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Elgato EyeTV Micro, TV Tuner for Freeview, for Android Devices (Micro USB), black

by Elgato
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
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  • Live TV on your Android device
  • No Internet connection required
  • Compact thanks to its low power chip
  • Flexible antenna solution: better reception
  • No power required
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Product Information

Technical Details
BrandElgato
Item Weight181 g
Product Dimensions2 x 0.9 x 3 cm
Item model number1MI108501000
SeriesEyetv Micro
  
Additional Information
ASINB009NDOXB2
Best Sellers Rank 17,305 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight181 g
Date First Available4 Oct 2012
  
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Product Description

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EyeTV Micro - Live TV on your Android device

Highlights
  • Watch live TV on your Android device anywhere you go
  • No internet connection required
  • Compact and portable thanks to power-saving chip technology
  • Watch, pause, fast forward and rewind live TV
Real live TV. Without internet.

Watch live TV on your Android device with EyeTV Micro. Since the television signal comes from the attached telescopic aerial, you won’t need an internet connection or a Wi-Fi hotspot to watch TV. EyeTV Micro never touches your data plan, so you can enjoy real live TV in brilliant quality without waiting for any data to load.

It couldn’t be simpler.

Just visit Google Play, download the free EyeTV Micro app to your Android device, and connect the compact EyeTV Micro TV tuner. Launch the app, choose a channel, and start enjoying live TV straight away.

Superior reception.

EyeTV Micro is the only TV tuner of its kind to offer flexible antenna options. Position the telescopic antenna for great reception on the go, or connect the rod antenna in areas with poor reception – you decide. The proven MCX connector always ensures optimal signal transmission and prevents damage to the TV tuner or Android device.

Move it to the big screen.

EyeTV Micro is the perfect fit for your Android smartphone or tablet. But even if you want to watch TV on a bigger screen, EyeTV Micro has your back: simply connect EyeTV Micro to your Mac or PC using the supplied Micro USB to USB cable and enjoy crystal clear live TV on your computer. You can even record your favourite TV shows – the award-winning EyeTV software for Mac and THC for Windows are included with EyeTV Micro!

What’s included

  • EyeTV Micro DTT tuner
  • Miniature telescopic antenna (MCX)
  • Rod antenna with magnetic base and detachable suction cup
  • Micro USB to USB cable
  • Software download guide (THC and EyeTV 3)

System Requirements

These Android devices support EyeTV Micro:
  • Google : Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 7 (2012), Nexus 10
  • HTC : One X (Android 4.1.1 or later)
  • Samsung Galaxy: Note, Note II, S II, S III, S4

EyeTV Micro requires an Android device with a 1 GHz or faster dual-core CPU, USB host mode functionality and Android 4.0.3 (“Ice Cream Sandwich”) or later. Playback of MPEG-4/H.264 video requires a processor with NEON support (e.g. Tegra3).

Where does EyeTV Micro work?

    EyeTV Micro works in Australia, Belgium, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Japan, Austria, Poland, Spain, Switzerland as well as any country that broadcasts standard definition MPEG-2 or MPEG-4/H.264 video. High definition channels, encrypted programs and/or DVB-T2 broadcasts are not supported.

Technical Specifications

DVB-T
  • Frequency: 177.5 – 226.5MHz (VHF); 474 – 858MHz (UHF)
  • COFDM demodulator: Supports modulation schemes 16, 64QAM, QPSK; bandwidths 6, 7, 8MHz
ISDB-T
  • Frequency: 470 – 862MHz (UHF)
  • BST-OFDM demodulator: Supports modulation schemes 64QAM, QPSK; bandwidth 6MHz
Dimensions & Weight
  • Dimensions: 30 × 20 × 8.6mm
  • Weight: 4g
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Product Description

Elgato 1MI108501000 - EyeTV Micro DTT TV tuner for Android devices , ultra compact TV tuner with telescopic aerial
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Works great 13 May 2013
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I was dubious about a TV tuner for Android, but this device works really well. The tuner is tiny and very light which I guess suits a tablet or phone, but does feel a bit insubstantial. Setup was very easy. Install the software from Google Play, plug the tuner in, the software pops open and scan for channels. That's it! Took about 5 mins from opening the box to watching TV. Scanning was very quick and found all the channels I would expect. If your in a strong signal area the supplied small extendable aerial works fine. Their is a slightly larger base mounted aerial supplied as well which is a bit better as it can be positioned for the best signal strength. That one is probably a better bet for somewhere like a hotel room. If the signal is a bit weak, it comes with an adapter to plug a standard coax cable into so you can use with any other aerial. The software which you download from Google play is quite effective and gives you a 7 day guide and the ability to pause live TV both of which work well. You can also record TV but be aware that the current software only allows you to manually start and stop recordings. I hope that in some future version the ability to set up recordings from the guide will be instigated.

I've used the tuner on a Galxay S2 phone running Android 4.0 and on a Toshiba AT300 Tablet running Android 4.1. Both work fine. I've also tried it on my Windows 7 desktop, and it installed itself in seconds and works perfectly with Windows Media Center. However so far my attempts to get to work on a Windows Vista laptop have failed as it wont auto install and the drivers from the Elgato website are for win 7 only and wont install on Vista ? I guess I ought to contact Elgato support about that.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Surprisingly good 10 July 2014
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Once in a while you buy a gadget and it actually works better than expected! I have tried this successfully on both Samsung Galaxy S4 phone and my trusty Asus TF101 tablet and was very pleased with the results, happily sitting watching Formula 1 in the middle of the countryside. If you are going somewhere with no internet access, this is a great solution for getting portable TV.

The Android software is intuitive and effective and I was up and running in a few minutes. The picture was great and I could check the TV guide to see what was on, pause real-time TV and watch later.

You will need a decent signal to be able to use it with the supplied aerials but any digital TV needs a decent aerial and I'm amazed it works on the minature aerials supplied. I have a portable amplified aerial that I take if I'm going somewhere with low signal: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00BPAG15W/ref=cm_cr_ryp_prd_ttl_sol_11

My experience using it on my Windows 7 laptop was less than impressive, and I would have marked it down if it advertised itself as being for the PC. Since it doesn't, it was an unexpected bonus to see that it was supported on the PC but the experience was not as slick. In addition to the EyeTV drivers, you have to download some 3rd party software to operate the device which I found to be unintuitive, badly-written and a triumph of form over function. When used in an area with low signal, it takes a stupidly long time to flip through channels and the scan doesn't seem to work as well as on Android, whilst taking longer. I gave up and used my Android device which worked fine - I have no idea why this might be as it was same location and same aerial. In summary, PC is usable as long as there is good signal.

Would definately recommend for those situations where streaming over the internet is not possible. No complaints about use on Android platform.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It really works 23 Nov 2012
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Tried a few other such devices but they were poor. This one just, well, works, easy set up and when ready is quick to operate and change channels. It would be nice if the guide was visible while the program was playing.
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3.0 out of 5 stars good , when you can get a reception! 6 Mar 2014
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quite dissapointed that you need a very strong reception, aerial supplied is pretty useless. When you can get a good signal I would have given it 5 Stars , but only ever had that once since i got it ...Hence 3Stars
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4.0 out of 5 stars rating reason 30 Jan 2014
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The telescopic aerial did not fit in the aerial socket,but the TV picture is excellent with the other aerial which fitted fine.
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