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by tstreete
Wed Mar 04, 2009 4:30 am
Forum: Archos TV+
Topic: Archos TV+ Web plugin - Can it play Hulu / CBS / Veoh ?
Replies: 10
Views: 7183

Re: Archos TV+ Web plugin - Can it play Hulu / CBS / Veoh ?

Nope, does not play Hulu, at least. The flash on the Archos devices is rather limited, and not the same as that which works on regular PCs.
by tstreete
Wed Jan 28, 2009 1:13 pm
Forum: Archos TV+
Topic: Web TV Plug In
Replies: 10
Views: 4376

Re: Web TV Plug In

That's true, but if you buy the one for the 605 it will work on the TV+, I believe. Can others confirm this?
by tstreete
Wed Jan 28, 2009 3:16 am
Forum: Archos TV+
Topic: Web TV Plug In
Replies: 10
Views: 4376

Re: Web TV Plug In

It shows up for me on the US website here:
http://www.archos.com/products/gen_5/ar ... us&lang=en
by tstreete
Tue Dec 30, 2008 4:04 pm
Forum: Archos TV+
Topic: bye bye!
Replies: 0
Views: 1566

bye bye!

Well, I picked up a refurbished HP slimline on ebay for $450 (US) with TV recording and graphics cards, and so I'm selling my TV+ after a year. The HP is much bigger and less pretty than the TV+, but it does fit easily enough on its side on my TV cart. It's quiet for a desktop PC, but you do hear th...
by tstreete
Thu Nov 13, 2008 2:15 pm
Forum: Archos TV+
Topic: hacked Apple TV better than Archos TV+
Replies: 5
Views: 3543

hacked Apple TV better than Archos TV+

The main problem with the Apple TV (similar in price and hardware to the TV+), was that it is crippled in terms of features and access compared to the TV+. But it has been hacked using something called Boxee. See: http://www.macworld.com/article/136751/2008/11/appletvboxee.html?lsrc=top_3 "IÔÇÖ...
by tstreete
Sat Nov 08, 2008 3:49 am
Forum: Archos TV+
Topic: daylight savings messes up scheduled recordings
Replies: 5
Views: 1597

Re: daylight savings messes up scheduled recordings

So it's another little bug . . .
by tstreete
Fri Nov 07, 2008 1:35 pm
Forum: Archos TV+
Topic: daylight savings messes up scheduled recordings
Replies: 5
Views: 1597

daylight savings messes up scheduled recordings

My TV+ dutifully changed it's clock appropriately when daylight savings time changed over in the U.S. But then I discovered that all my scheduled recordings were an hour off, and I had to reset them. Did anyone else have this problem?
by tstreete
Fri Oct 24, 2008 1:18 pm
Forum: Archos TV+
Topic: end of the TV+?
Replies: 41
Views: 10098

Re: end of the TV+?

What's a "DVBT 6Gen"?
by tstreete
Thu Oct 23, 2008 3:00 pm
Forum: Archos TV+
Topic: end of the TV+?
Replies: 41
Views: 10098

Re: end of the TV+?

The problem with the HTPC route is that, at least at the low end, there's bound to be a lot of fiddling. I'll need an irblaster of some sort to work with my system, it's hard to figure out what kind of video recording card or video outputs you get on these systems (i.e., will it work with my TV?), s...
by tstreete
Thu Oct 23, 2008 1:10 pm
Forum: Archos TV+
Topic: end of the TV+?
Replies: 41
Views: 10098

Re: end of the TV+?

Which HP slimlines are you looking at ?? Haven't really researched it yet. But maybe something like http://cgi.ebay.com/HP-PAVILION-PC-S3321P-SLIMLINE-2GB-500GB-WIFI-TV-TUNER_W0QQitemZ250310575062QQcmdZViewItem?hash=item250310575062&_trkparms=72%3A570%7C39%3A1%7C66%3A2%7C65%3A12%7C240%3A1318&am...
by tstreete
Thu Oct 23, 2008 12:55 am
Forum: Archos TV+
Topic: end of the TV+?
Replies: 41
Views: 10098

Re: end of the TV+?

The Archos website updated today, announcing new firmware for their latest generation "internet tablets." Nothing for the TV+, and the TV+ is still only to be found illogically listed as one of the portable media players. Seems pretty clear that it is on its way out. Guess I'll start savin...
by tstreete
Mon Oct 13, 2008 4:14 pm
Forum: Archos TV+
Topic: Is there a way to get the TV+ broadcast a TV signal to my 60
Replies: 5
Views: 1930

Re: Is there a way to get the TV+ broadcast a TV signal to my 60

I don't think the problem is that they don't care. I think the problem is of a piece with Archos's strength: they live life on the technical cutting edge, and there is risk and unpredictability there. TVPortation promises to deliver an amazing technological feat: everything that a Slingbox does for ...
by tstreete
Sun Oct 12, 2008 5:02 pm
Forum: Archos TV+
Topic: end of the TV+?
Replies: 41
Views: 10098

Re: end of the TV+?

You are correct that one day most television will come from the internet, and so some kind of computer device will be attached to (or included in) every TV set. But it is hard to say how it will happen. HTPC's which cost thousands of dollars have so far been a small specialized niche, because of cos...
by tstreete
Sat Oct 11, 2008 2:52 pm
Forum: Archos TV+
Topic: Is there a way to get the TV+ broadcast a TV signal to my 60
Replies: 5
Views: 1930

Re: Is there a way to get the TV+ broadcast a TV signal to my 60

TVPortaton, if it is ever delivered -- we're all getting skeptical at this point -- would allow sending TV signals from the TV+ to the 605 anywhere on the internet, including cable TV signals. But if you just want to stream a show that is already stored on the TV+ as a file (like a downloaded or rec...
by tstreete
Thu Oct 09, 2008 11:33 pm
Forum: Archos TV+
Topic: end of the TV+?
Replies: 41
Views: 10098

Re: end of the TV+?

And unlike the generation 5 portable devices, there's no successor to the TV+ in the works. Is it a failed experiment? I think the correct way to put it is that there is no successor that is announced yet. Without having any information about it, just speculating, I am sure Archos is working on the...
by tstreete
Wed Oct 08, 2008 10:20 pm
Forum: Archos TV+
Topic: end of the TV+?
Replies: 41
Views: 10098

Re: end of the TV+?

Amazon.com US is advertising the 250gb TV+ for $245.91, more than $100 off. Sounds like an end-of-run sell-off. And unlike the generation 5 portable devices, there's no successor to the TV+ in the works. Is it a failed experiment?
by tstreete
Wed Oct 08, 2008 5:30 pm
Forum: Archos TV+
Topic: Cinema Plug in
Replies: 10
Views: 4106

Re: Cinema Plug in

I've always been able to install plugins by copying the downloaded software (it's actually just a key) to the root directory of the TV+, using either a direct connection to my laptop (via usb) or by using a usb thumb drive. Have you tried that?
by tstreete
Sat Oct 04, 2008 8:22 pm
Forum: Archos TV+
Topic: TV+ Where to Buy
Replies: 2
Views: 1551

Re: TV+ Where to Buy

That could be a sign that the TV+ is on the way out, alas . . .
by tstreete
Fri Sep 05, 2008 1:25 am
Forum: Competitors
Topic: UK iPhone ad labeled 'misleading' for lack of flash++
Replies: 5
Views: 1512

Re: UK iPhone ad labeled 'misleading' for lack of flash++

Is this good for Archos -- bad news for one of their competitors -- or is it bad news for Archos -- as they could be accused of similarly exaggerating their functionality regarding Flash (though not on TV)?

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