EyeTV Software: State of The Union @ v2.4
Well, it’s been almost a year since so many EyeTV users vented their frustrations about the (de?)evolution of the EyeTV software since they first rolled out a Full Screen interface. I was one of the most vocal and a mea culpa of sorts is in order.
In particular, my furious position on the massive GUI overhaul between v2.3.0 & 2.3.1 that removed the very familiar Front Row-style menu navigation seems pretty naive in retrospect. Frankly, the way Apple smacks anyone who remotely uses an iPod-type interface leads me to believe that El Gato got a cease and desist from Cupertino soon after the release of 2.3.0 that led their designers to quickly strip as much of the “Jonathan Ive” as possible from the next version of their software.
So maybe I was being a bit of an asshole. And for that I apologize. Particularly since a workaround dropped at no less than MacOSXHints, making the royal blue an easily-terminated design choice.
And the very-obvious continued improvement in performance (particularly regarding multiple tuners) has me surrendering to the latest build when they’re released. I’ve said it before and will probably be saying it for a while no longer…EyeTV is the only game in town for my needs and the fact that they continue to move forward despite the silent curses I send their way occasionally speaks volumes about them as a company.
That said…a little friendly (and legitimate) competition wouldn’t bother me one bit!