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Topic # 68458 22-Sep-2010 13:07
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just wondering if anyone has used a Eye TV DTT Deluxe in NZ and if its any good?

does it work with all freeview DVB-T and get the program guide (through eyetv s/w)
whats the remote like? i couldnt find a pic of the one that comes with it.
any issues i should know about?

im wanting it for my 2010 Mac Mini (version just before redesign, bought it about a week before the redesign :()

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  Reply # 383150 22-Sep-2010 13:35

I haven't used the EyeTV DTT Deluxe, but have other EyeTV compatible tuners, if there was anything I would say is that with a built in aerial if you have a reception deadspot under you tv or where ever your mini is, you'll have to move the whole thing to find better reception. If you go with another sort, be it Elgato or a compatible 3rd party tuner (http://www.elgato.com/elgato/int/mainmenu/products/software/EyeTV-3/product3.en.html) you can just use a normal aerial and stick it where ever you need and run a cable.
You should be able to get a Pinnacle or older Eyetv for $120-170 and they'll probably include composite in as well as the tuner itself. All of them decode FreeviewHD.

As for the EPG, You have to pay $99 p.a. for it, although I'm sure theres ways to get it free/cheaper.



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  Reply # 383154 22-Sep-2010 13:50
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pyaing for epg, i dont think so. looks like you can setup a script to import the feed from xmltv.

what do you mean exactly a built in aerial deadspot? i thought you just plugin the aerial from the wall and there shouldnt be any problems with reception with the usb device unless your house had bad reception.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 383158 22-Sep-2010 13:54

The EyeTV DTT Deluxe has a built in aerial, not a plug like the others....



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  Reply # 383161 22-Sep-2010 13:59
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i thought i had a plug you plugged an aerial into it

EyeTV DTT Deluxe?s included telescopic aerial and rod antenna are primarily intended for use in areas in which DVB-T broadcasting stations emit enough power for portable DVB-T reception. If necessary, the included IEC-MCX adapter may also be used to connect any type of active aerial that has an independent power source, or with a passive aerial such as a rooftop aerial.

doesnt that mean i can just plug this into the aerial from my roof? and have no reception issues?

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  Reply # 383168 22-Sep-2010 14:04

I stand corrected. Either way these are more expensive than the older models so I'm not sure if theres an advantage to buying them.



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  Reply # 383170 22-Sep-2010 14:08
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i thought you could just unscrew that and plug an aerial in that place

the small pictures on that manual look like you can detach the aerial and plug in a booster one and it directly into the wall.

checking with guy on trademe, but are you 100% sure about this?  cos then yes i would need another model



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  Reply # 383176 22-Sep-2010 14:15
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and reading this
http://www.totalapps.net/hardware/eyetv-dtt-deluxe-review/
he had to plug in an external aerial to get it work, but you can do it. apparently.... im confused :)

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  Reply # 383179 22-Sep-2010 14:20

The little silver thing in the middle is an adaptor to make the screw in plug into a normal aerial port.




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  Reply # 383180 22-Sep-2010 14:22
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and does that come with it? so it can directly plug into the house aerial?

i have no intention of using anything other than my house aerial.

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  Reply # 383182 22-Sep-2010 14:25

I guess it comes with it. I don't know. As I keep saying all the other ones just have a normal aerial plug on the end of the unit - real simple.



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  Reply # 383184 22-Sep-2010 14:30
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lotech: I guess it comes with it. I don't know. As I keep saying all the other ones just have a normal aerial plug on the end of the unit - real simple.


yeah i get that, they're just hard devices to find and usually have to order them and they take weeks to arrive.  as long as this  device can have the aerial plugged into it, it looks like the builtin aerial is just a bonus.

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  Reply # 383212 22-Sep-2010 15:06
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They all seem so expensive compared to the cheapies you can get off ebay. Will those not work on a mac?




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  Reply # 383221 22-Sep-2010 15:22
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it comes with the eyetv s/w which is $80GBP ( i think) and the device is super small, which is nice.

just bought it off trademe, ill let you know how i get on.

the receiver for the remote is on the usb dongle though, so i dont think that will work, since its plugged in the back of the mac. thats a really dumb design decision.

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  Reply # 383229 22-Sep-2010 15:39

Cheap ones work if they're the right chipset, but usually not.

You can use your Mac remote in eyetv or using remote buddy also if you want really good support.



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  Reply # 383230 22-Sep-2010 15:46
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my apple remote doesnt work on my mac mini, about 70% of the time the button presses arent picked up, happens using remote buddy driver or normal snow leopard one. no idea what the problem is, havent found a solution online either.

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