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Use multiple tuners with EyeTV Other Hardware
The dual tuner in the Elgato Diversity got me wondering: if the EyeTV software supports dual tuners, then what would happen if you plugged in two separate tuners? Well, I discovered that it works perfectly, even with different EyeTV models. I'm using the DTT and the Hybrid on my 1.66 GHz Mac Mini. They allow me to:
- Watch two channels
- Record one channel and watch another
- Record two channels

[kirkmc adds: I haven't tested this.]
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Use multiple tuners with EyeTV
Authored by: ppp on Oct 30, '06 09:09:36PM

I have a Miglia mini HD and a Hauppage HVR-950 (the same device as the EyeTV Hybrid, I think). I can occasionally get them to work simultaneously as described, but switching between devices has not proved to work consistently. Analog Cable connected to HVR-950, terrestrial antenna connected to Miglia mini HD. Switching from an Analog Cable channel to a Digital Antenna channel seems to be the problem. The other direction works. Either it says no signal, or the Channel list doesn't fill up. Unplugging a device and plugging it back in seems to correct the problem. So does quitting and restarting EyeTV. I have EyeTV 2.3.2, and the miglia signal quality is 100%, strength is between 60% and 88%. Mac mini Core Duo 1.66GHz, 1GB RAM, 10.4.8. I inquired with El Gato last week and haven't heard back yet.



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Use multiple tuners with EyeTV
Authored by: Lame Name on Oct 31, '06 03:28:15AM
Miglia has just announced a USB twin tuner thingy...

http://www.miglia.com/products/video/tvduo/index.html






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Use multiple tuners with EyeTV
Authored by: poildortie on Oct 30, '06 11:26:15PM
According to Elgato, this dual tuner support is beta : http://faq.elgato.com/index.php/faq/more/82


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Multiple antenna required ?
Authored by: Gee4orce on Oct 31, '06 12:33:36AM

I'm just curious if you need to use a different antenna for each receiver ? I run my receiver off the main roof antenna, so it would be clearly impractical to have a separate antenna for a second device.

I noticed that the new dual input receivers have TWO antenna inputs - I know they can use 'antenna diversity', where they combine the signals from both antenna to get better reception. It is possible to do the opposite if you already have good reception - ie. run both receivers from a single antenna ?



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Multiple antenna required ?
Authored by: bendowne on Oct 31, '06 03:16:39AM

You don't need to have a separate aerial on the roof. I now use a splitter that has a built in amplifier - available from most good electronics stores for about £10 to £15. This gives you two inputs that you can use with two separate EyeTV tuners.



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PIP?
Authored by: zpjet on Oct 31, '06 01:33:59AM

the last version of EyeTV has support of Picture In Picture, can you do that?



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PIP?
Authored by: bendowne on Nov 01, '06 02:31:31AM

Yes - works great - two different channels both with pause / rewind.



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PIP?
Authored by: pigzelner on Aug 02, '07 10:03:10AM

Yes, you can. I have tested it in EyeTV 2.4.1, using EyeTV USB and EyeTV Hybrid with no problems.



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Use multiple tuners with EyeTV
Authored by: carl9331 on Nov 04, '06 03:12:09PM

I've been using a TVMini HD and the Terratec SD tuner on a single Mac Mini since April, but EyeTV craps out after a few days of operation.



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Mac Mini [eyeTV] Crashes after a few days...
Authored by: rmcinnes on Apr 29, '07 11:20:40PM

The default setting for eyeTV is 2 GB of hard drive to record live TV [allows you to pause, fast rewind, fast forward]. I have switched to RAM only, 50 MB RAM instead [allows about five minutes rewind] and performance seems to be is fairly good now.

Also suggest you Sleep the MacMini when not watching TV...



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