EyeTV Sat review

The EyeTV Sat makes it easy to watch and record free-to-air digital satellite TV shows on your Mac, including HD channels.

On the back is a single post for connection to a satellite LNB. We’d have liked a twin LNB option that would allow you to watch one channel while recording another simultaneously. The front of the EyeTV Sat includes a Common Interface (CI) slot, so you can use it with a CAM and subscription cards supplied for certain pay-TV services.

Like the DTT Deluxe, the EyeTV Sat comes bundled with EyeTV 3.0, which makes it a breeze to watch satellite TV on your Mac. EPG information is updated via tvtv and you get a year’s subscription free.

OUR VERDICT

The EyeTV Sat works brilliantly. Picture and sound quality are very good and you get a wider choice of channels and less interference than you do with a standard DVB-T tuner. Our HD recordings looked beautiful – just expect it to take a while to convert them for display on your iPod, iPad and iPhone.

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