EyeTV Diversity is a powerful dual TV tuner stick (DVB-T, also known as DTT) that lest you watch live digital television on your Mac. It contains two integrated DVB-T tuners and two portable aerials. In Dual-Tuner mode, the two TV tuners operate independently so you can watch or record a TV programme on one channel while recording a different programme on another channel at the same time. Switch to Diversity mode to enjoy superior digital TV reception on your computer deep indoors and in conditions that are challenging for reception. In Diversity mode, the two TV tuners and aerials work together as one integrated unit to generate the best TV signal possible.
EyeTV Diversity 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)
- 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 ForA 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)
- Other Features: TV Tuner
- Connections: USB 2.0
- 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 7, 2.0 GHz Intel/AMD CPU
- USB 2.0
- 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.
- 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
Fantastic (with one small exception)
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 Ben G from Chippenham
212 of 230 people found this useful
Eye TV Diversity
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 Mike P from Gloucester
99 of 113 people found this useful
Great piece of kit!
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 Wayne S from Bradford
87 of 99 people found this useful
Bad ... A$ 229.00 + $80 upgrade
You first pay A$ 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 Amanuel Y from Moonee Ponds
1 of 1 people found this useful
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 Daniel B from Geelong
Useless without supplied software
Unfortunatly after a HDD failure I tried to reinstall the software only to discover I no longer have the disk or the software key, Unfortunatly after a HDD failure I tried to reinstall the software only to discover I no longer have the disk or the software key, this device is now useless.
I cannot unerstand why the software is not usable as I have bough the device.
Stay clear of this product, their support did not even bother to respond to emails and have no interest in the product after you have given them your money.
A good one to avoid! …
- Written by Paul O from Surry Hills
3 of 3 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
Will a program recorded or being viewed using Eyetv on my iMac stream to my Apple TV located in a separate room?
- Asked by Matthew G from Pearsall
You can click a button to export a recorded program to iTunes or if you're scheduling a recording, m You can click a button to export a recorded program to iTunes or if you're scheduling a recording, mark it for automatic export when the program has finished recording. The EyeTV software will do the conversion to .mp4 and then load it into iTunes automatically. When that's done, you should be able to play the file directly from your iTunes library on your AppleTV. I did this last night and it worked really well. The conversion process wasn't fast, Elgato sell a separate dongle to speed it up.
Some metadata from the DVB guide was included in the exported program so that it was recognisable within iTunes. …
- Answered by Ben G from Melbourne
Will this product allow me to watch Freeview HD channels?
- Asked by Minesh P
NG from Harlow is actually correct this product cannot receive Freeview HD (Terrestrial HD in the UK NG from Harlow is actually correct this product cannot receive Freeview HD (Terrestrial HD in the UK).
It can receive HDTV in many other european countries which use standard DVB-T for both HD and SD transmission, in the UK terrestrial HD is broadcast using the newer and more efficient DVB-T2 standard.
If you wish to watch/record HDTV you need to buy a satellite option until the DVB-T2 products become available. …
- Answered by Richard G from Manchester
can you plug a regular aerial lead into the imac ?
- Asked by Tiffany C
If by regular aerial lead you mean a coaxial cable then you can plug that into the eyetv hybrid whic If by regular aerial lead you mean a coaxial cable then you can plug that into the eyetv hybrid which then plugs into a USB socket on your mac. I use this system to use my iMac to watch Freeview digital channels, I don't have a regular tv.
However you talk about sky so I think you need a different elgato model for satellite tv …
- Answered by Daithi O
The Elgato EyeTV DTT stick can only receive one channel at the time. To receive two channels at the The Elgato EyeTV DTT stick can only receive one channel at the time. To receive two channels at the same time, or reinforce the signal of one channel, one needs the Elgato EyeTV Diversity stick. …
- Answered by Rita H
Will this product work in Beijing China and will I only be able to get Chinese stations or are there western stations available as well? Thanks.
- Asked by Russell O from West Leederville
It is basically an antenna and computer software and will only receive the same programmes as the te It is basically an antenna and computer software and will only receive the same programmes as the television sets in the local area Elgato is used in.
The reception signal must be strong, or Elgato can also be plugged into a rooftop antenna.
It appears to be designed for all countries. In the set up one chooses the country and the software tunes for the local frequencies. But the latest software must be used. …
- Answered by Rita H
Does this work in New Zealand? Any experience? Thx
- Asked by Donald S from Greenlane
I have the EyeTV DTT stick which is the one antenna version of the Diversity.
I live in the Welling I have the EyeTV DTT stick which is the one antenna version of the Diversity.
I live in the Wellington area and it works really well, so I assume the Diversity stick should work even better. If you have good analogue reception now with an indoor antenna only, the digital reception for the EyeTV should also be good as I assume that the digital transmitters are in the same places as the analogue ones. Maybe somebody else can comment on that. - But, yes, as a general comment, it works very well in New Zealand if you live in the right place. …
- Answered by Rita H