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Archos 705 WiFi 80GB Portable Media Player 7" Touch Screen

by Archos
5 customer reviews

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  • Stream videos from your PC
  • MP3, WAV and WMA Audio Playback
  • JPEG, PNG and BMP Photo Playback
  • MPEG, WMV and VOB Video Playback
  • Easy Touchscreen Navigation
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Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 18.2 x 2 x 12.8 cm ; 630 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 1.5 Kg
  • Item model number: 705 WiFi 80GB
  • ASIN: B000X8NLVO
  • Date first available at 1 July 2006
  • Average Customer Review: 2.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 147,488 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)


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Product Description

Manufacturer's Description

Featuring the highest quality screen resolution, highest quality video, touch screen, WiFi capabilities for streaming content to the device or a TV, the Archos 705 WiFi is the top product in the line-up for flexibility, portability, features and price.

Your Movies, Your Videos
Store and play up to 100 movies. Play the most popular video format: MPEG-42, WMV2, protected WMV2, MPEG-2**, VOB**, H.264** (*with optional plug-ins).

Your TV
Record your favorite TV shows or series directly on your ARCHOS 705 WiFi with the optional DVR Station Gen 5. Easy programming with the TV Program Guide. Record the most video sources such as satellite/cable box, VCR, DVD3 player in MPEG-4 format.

7" Touch Screen
The Archos 705 WiFi features the highest resolution 7" screen (800 X 480) and highest quality screen in a PMP. Use the touch screen to easily operate the device with your finger or stylus.

Download content wirelessly and directly to your Archos 705 WiFi via the Archos Content Portal and our partners' online stores. You can also stream movies, TV shows and music that are stored on your computer. Your device is Internet ready! With the optional Web browser plug-in, you can surf the Web and enjoy videos from online videos sites like DailyMotion and YouTube.

Easy Navigation
Through home WiFi connection, you can enjoy the entire shared digital media library of your home PC in your living room, not just in your office. Easily navigate using the remote control with an integrated key board and mouse pointer.

Your Photos
Transfer your photos from a PC or most mass storage devices (such as a digital camera, USB key or external hard drive) via the USB 2.0 high speed interface and the included UBS host. Store and view up to 800,000 photos (JPEG, PNG and BMP formats). Display slideshows with music and transition effects. Manage your files and folders directly on the device for easier organization with or without a computer.

Your Music
Store and listen to up to 45,000 songs. Play music in the most popular formats such as MP3, WAV, WMA and protected WMA. Easily organize songs with the enhanced ARCLibrary. View by artist, album, type of music title and create your playlist on the go.

Customer Reviews

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43 of 44 people found the following review helpful By M. Kemp on 11 Feb. 2008
I tried to read as many reviews as possible before buying the archos 705 80gb from Amazon, but could not find many actual owner reviews so I thought I would add mine for anyone considering one of these.
Firstly my concerns: I was worried because I could not find one anywhere to see it in action before buying, only saw the 605 which was great, but I wanted the larger screen for video. I was worried the 260,000 colour screen would not be as good as the 605's 16 million colours and other reviews that said the screen is not as sharp on the 705. After a couple of days playing around with mine I can say the colours are fine (can you amagine 20,000 different shades of red?). I have not tried it side by side with the 605, but photos and video look great and the 7" screen is great - no eye strain at all.
What else can I say?
I think having the touch screen only (no buttons) works well - less to risk breaking - and you get a good remote if you want to avoid touching the screen. The touch screen is not as good as the ipod touch but works well enough once you get used to it.
The movies I had recorded on my PC's TV card went on in less than 5 minutes each, even for 3gb files with DVD resolution and they look really clear on the screen. It used to take a couple of hours to encode and transfer these onto my PSP.
Yes, the the optional DVR station cost you extra, but it works well - unfortunatley it only records TV at 640 by 480 resolution which is a shame when the screen is capable of more - I dont know if it will be capable of better with HD broadcasts.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Knight Rider on 30 Aug. 2010
I recently had this bought for me as a present, so was initially well pleased until I realised how little you get for the price.

