Equinux Updates TheTube to Version 2.9

Of all the items below listed as new in the latest v.2.9 update of THETUBE, I find the Compatibility with Elgato's EyeTV Hybrid to be most interesting. Beyond support for their own TubeStick Hybrid TV Tuner for Mac and PC - I'm glad to see Equinux 'stepping on ElGato's toes' by having TheTube support their competitor's hardware - something ElGato has long done with its support of many 3rd party tuners.

Note the EyeTV and Hauppauge units are basically variations of the same OEM hardware using an EMPIA 28xx chipset. By and large only the exterior casing is different. So, broader support of Tuner hardware in more recent TheTube updates is a big plus: Many new Mac users are PC switchers - and software like this will help some Windows users continue to use their old TV tuners on their new Mac. However, support for Hauppauge WinTV-950 series is still missing.

WHAT'S NEW IN VERSION 2.9 of The Tube:

TubeGuide US with detailed TV listings
IceTV integration
Extended Compatibility with TubeStick
Compatibility with Hauppauge Nova-TD
Compatibility with Hauppauge HVR-900
Compatibility with Elgato EyeTV Hybrid*
(*website has some conflicting info implying older Non-QAM, but not support for newer EyeTV Hybrids w/QAM
Accelerated channel search by filtering encrypted channels
Better scanning performance
Intelligent matching of channel names
TV guides can now be configured in preferences
Support for logical channel numbers in UK and Australia
Hauppauge HVR-900H: Audio is no longer muted in France and US
AppleScript support for logical channel numbers
Added support for daylight savings time
TV Image is not blocked anymore when updating EPG
When scheduling manual recordings, channels won't be mixed up


Digittrade DVB-T Stick USB Stick
Digitus DVB-T Digital USB
EyeTV Hybrid (*prior to August 2008)
Freecom DVB-T USB Stick
Hauppauge myTV.t
Hauppauge Nova-TD
Hauppauge Nova-T (EyeTV DTT/DVB-T)
Hauppauge HVR 900
Hauppauge HVR 900H
Miglia TVMini
Miglia TVMini HD
Miglia TV Mini Express
Miglia TVMini2 Express
Miglia TVBook Pro Express
Miglia TVMicro
Miglia TVMicro Express
MSI Technology Digivox mini Mac
MSI Technology Digivox mini III
Terratec Cinergy T2
Twinhan DTV Alpha