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SanDisk debuts USB drive, video service


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Into the entertainment business


SanDisk is set to launch an online video service and a USB flash drive that can carry television programs and videos from a computer for playback on TVs.

Dubbed the Sansa TakeTV video player, the system is an oversized USB drive, remote control and a small dock that connects to a TV. It has a video service, called Fanfare, which will offer premium TV shows for $1.99 per download. Users of TakeTV can drag-and-drop files stored on their computer, including Fanfare downloads, home videos or other unrestricted video content and plug it into the cradle connected to a TV. A simple menu appears on the TV to scroll through the files for playback.

The TakeTV player is $99.99 for a 4 gigabyte model and $149.99 for an 8 GB one that can hold up to 10 hours of video.
Last modified on 22 October 2007
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