The whole 4th generation this time will probably support Dish Networks DVRs.
Though I am not sure which model Dish will be marketing to promote their TV packages.
It might be a model that is taking advantage of some new features of the next generation Dish DVR, will those maybe come with Wi-Fi, and an internet connection built-in to download video-on-demnand, IPTV, and to host an electronic program guide to remotely setup recordings for example using the 604 Wi-Fi on a Wi-Fi hotspot anywhere in the world? As well as being able to stream personal recordings from the new DVR, over the Internet and onto the Archos Wi-Fi device as long as about 1mbit/s is available in upload from home and in download at the hotspot?
I think that maybe the new generation will also include 404 Wi-Fi and 504 Wi-Fi and that Dish Network will only be selling and bundling the Wi-Fi models. I wonder if Dish might be waiting for Archos to support the Texas Instruments Da Vinci chip which would support High Definition recordings.
In previous articles they Archos was quoted as stating they will support Dish Network program transfer as a Plugin instead of creating/branding a new PVP with a Dish Network logo.
Does that mean if I buy a Archos 604/604 WiFi prior to the release of the plugin software I can simply download/purchase the plugin?
Also, when will the Archos 604 WiFi be released/on sale?