French ISP Free launches its set-top box revolution

By Jos · 6 replies
Dec 15, 2010
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  1. French ISP provider Free is making quite a splash in the world of do-it-all set-top boxes this week with the launch of its new Freebox v6 Révolution. Designed by renowned industrial designer Philippe Starck, the Freebox promises to deliver broadband web access, HDTV and Internet streaming video, 802.11n Wi-Fi, web browsing though your television set, free calls to fixed and mobile phones in France, a 3D-compatible Blu-Ray player and even gaming capabilities in one device.

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  2. gwailo247

    gwailo247 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,010   +18

    Sounds promising. Tomorrow the EU will ban it.
  3. lchu12

    lchu12 TS Booster Posts: 195   +9

    haha....wait why?
  4. gwailo247

    gwailo247 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,010   +18

    Well, all those components in one box, allowing so much functionality, dunno, smacks of some kind of monopolistic scheming. Why take the chance?
  5. cardriverx

    cardriverx TS Rookie Posts: 82

    wow, $160 for all that? I wonder what the procesor in it is.
  6. Wendig0

    Wendig0 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,136   +131

    Man that's an ugly box... Renowned designer my foot! He outta have his eyes checked.
  7. Kibaruk

    Kibaruk TechSpot Paladin Posts: 3,283   +900

    Amazing little thing... I would love to buy one to tinker around and see what it's capable of.

    As you can see clearly in the article... Intel's Atom CE4100. Hard to miss...

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