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EyeTV DTT?....Anybody familiar?

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EyeTV DTT?....Anybody familiar?

I have just come across a report on this newish software and I may be interested.
Does anyone know anything about it.?
Basically it is a piece of hardware which is attached to your computer to receive terrestrial tv.....
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I've had a freecom USB receiver for a year or so now and I would say it's OK.
It can be quite CPU intensive.
It does need to be wired up to your external aerial though, the only time I had had some success with the aerial you get with it is when I'm in the office.
I dangled it out of my 4th floor window in the middle of London.

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Re: EyeTV DTT?....Anybody familiar?

Thanks for your reply..
I got the initial info from  http://www.reghardware.co.uk/2008/11/26/review_tv_tuner_mac_elgato_eyetv_dtt/
which is about the gadget which is only for MAC,
Does the freecom usb receiver work on PC's?
I will try a google...
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Yep it works with windows, in fact is windows only.

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Re: EyeTV DTT?....Anybody familiar?

is this the type of thing you are looking for
http://www.rocksolidpc.co.uk/product.asp?code=GR2403
They are very good and cheap
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Re: EyeTV DTT?....Anybody familiar?

We have an EyeTV DTT on the iMac downstairs; it is indeed only for Macs.
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Re: EyeTV DTT?....Anybody familiar?

@Samuria
When you say it is good, do you speak from personal use?
I noted that the link to the trader said they were out of stock, unfortunately, but I assume they are available elsewhere.
Am I right in thinking that the gadget does not need any other aid ..like a card installed?
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Usually just a matter of installing the software, plugging in the USB device and allowing it to be detected and installed. Then plug in an antenna and scan for available channels. This was the case with the Freecom DVB-T USB Stick I have. It also picks up a surprising number of channels using just the supplied mini antenna in a decent signal area.
Personally I have a Hauppauge Dual Tuner DVB card installed which allows me to view one channel while I record another or even record two channels simultaneously.

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@strat
I have just searched Ebay and found on offer a Hauppauge NOVAT500 (used) which requires PCIEx slot.Fortunately I have this slot available, so I have looked at the New Price from Hauppauge and compared .
The new price is £53inclvat. I will perhaps make my bid with this in mind. Thanks for your info.
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Re: EyeTV DTT?....Anybody familiar?

see below for road test report
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I bought my card here and you can read customer reviews here.
I record two programmes at once using Media Centre.

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@pierre  thanks I have already seen that report. cheers.
@strat looks as if we both looked at the same reviews!
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@strat looks as if we both looked at the same reviews!
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