eyetv diversity


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  • Receives digital TV with an antenna (DVB-T) in HD where broadcast
  • Powerful TV stick featuring two integrated TV tuners and antennas
  • 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 weak coverage areas
  • Compatible with Mac and PC; works great with Windows Media Center
  • Comes with EyeTV 3 software for Mac, THC software for Windows; EyeTV Remote


Enjoy superior free-to-view digital TV (DVB-T, also known as DTT or Freeview) reception on your Mac deep indoors, in weak coverage areas, and while travelling at high speeds, all thanks to EyeTV Diversity’s revolutionary antenna diversity technology.

In Diversity mode, the two integrated tuners are set to the same frequency. EyeTV Diversity contains a Digital Signal Processor (DSP), which uses information from both tuners to generate the best signal possible.

In Dual-Tuner mode, EyeTV Diversity becomes two conventional digital TV receivers in one, enabling you to watch one TV show and record another simultaneously.

Innovative Antenna Diversity & Multi-Tuner Technology for Superior DVB-T Reception

This amazing TV tuner stick provides superior digital television reception (DVB-T, or Freeview) deep indoors, in conditions that are challenging for reception outdoors, and while travelling at high speeds. EyeTV Diversity contains two integrated receivers and two portable rod aerials that work together to achieve optimal reception in Diversity mode. In Dual Tuner mode, they operate independently as two distinct tuners so you can watch two different channels picture-in-picture, or watch one show while you record another simultaneously.







Dual-Tuner Mode

Even if you live in an area with strong DVB-T reception, or if you use a rooftop aerial, EyeTV Diversity is an attractive choice. In Dual-Tuner mode, EyeTV Diversity becomes two conventional DVB-T receivers in one. It’s the only EyeTV product that enables you to watch two live TV channels Picture-in-Picture, or watch one show while you record another.

EyeTV Diversity comes with a unique splitter cable which makes it extremely easy to connect a rooftop aerial, if desired.

Diversity Mode

In Diversity mode, the two integrated tuners are set to the same frequency. EyeTV Diversity contains a Digital Signal Processor (DSP), which uses information from both tuners to generate the best signal possible.

The result of this Antenna Diversity (AD) and multi-tuner technology is superb reception deep indoors, in weak DVB-T coverage areas, and at high speeds. In tests, the technology provided good reception in 95% of locations within the home (compared with 67% for conventional receivers), and a 50% improvement in the quality of the television signal.

EyeTV Diversity is ideal for travellers. The ultra-compact device and portable rod aerials pack easily with a MacBook, and mobile reception is possible at speeds up to 160 km/h provided there is uninterrupted DVB-T coverage en route.


Superb quality recordings

EyeTV Diversity has one quality setting, lossless. The DVB stream is recorded unaltered, and so you’re getting full quality unencrypted DVB-T content as encoded by broadcaster. EyeTV Diversity supports DVB-T multilingual programming and Dolby® Digital sound.

Bonus: Do you plan to use EyeTV Diversity with an Intel Core Duo processor? In areas in which HDTV is broadcast via DVB-T, enjoy watching stunning 720p or 1080i HDTV (MPEG-2 as well as H.264/AVC) on your Mac.

(Freeview HD or DVB-T2 is not supported.)





Made for the Mac

With its classic matte aluminium finish and amazingly compact size, EyeTV Diversity looks great with a Mac. It features a USB 2.0 interface for the streaming of superior quality TV content to your Mac. EyeTV Diversity is USB powered and therefore requires no external power supply.



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.

Windows Compatibility

You can use EyeTV Diversity with a Mac or PC. EyeTV Diversity 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.

Technical Information

System Requirements

  • Mac: OS X 10.9 or later
  • PC: Windows 7 or later, 2.0 GHz Intel/AMD CPU

Important Notes

  • Freeview HD, encrypted programs and/or DVB-T2 broadcasts are not supported.
  • The availability and amount of program information varies depending on the channel.

EyeTV Diversity 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. DVB-T reception can vary by location, and a rooftop aerial may be required in areas with a weak or obstructed DVB-T signal.


Technical Specifications

DVB-T Tuner
  • 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
Input and Output
  • USB 2.0
  • Aerial input: Coaxial connector (IEC)
  • Secondary aerial input: Coaxial connector (MCX)
  • IR remote control sensor
Power Supply
  • USB bus power
  • 82 × 32 x 15 mm
  • 28g

What's Included

  • EyeTV Diversity TV Receiver
  • USB cable
  • Two rod aerials (1 x IEC, 1 x MCX) with tilt/swivel magnetic base and detachable suction cup
  • Splitter cable
  • Infrared remote control with battery pack
  • IEC-MCX adapter
  • Quick Start Guide


“EyeTV Diversity has solved the single biggest problem for TV solutions signal reception. Everything else, especially the excellent EyeTV 2 software package, now shines.”

Macworld Award 2007 – Best Consumer Hardware

"The saying ‘strength through diversity’ holds true for Elgato’s new TV system."

January 2007 Macworld UK edition, p. 57

Se cercate un ricevitore per la televisione digitale terrestre la versione Diversity di Elgato rappresenta una delle scelte migliori e l'accoppiata con la versione mobile del software vi permette di fruire comodamente della TV e relative opzioni.

Scritto da Luca Infante (Gandalf1), ItaliaMac

"...it is a fabulous system, and for those living in areas with poor reception,it’s the only thing available that will put TV on your Mac."

Chris Phin, MacUser UK (Vol.22 No.24, page 42)

“There’s a giddy sense of pleasure that comes from watching television on a notebook… To make this happen, all you need is a USB television tuner and Elgato is one of the best in the business - if you're a Mac user.”

Simon Tsang, The Sydney Morning Herald, Australia

" A unique feature of this HD dual-tuner is the ability to make the two tuners work as one, which we found dramatically improves reception indoors from the two mini antennas." Rating: 4.5 out of 5

Mike Wilcox, The Age, Australia

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