How do I receive 4 channels from EyeTV Netstream 4Sat on my Mac?

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To all who do not want to delet all the EyeTV files and reinstall from scratch.


I just added

<key>max SAT2IP tuners</key>




And it works, 4 scheduled recordings within an overlapping period.



MacOS Sierra 10.12.6

EyeTV 3.6.9 (7520)


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Hi all,

another late update to this question.

I tried this as well and got the arguments error. Checked the manpage for the defaults command, and that tells me to use the ' character for writing keys instead of ".

Hence, the command line has to be: 

host:~ username$ defaults write com.elgato.eyetv 'max SAT2IP tuners' -int 4

doublechecked with:

host:~ username$ defaults read com.elgato.eyetv |grep SAT
    "max SAT2IP tuners" = 4;
    "use white list for SAT-IP" = 0;


Works perfectly within a second, no re-install required. You just have to close and restart EyeTV. 

In case you wonder where the " character is (probably) taken from, take a look at the output of the defaults read command ;-)


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Hi All Folowers,

Does anyone have a copy of EyeTV 3.6.3 (7514) I could have?  I have an old Mac Mini I'd like to set up as a EyeTV server and I know that 3.6.3 (7514) works with OS X Sierra Ver 10.12.  Also looking for a copy of that installer.

Cheers 'm Dears

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On 4/13/2019 at 3:21 PM, EYEMISSELGATO said:

Hi All,  I found what I needed.  EYEMISSELGATO's link is only for the current software.  The previous versions of EyeTV are at and I had a Sierra installer but it wouldn't work but found if you set you computer clock manually to a date prior to High Sierra, it works!!

Oh joy, oh joy!

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