Product Watch: Television And FM Radio On Your iMac!
MyTV/fm from Escape Labs is a product that bring television to your iMac or G3 Macintosh over a simple USB connection . It also has the ability to capture high quality, full frame rate video from any video source. MyTV/fm is an external product so getting connected is as simple as plugging it into a USB port on your Mac. Included software allows you to channel surf both TV and FM broadcasts.
MyTV/fm has a 125 channel TV tuner and is able to broadcast to a scaleable Window on your Mac. It is an ideal solution for cramped quarters since it can turn your space conscious iMac into a virtual TV replacement.
The captured digital video capability is comparable to quality VCR recording resulting in digitization of full frame-rate, full sized video with sound synchronization and support for both NTSC and PAL video formats with video inputs for both composite and S-video.
The quality of the video capturing abilities and overall image fidelity are made possible by the use of Zoran ZR36060 motion JPEG codec and Eskape Labs highly optimized QuickTime drivers. ZR36060 is the leading MJPEG codec found in Wintel PCI video capture devices.
"Zoran has been working with Eskape Labs over the past year to bring our award winning MJPEG solutions to the Mac," said Dr Leby Gerzberg, president and chief executive officer of Zoran Corporation.
"The Internet has given everyone an appreciation of the importance of news and information in our everyday lives, MyTV/fm naturally expands the reach of the computer beyond the internet and into the realm of broadcast media."
In a recent review MacNN gave MyTV/fm 3 1/2 stars out of a possible 5 and said this about the product:
"The MyTV/fm represents an impressive hardware feat given the limitations of USB"
MyTV/fm MSRP: $199 .......... Check for lowest price