ARCHOS TV Connect Turns Any HDTV to Android Jelly Bean Powered Smart TV, Hands On at CES 2013 (Video)

January 13, 2013

The ARCHOS TV connect turns any HDTV into an Android 4.1 Jelly Bean powered smart TV. Coupled with a TV Touch Remote, which doubles as a gamepad, the TV Connect essentially delivers the full Android OS right onto your TV. Like an Android tablet, users can tap, swipe, zoom in, zoom out, select or type. You can expect to play games, stream videos, video chat in HD, email friends or surf the web through the TV connect as well. The attachment and remote combo will be released beginning this February for $129.99. Check out our hands on demo with the ARCHOS TV Connect from CES 2013 in the video above. Details and specifications below.
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Revolutionary TV Touch remote — A smartly designed remote for every task
• Pointer — Allows you to control your TV just like you would your tablet with a tapping and/or swiping motion
• Full multi-touch gesture support — Control your apps easily with zoom In, zoom out and rotate with ARCHOS developed unique gesture controls
• Full keyboard with Android shortcuts — The TV touch remote includes a full keyboard and Android shortcut keys including a key for voice controls and voice typing

Play Games on your TV — Critically acclaimed games at your fingertips• Thousands of games available on your TV — Choose from over 700,000 apps and games on Google PlayTM
• Dual thumb sticks and buttons — Play all your favorite games with full gaming controls and dual analog thumbsticks
• ARCHOS Gaming Mapping Tool — Map the controls of games to the buttons and controllers of the remote for playing virtually any game on your TV — as recently introduced on the GamePad

Turn your TV into a Smart TV — Get a full web experience on your current HDTV
• Internet — Surf on the net from a big screen
• Online video streaming — Stream videos directly on your TV through YouTubeTM, Daily motion and other video applications
• Emails — Send and receive emails or share photos from your Facebook page with friends

HD video calls — Connect with a group of friends or family members on a big screen
• HD webcam — ARCHOS TV connect is equipped with an HD webcam for High quality video calling
• LED notification — LED lights notify you when you have an incoming calls while watching TV
• Compatibility with all popular video calling apps — Video chatting with Skype or Google TalkTM as a family from your sofa has never been easier

Multimedia Player — The ARCHOS TV connect includes the critically acclaimed ARCHOS Media Center applications so you can finally get control of your home media content, including:
• Best video codecs and format support — Read all your favorite video files with format and codec support including H.264 decoding in full 1080p HD
• Media Center Library — Tailor-made UI with automatic jacket, synopsis and subtitle download as well as library organization even for files stored elsewhere on your home network
• Easy home streaming — Stream your media content over your home network either through WiFi or Ethernet
• The right connections — Features HDMI (cable included), full USB host and micro SD slot
• Google™ Certified with Full Access to shop on Google Play™ — With over 700,000 applications, get all your favorite Android content on your TV including books, music, magazines and movies

• Flash memory: 8 GB*
• Expandable via micro SDHC Slot up to 32 GB
Operating system
• ANDROID™ 4.1 “Jelly Bean”
• 1.5 GHz Smart Multi Core processor
• 1 GB
• HD camera
• Micro USB port
• USB host port
• Mini HDMI output
• Ethernet
• Micro SD slot
Communication protocols
• Wi Fi
• LED notification
• Microphone
• Front camera
• 235 x 105 x 34 mm
• Microsoft® Windows® 7, 8, Vista, XP, or higher and Windows Media Player 11
Computer interface
• USB 2.0 interface
Package includes
• ARCHOS TV connect, TV Touch remote, Power supply, HDMI cable, User guide
• An HDTV with standard HDMI in able to display or scale 1080p

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