Playback fine but no web functions: hard drive failed after 8 months,
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This review is from: Archos 605 WiFi 30GB Portable Media Player 4.3" Touch Screen (Electronics)
I bought this primarily as a replacement for a faulty 604, to play back audio and video files.
Just as well, because you can no longer download (that is' buy' in the Archos world) any of the plug-ins that let you browse the web, or use the device for web TV or radio. I contacted Archos, and they say this is because the product is no longer supported. Looking through the world of Archos forums, there have also been problems with the plug-ins not being upgraded to cope with web innovations.
So, be warned that none of the internet-related features on the Amazon promo page are available because Archos will not let you unlock them.
That being said, audio and video playback is good, and some Flash games will also work. I find WMV files are readily accepted by the Archos, which I create using Serif software.
May 2013 postscript
The hard drive has just failed after 8 months, so I guess that's the end of that.