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Archos 605 WiFi 160GB Portable Media Player 4.3" Touch Screen

by Archos
2.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (48 customer reviews)

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  • Play all your digital entertainment: movies, TV shows, photos and music
  • Record your favorite TV shows
  • Stream and watch videos from your PC
  • Download movies and music directly on your PMP using the ARCHOS Content Portal
  • Enjoy the new high resolution 4.3'' touch screen (800x480 pixels)
  • Internet enabled to surf the Web, share content, and access Web video sites
  • Customise your ARCHOS with great accessories and plug-ins
  • View, zoom photos and make slide shows with music and transition effects, for viewing on the PMP or TV
  • Listen to all your favorite music in more formats than any other player


Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 12.2 x 2 cm ; 259 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 907 g
  • Item model number: 605 wifi 160GB
  • ASIN: B000ULV9PY
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 21 Oct 2007
  • Average Customer Review: 2.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (48 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 55,930 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

Product Description

Box Contains

  • Archos device
  • Headphones
  • Archos USB cable
  • Protective pouch
  • DVR adapter
  • 2 styli
  • Quick start guide (QSG)
  • Legal and safety notice


  • Customer Questions & Answers

    Customer Reviews

    Most Helpful Customer Reviews
    36 of 36 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars Awesome, but could be improved. 16 Nov 2007
    I love this device, it's a fantastic video player, and a fantastic web browser (although you have to pay for additional licences for web browser and some codecs)... the WiFi works so much better than some other devices I've used.... the file manager is pretty usable... and the music player is nice enough. I would easily give it 5 stars, but there are some imperfections.

    1, No standard USB connector (need proprietary cable)
    2, No bluetooth (so you can't browse on the move unless there is a hotspot)
    3, As yet, the available plugins are very limited
    I would be say that it needs a calendar, an email client, a notepad,
    an SSH and/or RDP/VNC client and a few others at the very least
    (These may be available as software updates, however)
    4, I have seen it hand/reboot a few times unexpectedly.

