Is eyetv an antenna for OTA HD? Or do I also need an antenna?

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  1. macrumors 65816

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    Just read the elgato site and I'm still not clear on this. Is there a version of eyetv that includes an antenna for OTA HD? Or do I need to purchase an antenna in addition to the eyetv?

    TIA
     
  2. macrumors 6502a

    BigDukeSix

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    While I am pretty sure an external antenna is also needed, I too am interested in hearing from folks who have actual experience with this product.
     
  3. macrumors 6502

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    Need Antenna

    Been using EYETV for some time - like it.

    You will need an antenna - depending your your location (precise) you might be able to use and indoor one - or not. I use one on my roof.

    Look here for your location - http://www.antennaweb.org/aw/welcome.aspx
     
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    Tilpots

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    You need to purchase an additional antenna. The link above will help you decide what kind you need.
     
  5. macrumors 6502a

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    All ElGato receivers sold in the US need an antenna - whether its an external or internal one - or they can be connected to your cable box.
     
  6. macrumors newbie

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    You do need an antenna.

    Hi!

    I came to your thread from the original post about cutting cable you started. So I'll post there too...

    But in the meantime, I wanted to share what I did to find an antenna. Using AntennaWeb, I took a leap of faith and instead of going with a roof mounted antenna, I went with an the Jack Antenna. It's a digital antenna for RV's and it works flawlessly. I live in the 92620 ZIP code in So Cal. So you'll see that this antenna isn't supposed to work really bc of the distances involved. But it does.

    I have a blog called www.tvonthecheap.com. Check it out to see how my antenna was chosen and how it fits into my system (which I think will be a lot like yours).

    Hope this helps.
    RJ
     

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