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Archos TV gets official: PVR + online video device

by Brad Linder, posted Jan 4th 2008 1:31PM
Archos TVArchos is preparing to show off the Archos TV at CES. The company first announced its answer to both the Apple TV and TiVo last summer. It doesn't look like the specs have changed since June, but it's nice to get confirmation that Archos has actually built working models which it can show off. Hopefully that means they'll be shipping soon.

In case you've forgotten, the Archos TV is an internet connected device that lets you watch streaming video from the web or from other computers on your home network. It also packs full web browser, and a hard drive for downloading video from CinemaNow or for storing recorded television programs.

The Archos TV will come in two varieties, with an 80GB version selling for $249 and a 250GB model selling for $349. The set top box also comes with a funny looking QWERTY remote control for searching for videos or web surfing.

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This is exactly what Apple missed and Archos will kill the market with. Way to go archos. I am a huge fan and love my 605 wifi.

January 21 2008 at 7:25 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

This is a great device. But reading their website it misses some key functionality IMHO.
Video is 480 and there is no atsc/Qam tuner that I see listed or a CableCard slot. One or both of these are needed in new products to make them the killer app IMHO.
My summary is that this device is more useful than my present replayTV. No no match for some of the newer (more expensive) offerings. SO do I want to buy a device that becomes obselete rather quickly?

January 04 2008 at 1:54 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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