Originally Posted by jelockwood
If the list of new features is only as per this article then I am rather disappointed and will not bother upgrading.
The things I have been looking for are :-
1. H.264 support for watching and recording HDTV in Europe
2. DVB-S2 support (with CAM)
3. Shared CAM support (amongst more than one tuner)
4. Either their own full-blown Media Center style application or full integration with Front Row 2 in Leopard
5. XMLTV support for the guide data
The subscription (aka. series link) feature was on my wish list so that is good news. However without the rest I will stick with gasp!
running Microsoft Media Center 2005 on my Mac mini.
Amen to that list, brother! ... el gatao is just plain lazy or simply dumb! (hard to say which is worse?)
these are basic dvr-like features which elgato has ignored FOR YEARS!
not to mention other no-brainers that elgato has also stiffed its users ---
* online guides (as cited by another poster here ...
nothing for canada, latam/south america, or asia)
* subtitles (not burned in) & closed captioning & aux audio tracks ... // full support // is still MIA
in short" the elgato dvr products seem to be just as pathetic as elgato's "h264 turbo" encoder product for 6G media players (pod/touch/phone/atv) - ie it isnt an isolated example.
and as for all the peans from fainbois (who waste so much space on appleinsider messageboards!) ... equally pathetic.