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.