Elgato launches Freeview tuner for iPad

Digital terrestrial television viewing in the UK is about to move another step closer to mass-market mobility, with hardware and software developer Elgato announcing it is ready to begin selling what it claims is the world’s first Freeview decoder for iPad tablet computers.
The device, which will be marketed under the EyeTV Mobile brand name, will connect directly to the standard dock connector of Apple’s iconic portable gadget effectively turning in into a mobile TV screen.
The DTT tuner features a miniature telescopic aerial to pick up the transmitted signals and uses the iPad’s processing power and storage capabilities to allow viewers to pause, rewind and record live Freeview video content. While the tuner supports MPEG-2 video, MPEG-2 HD and MPEG-4/H.264 TV content are not supported.
Source: Rapid TV News
Item added: 5th September 2011