GefenTV High-Def Personal Video Recorder



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The Gefen GTV-HD-PVR is a GefenTV High-Def Personal Video Recorder. It uses a built-in hard drive and SD flash cards with standard MPEG-4 compression and H.264 encoding technology which allows it to record and play back high definition video instantly. The Gefen High-Definition Personal Video Recorder (HD-PVR) allows consumers to implement the functions of a traditional video tape recorder or DVD recorder, but in an exciting new way using state-of-the-art removable SD flash memory devices and/or a built-in 80GB hard disk drive. Now, consumers can enjoy instant recording and versatile portability of digital video and music, as well as playback of music and digital pictures, all within one compact tabletop unit.

You won't miss the action any more with the Gefen HD-PVR. With a touch of the IR Remote, you'll be able to instantly begin recording programs or video segments when inspiration strikes you. With the capacity to review, fast forward, fast backwards, pause, and erase videos, you'll have unprecedented flexibility in capturing what you want and keeping only what you need.

The Gefen HD-PVR is not just for recording video. You can scan storage devices for the contents that you want, and play music, look at digital picture albums, or play back previously recorded clips.

How It Works
The HD-PVR is easy to use. Connect your video source(s) to one or all of the HD-PVR's 4 inputs, then connect your HDMI-compliant display on its HDMI output. Once the source(s), the HD-PVR and the display are powered and connected, you select the video source and feature that you want using the Infra-Red (IR) remote. If you want to modify settings for instant recording and other features, you can go into the friendly On-Screen Display and adjust the settings.

Four quality settings are user-selectable ranging from 3.5Mbps to 10Mbps for Hi-Def content and 1.5Mbps to 4Mbps for Standard Definition formats. Recording time can be increased by selecting lower throughput rates (in Megabits / second), while recording quality can be maximized by choosing high throughput rates.

The GTV-HD-PVR records in MPEG4 format video using H.264 encoding with compressed 2-channel stereo sound. Recordings can be made separately to either the internal hard drive or SD flash card. Digital video recorded on the SD card can be played on any computer with MPEG4 drivers installed. Drivers to play MPEG4 / H.264 content are commonplace.

Note: This device will not allow an HDCP encrypted source to be recorded. For an input of 1080i, the device actually saves the recording at 1440x1080i, but plays back at 1080i. This is an encoding chip limitation.

Gefen GTV-HD-PVR Backview
Gefen GTV-HD-PVR Backview

Gefen GTV-HD-PVR Features:

  • Video recording and playback at resolutions of 480i to 1080i
  • Instant Recording to SD Flash Media or Internal Hard Disk Drive
  • Pause, Mute, Fast Forward & Fast Backwards playback controls
  • Media Scanning Function to Locate Videos, Audio Files, Pictures
  • Playback of externally imported videos, music, pictures
  • 4 different quality settings for storage compression
  • Friendly Graphical Interface for controlling Settings
  • Records in standard MPEG4 format with stereo audio
  • 2x-10x Picture Zoom for viewing Photos
  • International language support

Package Includes:

  • (1) GefenTV HD Personal Video Recorder

  • (1) 6FT HDMI cable (M-M)

  • (1) IR Extender

  • (1) IR Blaster

  • (1) IR Remote (GTV-RMT-HD-PVR)

  • (1) 5V DC Power Supply

  • (1) User's Manual

Gefen GTV-HD-PVR Specifications:

Height 2.1 in. (5.3 cm.)
Width 6.9 in. (17.5 cm.)
Depth 6.9 in. (17.5 cm.)
Weight 5.0 lbs. (2.3 kgs.)
Video Amplifier Bandwidth 165 MHz
Input Signal  
Input Video Signal 1.2 Volts p-p
Input Sync Signal 5 Volts p-p (TTL)
Max Resolution Supported 1080i
A/V Input Connectors Composite (TV), S-Video, Component, HDMI
Audio Connectors Analog L/R, input and output
A/V Output Connectors HDMI 19-pin female Type "A"
High Definition recording throughout rate 3.5 Mbps to 10Mbps
Standard Definition recording throughout rate 1.5Mbps to 4Mbps
Power Consumption 20W (max.)
Remote Contorl Infra-Red Handheld type
Question: I have this unit and upon power up the logo displays on tv, then goes blank then goes back to logo and continues to repeat cycle. Please help.
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