SanDisk Snuffs TakeTV, Leaves No Trace of Fanfare

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Poor TakeTV. This past Fall, it launched just ahead of the flood of media extenders that bring PC content to the TV. And while many felt it worked decently, it couldn't keep up with the big dogs in the end as Sandisk confirmed today they killed the TakeTV line...in mid-May. Additionally, they shut down the Fanfare media portal attached to it. But with Slingcatcher supposedly around the corner, I have trouble getting too sentimental. [NewTeeVee]

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DISCUSSION

How will the Slingcatcher be a replacement? The TakeTV was a small portable device with video recording and storage that was perfect for taking on the road, the Slingcatcher is huge (in comparison) and doesn't have any onboard storage. I fail to see how they even compare. It's like saying the Slingcatcher will replace your iPod...