On February 17, 2009 the United States will shut down all traditional
analog television broadcasts. In its place, local television will be
broadcast over-the-air in a digital format. After this date, you will
require a digital (ATSC) television tuner and antenna in order to
receive these television broadcasts.
EyeTV Hybrid (2008 Edition)
The following Elgato TV tuners are NOT affected by the transition:
EyeTV Hybrid (2007 Edition)
EyeTV 250 Plus (2008 Edition)
EyeTV 250 Plus (2007 Edition)
All of these Elgato TV tuners receive free over-the-air digital television with an antenna.
more, EyeTV Hybrid and EyeTV 250 Plus have analog inputs and come with
break-out cables for composite video and S-Video. You can continue to
use them to connect a set-top box to your Mac for encrypted digital
cable and satellite services after the transition.
The 2008 Editions of EyeTV Hybrid and EyeTV 250 Plus are also capable of receiving Clear QAM unencrypted digital cable.
The following Elgato TV tuners ARE affected by the transition: EyeTV 250
These Elgato products are older models and receive analog television
only. In order to use them to receive over-the-air TV broadcasts with
an antenna after 2/17/09, you will require a converter device with a
digital tuner. Since the EyeTV products come with analog inputs, you
can continue to use them to connect a converter device to your Mac
after the transition.
For more information about converter devices with digital tuners, go to https://dtv2009.gov/.
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