EyeTV DTT is a compact TV tuner stick for digital television that lets you view live TV on your Mac. Despite its small size, EyeTV delivers a crystal-clear digital picture and contains a full-size and built-in coaxial plug that does not require an adapter to connect a rooftop aerial. EyeTV DTT is fully compatible with the EyeTV Remote (sold separately).
EyeTV DTT 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", 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
- Does not require an adapter to connect a rooftop antenna
- 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
- 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?Delivers a crystal-clear digital picture and contains a full-size and built-in coaxial plug that does not require an adapter to connect a rooftop aerial.
Apple Recommends ForA compact TV tuner stick for digital television (Freeview) that lets you view live TV on your Mac.
What's in the Box?
- EyeTV DTT TV receiver
- EyeTV 3 TV software for Mac (CD-ROM)
- THC TV software for Windows (CD-ROM)
- Aerial with magnetic base and detachable suction cup
- USB cable
- PDF product manual (CD-ROM)
- Other Features: TV Tuner
- Connections: USB 2.0
- Mac OS X v10.5.8 or later
- Macintosh computer with an Intel Core or later processor
- 1 GB of physical 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
- UPC or EAN No.: 852095000898
- 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. Benefits under the manufacturer's warranty are in addition to rights provided by consumer law. For details, click here.
- Internet connection required to download Program Guide data
- 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
So far so good...
I've had mine for 3 days, and so far so good!
I bought 2 of these to add to my collection (I already own the EyeTV Hybrid, and I've had mine for 3 days, and so far so good!
I bought 2 of these to add to my collection (I already own the EyeTV Hybrid, and EyeTV Diversity models which are also good). I found the tuner in the basic EyeTV DTT 2008 better, in the fact that if you are using a decent rooftop aerial input via a coaxial cable you should be able to pick up more channels. - I live in Wales, and now I can happily pick up the English region channels and Welsh region channels via my rooftop aerial(s) - I had no success picking up the English region channels with the EyeTV Diversity for some reason, perhaps due to the weaker input signal, so this is a vast improvement.
Although this doesn't come with the EyeTV remote, this is not a problem. - It's actually a benefit as it means the unit is cheaper and will still work with the Apple remote if you have one. - I have in fact configured these units so they respond to my ATI Remote Wonder which I bought off Ebay for £10. - I can now safely tuck the units out of site behind my Mac as I don't need the IR receiver to be in the line of sight of the remote any more. (Which can look a bit ugly if you have more than one!)
Using two together gives me the option of using the picture in picture feature of the (great) EyeTV 3 software to watch/record 2 programmes at once.
All in all this product was everything I was hoping for. - It's tiny, has a great tuner, is cheap enough to buy a couple (or more) depending on how much channel surfing you do, and the EyeTV software just can't be beaten. For best results the software/hardware needs careful configuring to your own personal setup, but spending some time doing so is well worth it. …
- Written by Ben N from CARDIFF
74 of 81 people found this useful
Waste of money
It worked well for 3 days and then my mac stoppped recognizing it. Having tried everything Elgato recommended (they are used to th It worked well for 3 days and then my mac stoppped recognizing it. Having tried everything Elgato recommended (they are used to this problem...) still no joy; the support is rubbish and it seems there are many other with similar problems. Do not waste you money on this useless product. …
- Written by James P from Oxford
93 of 133 people found this useful
£15 per year subscription is NOT required!
Just to clarify another person's review: the product comes with one year's subscription to an online TV guide. When this expires, Just to clarify another person's review: the product comes with one year's subscription to an online TV guide. When this expires, you can choose to renew your subscription or, instead, use the programme information supplied by the broadcasters. I chose the latter option. The programme information isn't as comprehensive, but it works fine!
A great product, and the software is flexible and easy to use. …
- Written by Graham C from Ashford
47 of 51 people found this useful
Great device - Had one for ages makes a Mac Mini a PVR
A really great device that will watch and record DVT in your area. Works best when plugged into roof arial, I never had any luck w A really great device that will watch and record DVT in your area. Works best when plugged into roof arial, I never had any luck with portable antenna.
The software and program guide is key to a good experence with any PVR and this one is great in the UK. The UK on-line guide service moved to Gracenote (£15 per year) but you can pull from over the air for a more limited program guide.
Great searching by title/actor/keyword etc and wish lists with auto-record if wanted.
Takes about 1 GB per hour of SD TV. Has exports to iDevice or DVDs ( via Toast etc). Programs are stored as raw MPG streams inside a bundle folder. Opening the recorded folder gives access to the .mpg file for easy re-encoding or just use Toast etc.
If you still have FrontRow (red chair media player) it will integrate using pyTV add-on. …
- Written by C E from Reading
2 of 3 people found this useful
Elgato Eye TV
Will not find any channels. TV Guide subscription no longer valid - service has moved to another supplier. Complete rubbish - if y Will not find any channels. TV Guide subscription no longer valid - service has moved to another supplier. Complete rubbish - if you want a Windows-like experience with garbage software and something that does't even do what it is supposed to - buy one of these. Worst thing I have ever bought in an Apple Store. In fact the only thing that hasn't worked instantly. …
- Written by Philip C from STEYNING
4 of 5 people found this useful
Avoid until software is fixed
This worked well for a few months. But 6 months ago it developed a problem on starting in which 30% of the time it fails to start: This worked well for a few months. But 6 months ago it developed a problem on starting in which 30% of the time it fails to start: only the remote appears. It is not possible to Force the app to quit - the result is that the Mac crashes. This is the only app that crashes my Mac. It is so bad I have to restart using the power switch. I have raised faults with Elgato but no progress.
But when it works it is quite good. …
- Written by Anthony R from Ipswich
10 of 14 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