Portable media player maker Archos announced an AppleTV-like product – the Archos TV Plus, which will stream content to your TV from your computer. Will this product stand out on its own, or is it destined to be a “me-too” clone of first-mover Apple?
Archos’ device works either via a wireless connection or Ethernet and even looks a bit like the AppleTV.
According to PC Mag, the specs are: 80GB to 250GB of storage, depending on model; HDMI out; component in/out; RCA audio out; Ethernet port; built-in WiFi.
Engadget comments that the announcement is “not really a surprise,” because of Archos machines’ propensity for DVR-recording functionality in its portables line and partial ownership by Echostar.
Archos’ announcement caused little stir. It seems everything other than AppleTV is now a “me, too” device.