    Overall, I'm very happy with it, but it could do so much more.
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    15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars Very Impressive 20 Mar 2008
    By Graham
    Verified Purchase
    This is an amazing little device. Its still a bit buggy, but really, the rest of its features more than makes up for this.
    You do need to have quite a bit of patience because in the end you can normally get over all problems after a bit of time.
    For example, my USB connection stopped being recognised by my computer but i fixed it by uninstalling my old ipod programs.
    I was going to send my Archos back after a week but kept it to try it out a bit more and managed to discover how everything worked and suddenly all the pieces of the jigsaw started to fit together.
    Sure its complicated, so dont expect to figure it all out ina few days, you wont!
    Some things to remember:
    1. Make sure you set the location and language. You might think its obvious, but even though it comes in English, its probably set to USA times, so this will mess up the TV scheduler for example.
    2. If the Archos is behaving stragely, just hold down the power button on it for 15 seconds so that it reboots, this usually fixes most problems.
    3. If you get the GEN5 dock (which is virtually essential) make sure you fit the Archos in it carefully with the attachment which comes with your archos (not the gen 5) on top. It can sometimes not slot in properly... practice makes perfect.
    4. If you use Sky + or Sky HD like me and want the Archos to record from it, disable the power saving option on the Sky+ setup menu and also set the Archos to Thomson receiver when setting up the infra red codes.
    5. When setting it up with your wifi, make sure you select 128 bit or 64 bit code before inputting the wep key, this will ensure you have the right number of characters to input
    6.
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    74 of 77 people found the following review helpful
    1.0 out of 5 stars Archos poor customer service 11 Jan 2008
    I read as many reviews if this product as I could find and it looked good. I decided to buy one and received it on 6th December. From first use it locked up every time when coming out of standby needing a full reboot or reset to get it working again. I phoned Archos support (on a premium rate number) and was told that it shouldn't work this way and someone would contact me the following week. Nobody did so I had to phone them again. This time I was told it would have to go back for repair and they sent me an email detailing what to do. When it came back it still had the same fault. To compound the issue it was not returned in the original box (in which it had been sent), the proof of sale was not returned (which they asked for and said would be returned) and the unit had been damaged while with Archos. It now has a dint in the back of the case which could only be the result of a reasonable blow.
    I phone Archos again and explained the problem that had now turned into several problems. This time I was told this would have to go to head office and someone would contact me the following week. No one did. So, I have to phone them again. This time I speak to someone who unsympathectic, rude and offhand so I ask to speak with a supervisor or manager to be told 'no you can't' and 'you can hang on the phone all day if you want it will only cost you money, I don't care'.
    This kind of support is appalling. If you are sold a faulty device the company should go out of its way to rectify it. I will never buy a product from Archos again and could not recommend anyone else to.
    Oh by the way, it still doesn't work properly.
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    10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
    The Archos 605 is a very capable media player. It is fairly robust device and has travelled with me without any problems. The software is good and the screen quality is brilliant, provided that the video is compressed correctly. It does, however, have its flaws. The Archos 605 only comes with a proprietary connection cable to connect it to the computer to transfer files, and this is also the only way to charge the device. To charge the device a separate dock (either a Gen 5 DVR Station or a MiniDock) has to be purchased and the wall charger as well (even the dock doesnt come with a power charger!) and if you want to connect using a standard mini-usb connection the dock is required for this as well! Also, extra money has to be paid for the web browser software and plug-ins to play mpeg2 video, DVD video (.vob files) and AAC audio. These software plug-ins should be part of the standard software. All in all, it is a very capable media player, but at over 250 it should come with at a minimum the extra software and the separate power charger. This is why it only gets 3 stars from me!
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    Most Recent Customer Reviews
    2.0 out of 5 stars Quite Complicated
    This product was quite complicated to set up. Once set up it worked satisfactorily although the docking station had a lot of wires. there are better products on the market.
    Published 1 month ago by Robert J Harris
    1.0 out of 5 stars Archos....a ripoff
    I bought this item after all the hype and found that music was fine but to use every other function I had to buy so called PLUGINS that just gave me a code to use each part of the... Read more
    Published on 19 Feb 2011 by Mr. R. Jones
    1.0 out of 5 stars Archos 605 not really a good one
    Hi,
    I have bought this mp4 player over a year ago so I have had plenty of time to test it.
    I was very excited when I first got it - so much space and very easy control... Read more
    Published on 26 Nov 2009 by Orange Goblin
    1.0 out of 5 stars Error code 404.......item dead after just 4 days!
    I was over the moon with this item, but my excitement was to be short lived. I bought a protective case and dispite treating it like glass.......it crashed after just 4 days! Read more
    Published on 7 Sep 2009 by Ms. S. J. Hall
    5.0 out of 5 stars Great Product, not cheap
    I have owned this for 2 years now and it has performed well. It is still working at the moment, and I have watched hundreds of hours of TV on it. Read more
    Published on 24 Aug 2009 by Andrew M. Simmons
    2.0 out of 5 stars My first Archos product... and my last
    This player should be everyone's dream: internet, music, video, pictures, all in the palm of your hand. But for me, it was a bit of a disappointing dream. Read more
    Published on 26 July 2009 by Xia-hime
    1.0 out of 5 stars Good idea, poorly executed
    When it works it's good. However, it frequently locks up which I believe is a HDD fault. Has been sent back to Archos for repair once and returned with same fault, poorly packed... Read more
    Published on 23 July 2009 by M. J. Anson
    1.0 out of 5 stars despicable and Appalling company
    purchased archos 80GB,after 3 months battery failed rang the so called customer service on premium rate number was greated by nice staff member UNTILL i informed them i had a... Read more
    Published on 17 Jun 2009 by Wayne P. Wheawall
    1.0 out of 5 stars Archos products just don't deliver
    Web/TV Product code does not work so unable to download, complained to Archos and told-have to pay again. "Once code is used cannot replace it, and as it didn't work-tough! Read more
    Published on 1 Jun 2009 by Country Music Fan
    3.0 out of 5 stars Archos Customer Service?-More like Customer Assault
    I don't write many reviews and when I do its normally because I am very happy with the product and overall service. Read more
    Published on 23 May 2009 by Ryan
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