EyeTV 300/400 = miserabel?

Dieses Thema im Forum "Hardware" wurde erstellt von macmercy, 13. Januar 2004.

  1. macmercy

    macmercy New Member

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    Reader Reports on Firewire EyeTV 300/400 models - (updated with another report from EyeTV 400 model owner)
    Previous reports I've had to date on the EyeTV from El Gato were from the original USB model, although they added new Firewire based models (300/400) a month or two ago and a new 200 model last week. " nothing but trouble sofar with the eyetv 300.
    Setup was easy but a scheduled recordings went into a loop at the first commercialbreak and extended recording until the harddrive was full! Artifacts in the pictures-thick green lines and pixels. Live TV picture freezes from time to time. Only a reboot of the application gets it back going. Its slow as molasses. My imac 800 crawls like a snail when i try to edit a recording. Everything takes absolutely forever.
    I give it another week and then it goes back to the shop. too bad really. General picture quality seemed ok and the whole concept is really cool.
    -Hans

    I asked him what OS X version and EyeTV driver version he was using. OS X 10.3.2 and driver 1.31.
    After a full weekend of recording stupid videoloops i finally gave up and returned the unit today for a refund... "


    An EyeTV 400 model owner replied to this post:

    " Just to let you know I've got a EyeTV 400 DVB-T firewire box in the UK. I'm running 10.3.2 on an iMac 800Mhz 17". I have to agree with the EyeTV 300 reader report, that it's really really slow. It takes up 100% of my CPU time, even though the specs on the El Gato website say it will run on a G4 500. Also, the 'auto-tune' function in the setup menu keeps crashing on me, although stations are found and stored. The image quality is good, just wish the interface and mpeg2 decoding code was more effecient. I also gave it a try on my Beige Tower (upgraded to G4/700Mhz, 512RAM and 10.3.2) and it runs so slow it can't decode at full speed, although perhaps this could be the 66mhz bus speed?
    Regards, James L "


    Das klingt ja nicht so doll... Mal sehen, was zum EyeTV 200 so an Meinungen kommt.
     
  2. Borbarad

    Borbarad New Member

    Abwarten. Es immer so das die, die Probleme haben lauthals schreien und die bei denen es 1a läuft die Klappe halten.

    B
     
  3. macmercy

    macmercy New Member

    Gefunden bei http://www.xlr8yourmac.com

    Reader Reports on Firewire EyeTV 300/400 models - (updated with another report from EyeTV 400 model owner)
    Previous reports I've had to date on the EyeTV from El Gato were from the original USB model, although they added new Firewire based models (300/400) a month or two ago and a new 200 model last week. " nothing but trouble sofar with the eyetv 300.
    Setup was easy but a scheduled recordings went into a loop at the first commercialbreak and extended recording until the harddrive was full! Artifacts in the pictures-thick green lines and pixels. Live TV picture freezes from time to time. Only a reboot of the application gets it back going. Its slow as molasses. My imac 800 crawls like a snail when i try to edit a recording. Everything takes absolutely forever.
    I give it another week and then it goes back to the shop. too bad really. General picture quality seemed ok and the whole concept is really cool.
    -Hans

    I asked him what OS X version and EyeTV driver version he was using. OS X 10.3.2 and driver 1.31.
    After a full weekend of recording stupid videoloops i finally gave up and returned the unit today for a refund... "


    An EyeTV 400 model owner replied to this post:

    " Just to let you know I've got a EyeTV 400 DVB-T firewire box in the UK. I'm running 10.3.2 on an iMac 800Mhz 17". I have to agree with the EyeTV 300 reader report, that it's really really slow. It takes up 100% of my CPU time, even though the specs on the El Gato website say it will run on a G4 500. Also, the 'auto-tune' function in the setup menu keeps crashing on me, although stations are found and stored. The image quality is good, just wish the interface and mpeg2 decoding code was more effecient. I also gave it a try on my Beige Tower (upgraded to G4/700Mhz, 512RAM and 10.3.2) and it runs so slow it can't decode at full speed, although perhaps this could be the 66mhz bus speed?
    Regards, James L "


    Das klingt ja nicht so doll... Mal sehen, was zum EyeTV 200 so an Meinungen kommt.
     
  4. Borbarad

    Borbarad New Member

    Abwarten. Es immer so das die, die Probleme haben lauthals schreien und die bei denen es 1a läuft die Klappe halten.

    B
     
  5. macmercy

    macmercy New Member

    Gefunden bei http://www.xlr8yourmac.com

    Reader Reports on Firewire EyeTV 300/400 models - (updated with another report from EyeTV 400 model owner)
    Previous reports I've had to date on the EyeTV from El Gato were from the original USB model, although they added new Firewire based models (300/400) a month or two ago and a new 200 model last week. " nothing but trouble sofar with the eyetv 300.
    Setup was easy but a scheduled recordings went into a loop at the first commercialbreak and extended recording until the harddrive was full! Artifacts in the pictures-thick green lines and pixels. Live TV picture freezes from time to time. Only a reboot of the application gets it back going. Its slow as molasses. My imac 800 crawls like a snail when i try to edit a recording. Everything takes absolutely forever.
    I give it another week and then it goes back to the shop. too bad really. General picture quality seemed ok and the whole concept is really cool.
    -Hans

    I asked him what OS X version and EyeTV driver version he was using. OS X 10.3.2 and driver 1.31.
    After a full weekend of recording stupid videoloops i finally gave up and returned the unit today for a refund... "


    An EyeTV 400 model owner replied to this post:

    " Just to let you know I've got a EyeTV 400 DVB-T firewire box in the UK. I'm running 10.3.2 on an iMac 800Mhz 17". I have to agree with the EyeTV 300 reader report, that it's really really slow. It takes up 100% of my CPU time, even though the specs on the El Gato website say it will run on a G4 500. Also, the 'auto-tune' function in the setup menu keeps crashing on me, although stations are found and stored. The image quality is good, just wish the interface and mpeg2 decoding code was more effecient. I also gave it a try on my Beige Tower (upgraded to G4/700Mhz, 512RAM and 10.3.2) and it runs so slow it can't decode at full speed, although perhaps this could be the 66mhz bus speed?
    Regards, James L "


    Das klingt ja nicht so doll... Mal sehen, was zum EyeTV 200 so an Meinungen kommt.
     
