EyeTV Netstream DTT is a network dual TV tuner for digital television that lets you watch live on all Macs and iPads* on your home network. EyeTV Netstream DTT connects to your TV aerial and to your router via Ethernet to stream digital television to your computers. Two users can watch and record different programmes at the same time. If you have a rooftop antenna, the computers do not need to be near an antenna outlet. In a Wi-Fi network you can watch TV wirelessly.
EyeTV Netstream DTT does not require a dedicated network; you can stream live TV, surf the web and send email all at the same time. An intelligent device, EyeTV Netstream DTT offers centralised configuration via web browser and auto-discovery via UPnP + Bonjour. EyeTV Netstream DTT operates seamlessly on multiple computers; the two tuners are automatically allocated between computers as needed and capacity can easily be expanded by connecting an additional EyeTV Netstream DTT to the network.
* iPad streaming requires the optional EyeTV app
Note: Performance may be limited by network bandwidth. 100Base-T Ethernet or 802.11n recommended. is intended for use in countries where digital terrestrial television is broadcast. Digital terrestrial television is also known as DVB-T, DTT, Freeview in the UK and TNT in France. For a list of countries in which DVB standards have been adopted, visit http://www.dvb.org.
EyeTV – watch, record, edit, enjoy!
Watch with EyeTV - pause and rewind live television on your Mac – at your desk or from the comfort of your sofa. Relax in your living room and use the EyeTV remote to channel surf and navigate the full screen menus.
Record with EyeTV 3 – the integrated Programme Guide with two full weeks of detailed TV listings.** Search for your favourite programmes, topics and actors using multiple criteria and full text search terms, and save and record your searches in one easy step. You can even record an entire TV series automatically.
** Includes a free one-year subscription to TV listings data from tvtv, with optional renewal.
Edit with EyeTV 3’s – the built-in Editor removes unwanted content from your recording or lets you crop the beginning and end of a programme. The Editor also enables you to create short clips from longer recordings and save the clips as new EyeTV recordings.
Enjoy with EyeTV – send recordings automatically to iTunes for playback on an iPhone or iPad, or enjoy on your big-screen television with Apple TV. You can even share your EyeTV recordings over a local network with other Macs. Elgato offers an optional EyeTV app to stream live or recorded TV to an iPhone or iPad (available on the App Store).
- Receives digital TV with an antenna (DVB-T, also known as Freeview)
- Does not require an adapter to connect a rooftop antenna
- Streams two television channels to up to two computers at a time on your local network
- Watch, pause and rewind live TV wirelessly on your Mac or iPad* in a Wi-Fi network
- Record one programme or an entire TV series
- Edit out unwanted content and create clips from your recordings
- Export recordings to iTunes automatically for playback on an iPhone or iPad or share recordings with other Macs on your local network
- Stream live or recorded TV to an iPhone or iPad with the optional EyeTV app (available on the App Store)
- EyeTV 3 comes with a free one-year subscription to tvtv (where available in Europe) with optional renewal
Did you notice?Two users can watch and record different programmes at the same time.
Apple Recommends ForA compact TV tuner stick for digital television (Freeview) that lets you view live TV on your Mac, wirelessly.
What's in the Box?
- EyeTV Netstream DTT Network Tuner for DVB-T
- EyeTV 3 software for Mac (CD-ROM)
- THC TV software for Windows (CD-ROM)
- DVB-T rod aerial with tilt/swivel magnetic base and detachable suction cup
- Ethernet cable
- Power Supply
- PDF Product Manual (CD-ROM)
- Quick Start Guide
- UPC or EAN No. : 4260195390065
Non-Apple Branded products / Third Party Products
- Note : Apple's One Year Limited Warranty does not apply to products that are not Apple-branded, even if packaged or sold with Apple products. Non-Apple branded products may have the benefit of a manufacturer's warranty provided by the product manufacturer - Please see your product box and literature for details. Rights under the product manufacturer's warranty are in addition, and not instead of, any rights that you have under consumer protection laws.
Ratings & Reviews
Doesn't work as advertised, so far (Australia)
I have this plugged into my roof antenna and via ethernet to my home network, which is set to run on 802.11n only. I'm using the latest EyeTV software (3.5) and have tried four different versions of the firmware so far, including the latest version provided by an Elgato technical support rep (1.1.2b21). Bugs include:
- Constant skipping/stuttering picture with digital pixelation, which is worse on the HD channels but makes even the SD channels difficult to watch. The EyeTV software usually reports a signal quality of only 10% on the first of the two tuners, even though the signal strength is around 80%. On the second tuner it almost always reports signal quality of 100% with the same signal strength as the first tuner. However, even on the few occasions when the first tuner reports a signal strength of 100%, the stuttering and pixelation remain.
- The free IceTV EPG trial subscription worked initially but now the EyeTV software has lost the EPG and refuses to reload it. It just keeps telling me to run the setup again, but when I do nothing changes.
- The EyeTV software prompts me to save changes to the channel list every time I quit, even if no changes have been made.
