Elgato EyeTV Diversity

Elgato EyeTV Diversity

A$229.95

3.0 out of 5 stars

Based on 44 reviews

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Product Information

  • Highlights

    • Receives digital TV with an antenna (DVB-T)
    • Two integrated TV tuners and antennas let you watch and record two different channels on one computer at the same time in “Dual-Tuner Mode”
    • In “Diversity Mode” the two TV tuners and antennas work together as one for superior reception in weaker coverage areas
    • Watch, pause and rewind live TV on your Mac
    • Search the Program Guide using multiple criteria
    • 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
    • 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?

    The two TV tuners and antennas work together as one for superior reception in weaker coverage areas.
  • Apple Recommends For

    A powerful, dual TV tuner stick that lets you simultaneously record two digital television programmes on your Mac.
  • What's in the Box?

    • EyeTV Diversity TV receiver
    • EyeTV 3 TV software for Mac (CD-ROM)
    • THC TV software for Windows (CD-ROM)
    • Two rod aerials (1 x IEC, 1 x MCX) with tilt/swivel magnetic base and detachable suction cup
    • Infrared remote control with battery pack
    • USB cable
    • Splitter cable
    • IEC-MCX adapter
    • PDF product manual (CD-ROM)
  • Tech Specs

    • Other Features: TV Tuner
    • Connections: USB 2.0
  • System Requirements

    Mac

    • Intel Core CPU, Mac OS X v.10.6.8 or later
    • Intel processor or faster
    • 1GB RAM
    • USB 2.0
    • Note: 720p or 1080i HD features require an Intel Core 2 Duo processor.

    Windows

    • Windows 7, 2.0 GHz Intel/AMD CPU
    • USB 2.0
  • Manufacturer Information

    Part Number

    • UPC or EAN No.: 852095000799

    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.

    Manufacturer Note

    • Internet connection required to download Program Guide data
    • A CD/DVD recorder and Toast Titanium software (not included) are required to create DVDs, SVCDs or Video CDs (optional).
    • DVB-T reception can vary by location, and a rooftop aerial may be required in areas with a weak or obstructed DVB-T signal.

Ratings & Reviews

Rating Breakdown (3.0 average)
Number of stars Percentage Number of reviews
  • Fantastic (with one small exception)

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    i've used several DVB-T recording devices (a cheap digibox with hdd, a £200 dual tuner humax freeview recorder, a £50 usb tuner an i've used several DVB-T recording devices (a cheap digibox with hdd, a £200 dual tuner humax freeview recorder, a £50 usb tuner and an integrated tuner in my brother's HP vista pc) and this outshines them all. make sure you select dual tuner if you want to watch/record 2 things at once as i set mine wrong to start with.

    the exception to the general brilliance of this is the antennas supplied, they are a load of rubbish for use in a building. that said if you are using the eyetv with a laptop on the move they are your only option.

    the EyeTV 3 software is great. normally when reading a manufacturers website about their product i normally find they overestimate how good their product is. i dont think Elgato could overestimate if they tried. everything i would want to do the software allows for, and in most cases offers more options than you will ever need. a slight niggle is that when viewing the tv windowed the virtual remote is always on the screen however in full screen mode it fades out after a short delay.

    the smart guides are a fantastic idea as they let you create custom searches relating to almost any aspect of the program you may wish to watch, and you can set it to automatically record all the programs it finds that match your criteria, or you can manually select just the ones you want to see.

    another great feature is that once recorded your library can be set up for access by anything on your network with a web browser and the recordings streamed to that device. this works especially well with the iPod touch/iPhone as the software is really designed for this purpose.

    i'm sure theres much more this product can offer that i haven't mentioned and i'm sure it will be as good if not better than all the features i've described.

    if you want to watch TV on your mac i can't recommend this enough.

    • Written by from Chippenham

    218 of 236 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Fantastic (with one small exception)
  • Eye TV Diversity

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    This is a brilliant bit of kit and does just what it says on the box. It can't beat the laws of physics, so don't expect it to pic This is a brilliant bit of kit and does just what it says on the box. It can't beat the laws of physics, so don't expect it to pick up every station in any circumstance, no matter what. However it often beats a wired TV in a typical B&B or hotel while I'm on the move, reaching the Freeview channels the main TV can't get or isn't tuned for.

    Reception helps if you can use the magnetic base on the antennas to 'glue' them to a radiator, to improve the ground plane (for the nerds).

    I'm well pleased with it.

    • Written by from Gloucester

    102 of 116 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Eye TV Diversity
  • Great piece of kit!

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    I don't often leave reviews, but in this case I had to. It is a brilliant piece of kit and works seamlessly and the delivery from I don't often leave reviews, but in this case I had to. It is a brilliant piece of kit and works seamlessly and the delivery from Apple was outstanding. They said 5-7 days but I got it less than 24 hours after ordering.

    Plugged it in, tuned the channels in and hey presto it worked straight away.

    Even just using the two supplied antennae I get a great reception and the eyetv3 software works a dream.

    If you want a TV tuner that "just works" get this one, fantastic, also, get it from the Apple Store, I couldn't find it cheaper anywhere.


    • Written by from Bradford

    90 of 102 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Great piece of kit!
  • Buyer beware

    1.0 out of 5 stars

    I was advised by my retailer to not bother with EyeTV. I should have listened. It is hopelessly unstable, the signal drops out f I was advised by my retailer to not bother with EyeTV. I should have listened. It is hopelessly unstable, the signal drops out frequently, and channels disappear. At least weekly I have to go through the set up process to restore lost channels in the program guide. A complete waste of money. One star is too generous.

    • Written by from Melbourne

    1 of 1 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Buyer beware
  • Bad ... A$ 229.00 + $80 upgrade

    1.0 out of 5 stars

    You first pay A$ 229.00 when you buy the product. Then when they upgrade the software you have to pay an additional $80 to buy the You first pay A$ 229.00 when you buy the product. Then when they upgrade the software you have to pay an additional $80 to buy the upgrade. That is 35% of the original purchaser price. That is steep and just simply wrong.

    • Written by from Moonee Ponds

    6 of 7 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Bad ... A$ 229.00 + $80 upgrade
  • Fantastic!

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    It works really well. Setup is a breeze; plug it in and follow the software setup wizard.

    Having said that the supplied antenna It works really well. Setup is a breeze; plug it in and follow the software setup wizard.

    Having said that the supplied antennas do not work everywhere and may need to be connected to an outside aerial. If the unit is accidentally bumped, a loss of signal can occur and the coaxial connectors need to be readjusted.

    But overall, if the unit is setup and left alone (it's not meant to be played with really), it's great. I would recommend this product to anyone. Couldn't be more pleased.

    • Written by from Geelong

    1 of 1 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Fantastic!

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