Archos 5 120GB Multimedia Tablet Internet Browser with DVR Snap On & Pouch Case - £228.96 + £5.45 Del - 5% Quidco = £222.67 - TODAY ONLY - HotUKDeals
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Comes with the DVR Snap-on (usually around £30 and 3 video plug ins which are around £50). Seems like a very good deal for a good bit of kit.

- Available in 3 Easy Pay instalments of £76.32 plus P&P
- Enjoy films, TV, music and web browsing on the go with this fantastic Archos 5 portable media player.
- The Archos boasts a 120GB hard drive capable of holding up to 160 movies, 1.2 million photographs or 60,000 songs.
- It also has built-in Wi-Fi connectivity and an Opera web browser with Adobe Flash 9 video support so you can check your favourite web sites and send or receive emails from a Wi-Fi hotspot.
- The player has a high res 4.8" touch screen and comes with a DVR Snap-on adaptor so you can use the Archos to record your favourite TV programmes.
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#1
Saw this late last night on TV , certainly the best deal on an Archos 5 I have seen, £250 on Amazon without any extras. Don't forget this includes the HD, cinema and video podcast plugins too...
#2
very tempted but too expensive for me :x
#3
I'm watching this now.

It is a cracking deal!

I've got the old 605 and am seriously tempted to trade up.

For those who think it's expensive, it's an MP3/4 player, internet browser, it can stream content from your computer, record from TV... it does LOADS
#4
Great deal. Better half has a 605wifi, last years model. However there will be bigger screen versions with bigger hard disks coming out in the coming months so if 4.8inches is too small for you hold off for now.
#5
Plus, at least you can pay it up over 3 months, interest free.

If I didn't already have the 250Gb version, I'd have gone for this.
#6
What connections types does it use to record from the TV?

Thanks
#7
Just bought mine now - Excellent value for a fanstastic unit!
#8
Very tempting, but I haven't even started using my 120GB Ipod yet:whistling:
#9
Good price for this great bit of kit but I won't be buying it as I already have an Archos AV500 which does nearly everything this can.
#10
nice price, i picked up mine when cdiscount had them for £190 and probably my best gadget purchase to date, seem to be a bit hit and miss reliability wise though. anyone looking for the plugins i paid £14 for all of them including the real player one that isnt available from archos from a guy on fleabay
#11
Dodger21
What connections types does it use to record from the TV?

Thanks


This is the snap on adaptor. Looks like it uses video leads.

http://www.archos.com/products/imt/archos_7/accessories.html?country=gb&lang=en&p=dvrsnap
#12
Hmm, upgrade my 605 Wifi ? Ummmmmm
#13
maxtweenie
This is the snap on adaptor. Looks like it uses video leads.

http://www.archos.com/products/imt/archos_7/accessories.html?country=gb&lang=en&p=dvrsnap


That was only reservation on the deal. The full DVR Dock has a multitude of connections

http://www.archos.com/products/imt/archos_5/accessories.html?country=gb&lang=en&p=dvrstation

But is nearly £70 extra
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Just a warning - I have one of these. Very good overall, but VERY buggy. The DVR software doesnt record video and sound in sync, the device frequently crashes (internet mainly, but at least 3 times a week for me watching video), the sound volume is really low. Add in the hardware failures - paint peels off if you hold it in your hands, the headphone sockets are notorious for stopping working.

I love mine, but you really really need to be aware that it has major faults or you'll just send it straight back with frustration!

Plus the new version is due around September (with Google Android on it).
#15
I bought a 605 last october with the DVR station and it's one of the best gadgets i've ever bought - and i've acquired a lot of gadgets! Mine is used every day and so far, no problems at all. Gotta say though that a DVR station is pretty essential for most people. The DVR station comes with a remote control and mine is set up next to the Sky box/main tv. It records/plays/streams/charges. It plays all my 'ahem' downloaded movies, video clips, live internet etc on the main tv. The DVR snap on only does less than half the job i'm afraid.

The Archos software is admittedly a bit flaky at times and is not intuitive like an Ipod Touch but it basically works fine once you get used to it. Anything that isn't Apple is fine by me.

Nevertheless, at £234 for 120gb plus DVR snap on and plug-ins included, it has got to be a good deal for someone new to Archos. There is always something new about to be released - i bet it will cost a hell of a lot more than £234. Go for it, you wont regret it.
#16
I'm in the market for an e-book reader and thinking of getting one of these instead.

Has any one got any experience with using one of these tablets as a book reader please? (can you look at the screen for long without your eyes getting tired, how long would the battery last?,,,etc.).

