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Archos TV+ wasting away.

Posted: Fri Jan 21, 2011 8:40 pm
by Tugwax
What this potentially very capable device really needs is some open source project to happen. Because the manufacturer seems to have forgotten about it.

I think the thing that killed the TV+ was the requirement to purchase the plugins to make it work as claimed and the online portal was always rubbish. Even when new it seemed intentionally crippled by commitee.
And now YouTube XL doesn't even work!

What is needed is a third party firmware that has no DRM concerns, plays files over 2GB, updates flashplayer and adds more codecs.
My ancient Freecom (Media Gate) 35 plays more bittorrent files than this pile of

Re: Archos TV+ wasting away.

Posted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 8:29 pm
by johnmclane
I agree with you this could be a really useful piece of kit if there was some firmware updates that actually added functions but obviously thats not going to happen archos seem to have given up on the tv+. If someone who knows what there doing could come up with custom firmware that could extend the life of the Tv+/