Does EyeTV Diversity have dual tuners?

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EyeTV Diversity has two tuners, that can be used in Diversity or Dual-Tuner mode.

EyeTV Diversity accepts no analog inputs of any kind.

It is only for receiving DTT (DVB-T, TNT, Freeview) signals in many European countries, and Australia.

Dual-Tuner Mode

In Dual-Tuner mode, EyeTV Diversity becomes two conventional DTT receivers in one. It’s the only EyeTV product that enables you to watch two live TV channels Picture-in-Picture, or watch one show while you record another.

You can also record two separate channels at the same time.

Dual-Tuner mode is only active when two separate antennas/aerials are connected. If only one aerial is connected, then only one tuner will be active.

However, you can split the output of one aerial, so that a separate signal runs into each input of EyeTV Diversity. In that way, you could use both tuners with just one aerial, to receive two separate channels at the same time. You will need an MCX to RF coaxial adapter to attach a standard coaxial cable to the tuner input on the side of EyeTV Diversity.

Diversity Mode

In Diversity mode, the two integrated tuners are set to the same frequency. EyeTV Diversity contains a Digital Signal Processor (DSP), which uses information from both tuners to generate the best signal possible.

The result of this Antenna Diversity (AD) and multi-tuner technology is superb reception deep indoors, in weak DTT coverage areas, and at high speeds. In tests, the technology provided good reception in 95% of locations within the home (compared with 67% for conventional receivers), and a 50% improvement in the quality of the television signal.

EyeTV Diversity is ideal for travelers. The ultra-compact device and portable antennas pack easily with a MacBook (warning: the base of the antennas is magnetic), and mobile reception is possible at speeds up to 160 km/h provided there is uninterrupted DTT coverage en route.

Diversity mode is only active when two separate antennas/aerials are connected. If only one aerial is connected, then Diversity mode will not be available.

Single Antenna Mode

There also is a Single Antenna mode, which only uses one tuner.



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I just got my EyeTV Diversity last week. I physically set it up with an external roof antenna as per the diagram in the Quick Start Guide; in particular I used the Antenna Splitter Cable. During the software setup there was a question as to whether one or two antennae/aerials had been used. I said "one" since strictly speaking there was one, but given the use of the splitter is it effectively two? If so, can do I need to rerun the setup software using the EyeTV Setup Assistant from the menu, or from the menu can I just use EyeTV, Preferences, Devices and select Dual Tuner?



P.S. In the support section a Serial Number is required to raise a Ticket. On the USB stick I have 4 alphanumeric labels. Is it one of these, and if so, which one?

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