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

by Archos
49 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

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Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 12.2 x 2 cm ; 259 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 739 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 (49 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 103,699 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

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    Customer Reviews

    2.8 out of 5 stars

    Most Helpful Customer Reviews

    36 of 36 people found the following review helpful By J. Lewis on 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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    16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Graham on 20 Mar. 2008
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    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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    9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Donald McPhee on 1 Mar. 2008
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    I bought this device to accompany me on a long trip overseas where laptops and other large scale devices are not an option.
    After reading many of the reviews posted on this very website I took into account all the negative points and purchased this player regardless.
    So far so great. The negative, it doesnt come with a charger, true but you can purchase a charger with an additionall battery pack right here on Amazon which allows to rapid charge and extends battery life by 50%. This will give you around seven and a hlf hours of video. Pretty good when you see the quality.

    Plug ins required- the browser plug in is required if you want to surf the web with your 605. if you dont need it dont buy it. If I wanted to go online I will use a better suited device instead of a video player.

    Cinema plug in could be hepful but if you have the right software on your computer you can change all your video file and dvds into the format required for the player. So you wont need to buy the plug in if you download the proper freeware programm.

    Quicktime or podcast plug in, this is required for any quicktime files and podcasts you wish to watch. Could be helpful but as many people are either in the I-touch or Archos camp I cant imagine many people using this. Chances are if you have any quicktime files or podcasts you already have a video ipod any way. Problem solved.

    The good stuff. Picture quality is amazing you have to see it to believe it but this device has excellent picture quality when playing video files.
    Poratbility small and light this can be carried with minimal intrusion anywhere on your person. Audio quality is good but on a train or plane you might want to opt for a decent set of earphones.
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    10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By S. Jackson on 15 April 2008
    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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