Archos TV+ DVR now available in the UK

archos tv+The Archos TV+ set-top box, first seen at this year’s CES convention, launched in the U.K. today. It’s available in two flavors, £180 for the 80GB model, £250 for the 250GB.

The Archos TV+ is a slick set-top box and a rival to the Apple TV. Archos’ first DVR combines a Wi-Fi media player with a hard drive that allows you to stream or store the usual digital content — movies, music, Web video, podcasts, and photos. (See last100 coverage.)

To use certain TV+ features, an additional £20 is required for a video podcast plug-in that allows for video and audio playback in formats such as H.264 and ACC. The plug-in and DVR can be purchased from the Archos online store.

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