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Doghouse takes on Apple with RoverTV

updated 10:50 am EDT, Fri August 18, 2006

RoverTV takes on 5G iPod

Doghouse Electronics has launched RoverTV, a digital video recorder and media player that stands to compete with Apple's video iPod. The device can record as well as play live video, and features a timer to schedule recording sessions, according to Electronista. The RoverTV captures live FM radio, supports digital audio playback, and enables users to view photos much like Apple's video iPod. Content is stored on SD cards, and a 2GB card is included with the device. Two distinct models offer a 3.5-inch standard ratio screen ($300) or 4-inch wide-screen playback ($350). Both devices are compatible with Macs as well as Windows systems.

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  1. MhzDoesMatter

    Joined: Dec 1969



    So any media player that comes out is "taking on apple"?

    I'm pretty sure this device with a different feature set and different storage scheme is not aimed at taking out the iPod. The whole world doesn't revolve around 1 Infinite Loop.

  1. GORDYmac

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Man that 2 this week...

    ...between Zune and this beauty, you better get cracking Apple!

  1. ZinkDifferent

    Joined: Dec 1969


    My Egg-timer...

    ...because it has 'scheduling support', and is capable of generating a sound on cue, is likewise taking on Apple's iPod.

    The beleaguered MP3 player maker will be hard pressed to beat the capabilities of timing the cooking time of eggs, and generating melodious sounds of bells.

  1. jarod

    Joined: Dec 1969





    Each time I f*** too, I can play a different tune. I'm also taking on Apple!

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