Live TV on your Mac & PC
Watch, record, edit, and enjoy TV on a Mac or PC with eyetv hybrid. Superbly engineered and versatile, eyetv hybrid delivers free-to-view digital television to your Mac or PC via aerial (DVB-T, also known as DTT or Freeview) and cable (DVB-C).
Despite its small size, eyetv hybrid contains a full-size and built-in coaxial plug and does not require an adapter to connect cable or an aerial. Simply connect the eyetv hybrid to the coaxial cable coming straight from the wall, or connect the eyetv hybrid to your TV aerial to receive the great variety of free-to-view TV programmes that are broadcast over-the-air.
Superb Quality Television
eyetv hybrid records digital TV in one quality setting, lossless. The digital stream is recorded unaltered for full quality digital content as encoded by the broadcaster. eyetv hybrid also supports multilingual programming and Dolby® Digital sound.
TV Software for Mac
The included eyetv 3 software by Geniatech will turn your Mac into the coolest TV and DVR in the house. This award-winning software enables you to:
- Watch, pause, and rewind live TV on your Mac
- 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.
With eyetv Version 3.6.8/3.6.9 in combination with the eyetv hybrid you can now receive digital DVB-T/T2 television using an aerial. With the television app for Mac OSX, you are ready to receive European MPEG-4-based DVB-T2 programmes (France, Great Britain, Italy, Poland, etc.). DVB-T2 is the second generation of digital terrestrial television.
For the Apple Mac, the software requirements are eyetv Version 3.6.9 / OSX 10.11.x
Hardware requirements: eyetv hybrid
Windows PC Compatibility
You can use eyetv hybrid with a Mac or PC. eyetv hybrid is compatible with Windows 7 or later and includes the Total TV Player for Windows, which supports many of the same features as eyetv 3.
With the Total TV Player and the eyetv hybrid, you can now receive digital DVB-T/T2 television using an aerial. With the television app for Windows, you are ready to receive European MPEG-4-based DVB-T2 programmes (France, Great Britain, Italy, Poland, etc. based on standard). DVB-T2 is the second generation of digital terrestrial television.
For Windows PC, the software requirements are: THC or Tot@l TV / Windows 8
Hardware requirements: eyetv hybrid
- Mac: OS X 10.9 or later
- PC: Windows 7 or later, 2 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo (or comparable)
Internet connection required to download eyetv 3 / THC/ Total TV software.
- Freeview HD, encrypted programs, analog television and DVB-T2 in terms of HEVC broadcasts are not supported.
- DVB-T2 h.264 broadcasted in Austria is not supported.
- The availability and amount of program information varies depending on the channel.
Digital terrestrial television is also known as DVB-T, DTT, Freeview in the UK, and TNT in France. DVB-T reception can vary by location, and a rooftop aerial may be required in areas with a weak or obstructed DVB-T signal.
- Standard: DVB-C, DVB-T, DVB-T2 (h.264)
- Frequency range: 48-860MHz (VHF and UHF)
- Modulations: QPSK, 16 QAM, 64 QAM, 128 QAM, 256 QAM
- Bandwidths: 6 MHz, 7 MHz, 8 MHz
- Input: Coaxial connector (IEC)
- Dimensions: 78 × 29 x 15 mm
- Weight: 24 g
DVB-C, DVB-T2* and DVB-T
*With the EyeTV Hybrid, you can, as of April, receive 2016 DVB-T/DVB-T2 and DVB-C television via aerial on a future-proof basis. EyeTV Hybrid receives MPEG-4-based DVB-T2 programmes broadcast on an international basis, including in France, Great Britain, Italy, Poland, etc. With DVB-T2, the EyeTV Hybrid is ready to receive the second generation of digital terrestrial television.
- eyetv hybrid
- Rod antenna with magnetic base and detachable suction cup
- USB cable
- Software download guide (eyetv 3 & Total TV)
Pros: Tiny, easy to set up, included software does everything you could ask.
Cons: Can't record encrypted content.
Bottom line: If you live an over-the-air existence, the Hybrid is a savior.
"... if you have limited space and you don’t want to deal with having a dedicated television and DVR, or if you would just like seamless integration between your DVR and your iTunes library, then you should definitely consider the elgato EyeTV Hybrid."
"The EyeTV's best feature, however, isn't its hardware but its software. Its program guide offers the same kind of point-and-click simplicity that TiVo owners have grown accustomed to, but in an iTunes-esque interface that allows find-as-you-type searching for programs. Oh, and you can use a real keyboard to type your searches too."
”...sets a new standard for Mac TV tuners.”
Eric Suesz, Macworld
”...if you want an extremely compact device that handles TV viewing/ recording/ organizing chores extremely well, the Hybrid is certainly a fine choice.”
Dennis Sellers, MacsimumNews.com
”...it is an excellent bargain and provides more functionality than most other single source TV recorders available for the Macintosh.”
Arizona Macintosh Users Group (AMUG)
“Kudos to Elgato for creating such a seamless experience…”
“Pound for pound, this little device offers the best Digital TV solution for under $150 bucks.”
“...I am quite smitten with it.”
"...if I was setting up a Mac Mini as a media centre, this is the first product I’d stick in the back of it."
Tony Smith, Editor RegHardware.co.uk
"The EyeTV has a ridiculous amount of functionality which I haven't even touched yet. As a straight up TV replacemant, though, it is outstanding --good quality and easy to use. There's also something neat about watching the telly on a laptop screen, and if a movie comes on I can just hit the "record" button, just like the old days of VHS."