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Archos 705 WIFI 80GB MP4 Player - Argos - £159.99
Archos 705 WIFI 80GB MP4 Player - Argos - £159.99

Archos 705 WIFI 80GB MP4 Player - Argos - £159.99

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In store only but there are still a few about. Seems a great price to me. No this isn't the latest model but it has great reviews

* 7in screen.

* 80GB memory.

* Up to 25 hours audio playback.

* Up to 5.5 hours video playback.

* Size (H)18.2, (W)12.8, (D)2cm.

* Weight 630g.

* Widescreen.


* Play your digital entertainment: movies, TV Shows, photos and music.

* Record directly from your TV, VCR, DVD player, cable box or satellite receiver and playback your video content anywhere, at any time, on any PAL or NTSC TV (with optional DVR Station Gen 5 not supplied).

* Stream and watch videos from your PC.

* Download movies directly on your device with the ARCHOS content portal.

* Surf the Web with optional web browser (not supplied), share content and access Web Video

* View, zoom photos and make slide show with music and transition effect.


* Can store up to 150 hours of MPEG4 video.

* Can store up to 800, 000 pictures.

* Can store up to 45,000 songs or 80GB of data.


* Audio recording via the optional DVR Station Gen 5/ DVR travel adapter (not supplied).Stereo line in, WAV (IMA ADPCM or PCM) format.

* Timer record facility to make scheduled recordings (with optional DVR station Gen 5 or travel adapter kit not supplied).

* Built in external speaker.


* Format compatibility:

* Audio playback: Stereo MP3 decoding @ 30-320 Kbits/s CBR & VBR, WMA, Protected WMA, WAV (PCM/ADPCM).

* - AAC5 stereo audio files

* - AC3 stereo audio and 5.1 sound files

* Video playback: MPEG-4(4) ([email protected] AVI, up to DVD resolution).

* WMV ([email protected], up to DVD resolution).


* With optional software plug-ins.

* - Video Podcast plug-in: H.264 up to DVD resolution and AAC.

* - Cinema Plug-in: MPEG-2 [email protected] up to 10 Mbps (up to DVD resolution) and AC3 stereo sound (5.1).


* Interfaces:

* USB 2.0 High-Speed Device (compatible USB 1.1): Mass Storage Class (MSC) and Media Transport Protocol (MTP).

* USB 2.0 Host: Mass Storage Class (MSC) and Picture Transfer Protocol (PTP) with optional mini dock, battery dock and DVR stations not supplied.

* USB host and USB for PC connection.

* Minimum PC specification Windows ME, 2000, XP, Media Center, Vista; Macintosh: OS X or higher (with USB Mass Storage Class support), Linux (with mass storage device support), USB port.

* For PlaysForSureTM video and subscription services: PC with Windows XP SP 2 or higher, Windows Media Player 10 or higher, USB 2.0 port.


* In ear headphones (supplied).

* Remote control battery supplied.

* USB 2.0 cable supplied.

* USB host adaptor.

* AC adapter and charger supplied.

* Protective case supplied.

* 2 Styli

* User guide.

* With optional web browser plug-in.

54 Comments

Couple left in stores around Southampton!

That's a very good price!

Looks great, though a bit too big for my needs. Good bit of video of it in use here...

reviews.cnet.com/por…tml

http://news.cnet.com/i/bto/20080226/32740055_PALM_440.jpg

Certainly not pocket sized and wieghs a fair bit for a portable player but great price, also seem to be a fair few available at stores in the Kent area if anyone still looking to pick one up

Not bad. Here's an ]alternative for £119.99 Different specs of course except the HDD. Depends what you're after.

ive got the 605 and is great for streaming movies from my pc
although you have to pay for plugs ins for internet browser, and to be able to play different formats
but can be bought on fleabay for about £20 for about 5
alot cheaper than archos direct
and each one is unique to your model
on the whole they are great bits of kit

gogosteve;4973069

Not bad. Here's an ]alternative for £119.99 Different specs of course … Not bad. Here's an ]alternative for £119.99 Different specs of course except the HDD. Depends what you're after.


got the av500 too (60 gig version)
no wifi or touch screen
great picture quality too

anyone know if a windows / linux OS can be installed onto these?

kyleb;4973313

anyone know if a windows / linux OS can be installed onto these?



you cant

What other software would i need to play my films or surf the web? or does it come as standard? Thank you! :whistling:

lance w;4973504

What other software would i need to play my films or surf the web? or … What other software would i need to play my films or surf the web? or does it come as standard? Thank you! :whistling:



depends what file type your movies are, you might need to buy a plugin which is about 15 quid per plugin to play them. on these older archos's you also have to buy the web browser plugin to surf the web which comes included with the latest archos's

although this is a good price, you could get a netbook for around this price (e.g. acer aspire one), which is only a little bigger when closed + can do a million more things and will do everything this does but better!

the only advantages i can think of for the archos over a netbook is the battery life for music/video.

one other thing is that with the archos... wouldn't it be a bit big and annoying to be holding in your hands if you were playing a movie for example? (netbook solves that problem as well!)

