SageTV Media Center 6.2 for Macintosh (five years after the Windows version) is supposed to bring online video to your TV with a press of a remote control. The product adds beta support for watching, browsing, and searching YouTube videos. The software also allows transferring TV recordings to iTunes for enjoying on iPod and AppleTV.
With optional (i.e. – costs more) SageTV Placeshifter client software, users can access live or recorded TV, music, photos or video from the home anytime, anywhere on any Mac, Windows or Linux computer at the office, on the road, in a hotel room or in another room at home (Like Slingbox but in a software version).
With the optional SageTV Media Extender connected to a TV and a wired or wireless home network, any TV can access the full PVR, online video, music and photo capabilities with the included remote control.
Company propaganda follows: “SageTV Media Extender makes it easy to enjoy DVD libraries with full menus as well as watch, pause and rewind live TV on any TV in your home. All TV recordings, online video, music, photos and DVD library are the same on every TV, so there is no need to transfer recordings or media around the home.”
Good if true. We’ll reserve judgment until we get our hands on it. (Hint, hint, Sage…)
SageTV Media Center for Mac sells for $79.95, or $99.95 with Placeshifter. SageTV Media Center with a USB TV Tuner bundle can be purchased for $199.95.