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iPhone TV Tuners for North America

iPhone TV Tuners are devices that allow you to watch TV on your iPhone. They connect to a cable TV or any video source in one side, and connect to your computer from another side.

You must download and install an iPhone application that is compatible with the TV tuner you have. Once everything is installed correctly, you will be able to watch and control your TV using your iPhone.

Types of iPhone TV Tuners:

  • iPhone TV tuner through USB USB TV tuners are devices that plug to any available USB port on your Mac or PC. This type of TV tuners is easy to install and can work on both desktops and laptop. All what you need is an available USB port.

Available Ports in a TV Tuner:

Connect any video source to  iPhone TV tuner through USB TV tuners normally come with one or more of the following possible ports:

A mini USB post, a cable TV port, an HDMI port, Composite video port, component video port, or S-Video port.

Depending on the set up you have, you can always get a TV converter box to convert one port to another. Those ports allows you to connect any external video source such as a VCR, a DVD player, a BlueRay player, a video camera or a digital camera. Then you can display those connected video sources on your computer screen.

Once your TV tuner is set up correctly and you have an iPhone TV application installed. Then you will be able to display any video source connected to your TV tuner on your iPhone.


iPhone TV Applications:

You must have a TV application installed on your iPhone from the App Store to control your TV tuner. The following applications are some of the best you can find in the App Store.

Watch TV on iPhone with AirTVAirTV and EyeTV are two iPhone applications that allow you to establish a wireless connection to your computer that is connected to your TV tuner. Then you will be able to control your TV tuner while watching the TV on your iPhone. You can then flip channels, or even record channels.

Air TV Mono is available for free from the App Store. You can use it for free to test your TV tuner compatibility. If it works, then you can pay $9.99 for the colored version of AirTV.

Eye TV is a Mac only software and hardware bundle. It has an iPhone TV tuner hardware, and the iPhone applications is free from the App Store. Once it is configured correctly, it gives Mac users an amazing TV experience.

iPhone TV - TV on iPhone with EyeTV

You will be able to watch TV on your iPhone, and turn your Mac into a fully functional DVR (Digital Video Recorder).

Most TV applications allow you to connect to your TV tuner over wifi and 3G. Therefore, if you want to watch TV anywhere outside of your local wifi, you might have to set up port forwarding. You will then be able to to watch any video source connected to your TV tuner any where in the world using your iPhone.

Check out the SlingPlayer application for the iPhone to learn about other TV options for the iPhone.

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