Bought a 605 last year, brilliant pice of kit, couple left in sheffield if anyones interested

bearman3784;4973567

depends what file type your movies are, you might need to buy a plugin … depends what file type your movies are, you might need to buy a plugin which is about 15 quid per plugin to play them. on these older archos's you also have to buy the web browser plugin to surf the web which comes included with the latest archos's



AVI files are what i'd be playing. :thumbsup:

derrycityboy;4973640

although this is a good price, you could get a netbook for around this … although this is a good price, you could get a netbook for around this price (e.g. acer aspire one), which is only a little bigger when closed + can do a million more things and will do everything this does but better!one other thing is that with the archos... wouldn't it be a bit big and annoying to be holding in your hands if you were playing a movie for example? (netbook solves that problem as well!)



yeah it might be annoying, unitl you fold out the stand on the back of the archos...

lance w;4973504

What other software would i need to play my films or surf the web? or … What other software would i need to play my films or surf the web? or does it come as standard? Thank you! :whistling:


no software needed for streaming movies
plays avis no problems
to play mp4s or other formats then you will need the plug ins
also for the web browser
but as i said earlier dont buy them from archos
get them from a well known auction site that sounds like flea pay
as they are only about £20 for about 4 or 5 plugins
think the web broswer is about £15 on its own from archos
i can stream my only fools and horses that i riiped from my original dvds and watch them on my 605
never get board of them

lance w;4973677

AVI files are what i'd be playing. :thumbsup:



they are fine on my archos 5 and 99% sure work on the 705/605 without a plugin

bearman3784;4973706

they are fine on my archos 5 and 99% sure work on the 705/605 without a … they are fine on my archos 5 and 99% sure work on the 705/605 without a plugin


I can confirm they play on the 605 without a plug in

this is off the argos website regarding the plugins


[LIST]
[*]Format compatibility:
[*]Audio playback: Stereo MP3 decoding @ 30-320 Kbits/s CBR & VBR, WMA, Protected WMA, WAV (PCM/ADPCM).
[*]- AAC5 stereo audio files
[*]- AC3 stereo audio and 5.1 sound files
[*]Video playback: MPEG-4(4) ([email protected] AVI, up to DVD resolution).
[*]WMV ([email protected], up to DVD resolution).[/LIST][LIST]
[*]With optional software plug-ins.
[*]- Video Podcast plug-in: H.264 up to DVD resolution and AAC.
[*]- Cinema Plug-in: MPEG-2 [email protected] up to 10 Mbps (up to DVD resolution) and AC3 stereo sound (5.1).[/LIST]

THANK GUYS! Got 1 reserved for collection tommorow, :thumbsup:

Great find well done

bearman3784;4973699

yeah it might be annoying, unitl you fold out the stand on the back of … yeah it might be annoying, unitl you fold out the stand on the back of the archos...



ah right that makes sense :-D

lance w;4973796

THANK GUYS! Got 1 reserved for collection tommorow, :thumbsup:


no worries mate
enjoy:-D

Banned

hmm... ive reserved one but not sure if i want it... is it the latest model?

what is so great over it compared to a netbook? (i have a dell mini 9)

derrycityboy;4973640

although this is a good price, you could get a netbook for around this … although this is a good price, you could get a netbook for around this price (e.g. acer aspire one), which is only a little bigger when closed + can do a million more things and will do everything this does but better!the only advantages i can think of for the archos over a netbook is the battery life for music/video.one other thing is that with the archos... wouldn't it be a bit big and annoying to be holding in your hands if you were playing a movie for example? (netbook solves that problem as well!)



Can a acer record movies from TV??. I have very little knowledge about these kind of operations. just curious. Dont know if there are any software which take the signals from TV.

i have this one, 160GB version though, great bit of kit.

Banned

goodmans;4973998

Can a acer record movies from TV??. I have very little knowledge about … Can a acer record movies from TV??. I have very little knowledge about these kind of operations. just curious. Dont know if there are any software which take the signals from TV.



you can if you have a usb tv receiver

goodmans;4973998

Can a acer record movies from TV??. I have very little knowledge about … Can a acer record movies from TV??. I have very little knowledge about these kind of operations. just curious. Dont know if there are any software which take the signals from TV.



yes you can... nowhere near as easily as the archos will do though :thumbsup:

bykergrove;4973985

hmm... ive reserved one but not sure if i want it... is it the latest … hmm... ive reserved one but not sure if i want it... is it the latest model? what is so great over it compared to a netbook? (i have a dell mini 9)



I use mine to watch stuff while down the gym. Couldn't use a netbook in the same way. Also use it when we are away to plug into a hotel tv (via scart) so that we can watch films if we are staying in at night.

