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New, EyeTV2, free to everyone but loyal customers.
Posted by: BigGuynRusty
Date: January 11, 2006 01:27PM
ElGato is now charging for the newest iteration of EyeTV software, $49 if you buy while MWSF is on, $79 later.

I can understand their need for charging money, but will they ever fix the bug riddled, crash prone version 1, which is now at 1.8.4?

While I am complaining, ElGato, please fix your EyeHome software and hardware.

BGnR
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Re: New, EyeTV2, free to everyone but loyal customers.
Posted by: The Grim Ninja
Date: January 11, 2006 03:49PM
I had wondered if I was the only one with some major problems with the eyetv software...

You always talk to highly about them, I assumed it was fine.

I get lockups when an export finishes. Been like that for the last 5 versions, at least. Last two versions of DivX.

Exporting to the default settings for DivX, freezes randomly when it finishes. (not always, but frequently).

Very annoying when you've got many things going on at once. I can't use 1.8.4 at all, there's a memory leak in it when exporting to DivX. It was consuming 12 GB of memory during one export, I wasn't paying attention to catch it earlier. (MDD G4 with 1.75 GB RAM, the rest was VM).
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Re: New, EyeTV2, free to everyone but loyal customers.
Posted by: davemchine
Date: January 11, 2006 05:20PM
I don't think I've seen an update for the eyehome since the company changed owners. I suspect the product is just being maintained. If you can call it that.

Dave
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Re: New, EyeTV2, free to everyone but loyal customers.
Posted by: guitarist
Date: January 11, 2006 07:18PM
" I can't use 1.8.4 at all, there's a memory leak in it when exporting to DivX."

Works fine on my 2.0 G5 with Tiger 10.4.3 and 10.4.4
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Re: New, EyeTV2, free to everyone but loyal customers.
Posted by: BigGuynRusty
Date: January 11, 2006 08:01PM
davemchine Wrote:
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> I don't think I've seen an update for the eyehome
> since the company changed owners. I suspect the
> product is just being maintained. If you can call
> it that.
>
> Dave

There has been one firmware update of the box, took away the ability to play iTunes purchased music, and the ability to play AC3 files. And at least two EyeHome software updates, it is up to v1.7.

Grim, EyeTV is the best out there, that is the problem, since there is absolutely no competition, ElGato has sat on their laurels since they were purchased by a German company. They have cut off beta testers and absolutely don't listen to the end users. The days of the eager to please ElGato is gone, replaced by a cold corporate touch. Even the corporate phone numbers were changed, only email remains to contact anybody. The support page is useless, I have used the support entry box at least five dozen times entering bugs, and suggestions, I have never received any feedback, in over a year. In fact when I started using the Plextor ConVertX, I was having problems with audio, I finally had to call Plextor support, and they called ElGato, and I finally got an answer from Plextor.

BGnR
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Re: New, EyeTV2, free to everyone but loyal customers.
Posted by: davemchine
Date: January 12, 2006 08:31AM
I've been wanting an eyetv200 but all this talk makes me nervous.
dave
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