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

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by sigamy, Jan 24, 2011.

  1. sigamy macrumors 65816

    Mar 7, 2003
    NJ USA
    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?

  2. BigDukeSix macrumors 6502a


    Sep 22, 2010
    34.6700N 118.1590W
    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. davids8477 macrumors 6502

    Jan 4, 2008
    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 -
  4. Tilpots macrumors 601


    Apr 19, 2006
    Carolina Beach, NC
    You need to purchase an additional antenna. The link above will help you decide what kind you need.
  5. diazj3 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 19, 2008
    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. rjderama macrumors newbie

    Feb 7, 2011
    You do need an antenna.


    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 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.

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