- If you want to plug the Netstream directly into your computer via ethernet (rather than into a router), be aware that when I did so each channel would only last about 30 seconds before quitting; the EyeTV software would then refuse to recognise the Netstream, which would have to be power cycled. The EyeTV software itself would refuse to respond to keyboard commands and would have to be quit using the mouse.
After about four weeks (albeit over the New Year break) I'm waiting on one final diagnosis from the Elgato support rep before trying an exchange of the device. If that doesn't work, then I guess we just have to wait for the technology to improve before buying devices like this one. If it does work, I'll report back. …
- Written by Thomas R from Fairfield
75 of 82 people found this useful
This product has a HUGE flaw in the UK.
This device DOES NOT receive HD freeview in the UK. This device only has DVB-T receivers not the new DVB-T2 receivers required to pick up HD in the UK. From research I did after I had bought this product and realised HD was not available, it looks like the UK will never transmit HD over DVB-T, and these boxes cannot pick up DVB-T2 so it is doubtful that this device will ever pick up HD in the UK.
The advert here is misleading, it does state that it will receive HDTV, but does then qualify that with "where broadcast via DVB-T". This is the UK store guys, in the UK HDTV is not broadcast by DVB-T!
Other than the HD problem the box is a nice little unit if you are content with SD. It adds live TV to machines that haven't got access to a local aerial or TV tuner device. At £230 it's an expensive way to achieve this. My box has been returned awaiting a DVB-T2 version coming to market. Such a device I expect will get 5 stars. …
- Written by Andrew I from MANCHESTER
78 of 101 people found this useful
Useless via iPhone in Denmark
The receiver does not work with the EyeTV iPhone App on any MPEG-4 channels (DR K, DR HD, DR Update, DR Ramasjang).
Quote from Elgato helpdesk:
"If you try to get video directly from a Netstream (and not from EyeTV on the Mac), then you can only watch Standard Definition MPEG-2. High Definition content won't appear." …
- Written by Christian S from HØJBJERG
42 of 48 people found this useful
love it! easy to setup
Love the netstream eye tv dtt!
Have it setup on my imac with time capsule & ipad. Was quite easy to setup.
One tip - I had trouble getting it to work on my ipad at first - it would recognise the eye tv, but not show any channels. There is a setting in the preferences on the mac to allow ipad that you need to turn on. I also did a firmware upgrade (instructions on elegato support website) - after that - it all worked a charm!
Quality is great, no streaming issues & very smooth! …
- Written by Amanda B from Adelaide BC
3 of 3 people found this useful
Works as advertised IF you have a robust network.
For years I have tried to get a networked TV option up and running with only partial success. The Netstream DTT was like a godsend. JUST what I wanted. The EPG works great for northern Victoria.
HOWEVER, you need a GOOD signal from your source (roof antenna recommended) and a ROBUST wifi network if you are going to stream to iPads/Pods/Phones.
I get almost 100% signal strength on all channels.
100 Mb/s from Netstream to switch/WAP (AP Extreme running dual channel)
EyeTV set up on MacMini i7 with 8Gb (1Gb to switch) and 2007 dual core iMac with 4Gb (wifi to switch)
Runs fine on iPad 2 / iPad Mini / iPhone 4S and above (some stutter on iP4) / iPod 4th gen and above.
If there is a lot of traffic on the wifi (kids streaming uTube, again) then you may get some stuttering on the mobile devices. It hogs a LOT of bandwidth. QOS can help.
If you can understand all that and have the required network and signal strength then you should be fine. …
- Written by Malcolm G from Wodonga
3 of 3 people found this useful
Feature Request: RESET SWITCH
Very disappointed with lack of firmware updates over the years. DNLA support would be nice for instance, or direct streaming over internet without PC. EyeTV software is not helpful when there are connectivity issues. It is not possible to simply give EyeTV the static IP of the netstream box. Sick of having to pull power plug out of the back to reset the device. Either fix the bugs or provide a reset switch please. …
- Written by Phillip B from Balmain
1 of 1 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
Must this be plugged in using an Ethernet cable or will it work wirelessly to connect to my home network?
- Asked by Stephen H from South Yarra
Contrary to another answer here, you do NOT need an ethernet cable to connect the Airport Express to your existing network. You can connect to your existing wi-fi network wirelessly so that the Express acts as a bridge. I have this set up to connect my PVR to the network: the PVR doesn't have wifi so I connect it via ethernet cable to the Express, and the Express connects wirelessly to my home network. …
- Answered by John W from Putney
- Asked by Sally O
If you output from the Sky box itself, it should be fine, but attempting to connect the delivery cab le directly from the wall into the Netstream DTT may or may not work, depending on whether the signal is encrypted or not. If it is a paid service, it is likely that it will in fact be encrypted. …
- Answered by Terence O from Hornsby Heights
- Asked by Michael A
You need a Terrestrial TV aerial, though a small one comes in the box that might work if you are in a strong/clean signal area. …
- Answered by Andrew J M from Warwick
- Asked by Teresa J
- Asked by Yasser H
No. The device it really just a DVB Tuner with an Ethernet port. All the control, recording, sharing , etc is done by the Mac (or Windows) application. …
- Answered by Andrew J M from Warwick