Elgato EyeTV Diversity

  • 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

    Requirements Operating System: Intel Core CPU, Mac OS X v.10.6.8 or later

    CPU: Intel processor or faster, Windows 7, 2.0 GHz Intel/AMD CPU

    RAM: 1GB RAM

    Connection: USB 2.0, USB 2.0

    Requirements Other: Note: 720p or 1080i HD features require an Intel Core 2 Duo processor.

    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.

  • 3.0 Average
    3 out of 5 stars
    Number of stars Percentage Number of reviews
    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      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 and an integrated tuner in my br 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

      226 of 246 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Fantastic (with one small exception)

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      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 pick up every station in any circ 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

      113 of 129 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Eye TV Diversity

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      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 Apple was outstanding. They sa 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

      99 of 113 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Great piece of kit!

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Don't by in Melbourne!!

      What a disaster and complete waste of money. It would have been better to flush the money down the toilet, at least it would have wasted less time. Bottom line, What a disaster and complete waste of money. It would have been better to flush the money down the toilet, at least it would have wasted less time. Bottom line, it does not get reception, also the build quality is terrible. Mac should be ashamed to have any association. 1 Star is generous.

      • Written by Edward S from Kingsville

      7 of 8 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Don't by in Melbourne!!

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Buyer beware

      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 disapp 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 Brandon M from Melbourne

      9 of 9 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Buyer beware

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      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 $80 to buy the upgrade. That is 35% of the o You first pay A$ 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

      14 of 15 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Bad ... A$ 229.00 + $80 upgrade

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