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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
There are essentially two ways to review Elgato's latest TV tuner; let's start with the positive spin. It's tiny; plug this into your MacBook or Mac mini and you won't block ports on either side.
With the petite Mac mini and the gorgeously stylish iMac G5 deservingof a place in anybody's living room, playing TV on your Mac is something a lot of Mac owners are getting interested in again.
For years, Elgato has been making the best software for watching TV on your Mac, and though others have tried to compete, EyeTV has always been the preeminent solution. Despite a lacklustre debut, The Tube from equinux has begun to show itself as a credible competitor, and the result of this competition is better software for us.