First off you need to buy plug-ins to make most of the unit features work. Web browser @ £20, DVD play back @ £15, Pod casts @ £15, etc, etc. Your now thinking buying a netbook would be cheaper and better. Although you can cheat a little bit here and instead of giving even more money to Archos you can go to and get all the plug-ins for less than £20. ;-)

Secondly you've now managed to get all your plug-ins so your unit should work right? WRONG the so called widgets cannot connect to the Archos server any more and therefore don't update. The Flashplayer is out of date and Archos haven't bothered to release new version so websites like You Yube, I-player don't work. And the biggist kick in the teeth the web browser is so painfully slow you might as well not bother. In fact my mobile phone is quicker on the internet when not even in a 3G reception area.

Thirdly this is sold as a DVR (Digital Video RECORDER) well unless you shell out another £50-70 on a DVR station this will not record any thing therefore as sold is a DVP i.e PLAYER not recorder.

Overall I wouldn't recommend this to anyone, the product promises so much and this just doesn't deliver. Save your money/sanity and get an ipod touch or netbook instead.
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22 of 25 people found the following review helpful By inkslug on 27 Jan. 2008
I bought the 160gb version with TV docking station that was supposed to have the manual and registration instructions on the drive. However they were not there, and there was no help on archos site. After a week of trying I eventually found out how to purchase the plug in for web browser and set up my archos account. I gradually learnt how to use it. the touch screen is NOT finger friendly, it's slow but audio sound is great through h/p and even a £3 lead into my amp. I began to fall in love with the look and feel of this device and the ability to watch video streamed from youtube n google video as I walked around the house etc. I went to bed each night streaming films. however they always cut out after ten minutes. I thought i was being dumb. Again there was no help on website or manuals and only by trial and error did I find it needed to be plugged in to ac adaptor to watch a whole video, which defeated the whole wi-fi and portability aspects of it. Not only that, you also need it plugged in when synching with wmp11. If you like your audio don't rip WMplayer in lossless or anything else as archos forces a downgrade to standard wma which takes forever. corrupt files are common too.
Here's the crunch, I never got as far as setting up my bundled dvr station or other extras as on day 12 FATAL ERROR recovery error 102 none of the restore options worked. The archos site had never heard of that error (which turned out to be lies)and couldn't help me. The device felt weighty and of good build quality so i thought i must have been unlucky and got a duff hard drive. Not so!! The flash drives suffer the same problem and there are thousands of people on the forums with the same problem with no resolution but to RMA. I've decided grudgingly to wait for a larger capacity iTouch.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Toby's View on 4 April 2010
I bought an Archos 705 and docking station having read the hype and thinking this would be a great unit for recording and playing via a TV, and doubling as a small screen for playing movies and surfing the net. Well there is only one good thing about this unit: The screen is pretty good.

To surf the net you have to buy a plug in from them! To play movies: most of the usual formats only play if you buy a plug in from them. The docking station has never worked. Still, the record feature is only useful if you use the programme guide which (surprise, surprise) requires a plug in subscription.

I have used the 705 on a plane which had no interesting movies showing. That worked well as the only good thing about the 705 is the screen. The sound (through quality headphones)was acceptable but don't use the built in speakers - they are dreadful: Maybe because the unit is so trim (sic). Surfing the net is painful. It is slow, and clunky. Typing is a nightmare. With both on-screen and remote - with built in keyboard - typing is hit and miss with long lags between typing and the letter/symbol appearing on screen. My mobile phone is a hundred times better. Frankly, my old Sinclair Spectrum which I owned decades ago was better than this thing - except the Spectrum had no built in screen.

I am really sorry I bought this item, and more sorry about the time I have wasted with it, trying to get that docking station to work.
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