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CyTV is a streaming solution for elgato's EyeTV family of TV tuners. It allows you to watch TV and recorded programs over a local network (wired or wireless) or the internet, and it supports EyeTV USB, 200, 300, and 400. EyeTV 410, 610, and Plextor's ConvertX (PX-TV402U) should also work. You can pause and resume live TV on the client ("timeshift"), and you can also change channels remotely.

What's New

Version 0.6-pre5:
  • Fixed a problem that prevented the client from connecting via Rendezvous/Bonjour on Intel Macs.
  • Fixed several transcoding problems (including crashes, not receiving audio and/or video, and lip sync issues).


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ikari Member IconComment+0

Has worked in the past but my current setup won't work with it.
1.5Ghz G4 Mac Mini running 10.5.8 = Server
2x2Ghz Dual-Core Intel running 10.5.6 and VLC 1.0.1 = Client

Client machine can connect to CyTV server and all recorded tv shows come up in the list, but when double clicking on them, VLC doesn't open the streams? Also, nothing happens when i click the Live button.
Maybe the versions of CyTV and VLC i have don't work together?
Or could this be a Intel V's PowerPC problem?
Any ideas anyone?

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Version 0.6pre5
Jeff-H. Member IconComment+188

I'm just absolutely not freakin' getting it...

I gave up!

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Version 0.6pre5

BTW, I'm sure this is me...I used to have this working great, but...

Salegosse Member IconComment+0

Just work find on my macmini intel in server and macbook pro intel in client..great!!! this tread help mae a lot to configure it


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Version 0.6pre5
Jef75 Member IconReview+0

I have now used this software since september on a refugular basis... It has enabled me to watch hockey games live while being 6000 km away! This must be the most effective and easy solution to permit this type of streaming... And it's free!

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Version 0.5.4
Mark Tennent Member IconReview+0
Mark Tennent


Streaming over 802.11b network to slow 400MHz laptop at extreme range (two lines on wireless icon), through 3 or 4 brick walls.

cy-tv just gets better and better.

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Version 0.5.1pre10

interesting that you say this...I have an old Clamshell iBook with a 466mhz processor, do you think I could make it work?

tomthecat Member IconReview+0

Really what I was looking for. On my Server in the cellar ist EyeTV and makes recordings, in the living room I watch TV and use EyeHome and in my working rooms I can watch while i am doing my work.

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Version 0.5.1pre10
Anonymous Member IconReview

It really works now. This is great. Thanks !
(however, the client interface needs some polish!)

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Version 0.5.1pre9
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Downloads 12,211
Version Downloads 244
License Free
Date 25 Apr 2006
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price Free
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