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Archos 605 40GB - £149.99 @ Dixons

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banned9y, 1d agoFound 9 years, 1 day ago
I came across this while browsing I thought that it was such a good deal that I've let my missus get me one for Xmas.
Featuring the highest quality screen resolution, highest quality video, touch screen, WiFi capabilities for streaming content to the device or a TV, the ARCHOS 605 WiFi is the top product in the line-up for flexibility, portability, features and price.

Store and playback up to 15,000 songs, 40 movies and 300,000 photos. Record your favourite TV shows, or stream them directly from your PC

Just an update. My Archos was delivered in 3 days.

After a bit of sweet talking my wife let me have my pressie early. The Archos is awesome I bought the web plugin and now have full web access. Im writing this now on my Archos
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#1
Very good price, brilliant player.

Payed about £165 for the 30GB version in the summer, use it everyday. Great for watching TV shows etc if your on the move. Plus lots of other features
#2
Superb!

I was drooling over the this a few weeks back, and was hoping to snaffle a 160GB from amazon.com for £200, but they won't export it due to the warranty.

This looks a great price though

voted hot
#3
this seems a very good deal I been wanting one for ages, I looked on dixons site earlier today Archos 605 40GB WIFI Multimedia Player Product code: 026236 was £178 now this 1 pops up same site different product code cheaper price.
#4
I bought one of these from Currys last weekend for £200.

Might have to take it back and rebuy it...
#5
I never even knew they did a 40g I was after a 30g, I presume this one is supported over here still?
#6
baggies666
I never even knew they did a 40g I was after a 30g, I presume this one is supported over here still?

I've only ever seen the 40GB in Currys/Dixons/PC World, and nowhere else. It's supported just as much as the others.
#7
There is a 5% off code on mse in vouchers section:thumbsup:
#8
Ok thanks just got a little worried about that after looking on the main archos site.

Flux101
I've only ever seen the 40GB in Currys/Dixons/PC World, and nowhere else. It's supported just as much as the others.
#9
is this confirmed wifi?

I have a 80g 504 would this one be a better?
#10
Does this unit have RCA inputs/outs?

Just wondering if I could use it as a screen with my camcorder.
#11
thanks chidseyc ordered mine now, I thought I would have to wait for new year sales but happy with this price, it means I can use the savings to pay for a couple of plug ins, not sure what amount is saved if any but I went through Quidco as well.

All the tec info on the main site.
http://www.archos.com/products/gen_5/archos_605wifi/index.html?country=gb&lang=en
banned#12
This is £149.99 in-store at Currys too, for those wanting one today.

[url]www.currys.co.uk[/url]
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#13
Cowon has always been more expensive, but everything is all in, recording ports etc, but with Archos latest range you need to buy everything seperately, whether that's a codec pack to support an extra file type or the recording bit to let you attach av cables to record stuff etc.
#14
baggies666
Ok thanks just got a little worried about that after looking on the main archos site.


PIXMANIA also sell the 40GB.

I've just picked one up through Currys (+quidco), and tyhey offered me the DVR dock for £50 as well; quick check shows no one else sellinjg it that cheap (AMazon have it for £53).
Only downside, you have to take the dock as Collect from Store (3% QC), but the 605 can be done as home delivery (5% QC)... bit odd

Oh... and you can't split the order. So I'm gonna have to take the package as home deluivery
#15
The 40Gb version is the same thickness as the 160Gb version so theoretically you should be able to upgrade at a later date. The 30Gb version is thinner and wont take bigger hard drives. If size is important and you can make do with 30Gb something to bear in mind.

The bigger drives can be any make but the firmware needs to be a certain one:-
http://forum.archosfans.com/viewtopic.php?t=5480&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=80
#16
chris57
The 40Gb version is the same thickness as the 160Gb version so theoretically you should be able to upgrade at a later date. The 30Gb version is thinner and wont take bigger hard drives. If size is important and you can make do with 30Gb something to bear in mind.

The bigger drives can be any make but the firmware needs to be a certain one:-
http://forum.archosfans.com/viewtopic.php?t=5480&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=80



In theory, you could instal a bigger capacity 2.5" HDD but the firmware seems to be a problem.

No one has managed it yet on the 605 wifi. The link provided is for the 504 before the more recent firmware upgrades.
#17
Joe Scaramanga
PIXMANIA also sell the 40GB.



