EyeTV Diversity is designed to be simple to setup and use.
To ensure that all aspects of the EyeTV Diversity are understood, here is a discussion of the hardware.
The dark end of the EyeTV Diversity is a plastic cap, protecting the
male USB 2.0 plug. That can be connected directly to an USB port on
your Mac, or a small USB 2.0 extension cable can be used (included with
The opposite end of the EyeTV Diversity is the first Tuner input, with a connector for a coaxial cable. That is for one of the two included aerials/antennas.
Each side of the EyeTV Diversity has a small feature. One side is
an IR receiver (which does not illuminate like a light), and the other
side is a the second Tuner input, to which you can connect the second included aerial/antenna.
EyeTV Diversity does not have any light on it, so no part will illuminate to indicate if it’s on or off.
EyeTV Diversity accepts no analog inputs of any kind.
It is only for receiving DTT (DVB-T, TNT, Freeview) signals in many European countries, and Australia.
For Dual-Tuner mode:
Even if you live in an area with strong DTT reception, EyeTV Diversity
is an attractive choice. In Dual-Tuner mode, EyeTV Diversity becomes
two conventional DTT 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.
Dual-Tuner mode is only active when two separate antennas/aerials
are connected. If only one aerial is connected, then only one tuner
will be active.
However, you can split the output of one aerial, so that a separate
signal runs into each input of EyeTV Diversity. In that way, you could
use both tuners with just one aerial, to receive two separate channels
at the same time. You will need an MCX to RF coaxial adapter to attach
a standard coaxial cable to the tuner input on the side of EyeTV
For 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
The result of this Antenna Diversity (AD) and multi-tuner technology
is superb reception deep indoors, in weak DTT 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
EyeTV Diversity is ideal for travelers. The ultra-compact device and
portable antennas pack easily with a MacBook, and mobile reception is
possible at speeds up to 160 km/h provided there is uninterrupted DTT
coverage en route.
Diversity mode is only active when two separate antennas/aerials are
connected. If only one aerial is connected, then Diversity mode will
not be available.
You can switch between Dual Tuner and Diversity model in the EyeTV
Diversity section of the Devices Preferences for EyeTV (accessible from
the EyeTV menu > Preferences > Devices).