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Colin Colehour [PersonRank 10]

Saturday, January 27, 2007
13 years ago44,297 views

A quick video about how to get a Google TV beta invitation.

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David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

this is weird..

nice find :)

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

at last!!

someone that clarifies this thing!!

Thanks xena!!

Mrrix32 [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

So if this is real, I'm still a bit ~, will it work with the UK (Google Mail) Logo?

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

youll have to try it for yourself Martin :/

Michael [PersonRank 0]

12 years ago #

I figured out the secret!

For it to work, I just had to format my hard drive first, because I'm rather gullible and get infected with viruses constantly from doing what some random poster tells me to do.

But *this* is for real!!!!

If formatting your hard drive once doesn't work, you might have to try formatting it 3 or 4 times.

PS This is a hoax. Oh yeah, *lots* of Google secret services get discovered by one guy, and one guy only, who repeatedly posts videos insisting he's not making it up.

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Mat Hall said:

<< Interestingly enough, though, there *is* a google-tv.svc-1.google.com – just redirects to Google Docs/Spreadsheets, but it's curious. :) >>

Heh. And let's take a look at who discovered that...
  
   google.com/search?q=google-tv. ...

...along with all these other secret products...

   * Google Browser – google-browser.svc-1.google.com
   * Google Office – google-office.svc-1.google.com
   * Google OS – google-os.svc-1.google.com
   * Google TV – google-tv.svc-1.google.com
   * Google Brain – google-brain.svc-1.google.com
   * Google Schmoogle – google-schmoogle.svc-1.google.com

;-)

From: ruscoe.net/blog/2006/06/anothe ...

Joe Whyte [PersonRank 1]

12 years ago #

LOL.

Dang this is to much I pee'd myself.

yohan [PersonRank 1]

12 years ago #

idk about you guys, but for me, when i take screen shots i dont get the mouse in the picture. this leads me to believe that that pic is fake even though i want to believe and ive tried so many times

yohan [PersonRank 1]

12 years ago #

wtf theres two coursors, the hand and the text one!!!

F! [PersonRank 0]

12 years ago #

My Gmail logo says "Google Mail" not Gmail..... <_<


img184.imageshack.us/img184/80 ...

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

if youre living in Europe,
see this:
blogoscoped.com/archive/2005-1 ...

jeff [PersonRank 0]

12 years ago #

I just tryed this with signing up with a new name like this.

my.name[put at-character here]gmail.com and it didnt work. BUT never expected it too lol

Mrrix32 [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

<<wtf theres two cursors, the hand and the text one!!!>>

hmm, I hadn't noticed this. now I'm moving towards fake. Unless anyone comes up with a link to the "changed" logo (on Google) I'll assume it's fake.

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

lol...
me too... :/

rafter [PersonRank 0]

12 years ago #

wtf, didnt anyone catch that there's 2 cursors on that pic? omg. fucking fake.

MacBar [PersonRank 0]

12 years ago #

I am from Europe and do not see the panel "Love GMail?" at the bottom of my configuration Gmail screen. Any reason why?

mcas [PersonRank 0]

12 years ago #

rafter:

I'd say it is a fake, but the pointer could be part of the logo, no?

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

(I seriously can't believe people are still debating whether this is real or not...)

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

"(I seriously can't believe people are still debating whether this is real or not...)"
> They should watch other videos from this guy. ^^
[Up] blogoscoped.com/forum/84163.ht ... (even if jonas thought it was real)

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Yeah, Tony.

============== THE END =================

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Update: Still in doubt? I received an official statement from Google and added it to the post.
blogoscoped.com/archive/2007-0 ...

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

no, no..
now Ionut :

================ THE END =================

thanks Philipp :)

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

BTW,
i knew he was fake...
he used Yahoo!'s Toolbar and IE 7!!

only fake people use it! :P

just kidding :D

tas [PersonRank 0]

12 years ago #

DNS can't find tv.google.com, therefore the server does not exist, even if there was a password or restricted access DNS would still find it regardless. So if the server doesn't exist google TV doesn't exist, yet...

I must say this is a lot of effort for a hoax though.

But yeah, why make google TV when they have google video?

FAKE!!!!!!!!!!!!

yohan [PersonRank 1]

12 years ago #

ok well i officially don’t believe in this anymore. i watched the video one last time and noticed a few things that don’t seem right.

the time. its always 10:00 – 10:08. the "invite" he receives is received at 10:00 (2 min ago), the timestamp says so, but the time when he starts the video is 10 and when he’s on the email is on the screen its not 10:02. plus if he starts the video at 10:00 and has to try it 11 times b4 he gets the invite, its not still going to be 10, esp. if he has to type out his name and password every time. also you cant say that he got his invite and then shot the video b/c fist, the time would be way off, and the first few times he shows the gmail logo, in the area where the "TV" link is supposed to be once you get the invite, it would be there.

well i hope this makes sense and i got my point across

jeff [PersonRank 0]

12 years ago #

also notice that the tv icon is the tivo guy (look it up)

nexuspod [PersonRank 1]

12 years ago #

There is a new video from a guy called JimmyR

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daycheck [PersonRank 0]

12 years ago #

haa haa.. I sent him (mark) an email.. >>>>

mark.p.erickson[put at-character here]gmail.com
date Jan 27, 2007 2:46 PM
subject yeah right.. it dont work
mailed-by gmail.com

dude.. u suck.. just to let you know!
_____________________________
Jan 27, 2007 5:17 PM
subject Re: yeah right.. it dont work
mailed-by gmail.com
Hi Byron,

Sorry you're having trouble. Google's been flooded with requests. They may have changed the back door. I'll be posting a new video shortly.

Thanks for watching!
-Mark

Hmmm... [PersonRank 0]

12 years ago #

Maybe it is a hoax, but did anyone think that this could have been secretly let out by Google to gauge the market reaction to a future GoogleTV?
I, for one, am all in favor of a GoogleTV.

Derry Quinn [PersonRank 2]

12 years ago #

The logo reads Google Television on some videos on youtube, Google Television Beta on others and i even saw Google TV on one? and how come some of the videos use a Google Video player while others don't???

next time you copy someones hoax, maje sure to keep everything the same

marco paez [PersonRank 0]

12 years ago #

if google could make this happen it certanly would b cool, maby now they R thinking bout it so there you go this hoax aint so bad after all. so mark... thanks dude

Jaynus [PersonRank 0]

12 years ago #

This has spawned a lot of media attention too. I think it's legit, just cracked down on is all.

Even sites put up about it.

wwwGoogleTVBeta.com lol

jeff [PersonRank 0]

12 years ago #

yeah jay from canada nice plug for your fake site lol.

Haters [PersonRank 0]

12 years ago #

I personally know 3 people who got in to Google TV. I couldnt get in after many tries. I cant believe people think this is a hoax, its really really real.

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

OK, I suppose everyone had their word by now, so I'm locking this thread to avoid repetition.

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