That's because they are part of the Dixons/Currys group. The only difference is their much, much worse customer service. Correction they have NO customer service.
#18
The 605 I saw today is ugly WHITE, but the pic on the box looks silver (like the rest of the range).
Does the 605 40gb only come in white ?
#19
Jefft
That's because they are part of the Dixons/Currys group. The only difference is their much, much worse customer service. Correction they have NO customer service.



Pffft...

I've just spent a while on their website trying to sort out a case for this. The website is absolutely dire. One of the worst I've ever experienced.
#20
Also worth knowing that the Archos 605 does not have TV out (all previous Archos pmp units have TV out). Soooo glad I didn't but it.
Awesome screen for a touch screen device though.
#21
forcedv
Also worth knowing that the Archos 605 does not have TV out (all previous Archos pmp units have TV out). Soooo glad I didn't but it.
Awesome screen for a touch screen device though.


Nor does it have a charger, it relies on a USB lead to charge it.

You can buy a travel dock for around £20 which includes a mains charger, TV lead (composite) and 2 USB connectors (one for connecting to a PC, one for a USB stick).
#22
Just got a refurb av500 30gb from an Irish company on ebay for £92 delivered. This has all leads, dock etc in the box - well pleased with it.
Came down to cost. ie all latest archos need a £50 dock for tv record, so this is additional expense.
I know I'm taking a chance with a refurb, but hey sometimes risks are worth taking - the same kit is on archos own site for 199 euros.
Havie tried the grundig vp6200 and returned it; the archos kit is a class apart.
#23
debating buying this, does it play all divx files straight away without converting? Whats the mp3 player on it like?
#24
muttyhc
debating buying this, does it play all divx files straight away without converting? Whats the mp3 player on it like?


It does play DivX files up to 720 x 575 (home theatre) resolution.
#25
on their site, this is out of stock at this price, but available at £179!

was in curry's today and instore it is £199
#26
Saw this in Currys today (instore) for £200, glad I checked online. Had trouble finding out for definite whether it has an SD card slot. Can someone who has one let me know? A big point in getting one of these would be transferring all my photos from my DSLR (popping the SD card into the Archos and copying across).
Thanks in advance.
#27
Jolsa
Saw this in Currys today (instore) for £200, glad I checked online. Had trouble finding out for definite whether it has an SD card slot. Can someone who has one let me know? A big point in getting one of these would be transferring all my photos from my DSLR (popping the SD card into the Archos and copying across).
Thanks in advance.


It doesn't. I think the 4GB version does though, as it doesn't have a hard drive, just a 4GB flash drive so has space for the SD card slot.
#28
Got one in Nov from the Tax free at LTN. They were mis-priced to be cheaper than the 30G back then at £170. It's great. Beats the iTouch hands down for video.
#29
QVC do the 705 (7" screen/80GB) + DVR docking station for £329. £299 if you were lucky enough to get it on the one day special. That price also includes the Opera web browser plugin (worth £29).
#30
Jefft
It does play DivX files up to 720 x 575 (home theatre) resolution.



be careful though because it doesn't support all the DivX files that you can d/load from the web out of the box deppendent on how the audio has been encoded, you have to pay for a "cinema" patch from Archos that is linked to the serail number of the device to enable DivX with AC3playback. This patch is 20 euros. There is also a webstreaming patch for youtube (H264 etc) vids to work. You really HAVE to get these patches to get the most out of this device.

However If you goto the Archos.com (US) website and register an account in the US you can get the patches for $20 each which obviously works out cheaper given exchange rates.

The extras you have to purchase to get the most out of this device do add up, so don't expect to get it all for this price....great offer tho...

FYI, I get about 5 hours of video and 10 hours of music on the standard battery and the DVR takes about an hour to charge it. I wouldn't even bother with the USB charger that comes with it, it takes AGES....
#31
Mr No
QVC do the 705 (7" screen/80GB) + DVR docking station for £329. £299 if you were lucky enough to get it on the one day special. That price also includes the Opera web browser plugin (worth £29).


They also do the 605 160gb on a similar package for £327 + p&p...that includes the unit, the DVR station, web browser and additional battery (battery dock).

Possibly the best deal around if you want the whole bundle, and their money back guarantee means you can return it USED within 30 days for a refund, not many sellers to that!:thumbsup:
#32
Bought mine in the summer - I am consistently torn between loving it and hating it. The biggest problem for me is the lack of AC3 support out of the box. 20 Euro for any codec is a ripoff, and its easy to re-encode videos to use the mp3 format - its just alot more time-consuming!

