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Wannabe Geek


# 39499 15-Aug-2009 10:18
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Hi everyone I brought an eyetv DTT  usb adapter from Mac store to watch TV and its the first thing (that I've brought for my iMac) that hasn't worked!  I have been reading forums and can't get my head around them.  I've taken the stick back and got my money back but was wondering if there is another product that WILL work?  I live in Orewa and am not sure what is possible?  


My ideal would be to watch Freeview on my iMac!


We are currently on the budget sky deal for another 2months then we can cancel with no early termination fees.  Don't have a freeview box yet but will get one if thats what we need to watch freeview on iMac.


Please help!!!

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Ultimate Geek
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  # 246927 15-Aug-2009 12:32
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Nikora: Hi everyone I brought an eyetv DTT  usb adapter from Mac store to watch TV and its the first thing (that I've brought for my iMac) that hasn't worked!  ... Please help!!!


You need to consider a few basics first.

What aerial did you have plugged into your EyeTv tuner?
Which transmitter is the aerial pointed at?
Are you in a Freeview|HD reception area - in Orewa there's a good chance that you are, but it's worth checking this: Freeview Coverage Check

All of these points apply whether you use EyeTV or any other DTT (Freeview|HD) tuner.



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Wannabe Geek


  # 246999 15-Aug-2009 17:56
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First I tried the tiny little aerial that came with the Eye TV Tuner
Next I tried the normal aerial on top of the house (but unsure if it is a UHF - not sure where it should be pointing)
Finally I brought a screw in adaptor to try it on the end of our sky cable.  Our sky is working fine on our old tv but when I put it into the back of the eye tv tuner it didn't pick up any of the channels.  The quick scan would look thru 88 channels and the advanced one would look thru over 300 but none were ever detected.


I did the coverage check and it came back as VERY LIKELY!


Is there any way I can check if the aerial reception is all good without buying anything??? or do I have to buy a HD receiver?


We are renting so I don't know if the aerial even works.


I saw a Eye TV 250 Hybrid thing...would that be better to get?

 
 
 
 


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  # 247156 16-Aug-2009 11:15
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Nikora: Finally I brought a screw in adaptor to try it on the end of our sky cable.  Our sky is working fine on our old tv but when I put it into the back of the eye tv tuner it didn't pick up any of the channels.  

You won't find anything if you are connecting the feed from a Sky satellite dish to an EyeTV digital terrestrial (DTT) receiver. Satellite and terrestrial are two different and incompatible systems.


Nikora: Is there any way I can check if the aerial reception is all good without buying anything??? or do I have to buy a HD receiver? We are renting so I don't know if the aerial even works.

The easiest way to check an existing aerial is with a TV, if you have one available. If you live in a Freeview|HD reception area AND you can tune into Prime and Maori TV which are both broadcast on UHF then you will probably be able to receive Freeview|HD.

Having successfully tuned into Prime and Maori TV, a check of the channel numbers for those two channels will tell you which transmitter your aerial is pointed at.

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