Cord Cutters: How Good Is the EyeTV One for Live TV?

There are many ways to catch up on broadcast TV shows through network TV sites or services like Hulu Plus online. But what if you want to watch broadcast TV live? In this week’s episode of Cord Cutters, Janko takes a look at the EyeTV One, a TV tuner and DVR option that plugs into your USB port and allows you to watch and record live, over-the-air HD video streams. Check out the episode below:


Show notes for this episode:

  • The EyeTV One is essentially a TV tuner that plugs into your USB port and lets you watch live over-the-air television programming on your PC.
  • You can also use the device as a DVR, which lets you pause and rewind live TV shows that you’re watching, as well as record programming from the program guide.
  • While recording uncompressed over-the-air video gives you HD quality, the saved recordings take up a lot of hard drive space.
  • The EyeTV One retails for about $90 and is compatible with both Windows and Macintosh PCs. Accessing the program guide through the device is free for the first year, but costs $20 a year after that.

Have you tried out the EyeTV One or a similar device? Then let us know what you think about it in the comments, and feel free to share any tips and tricks you’ve come across. You can also get in touch with us on Twitter (@cordcutters) or email us at cordcutters @