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Archos 604/604 WiFi/Dish Network Question

by Celestil / September 13, 2006 12:06 PM PDT

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?

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probably that the Mpeg2 plugin will do the trick
by Charbax / September 14, 2006 12:32 AM PDT

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.

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Dish Network uses DRM
by Celestil / September 14, 2006 8:54 AM PDT

The current PocketDisk uses DRM to obtain recordings via USB 2.0 transfer from the new DVR's. I do not see this changing for the new model. The recordings cannot be transferred to a PC.

The question is will Archos keep this plugin just for Dish Netowork-branded Archos players or will it be a "general plugin" that can be bought or downloaded.

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I think all will support Dish
by Charbax / September 14, 2006 5:14 PM PDT
In reply to: Dish Network uses DRM

I think that all fourth generation Archos players will support Dish DRM. The first generation PocketDish came a few month after the normal AV500, AV700 and Gmini402 were released, so Archos simply couldn't integrate Mpeg2 on allready released models, since the Mpeg2 playback licence costs money.

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