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It is a set-top box capable of media streaming across your network, recording TV, downloading Web content, and Web surfing.

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Pros

Both WiFi and Ethernet connectivity

3 agree

Fully functional Opera Web browser

3 agree

Includes an electronic program guide

2 agree

Includes IR emitter for controlling cable/satellite box

2 agree

DVR functionality

2 agree

Compact

1 agrees
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Cons

Doesn't support HD video

5 agree

Can't pause or rewind live TV

3 agree

Limited content from Archos portal and CinemaNow

2 agree

H.264 playback is an addon

2 agree

No .mkv support

2 agree

Picture quality is better on the Apple TV

2 agree

Internet browsing is an addon for $30

2 agree

Very slow web browsing

1 agrees

Doesn' t play joost videos among many others

1 agrees
  • Only 3 words are allowed.
Edit

 

Archos TV+ is a set-top box capable of media streaming across your network, recording TV, downloading Web content, and Web surfing. It has similar functionality as the Vudu, and Apple TV, such as local and Web media streaming but it also adds significant DVR functionality, and Web browsing with an optional Opera browser. For its DVR functionality, it has an infrared emitter for controlling your cable/satellite box and includes a built-in electronic program guide. It is currently available in two capacities: 80 GB retailing for $249 and 250 GB retailing for $349.

Features
  • DVR functionality with EPG, infrared emitter
  • Web-content downloads through Archos content portal and CinenaNow
  • LAN streaming of audio, video and photos
  • WiFi and Ethernet connectivity
  • Optional Flash-enabled Opera browser
  • Two capacities: 80 GB ($249) or 250 GB ($349)
  • inputs: component video, RCA, S-Video
  • outputs: HDMI, component video, RCA, S-Video, Digital Coaxial SPDIF
  • dimensions: 250x164x37mm
  • weight: 1294g
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Dialupinternetuser
03/04/2008 07:29

If I had cable, I would definitely get this. It looks pretty sweet, but I'd have to see how good of a UI it has first.

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