Archos attempts to give the AppleTV some competition

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by rockstarjoe, Jun 14, 2007.

  1. rockstarjoe macrumors 6502a

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    Archos just released their AppleTV-like device. I hate to say it but my first impression is that it is pretty cool. It can do some things that the AppleTV cannot, such as record TV, surf the interwebs, and wirelessly connect to their content store. I've never used Archos' stuff, and I don't plan on it, but I'm interested to see how Apple responds to this. Thoughts?
     
  2. mrkramer macrumors 603

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    Competition is always good, hopefully Apple improves the :apple:TV to compete with this better.
     
  3. zap2 macrumors 604

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    Meh...maybe it will push the AppleTV price down, but I'd never buy one, I have too much invested in the iTMS, plus I generally like Apple stuff


    Still not a bad thing to have more devices like ATV on the market
     
  4. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    Archos have made Portable Video Players for ages, and they look pretty cool. They should therefore make a worthy Apple TV like device. I don't like the remote though, it looks awful.
     
  5. rockstarjoe thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Agreed, there is quite a contrast between their remote and the simplicity of the Apple remote. And I imagine that this is true of the user interface as well (although I admit I have not seen how the UI looks).
     
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