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EyeTV Hybrid

Hybrid works for LiveTV and manual programming. The Program Guide won't start—most likely since the EyeTV Setup Assistant won't load and has no info on the EPG database to download. --Maraklov 20:01, 7 July 2007 (CEST)

Try firing up the EyeTV before starting EyeTV - it might help (it resolved my problem of not being able to access the Programs window in EyeTV 2.1 and having an empty program guide in the fullscreen menu (2.4.1)). Otherwise try to copy the contents of /Library/Application Support/EyeTV from a Mac which has EyeTV working. --Stemann 17:54, 10 July 2007 (CEST)


Is there an easy way to automate converting .eyetv files to AppleTV/Perian supported filetype? It would be nice to have them record, then auto-convert and drop into the ~/Movies dir. --Maraklov 20:01, 7 July 2007 (CEST)


  • DVB-C (cable TV)

Questions about eyeTV

I'll likely upgrade my TV after Christmas, and I'm very curious about going with the AppleTV. I already have eyeTV on my Mac, and I love it, but that doesn't help me in the living room unless I'm willing to leave the Mac on... which I'm not. So eyeTV on the AppleTV is extremely interesting to me.

But it seems one of the big problems is that there's no good tuner that does NTSC, ATSC and DVB-C. Is this correct? It appears the Hybrid only does the first two? This is an issue here in Toronto, because we have a bit of ATSC OTA, but a lot of DVB-C I'd also like to use.

Even ATSC / NTSC (cable) is interesting to me, but only if it's not a hassle. By "hassle" I mean that I'd have to switch inputs or something to move from one signal to the other. Is there a way in eyeTV to make a completely custom channel list, one that spans sources?

Maury Markowitz 17:21, 21 September 2007 (CEST)

If one copied the app off the EyeTV CD, and ran the program for the first time as on any normal mac, would this not create all the libraries as it should? Seem to get nowhere either way - EyeTV does not recognise DVBT Stick (UK)--Bdavjones 18:34, 2 February 2008 (CET)

Does anyone have this working yet? I am on Take 2, and would be very interested in following up and willing to try different experements on my Apple TV. Tinpanharry 16:34 15 June 2008 (CST)

HDHomeRun Works

I was experimenting with my dual HD tuner HDHomeRun (made by SiliconDust but also supported by the EyeTV). Seems to work great on non-HD channels; 720p is watchable--I can usually average about 40fps (of 60)-- but 1080i is not. I think deinterlacing is more than the aTV can handle. I don't think there's a way to turn that off and, say, let the TV handle it. Anyone else experiencing the same with their usb tuners? The great thing about the ethernet based tuner is it doesn't require a usb slot so you can keep it up open for a keyboard / mouse / etc without a hub. --SpinThis! 21:59, 3 October 2008 (CEST)

Resolution Changes

I still have yet to play with the resolution to get it fill up my Panny plasma... might have to experiment with system prefs and/or 3rd party resolution tweakers to see what I can get. --SpinThis! 21:59, 3 October 2008 (CEST)

just wanted to ask you if you used the system prefs in eyetv to tell it to not use overscan and to stretch the display

that should get it to fill the screen...that is what have on my 32inch LCD HDTV

and it fills the screen nicely...its sorta like telling the tuner you have widescreen instead of 4:3 which is what all of my recordings are in...but i hate that look on an HDTV

hope that helps

EyeTV stability

ok...well i sorta used the instructions given here...but i changed it up a little bit...because i dont always understand the Terminal jargon and directions...

so what i did was...i used the EyeTV.dmg 3.0.2 and opened it on my intel macbook...and used Fugu to transfer the to the apple worked great...unfortunately i have to have a keyboard and mouse with a hub attached to be able to function the set up and the app...

it automatically asked me for a password to update some driver it needed...which was weird because i have never had to do that before...but that may be because of it being on the apple tv...i dont know

but once i set its completely up its good to was strange to see the green circles on my screen for the mouse...that confused me greatly...but i figured it out

and the settings have to be completely different from the desktop version because of the screen...dont know if i like the full screen automatically thing but that can be handled...dont like that i will prob have to have a keyboard and mouse dedicated to the apple tv but that is not a big issue

my problem is with the stability of the app when watching something that is on another mac's eyetv archive...i would think this would not be a problem because the appletv is a streaming machine...and i have never had any hiccups or drama before with any of my apple tv' my question is...

what do i tweak to get it to work smoothly and crash...i have had it crash numerous times...but it has been mostly during streaming

please help me out

EyeTV automator actions is the deal...

it seems that i can use Fugu to take a show from the archive of one mac and move it to the archive on the AppleTV but...

i would love for there to be an automator action that could be made...that as soon as a show has been recorded that the automator action will automatically open Fubu and connect to the appleTV and then place the file in the appropriate location...

now dont get me wrong i know this is a lot to ask...but could it be done...or could the connection be already the correct folder already open on the program...and therefore the link is there...and then the automator could just copy the file to the correct location...

i am prob just wishful thinking but i would love to be able to do something like this...

EyeTV 3 installed on Apple TV 3.0.1. crashes


I see that there has not been a lot of activity recently, yet I hope that someone will read this and help!

I have Apple TV 3.0.1 with NitoTV 0.9.2 installed. I followed the instructions here and installed EyeTV version 3.0.2 successfully. I managed to connect my PCTV (Pinncale) Hybrid Stick Pro (330e), and tune DVB-T (Digital Television) channels successfully. I have to note here, just in case, that I launch EyeTV via NitoTV's "Application".

The issue is that the Live TV channel starts playing (in perfect quality, as expected) it runs for some 20-30 (sometimes only 5) seconds and EyeTV crashes. When Live TV is not playing, I can browse through the EyeTv's preferences, channel list, etc. and everything works fine. Yet, as soon as I press Play and the Live TV starts playing, EyeTV crashes soon.

If it is important, then I can add that, I live in Latvia (the EU) and we have DVB-T coverage here with MPEG-4 and h.264 encoding. For instance, EyeTV 3 works perfectly on my Macbook. Could this be the reason for crashing?

The questions for you guys: 1) Has anyone been able to run EyeTV 3 successfully on Apple TV 3 and could confirm that it works? I see that those comments, which state that it works perfectly, talk about the Apple TV version 2.xx. But what about ATV 3.xx ? I would actually be willing to downgrade to ATV version 2.xx only if someone could really confirm that under AppleTV 2.xx EyeTV 3 really works! This is a necessity for me! 2) If someone has succeeded, maybe there are some special tweaks/adjustments/additional steps I have to make? 3) What do you think could be the reason for this EyeTV's behavior? I don't have any idea what it means, but perhaps it is watch agent?

To sum up, I am really willing to provide any information necessary including skype chats, ichat share screens, videos, whatever. I really, really want to get this working!!

Best regards! --Reinis 18:51, 18 June 2010 (UTC)