Elgato makes of a variety of TV tuners for Mac and PC and they are soon going to be releasing a TV tuner for the iPad 2. The tuner connects to the dock port on the iPad and has a built in aerial, you can can access TV via the EyeTV Mobile app, so there is no need to stream from a PC, as well as watching live TV you can record TV shows. Unfortunately its not Freeview HD compatible but Its a good idea however I find these small tuners with built in aerials sometimes have problems picking up a good TV signal.

The tuner is going to be priced at £99, no release date yet.

Live Mobile TV for your iPad 2

EyeTV Mobile is made specifically for your iPad 2. Simply connect it to the dock connector and open the EyeTV Mobile app (available on the App Store). The television signal comes straight from the miniature telescopic aerial so you don’t need an internet connection. You get unlimited live TV on your iPad 2 without touching your data plan.


  • An easy-to-use iPad 2 TV tuner for live, mobile television anywhere
  • Provides a full range of TV viewing features including pause, rewind, and record
  • Receives and even records DVB-T radio transmissions directly to your iPad 2
  • Connects directly to the iPad 2 dock connector
  • Receives a DTT (Freeview) television and radio signal from the miniature telescopic aerial
  • No internet connection required, so it doesn’t touch your data plan


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