Consider yourself warned: Buy the Archos TV+, and you might never leave your sofa again. And really, why would you need to? This small box packs a punch, converting your TV into a gateway to movies, music, and information.
Operate your TV+ using the lightweight and responsive infrared, QWERTY remote, which includes a nine-point mouse, and navigation buttons. View larger.
Love your DVR, but hate the monthly fee? The TV+ puts you
in charge of what you watch and when--and it's yours forever. Using the included TV Program Guide, you have the convenience of one-touch activation or the reliability of scheduled recording. Programming is stored directly on the Archos TV+ or transferred to an external hard drive or computer.
Capable of recording from most any video source--including a satellite or cable box, VCRs, and DVD players--the Archos TV+ records in MPEG-4 and plays back in DVD (640x480) quality.
The TV+ transforms your television into a Wi-Fi entertainment center, combining your favorite movies with access to your favorite Web sites and online videos. You can stream movies, TV shows, and music stored on your computer, and with an optional plug-in, you can enjoy clips from your favorite online video sites.
The included wireless QWERTY keyboard puts you in control, so you can surf to your heart's content--and download content directly to your TV+ using the new Archos Content Portal (ACP). ACP makes it possible to save your favorite media without a computer.
Access Movies, Video
Setting up is easy, with clearly labeled ports and jack. Built-in Wi-Fi and Ethernet capability gives you options, and a USB 2.0 connection allows the Archos TV+ to be used as a hard drive for moving files on and off your PC. View larger.
In addition to storing and replaying your videos and recorded TV shows, you can use the built-in Wi-Fi and Ethernet for on-demand video downloads through CinemaNow.
The TV+ can play the most popular video formats: MPEG-4 and WMV. It plays protected WMV, MPEG-2, VOB, and H. 264 with optional plug-ins).
Music and Photos
Weighing in at less than 3 pounds, the Archos TV+ is a sleek addition to your entertainment center. Its small footprint belies its powerful performance and range of capabilities. View larger.
Couple your best shots with your favorite tunes, then display them using transition effects. Not into sharing? Then put your 80 GB TV+ to work as an external hard drive: storing and organization up to 45,000 songs or 800,000 images. Transferring files from a PC or most mass storage devices is a breeze with the USB 2.0 high speed interface.
Able to play all of the most popular music files (MP3, WAV, WMA and protected WMA, as well as AAC and AC3, with optional plug-ins), the TV+ also organizes your media. You can view by artist, album, type of music, and title, and you can create your own playlists.
What's in the Box
Remote control, power supply, two audio RCA/RCA cables, two S-Video cables, user guide, connection sheet, legal and safety notice, and warranty sheet.