've cracked the complications of configuration. At £180 it's not cheap, but it is a one-off payment and for Mac addicts it's easily the best solution to watching satellite channels on a computer."
For
  • Excellent PVR functionality
  • Exporting to iPod and Apple TV
  • Good image and sound quality, especially HD
Against
  • Expensive
  • Limited sound adjustments
  • Complicated to configure Wi-Fi access
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