- Receives digital TV (DVB-T, or Freeview)
- Slender USB stick
- Full-size and built-in coaxial plug; does not require an adapter
- Great value: Inexpensive
Pocket-sized TV for your Mac or PC
EyeTV DTT is a compact TV tuner stick that offers great value and state-of-the-art technology to deliver digital television (DVB-T, also known as DTT or Freeview) to your Mac or PC. Despite its small size, EyeTV DTT contains a full-size and built-in coaxial plug and does not require an aerial adapter. EyeTV DTT is fully compatible with Elgato’s infrared remote control (sold separately).
Watch Digital Terrestrial Television on your Mac or PC
EyeTV DTT is a compact TV tuner stick that offers great value and state-of-the-art technology to deliver digital television (DVB-T, also known as DTT or Freeview) to your Mac or PC. In areas in which high-definition television is broadcast via DVB-T, enjoy watching stunning 720p or 1080i HDTV (MPEG-2 as well as H.264/AVC) on your computer.
Superb Television Reception
EyeTV DTT is a powerful TV tuner in a small package. The USB stick represents the latest technology in television reception, providing you the best in free, high-quality live TV on your Mac anywhere digital terrestrial television is broadcast.
EyeTV DTT’s included rod aerial is primarily intended for use in areas where DVB-T broadcasting stations emit enough power for portable DVB-T reception. If necessary, it may also be used with any type of active aerial that has an independent power source, or with a passive aerial such as a rooftop aerial.
Superb quality recordings
EyeTV DTT has one quality setting, lossless. The DVB stream is recorded unaltered, and so you’re getting full quality DVB-T content as encoded by the broadcaster. EyeTV DTT supports DVB-T multilingual programming and Dolby® Digital sound.
Made for the Mac
The elegant EyeTV DTT is so slim that it slips beautifully beside the MacBook Pro’s MagSafe power connector without covering any other ports. And despite it’s slender profile, EyeTV DTT contains a full-size and built-in coaxial plug. EyeTV DTT does not require an adapter to connect a rooftop aerial.
TV software for Mac
The included EyeTV 3 software from Elgato turns your Mac into the coolest TV and DVR in the house. This award-winning TV software enables you to:
- Watch, pause, and rewind live TV on your Mac
- Search two weeks of Program Guide listings
- Set up schedules to record your favourite TV programmes
- Edit out unwanted content
- Share recordings with other Macs on the same network
EyeTV 3 software offers special features for Mac users, including Smart Series Guides, Smart Playlists, automatic exports to iTunes, and support for the EyeTV for iPhone app.
You can use EyeTV DTT with a Mac or PC. EyeTV DTT is compatible with Windows 7 or later and works great with Windows Media Center. It also comes with THC software for Windows, which offers many of the same features as EyeTV 3.
- Macintosh: Intel Core CPU, Mac OS X v10.5.8 or later
- PC: Windows 7 or later, 2.0 GHz Intel/AMD CPU or Intel Atom CPU
- 1 GB RAM
DVB-T reception can vary by location, and a rooftop aerial may be required in areas with a weak or obstructed DVB-T signal.
- Internet connection required to download Program Guide data.
- 720p or 1080i HD features require an Intel Core 2 Duo processor.
- Frequency range: 48-860MHz (VHF and UHF)
- Supported digital TV standards: DVB-T
- COFDM Demodulator: Supported modulations 16, 64 QAM, QPSK; Bandwidths 6, 7 , 8 MHz
UK residents, please note: Freeview HD or DVB-T2 is not supported.
Input and Output
- USB 2.0
- Aerial input: Coaxial connector (IEC)
- IR remote control sensor
- USB bus power
- 68 × 18 x 14 mm
- 12 g
About Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT)
Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) represents the future of television broadcasting, providing interference-free reception and remarkable digital picture and sound quality.
DTT reception and programming varies by country, and even city to city.
- EyeTV DTT TV receiver
- Aerial with magnetic base and detachable suction cup
- USB cable
"...Elgato’s ace-in-the-hole remains the powerful EyeTV software, which is easy to use and provides useful features for recording programmes and exporting them onto portable devices such as an iPod. That combination of affordable hardware and very versatile software makes the EyeTV DTT an excellent choice."
Cliff Joseph, Register Hardware
"If you have a modern Mac with at least a G5 or Intel processor and want a quick, easy and affordable way to watch terrestrial TV channels, absolutely look no further!"
just wanted to say that for years I’ve been using PCI based TV
recorders on a PC and have been generally disappointed with the ‘clunky’
hit’n’miss results. Having switched to the MAC about a year ago and
purchasing your USB DTT product recently here in the UK I’m blown away
with how easy to use and how professional the results are with Eye TV.
A fabulous product, very slick , very professional.. and most importantly.. very easy to use!”
Phil Bridges, U.K.
"The first time you do this, you will truly feel like you are living in that always-connected future we keep hearing about."
Macworld Australia, “EyeTV Meets IceTV” (Dec.06 page 50)