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Here's a sure sign of unpopularity: SanDisk stopped selling its TakeTV device, and shut down TakeTV's Fanfare content portal, on May 15th... and nobody noticed. Originally inspiring fond sentiments with its sneakernet approach to getting videos from your computer to your PC, SanDisk's TakeTV just n...

June 6th 2008 at 7:14pm 0 Comments
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NBC might have removed its content from iTunes, but the company is still determined to sell media online, and it's announced a partnership with SanDisk to deliver shows on the Fanfare service. Starting in January, the "beta" portal will offer all the usual NBC suspects like The Office, Heroes, and 3...

December 11th 2007 at 1:11pm 0 Comments
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NBC might have removed its content from iTunes, but the company is still determined to sell media online, and it's announced a partnership with SanDisk to deliver shows on the Fanfare service. Starting in January, the "beta" portal will offer all the usual NBC suspects like The Office, Heroes, and 3...

December 11th 2007 at 1:11pm 0 Comments
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Ok, our new TakeTV arrived, and this time it works perfectly. (The first one we got was a pre-production unit with a bum remote.) Here are a few more things we noticed about the TakeTV and its accompanying Fanfare video download service: The TakeTV interface still has a very unpolished, raw lo...

October 22nd 2007 at 8:34pm 0 Comments
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Well, after about a day and a half of anticipation, we've got a TakeTV of our own to fool around with. First thing that struck us: this ain't your mom's USB flash drive -- unless your mom carries around a Zachmorrisphone, because the TakeTV is big. (But it's not really intended for taking out of th...

October 22nd 2007 at 4:20pm 0 Comments
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That SanDisk Sansa TakeTV we saw over the weekend? Well, it's officially announced: the USBTV is now the TakeTV, and will take advantage of a new video platform called Fanfare. The details:Sansa TakeTV 4GB and 8GB sizes, $100 and $150 respectively Supports DivX (including Home Theater prof...

October 22nd 2007 at 3:04am 0 Comments