Press release

Private customers / 09.07.2009

devolo presents dLAN® TV Sat PC for Mac


devolo AG of Aachen, Germany, the global market leader in the powerline segment, now also supports Mac OS X with its innovative powerline TV solution for digital high-definition satellite television over the electrical wiring, dLAN® TV Sat PC. For this purpose, devolo relies on EyeTV Lite, the successful Mac TV solution by Elgato Systems.

Powerline specialist devolo AG has further expanded the compatibility of its HomePlug TV solution, dLAN® TV Sat PC. Starting immediately, Mac users can also enjoy HD television programmes directly on their computer. When selecting the TV software, the Aachen-based company decided to use the successful EyeTV Lite by Elgato. EyeTV Lite offers EPG-supported television in HD and SD quality on Macs with teletext and DVB subtitles. The timeshift function enables users to pause the TV programme they are watching. In addition, the software offers a large number of recording functions, which turn a Mac into a full-fledged video recorder. For the best possible sound, EyeTV Lite supports the current Dolby standards. devolo customers can also receive a discount on the purchase of an upgrade to the full version.

The devolo dLAN® TV Sat PC is the perfect solution for uncomplicated reception of digital satellite TV programmes on a Mac. To do this, devolo uses the HomePlug technology, which transfers data over the household electrical wiring at a speed of up to 200 Mbps. This means there is no need for complicated routing of coaxial cables for satellite reception—from any power outlet in the house, you can bring up the current TV programme with your PC or laptop. With performance features like DVB S2 and Quality of Service, dLAN® TV Sat PC ensures that the TV signal reaches your computer from the satellite right up to the power socket. So, in addition to TV channels in standard-definition quality (SDTV), you can also receive high-definition programmes (HDTV). dLAN® TV Sat PC also transmits Dolby Surround Sound for perfect home cinema sound. "We are very pleased to be able to offer our dLAN® TV Sat PC to the continuously growing number of Mac users. In Elgato EyeTV Lite, we have found a terrific TV software solution that can be set up quickly and easily and is easy to operate," says Heiko Harbers, CEO of devolo AG. "Our objective is for all devolo products to support all current operating systems such as Windows XP/Vista, Mac OS X and Linux so that we can offer our customers the greatest possible flexibility."

The devolo dLAN® TV Sat PC with software for Windows XP, Vista, Mac OS X and Linux is available in stores for 259.90 euro. The Starter Kit, which includes a dLAN 200 AVeasy adapter, is priced at 299.90 euro. Customers who have already purchased a dLAN® TV Sat PC without support for Mac can find the EyeTV Lite software on the devolo website. The license key will be sent by devolo support.