AT&T is offering a new video service in some areas of the United States, called U-verse.
Instead of offering video via antenna, cable, or satellite, AT&T is using fiber optic cables to get the video signals to homes. These signals are in the Internet Protocol (IP) format.
AT&T gives a special receiver to U-verse users, and only this device can receive the full range of U-verse signals. The U-verse receiver has a number of outputs, including standard analog ouputs that EyeTV can receive, and high-end digital outputs that only some EyeTV devices can use.
Using U-verse with EyeTV HD
EyeTV HD is recommended for all U-verse users, since is offers the possibility to receive HD signals (720p or 1080i) from the U-verse box.
A typical U-verse user can attach their receiver to EyeTV HD, using Component cables for video, and red and white cables for audio.
You can select Component video input from the Controls menu in EyeTV, and then the video from the U-verse receiver will appear in EyeTV.
EyeTV HD can also control the U-verse box using an included Infrared Channel Changer (IR Blaster).
See this article for more information about how to setup the Infrared Channel Changer:
Using U-verse with EyeTV 250 Plus or EyeTV Hybrid
EyeTV 250 Plus and EyeTV Hybrid can also work with a U-verse box, but they cannot receive HD signals from the U-verse box. They can receive SDTV signals (up to 480i) from U-verse.
A typical U-verse user can attach their receiver to a product like EyeTV 250 Plus or EyeTV Hybrid, using a S-Video or Composite cable for video, and red and white cables for audio.
You can select S-Video or Composite video input from the Controlsmenu in EyeTV, and then the video from the U-verse receiver will appear in EyeTV.
To change channels, you can use the U-verse remote – aim it at the U-verse receiver. Out of the box, EyeTV 250 Plus and EyeTV Hybrid are not able to tell the U-verse receiver to change channels.