View Full Version : Archos Artnova... ready to exterminate... your Squeezebox too?

2011-02-20, 06:00
I think this Arnova has been around for a few weeks. Has anyone gotten a hold of one of these internet radio boxes?.... How the sound quality and UI? Does the Engadget SQB Exterminator claim hold any water? http://www.engadget.com/2011/02/19/archos-arnova-is-ready-to-exterminate-your-clock-radio-your-squ/

2011-02-20, 07:49
Hard to determine without more info:
- price (priced for Boom or Radio competition)
- sound comparison to similar priced SB offering
- streaming codec support
- what music services will be available
- base streaming.... Reciva based? vTuner based? RadioTime based? Other?

Though, if they can get the alarm clock to work, that alone gives it a leg up. ;)

2011-02-20, 08:52
I have an Archos 605 Wifi and it's not as good as it should be. Mostly that their firmware is buggy--and this still seems to be a problem with their Android-based devices. Squeezebox Server is much, much better.

If they could fix that issue, I think their hardware could be worth something (they also need to improve build quality though. Their design and styling is good.)

Mark Miksis
2011-02-20, 11:40
Does it sync? That's slowly become a required feature for me...