Elgato Eyetv Diversity Dual-tuner Tv Stick Freeview For Mac

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ELGATO EYETV HYBRID TV RECEIVER Dual-Tuner TV Stick with Antenna Diversity for Superior Reception, for DVB_T, DVB_C, Analog TV, & FM Radio Mac/Win. Elgato EyeTV Diversity, Dual-Tuner TV Stick, Freeview (USB 2.0), silver, Mac/Win.

  1. Elgato Eyetv Diversity Dual-tuner Tv Stick Freeview For Mac
Elgato eyetv diversity dual-tuner tv stick freeview for macElgato Eyetv Diversity Dual-tuner Tv Stick Freeview For Mac

I waited a couple of weeks before reviewing, so I could get some experience using the product. Very disappointed with the lack of HD channels.

Elgato Eyetv Diversity Dual-tuner Tv Stick Freeview For Mac

I'd expected these to be standard nowadays. After 2 weeks experimenting I haven't managed to get the dual tuner working - the instructions could be better. Also annoyed that I cannot watch at 2x speed with commentary as I could with Windows Media Centre. Its very useful for sports like Formula 1 and football - start recording, do something else for 45mins, then watch the recording from the beginning at 2x while it continues to record the rest of the event. Pity that a 2016 product is not as good as a 2007 product.

A month later: Eventually I found out how to get both tuners working, and worked out that 'Scan rate' in the menu actually indicates how fast the fast-froward or fast-reverse actually goes. However the sound is switched off at 2x speed, when it is probably OK to hear it. The problem is that the manual can be confusing - I found how to use both tuners with one aerial by working through the menus and experimenting. As the system now works mostly as I want, I will increase the stars to 4, the 5th would come if I could turn the sound on in fast forward. I waited a couple of weeks before reviewing, so I could get some experience using the product. Very disappointed with the lack of HD channels.

I'd expected these to be standard nowadays. After 2 weeks experimenting I haven't managed to get the dual tuner working - the instructions could be better. Also annoyed that I cannot watch at 2x speed with commentary as I could with Windows Media Centre. Its very useful for sports like Formula 1 and football - start recording, do something else for 45mins, then watch the recording from the beginning at 2x while it continues to record the rest of the event. Pity that a 2016 product is not as good as a 2007 product. A month later: Eventually I found out how to get both tuners working, and worked out that 'Scan rate' in the menu actually indicates how fast the fast-froward or fast-reverse actually goes.

Elgato Eyetv Diversity Dual-tuner Tv Stick Freeview For Mac

However the sound is switched off at 2x speed, when it is probably OK to hear it. The problem is that the manual can be confusing - I found how to use both tuners with one aerial by working through the menus and experimenting.

As the system now works mostly as I want, I will increase the stars to 4, the 5th would come if I could turn the sound on in fast forward. I bought this because my Humax PVR has stopped recording.

I couldn't afford to buy another PVR at the moment and I was wanting to record directly onto my computer which is less easy with a PVR. The Elgato works. I live in a basement and yes I need to use the roof aerial in my living but that's not a problem at the other side of the flat in my bedroom I get good reception. I think I will check out getting a cheap digital internal aerial to see if that gives me a consistent signal in the bedroom.

Nothing lost if it doesn't work. I'll just return it.

The software is excellent. The remote works well.

I have also just realised that this will be cheaper to run than my PVR for recording programmes so I am going to save on electricity. I am well pleased. This was an excellent price from 'The Marvelous Tiger' and that helped me make the decision s the reviews were mixed for the Elgato Diversity. A lot of those reviews though were a few years old. This is the 2013 Elgato Diversity Dual Tuner. We hardly ever use our TV now as our 27' iMac with its retina screen and superior sound is so much better!

Also the FreeView box I spent over £30 on is very difficult to navigate whereas the EyeTV EPG is really clear and easy to use. Also, because it's on a computer, you can easily use the hard drive to store recordings.

Yes, the little antenna is pretty useless unless you get it in exactly the right position and don't breathe on it; but this has two inputs so our roof aerial has a spur to the Diversity unit and with one of the antennae in the other input it's all working fine. Picks up the programme guide from the TV signal, so you don't need to sign up to the service they offer free for the first year. Works with radio that is on Freeview as well. Works perfectly with the provided aerials, in SW19, but we are 10 miles from Crystal Palace. On a mac (OS X 10.8) you can choose a programme form the guide and then leave it in sleep and it will wake and record the programme for you. From using this further, it does have a problem every so often recording what you've programmed, which can be fixed by closing it and restarting it, but this is no good if you've left it to record something and recorded nothing. The software has been updated, but it's still not that reliable and seems to me to have gone backwards since I bought it.

Had the original decoder and Eye TV Mk1 for many years and it worked superbly. Bought new super dooper LCD Mac and decided to upgrade to Diversity.

Read many reviews, looking back none of the negative ones really made any sense. Get a Mac, plug this in, connect with ONE household aerial and the little splitter cable and enjoy two channels at once. It is not flimsy at all. Mine works best with a £20 FM signal booster. Yes, an FM signal booster - go figure. I couldn't be more pleased.

I didn't even try the mini aerials that came with it. You really need to live in the shadow of a transmitter for those to work well. This is a neat way of watching and recording TV on your Mac. Using the two antennas 'as one' gives superb picture quality. Using them as two separate antennas allows for watching two channels at once or record one and watch the other.

I am lucky in that I live in a good reception area (terrestrial TV) and I have the latest MacPro notebook. It also works on my older iMac but struggles a bit there due to lack of RAM but on only 500MB it is not doing too badly. The software is super easy to use, one of the best I have ever come across. If you have decent reception in your area (via land, not satellite) then this product will work for you. Wonderful:) P.S.

Once set up it does not require an internet connection.

This entry was posted on 24.09.2019.