On the ArchosFans Forum (http://forum.archosfans.com/viewforum.php?f=25&sid=ba53a43589b886e2627f959c8c242e47), there is much talk of poor customer service at Archos, so good luck if your player has any audio or web problems (a few reports of it on those forums)

As for battery - 5 hours is the norm if you turn the backlight down, invest in some decent in-ear phones (Shure E2c's) and turn the volume down.

I bought the battery dock from Dabs (http://www.dabs.com/productview.aspx?Quicklinx=4MVF&SearchType=1&SearchTerms=archos+battery+dock&PageMode=3&SearchKey=All&SearchMode=All&NavigationKey=0), a USB charger from Proporta (http://www.proporta.com/F02/PPF02P05.php?t_id=2725&t_mode=des) , and a solar charger from Firebox (http://www.firebox.com/product/1796?src_t=sbk&src_id=solar) to keep plenty of power running to it for my lengthy journey to New Zealand. I'm hoping for around 20 hours of playback. Also, the battery dock will enable connectivity to a TV via Scart - perfect for villas/hotels/motels. :thumbsup:
#33
Janikous
Bought mine in the summer - I am consistently torn between loving it and hating it. The biggest problem for me is the lack of AC3 support out of the box. 20 Euro for any codec is a ripoff, and its easy to re-encode videos to use the mp3 format - its just alot more time-consuming!


I hear you dude, but it takes me at least 4hrs to complete the whole conversion process per film, from start to finish. I'd rather pay the tenner and be done with it.

I guess if you work out how much time and power it takes to get DivX's on to this device a tenner is money well spent. Just my opinion tho.
#34
imiskeen;1374863
I hear you dude, but it takes me at least 4hrs to complete the whole conversion process per film, from start to finish. I'd rather pay the tenner and be done with it.

I guess if you work out how much time and power it takes to get DivX's on to this device a tenner is money well spent. Just my opinion tho.

I do not see why it would take 4 hours to convert a film it takes me about an hour using DivX converter. Non-compatability is usually down to not using suitable conversion software. Use DivX converter set to Home Cinema and the files play perfectly. DivX certified devices use the Home Cinema profile.
#35
Jefft
I do not see why it would take 4 hours to convert a film it takes me about an hour using DivX converter. Non-compatability is usually down to not using suitable conversion software. Use DivX converter set to Home Cinema and the files play perfectly.


i'd guess your computer is more powerfull than his thats why it takes 4 hours:thumbsup:
#36
mini0ne;1375080
i'd guess your computer is more powerfull than his thats why it takes 4 hours:thumbsup:

Not necessarily, mines not particularly powerful. Could just be the software he uses. His PC would have to be the pits to take 4 times as long.:w00t:
#37
I brought this one when the thread 1st started, I really love it. Brought the cinema plug in as could not be bothered with hours of decoding. I have done some recoding just so I know how to do it, time consuming. I have had over 4 hours with mine on films but not made any changes to back light etc.
#38
I'm going to pick up the 4gb version, I don't see the point of having a large HD. I watch mine when I'm travelling, so waiting to get on a flight, flying etc. I can carry a spare SD card or two and although I have no facts to back this up I believe not having a hard drive will make the battery last longer. It certainly will make the device less hot and less fragile as there's no HD to damage.

Of course people will buy whatever suits them and that's why they offer different versions.
#39
Jefft
Not necessarily, mines not particularly powerful. Could just be the software he uses. His PC would have to be the pits to take 4 times as long.:w00t:


Nope, I use DVD fab and a pretty swift PC however I was on about the process from start to finish, i.e. from DVD to DivX takes in reality about 2 hours I suppose. I like good quality HD DivX. I may have added a couple of hours for dramatic effect, however, even at minimum wage the patch has paid for itself after three films! Life is too short for the sake of a tenner.
#40
Divx is always gonna be shorter time than xvid to make. I can do divx on my aging Athlon xp2000 but the time to make the divx is around equal (realtime) or just shorter to the film's length. But xvid depending on the quality level I choose can be up to 6 times as long (ie 2 hour film ->12 hours to do xvid). But I run it when I'm asleep and also choose xvid because it is always smooth (ie not a picture with noticeable 'flickery dots' at a low bitrate) and produces a way better picture than divx (which just has speed and better support on some devices going for it).

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