At the moment I'm still inclined towards buying an ebook reader but interested in hearing other people's experiences.
#18
thedo
Just a warning - I have one of these. Very good overall, but VERY buggy. The DVR software doesnt record video and sound in sync, the device frequently crashes (internet mainly, but at least 3 times a week for me watching video), the sound volume is really low. Add in the hardware failures - paint peels off if you hold it in your hands, the headphone sockets are notorious for stopping working.

I love mine, but you really really need to be aware that it has major faults or you'll just send it straight back with frustration!

Plus the new version is due around September (with Google Android on it).


Have you upgraded firmware recently? The new version are much better.
#19
I would highly recommend getting the Mini-dock, or, if you want a huge battery life (doubles!), the battery dock, they allow you to use the Archos as a USB host whilst travelling, TV output, proprity Mini-USB connections etc. Well worth the £25-30 they cost.
#20
I had the Archos 7 and agree with "thedo" above. I had all the problems he had plus a lot more. It a shame as the idea, look and feel of the machine is great but implimentation is rubbush. Perhaps when the Android version is released it will be stable and do what it is suposed to do, if so I will buy one.
#21
dufus124
Have you upgraded firmware recently? The new version are much better.


Latest firmware. The clock is now able to roughly keep time, but the machine still restarts very often, quite often making it **appear** that all the contents have been deleted. I've had mine since launch so I'm used to its foibles, and I had a 605 before (which was a far superior system IMO) but I **do** beleive that people do need to be aware that its **NOT** as perfect as they make out on QVC!
#22
refaey
I'm in the market for an e-book reader and thinking of getting one of these instead.

Has any one got any experience with using one of these tablets as a book reader please? (can you look at the screen for long without your eyes getting tired, how long would the battery last?,,,etc.).

At the moment I'm still inclined towards buying an ebook reader but interested in hearing other people's experiences.


The screen is great and reading PDFs is acceptable (but not as fast as a real PC - natch). The biggest problem is you cant switch to portrait mode, which would make it ideal. An eBook reader is probably better if your primary use is reading, this for if you want to watch videos and occasionally read.
#23
topazz
I bought a 605 last october with the DVR station and it's one of the best gadgets i've ever bought - and i've acquired a lot of gadgets! Mine is used every day and so far, no problems at all. Gotta say though that a DVR station is pretty essential for most people. The DVR station comes with a remote control and mine is set up next to the Sky box/main tv. It records/plays/streams/charges. It plays all my 'ahem' downloaded movies, video clips, live internet etc on the main tv. The DVR snap on only does less than half the job i'm afraid.

The Archos software is admittedly a bit flaky at times and is not intuitive like an Ipod Touch but it basically works fine once you get used to it. Anything that isn't Apple is fine by me.

Nevertheless, at £234 for 120gb plus DVR snap on and plug-ins included, it has got to be a good deal for someone new to Archos. There is always something new about to be released - i bet it will cost a hell of a lot more than £234. Go for it, you wont regret it.


The 605 was a superb machine. It even plays H264 files that make the 5 slowdown! And thats despite the fact that the 5 has a much faster processor. I **REALLY** wish I hadnt sold my 605 to get my 5 - worst mistake ever. The 605 had no issues with DVR recording (unlike the 5 - whose problems Archos have refused to even acknowledge, let alone fix).

If you want a DVR Archos, get the 605.
banned#24
thedo
The 605 was a superb machine. It even plays H264 files that make the 5 slowdown! And thats despite the fact that the 5 has a much faster processor. I **REALLY** wish I hadnt sold my 605 to get my 5 - worst mistake ever. The 605 had no issues with DVR recording (unlike the 5 - whose problems Archos have refused to even acknowledge, let alone fix).

If you want a DVR Archos, get the 605.


Can be bought here for £154.88 delivered

http://www.superfi.co.uk/index.cfm/page/moreinfo.cfm/Product_ID/5344
banned#25
Found the 605 with 160gb drive for £154.88 delivered.

http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/435059/archos-605-wifi-portable-media-play/
#26
This looks great. One thing I was hoping is to be able to attach a mobile broadband USB dongle to this for when WI-FI was not available, but doesn't look like this will work? Still considering it though...
#27
The Archos 5 can't connect to AdHoc Internet connections. Kind of makes it useless as an Internet tablet.
#28
The Fly
This looks great. One thing I was hoping is to be able to attach a mobile broadband USB dongle to this for when WI-FI was not available, but doesn't look like this will work? Still considering it though...


Nope - if you want 3G then you have to buy the Archos 5 3G, but AFAIK thats only available in france (and only has 30GB)

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