  6. Borbarad

    Borbarad New Member

    Abwarten. Es immer so das die, die Probleme haben lauthals schreien und die bei denen es 1a läuft die Klappe halten.

    B
     
  7. hopper13

    hopper13 New Member

    Ich habe seit einigen Tagen das EyeTV 300 DVB-S. Die Software ist wie beschrieben sehr langsam und nimmt fast den ganzen CPU Speed ein. Manchmal friert das Bild ein aber ein paar Klicks in andere Fenster oder ein Kanalwechsel erwacht es meistens wieder zum Leben. Die Bildqualität ist super und auch die Aufnahmefunktion bzw. zeitversetztes Sehen funktioniert tadellos (Zeitprogrammierte Aufnahme habe ich noch nicht probiert). Um aufgenommene Sendungen in Quicktime anzuschauen, müssen sie zuerst exportiert werden, was ziemlich mühsam ist, da die Editierfunktion zuerst aufgerufen werden muss und die spult zuerst den ganzen Film ab bis das Editieren bzw. exportieren vorgenommen werden kann. Ein direktes Abspielen der Aufnahmen in VLC ist allerding möglich und ein splitten in m2v und mp3 Stream wahrscheinlich auch (habe es noch nicht probiert).
    Leider gibt es keine Möglichkeit die in Viaccess1 verschlüsselten schweizer Programme SF DRS zu sehen..........leider!!
    Das Teil sieht auch geil aus! Fast wie ein kleiner Mac.
     
  8. Zerwi@work

    Zerwi@work New Member

    Wenn die komplette CPU-Speed eingenommen wird, isses ja nicht doll. Ich habe das USB-EyeTV und kann damit schön nebenher Fernsehen schauen, ohne daß die anderen Programme davon beeinträchtigt werden (G4, 1.25 GHz, 512 MB).
     
  9. hopper13

    hopper13 New Member

    Ich habe seit einigen Tagen das EyeTV 300 DVB-S. Die Software ist wie beschrieben sehr langsam und nimmt fast den ganzen CPU Speed ein. Manchmal friert das Bild ein aber ein paar Klicks in andere Fenster oder ein Kanalwechsel erwacht es meistens wieder zum Leben. Die Bildqualität ist super und auch die Aufnahmefunktion bzw. zeitversetztes Sehen funktioniert tadellos (Zeitprogrammierte Aufnahme habe ich noch nicht probiert). Um aufgenommene Sendungen in Quicktime anzuschauen, müssen sie zuerst exportiert werden, was ziemlich mühsam ist, da die Editierfunktion zuerst aufgerufen werden muss und die spult zuerst den ganzen Film ab bis das Editieren bzw. exportieren vorgenommen werden kann. Ein direktes Abspielen der Aufnahmen in VLC ist allerding möglich und ein splitten in m2v und mp3 Stream wahrscheinlich auch (habe es noch nicht probiert).
    Leider gibt es keine Möglichkeit die in Viaccess1 verschlüsselten schweizer Programme SF DRS zu sehen..........leider!!
    Das Teil sieht auch geil aus! Fast wie ein kleiner Mac.
     
  10. Zerwi@work

    Zerwi@work New Member

    Wenn die komplette CPU-Speed eingenommen wird, isses ja nicht doll. Ich habe das USB-EyeTV und kann damit schön nebenher Fernsehen schauen, ohne daß die anderen Programme davon beeinträchtigt werden (G4, 1.25 GHz, 512 MB).
     
  11. hopper13

    hopper13 New Member

    Das hier habe ich vom Elgato Kundenservice erhalten:



    Elgato has made a new beta of the software for the DVB units.
    Would you like to try it?

    You can download it at:

    ftp://gate.elgato.com

    name: downloads
    passwd: downloads

    Feel free to give us feedback. The honest comments you sent us are very useful. Thank you.

    At the moment, the EyeTV player is not yet able to drop any frames during playback (and if the CPU becomes too busy with additional tasks, problems happen).

    If you are recording programs that you will watch later, I would suggest you pause your LiveTV, record your show, and playback that file using VLC (available as a freeware at http://www.videolan.org). Of course, this would be a temporary situation until the software fixes these problems (and we are hoping the new beta gives you more satisfying results).

    Are you having any other problems with the software?

    Let me know please.

    Thank you for using EyeTV.

    Best regards,

    Nicolas.
     
  12. hopper13

    hopper13 New Member

    Die Betasoftware läuft viel besser und nimmt auch weniger CPU Leistung ein, da das Fernsehfenster bei bedarf Frame-Dropping zulässt. Zudem verschwindet das Bild nicht mehr bei Fensterwechseln oder wenn viele Proggis offen sind bzw. wenig freier Speicher verfügbar ist.
     

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