Monday, 28 April 2008

eyeTV Phone Home

I finally got a response to my support request from Elgato. The eyeTV is off home to Germany. All they have committed to is to test it and I'm not clear what will happen if they can't replicate the problem - or whether I will get a replacement and my postage etc. if they can. They haven't given me any idea how long it might take either which, when they took a week to get back on my initial request (with which I'd obviously given them details of all the stuff that they might have asked me to do since they didn't ask me to try anything) is a bit of a worry.

It's going in the post tomorrow - I'll keep you appraised.

Saturday, 26 April 2008

eyeTV R.I.P.?

Last weekend my eyeTV Hybrid started playing up following a reboot. It started by telling me that it wouldn't work if attached to a USB1.1 port (which I don't have) and finally gave up the ghost and stopped recognising that the device was there at all.

I tried everything I could think of, switching ports, leads, direct connection, via a powered hub etc. all to no effect. The problem is certainly not the USB ports as my T.264 and external USB hard drive are both functioning perfectly and were quite happy when swapped to the port the eyeTV was on.

I lodged a support ticket with Elgato but have yet to hear back. Needless to say I'm not a happy bunny!

Saturday, 12 April 2008

A message from Apple?

If I was a PC user I might take offence at this...

This is a sign we saw several times at a zoo we visited yesterday. Obviously they've either got a Mac user with a sense of humour or have no idea where the logo was sourced from!

Thursday, 10 April 2008

Lego Star Wars

With my daughter making scarily rapid progress on Super Mario Galaxy I decided we might need another game in our arsenal. I wasn't entirely sure about the mix of Lego and Star Wars but a quick look at the trailers etc. gave me a little chuckle so I decided to take the plunge. It's a fun game and the cut scenes are nicely amusing, I'm not entirely sold on the idea of the Jedi destroying everything to make progress (and chasing around after the little tokens can be a bit of a pain) but overall it's pretty fun.