Upcoming Archos 704 WiFi to have DVB-T?

Archos704wifiWell, isn’t that the way it goes. I still have another installment left in my Archos 604 WiFi review and already the loose-lipped FCC has gone ahead and blabbed about its successor.

The newly revealed 704 WiFi has the words "Mobile DVR" between those odd-looking speakers, which suggests that Archos is either paying homage to its previous PMPs and bundling the DVR cable/dock with the device or including some kind of on-the-go TV tuner and recording system that relies on WiFi. I’m inclined to favor the latter, as the company’s old AV420 already carries the PVR (pocket video recorder) moniker and the 704 is listed on the DVB-T product list. Unfortunately, I don’t see a TV icon on the GUI so maybe the only new thing the 704 WiFi will do is connect to and record from various video sources through that cable sticking out of the bottom. Sounds pretty lame for a new addition to the 04 series, so there’s gotta be a few surprises waiting in the wing.

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