Can EyeTV work with the new Apple TV device?
Yes, it appears that EyeTV can export any recording so that the Apple TV media player can use it.
Apple's upcoming Apple TV media player uses iTunes as a media management application. EyeTV can already export to iTunes, in an iPod compatible video format (H.264 or MPEG-4), and that video will appear in the TV Shows section of iTunes. In turn, that TV Shows list will be accessible via your TV, using Apple TV.
Currently, EyeTV's iPod exports are in 640 by 480 or 320 by 240 resolution. Since the Apple TV also can receive 720p videos, our engineers will investigate how to best leverage that format as well, with HDTV EyeTV recordings.
The official specifications from Apple are:
H.264 and protected H.264 (from iTunes Store):
640 by 480, 30 fps, LC version of Baseline Profile
320 by 240, 30 fps, Baseline profile up to Level 1.3
1280 by 720, 24 fps, Progressive Main Profile.
640 by 480, 30 fps, Simple Profile
Once the Apple TV is shipping in February, then we can have a more definite statement about what video formats EyeTV can give it. Most likely, additional export options will be added to a future EyeTV update, specifically for Apple TV.
At this time, EyeTV's MPEG-1 and MPEG-2 recordings don't meet the specifications for Apple TV's video formats. So, there will always be an export involved, which will take some time - the faster your Mac, the faster the export.
Such exports to iPod format can be automated now, so that when a scheduled recording is completed, it will automatically be exported, and synched with iTunes. From there it can be easily sent to an iPod, or Apple TV.