Apple Tivo thingy in Japan? What is this?

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by meghop, May 31, 2003.

  1. meghop macrumors member

    Sep 28, 2002
    My brother found this on powerpage :

    Japanese tivo thing page

    I tried to translate it but babelfish didn't make tons of sense of it. What is this?

    Sorry if this has already been posted. :)
  2. Ugg macrumors 68000


    Apr 7, 2003
    Wow, I wish I could read Japanese! It looks definitely like a Tivo type box and you can edit stuff in iMovie. Can't wait to hear what it's all about.
  3. Mudbug Administrator emeritus


    Jun 28, 2002
    North Central Colorado
    part of the sherlock translation...

    If now, with Apple Store, the profit where the GV1394TV/M TV
    tuner box belongs to Mac the campaign which can purchase the special
    model (2003 June 28th (the Saturday) to) it is in the midst of
    executing. Favorite in Mac and TV tuner box, furthermore please enjoy
    TV. Concerning campaign as for details this > >

    It was the Jun 28th thing that got my attention - otherwise looks like Gato's Eye-TV type of device with some kind of direct interface.

    Neat find - wish I actually could read Japanese. The translation was overall pretty rough.
  4. NavyIntel007 macrumors 65816


    Nov 24, 2002
    Tampa, FL
    I looked at the site, somewhere the brand is written in english. It says I-O Data GV1394 TV. So it's not an apple product.
  5. Ugg macrumors 68000


    Apr 7, 2003
    It was rough but it got the point across. You're right though, June 28.... Hmmm, big things are going to be happening at the end of the month. I wonder if Macforums is ready for the huge spike in bandwidth that will occur!
  6. Mudbug Administrator emeritus


    Jun 28, 2002
    North Central Colorado
    another interesting tidbit after a google search

    <edit> apparently szark and I are both a little intrigued. what's interesting about both sites are: with my link, you get pics of it stuck on a mac, with a mac sticker on the top of the case. With szark's link, you get a different pic, but also a website that by design seems to be catering to the Windows XP market while marketing a product obviously built for mac. I am now, unequivocably confused.</edit>
  7. Mudbug Administrator emeritus


    Jun 28, 2002
    North Central Colorado
    sorry about the double post - but one more thing I found is that this translates into NTSC, which would mean it would be marketed for a Western audience, since most broadcast signals in the east are PAL - different framerate and size or somethingorother. Correct me at will.
  8. Ugg macrumors 68000


    Apr 7, 2003
    At there is no indication of this device. Their head office is in San Jose, CA and they seem to make various computer thingies, ie monitors, flash storage, etc.

    It seems to be the same company as the one at

    I wonder why it is listed on the Japanese Apple site and not the American one? From what little english there was on the .net site it seemed to indicate that it interfaced with quicktime, which would indicate a fair amount of cooperation with Apple.
  9. Mudbug Administrator emeritus


    Jun 28, 2002
    North Central Colorado
    loose translation of the site about this:

    It is and the ?, it is the store manager. We had received
    favorable comment in Windows edition, the Mac edition "of GV-1394TV"
    is appearance. Because ????? it does the feature of this
    product, with DV format, editing 1 frame unit is easy. Cooperating
    with iMovie3 and iDVD3, it records to editing and DVD. In addition,
    the sound gap is prevented, loading "LockedAudio" function. Analog ->
    as a DV converter available. And so on, it is possible to do real
    video editing simply. Temporarily, being to borrow the equipment and
    material and the software from development, promptly it is the report!
    With say, the store manager densely - you say the bean jam ball it is
    not detailed, when it is with, there is a thing which is wanted
    inspecting, the mail ?? - is to be.

    Power source switch power source is done entrance/ardently.

    When power supply indication light power is turned on, it lights up

    It changes to mode Change-over Switch converter mode/tuner mode.

    Mode lamp illumination: Present mode. Blinking: You recognize the copy
    guard signal, halting image output.

    Inputting the image from the S video terminal image equipment

    Inputting the image from the video entry terminal image

    Inputting the sound from the audio entry terminal image

    You connect with the antenna entry antenna.

    You connect with the power source electrical outlet with the AC
    adapter of DC jack attachment.

