I’ve just bought myself one of these (click on it to see it bigger):
It’s an EyeTV DTT ‘stick’ which allows you to watch FreeView on your Mac. You just plug it in a USB port, attach an aerial (tiny portable one supplied) and tune it in. You can then schedule your Mac to record the programs to your hard drive, just like Sky+. You can also pause live TV, etc.
Seems pretty cool so far and I’ve already set it to record a few programmes using the EPG. I’m using the portable aerial at the moment, and while it’s pretty good, I can’t get ITV (any channel) or Channel 4. So I’m going to buy myself a cable to plug it into a nearby aerial socket.
I’ll let you know how it works out.