@Yuriy (or is it Yury?)
You nailed it the first time! (Believe it or not, the other guy who works on the site with is named Yury hah)
Thanks for demo'ing the emus. For the less techie, it may be a good idea to do a video tutorial on the software & hardware setup to get the emus running (stepping around the issue of acquiring ROMs, of course). Are multiple controllers possible? Have you tested any 3rd-party controller?
I'd like to do one as soon as i have time, i've been writing the full review and made these videos because they can't be squeezed into the full review. I have not tested any third party controller.
Can the WiiMote be mapped for use for non-game purposes, i.e. a remote for web browsing navigation, or navigating the AMC while connected to the TV? If possible, I'd put in a request for this as the next demo.
Yes, it can be mapped for non-gaming purposes, i haven't gotten around to playing with it yet, was actually planning on PM'ing another member to help me understand how i can do a preset that just works with the android UI, i'll figure it out by tomorrow. The wiimote can be hooked up the Classic Pro controller that has a ton of extra buttons, problem is having something to MAP things like scrolling up and down a web page/etc.
That brings up the issue of whether the browser can be adjusted for legibility at 20' distance, i.e. the 20' UI. I'm interested to see if this is possible. Also, since pinch-zoom isn't active while plugged into a TV, are normal zoom in/out keys available? Can the WiiMote do this, in lieu of a keyboard/trackpad?
More key mapping stuff, the dev of the wiimote controller app needs to make more options to control small app functions, the on-screen zoom in/zoom out buttons are there to zoom in and out but can't scroll down the page.
How about apps on the TV? Is it possible to set up the 70 on top of the TV, and do a Fring/Skype chat?
With duct tape? Yes hah. I tested Pandora, Adobe Reader on screen, can't really control many other apps that require swipes of fingers to navigate. It would be nice to have the ability to 'clone' the screen instead of turning it into a track pad, but i could see that being GPU intensive.
Basically, while good that the emu's work, I'm more interested in the non-game aspects--web, apps, media. Would be nice to see what these tabs can do in these areas.
Oh yah thanks for not doing the shakycam routine. BTW, there was overexposure in some spots that render the onscreen text unreadable.
Hope to see more demos. Thanks again for the effort.
PS: Is Androidcircuit.com updated? I don't see these videos on there.
I agree, i want to explore what else is possible with the wiimote in terms of on-screen use because while this isn't 'Google TV', it atleast has potential to have similar features. I hate shaky cams, but i also hate that i don't have a better camera!
AndroidCircuit.com will be updated tomorrow with about three to four Archos 70 articles (still need to do the video review)