    Initializing switch 1: Frequency configuration of sound. ON:
    32KHz12bit mode, OFF: 48KHz16bit mode 2: LockedAudio configuration.
    ON: UnLockedAudio and OFF: LockedAudio 3: 4 you do not use: You do not

    DV (IEEE1394) the data of terminal DV format is output

    Installation is simple. First to put in place the computer,
    the AC adapter, installation the stand. Antenna (same axis)
    connection. With the FireWire cable, you connect with Mac. ... Is just
    this. The software will be inserted next. Loading attachment CD-ROM.
    It activates "GV1394TV Installer", it installs to as it is said. (It
    meaning that the latest edition has entered into PC not to install
    QuickTime)... it is end with this. The honest place, being too simple,
    difficulty ? ?? now in news item without either trouble the

    First with "DigitalTV Recorder" of attachment you will try
    looking at TV. When it activates, it becomes the configuration picture
    of the pre-setting channel. Just selects area, the channel is
    configurated. So, the window "of DigitalTV Recorder" and, the window
    "of control" opens. The channel, changes the control window - * or,
    with the ten-key. As for image change button, change TV S video &
    video. The audio change button keynote voice main sub- audio changes
    sub- sound. As for slider, volume. As for check BOX the left mute.
    With configuration, it configurates such as ghost decrease and noise
    removal. Adjusting to the environment which it views, please
    configurate. Temporarily, here you use with while it is default.
    Pre-setting at the time of the first activation is the same as the
    configuration picture of the pre-setting channel which configurates.

    As for change of the channel, there is no FireWire stress as expected
    and changes. Half (360x240), normal (720x480), it can modify picture
    size in the full screen.

    Video recording can do video recording with QuickTime format
    and DV stream format. If you push the video recording button under the
    picture left and decide with retention, video recording is started.
    Because they are 2 clicks, when we would like to videotape timing
    together, don't you think? note is necessary. If the video recording
    button is pushed once more, it halts video recording halt.

    The case of video recording, when picture size is designated as half,
    also video recording reaches half size.

    But, you are disgusted and it is the ? clean. There is also a radio
    wave state, but rather than seeing in inside, it is visible cleanly.
    Perhaps, you think that it is the configuration of QuickTime, but in
    order for just a little color to have come out faintly, it is thought.
    Please configurate according to environment.

    * Ghost decrease noise removal

    It can configurate ghost decrease and noise removal, with the
    configuration button of the control picture. Ghost decrease, ghost
    decrease ON/OFF and through output, selects 3 types. Up to -1uS,
    configuration can do the ghost processing range, up to -2.6uS. The
    through was not and ghost, it did not understand well whether honesty,
    the consequence whose radio wave state is good. So, there is an
    effect, it is... the much.

    Noise removal 3D processing OFF, selects 3 types of 3D Y/C separated
    3D N/R and 2D Y/C separated 3D N/R. Exactly, because the clock of
    evening had come out, when you look at this, certainly there is an
    effect, we would like to see, don't you think? is. It understands that
    fluctuation has decreased.

    * Sample image

    Unless so, after all there is a sample, you do not understand,
    is, don't you think?. As expected because it is not possible to put
    out TV program with the sample, free image from the DV camera
    connecting with analog, it videotaped with DigitalTV Recorder. (As for
    size normal (720x480), QuickTime format, as for 3D N/R strength
    configuration 1 (Y:1 and C:1), as for 2D N/R strength configuration 1
    (Y:2 and C:2), as for sound it has not entered)

    * When it played back with QuickTime Player, it is played back
    at the size of 360x240. * To play back at the size of 720x480, the
    update to QuickTimePro becomes necessary.
  10. szark macrumors 68030


    May 14, 2002
    A lot of Japanese companies release products in Japan months before they release it to the U.S.
  11. sparkleytone macrumors 68020


    Oct 28, 2001
    Greensboro, NC
    this is not an apple product. it was brough up in this forum a LONG time ago and the research was done. its just something the apple japan website advertises. do a search, youll find it.
  12. junior macrumors 6502a


    Mar 25, 2003
    It's just an analog to DV converter with a TV tuner in it.
  13. mnkeybsness macrumors 68030


    Jun 25, 2001
    Moneyapolis, Minnesota
    not to mention someone seems to have slapped an apple sticker on the top in the demo pictures on the manufacturer's site.
  14. gotohamish macrumors 65816


    Jul 15, 2001
    Too right - I saw this in a Akihabara shop in February, and it wasn't as impressive in the flesh.

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