If you are looking to connect your Mac’s EyeTV application to a set top box such as Directv, Dish Network, Sky Boxes or virtually any other box there are several low cost options that make it easy.
If you have Directv you have 3 options
1. SerialChannel. SerialChannel provides a reliable and clean installation. It works through a serial or ethernet connection that connects to the usb or data port of your Directv box.
2. SerialChannelIR. SerialChannelIR is an Universal IR blaster solution for the mac. It uses USB-UIRT and an IR blaster cable connected to the front of your box to mimic your box’s remote to change channels.
3. eyeChange. eyeChange is designed to work with ethernet enabled Directv boxes. Most of the Directv HD boxes now have ethernet ports which can be connected to a home network. No wires necessary. Now available in the app store.
Which ever one you choose will provide a seamless channel change from EyeTV to your box.
If you have Dish Network or virtually any other box use SerialChannelIR.
If you have a standard Sky digibox, Sky+, Sky HD, Foxtel iQ (but not Foxtel iQ2) or Foxtel Pace 420 you also have two options.
See www.coolDVR.com to get more info.