Finally on long journeys, the battery life is approx 5 hours for films....

Banned

oneeyedvic;4974130

I use mine to watch stuff while down the gym. Couldn't use a netbook in … I use mine to watch stuff while down the gym. Couldn't use a netbook in the same way. Also use it when we are away to plug into a hotel tv (via scart) so that we can watch films if we are staying in at night.Finally on long journeys, the battery life is approx 5 hours for films....



cool man... i have a creative zen vision m to push my vids onto a tv for hols... i think i'll give this a miss.. i'm just being greedy!

bykergrove;4973985

hmm... ive reserved one but not sure if i want it... is it the latest … hmm... ive reserved one but not sure if i want it... is it the latest model? what is so great over it compared to a netbook? (i have a dell mini 9)



no the latest equivalent model is the archos 7, the 705 came out in 2007

I got one of these at this price last week, it's a nice piece of kit, oh finds watching films on planes/trains etc a bit small on the ipod touch so with the nice big screen this is a lot better. Tried to put dvd on it that I had on laptop from putting on ipod touch but it asked for the plug-in to make it work so ordered from flea pay canada and waiting for the guy to send them. Will probably need some help but archosfans.com seems pretty informative..

[SIZE="4"][COLOR="Magenta"]BUT BE AWARE[/COLOR][/SIZE]

to have full functionality ie use a dock as DVR to record from your sky/tv or whatever you will need the dock too, currently HALF PRICE at Argos but good luck if you can find one...ebay going for silly prices...so...if you don't need the dock functionality then a good deal.....;-)

Also remember you can use any points you have built up on your nectar card at argos, useful for a bit of money off......

Got the 605 wifi.... is absolutely amazing! I dunnowhere i'd be without it!

when currys were doing the 605 with 40 gig hdd for £89.99
and the 80 gig for £124.99
alot of people were buying the 40 gig and had an 80 gig inside
wonder if it will happen with this one too
also makes me laugh that its classed as an mp4 player but you have to buy the plugin to play mp4s

remember these only have a display of 260,000 colors instead of 16 million colours, my mate got one the other day but also has the 605, and he reckons u can tell the difference on the 705 (260,000 colors) compared to 16 million on the 605....

Can i Upgrade the hard drive size... what's the kind of drive they use inside....?

ashok;4976191

Can i Upgrade the hard drive size... what's the kind of drive they use … Can i Upgrade the hard drive size... what's the kind of drive they use inside....?



hard drives are locked to the specific unit with serial keys etc

derrycityboy;4973640

although this is a good price, you could get a netbook for around this … although this is a good price, you could get a netbook for around this price (e.g. acer aspire one), which is only a little bigger when closed + can do a million more things and will do everything this does but better!the only advantages i can think of for the archos over a netbook is the battery life for music/video.one other thing is that with the archos... wouldn't it be a bit big and annoying to be holding in your hands if you were playing a movie for example? (netbook solves that problem as well!)




Not too big at all. On the train in to work, I sit it on the seat tray (it comes with a pull out stand.) When I get on the tube, I just change from watching movies to listening to music, and shove it in my pocket.

Panda714;4974759

I got one of these at this price last week, it's a nice piece of kit, oh … I got one of these at this price last week, it's a nice piece of kit, oh finds watching films on planes/trains etc a bit small on the ipod touch so with the nice big screen this is a lot better. Tried to put dvd on it that I had on laptop from putting on ipod touch but it asked for the plug-in to make it work so ordered from flea pay canada and waiting for the guy to send them. Will probably need some help but archosfans.com seems pretty informative..[SIZE="4"][COLOR="Magenta"]BUT BE AWARE[/COLOR][/SIZE]to have full functionality ie use a dock as DVR to record from your sky/tv or whatever you will need the dock too, currently HALF PRICE at Argos but good luck if you can find one...ebay going for silly prices...so...if you don't need the dock functionality then a good deal.....;-)




The guy from Canada sends you a zip file and tells you the very simple steps to install the plug ins. Got mine from him in 2 days, although they cost me around £30 last year and you can now get them for less than £20. In the meantime, try converting the DVD to avi. Takes up much less space, around 700mb for a 2 hour film.

I have one reserved in Pontypool (South Wales). Wont be able to collect. If anybody wants it, PM me. Thanks.
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