I was contemplating buying a video Ipod for christmas 2005, but held off. I really wanted a more "video-centric" product. In July 2006, I bought the 16:9 "big screen" formatted Rover TV and really like it for the form factor and picture quality even at angles.
Yes, the unit only has a 2GB SD card, but that's fine for recording the occaisional TV show, etc not for my entire video library. It would be nice to figure out how to plug a USB hard drive into this thing....
Anyways, the company has been good thus far with a couple of glitches...1) The headphone jack is wiggly and "scratchy", 2) my unit came with only the 2GB card (where both a 1GB and 2GB were promised to early buyers), and 3) the user documentation was awful. The company has promised to replace my unit and has fixed the documentation.
The menu navigation is intuitive if you're PC-literate, but I'd not want to sell this to a newbie.
ps: I do NOT believe there is a way to record via a "timer" function....But it is nice having DIRECT analog (VCR or DVD) recording directly into the Rover. The resulting MPEG-4 file ends up in a non-video directory (under "recorder") not with other videos, but the Rover has built-in file "move" functions.....
i was wondering if cnet could do a review of this product.and if anyone else has heard of it. its a new product from a company called doghouse electronics. You can watch TV shows, anytime, anywhere
Record shows directly from your TV to your RoverTv, it has a Built-in timer to catch your shows while you're away.Unlimited, external memory - transfer files to and from your RoverTv to your Mac or PC, and has Tune in FM digital. Listen now or record and listen later. it comes in 3.5 big screen or 4inch wide screen.