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iLuv debuts i180 iPod video recorder


iLuv has unveiled a new device that allows users to record videos directly to a fifth-generation iPod from from any video source (TV, DVD player, camcorder, etc.). The iLuv i180 iPod dock features four recording time settings—30 min, 60 min, 120 min, 180 min—and basic record/stop and timer buttons. After a video is recorded, it can be found and played on the iPod under Videos > Video Podcasts > iLuv. The i180 also charges a docked iPod and has composite AV (RCA) and S-Video connections. The i180 is expected to be available in mid-August for $200.



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This looks very promising :)

Posted by Black Beauty on July 5, 2006 at 12:57 PM (CDT)


haha! why download “The Daily Show” from iTunes when you can put it on yer ipod for free! nice…

Posted by QWER on July 5, 2006 at 1:50 PM (CDT)


Yess! Why indeed, this is so free at $200!

Posted by Peter Harding on July 5, 2006 at 2:02 PM (CDT)


Or if you have a Series 2 TiVo get the new Tivo Desktop and pay $25 and it will do it for you for a lot less.

Posted by TiVofanatic on July 5, 2006 at 3:32 PM (CDT)


If you have a Mac, you can do this with EyeTV for example.

That’s a promising product buy I don’t’ think I’ll spend that much for video on iPod (with a small screen).

Posted by Steph on July 5, 2006 at 3:55 PM (CDT)


I’d really like something that would eliminate commercials from tv recordings.  Does anyone know if this device would?  And as far as I know, the Tivo Desktop doesn’t allow for eliminating commercials?

Posted by jdkim on July 5, 2006 at 4:42 PM (CDT)


This is a really good product, but, they would sell a whole lot more if the price wasn’t so high!

Posted by iPod Dude on July 5, 2006 at 4:59 PM (CDT)


Read our review of TiVo Desktop Plus for details on commercial elimination - short answer is that a free competitor to that program does so pretty well, not perfectly.

Posted by Jeremy Horwitz on July 5, 2006 at 6:26 PM (CDT)


Hopefully a techie can answer this question—the iLuv website says that it can transfer “Personal movies”, and “Personal music”.  So if I wanted to say—upload my Seinfield DVDs, I couldn’t do that?  Is it that the device CAN do it but doesn’t mention it for copyright reasons, or that it cannot be done?

Posted by Islareina on July 5, 2006 at 7:43 PM (CDT)


i like it so far. just one question. apple’s ipod commercial can usually be downloaded form their website, so i once downloaded their ipod nano commercial with all the album art being sucked into the ipod. when i downloaded it from apple, it was a podcast for some reason. i tried everything i could but i couldn’t change it from a podcast to jsut a plain movie so i could find it in the movies section in my ipod. if i record something with this can i later change in itunes so that it show up as a movie instead of a iluv podcast?

iluv seems to have some nice products…

Posted by jeremykrolikowski on July 5, 2006 at 8:22 PM (CDT)


I want to know what format it stores the video in?
320x240 h.264?
480x480 MPEG4?

h.264 would require a pretty fast processor; at 480x480, MPEG4 would too.
I think it’ll probably be able to to MPEG4 at 320x240. It may only handle 4:3 Aspect Ratio.

If anyone does know…

Posted by Daniel Woods on July 6, 2006 at 6:56 AM (CDT)


$100 and maybe I’ll buy it. But for $200 I wouldn’t even think about it. It does seem to be a useful tool though.

Posted by Jonathan on July 6, 2006 at 2:19 PM (CDT)



Posted by Kiz on July 26, 2006 at 5:43 PM (CDT)


once video is recorded to ipod, i wonder how you can delete the videos once you get tired of them….there no delete feature on the ipod o.s. itself, and there seems to be no delete option on the docking unit. hmmm…

Posted by james on August 2, 2006 at 5:34 PM (CDT)


are there any plans to review this item?  i am really interested in it, but would love ilounge to review it before i would consider buying it.

Posted by acostaa on November 10, 2006 at 1:24 PM (CST)


To delete video footage captured using the iPod nano Video Camera:

1.On your iPod nano, go to Videos > Camera Videos.
2.Highlight the video footage you wish to delete.
3.Hold down the Center button.
4.After the contextual menu appears, select the Delete option (or the Delete All option if you would like to erase all your captured footage).
5.Confirm your request when prompted by highlighting the Delete or Delete All option and selecting the Center button.

Posted by suz on September 22, 2009 at 11:20 PM (CDT)

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