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Archos R500948 30GB WiFi Portable Media Player with 4.3" TFT Touch Screen, Silver

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  • USB 2.0
  • 30GB
  • 4.3" TFT
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As an excellent performer in Archos’ Generation 5 Personal Media Player line-up, the 605WiFi differs from other models by offering WiFi capabilities for downloading content wirelessly. This unit can directly access the Archos Content Portal, featuring movies and music from Archos partners like CinemaNow and others, or stream the entire digital media library stored on your PC over your wireless home network. If that's not enough, you can surf the Internet and watch online videos right on the player (optional Web Browser plug-in required).

Its bright, 4.3" TFT display provides a crystal-clear, 16 million color picture and widescreen viewing for all your favorite videos, photos, and album cover art. The high-resolution photo viewer helps you create slideshows with music, zooms, and transition effects. Using the optional DVR Station accessory, you can even record TV programming directly to the Archos!

With a whopping 30GB of storage space, the possibilities are endless, but one thing's for sure: you won't run short of room for all your movies, TV shows, photos, and music any time soon! The 605WiFi supports all your favorite music and video formats and offers a vast array of plug-ins and accessories, so you can customize it to fit your lifestyle.

  • newegg 30GB Storage Capacity With a built-in 30GB HDD, the Archos 605WiFi MP3/MP4 player holds up to 15,000 songs or 40 DVD quality movies or 300,000 photo files for fabulous multimedia enjoyment.
  • newegg 4.3-inch Wide Touch Screen The wide 4.3-inch touch-sensitive screen spreads 16 million colors across 800 x 480 pixels for an unparalleled viewing experience on the go, and allows for easy operation with the touch of a finger or stylus.
  • newegg WiFi With integrated 802.11g wireless interface, access your media wherever you go, including surfing the Web, sending and receiving emails from Web-based mail applications, and connecting the device to a home network to transfer files or play content directly from the network.
  • newegg Compatible with Multiple Video Formats The Archos 605WiFi MP3/MP4 player plays back MPEG-4 and WMV format video files and can support AAC/H.264 (MP4 QuickTime files), MPEG-2 and more formats with optional software plug-ins.
  • newegg Record TV or Other Video Sources Record your favorite TV shows, programs and other video sources from a TV, satellite/cable box, VCR, DVD player or camcorder using the optional DVR station. Set up the DVR station by connecting it to the external video source; simply slot in your Archos and record instantaneously or make scheduled recordings.
  • newegg Up to 17 Hours of Music or 5.5 Hours of Video Playback With a built-in rechargeable Lithium-ion battery, enjoy up to 17 hours of music or 5.5 hours of video playback on a full charge! Long battery life ensures non-stop media enjoyment anywhere you go.

Learn more about the ARCHOS 605WiFi

General

Brand
ARCHOS
Model
605WiFi
Part Number
R500948
Type
MP3 / MP4 Player
Color
Silver
Height
3.2"
Width
4.8"
Depth
0.6"
Weight
6.7 oz.

Storage

Memory Type
HDD
Memory Capacity
30GB

Screen

Display Size
4.3"
Display Type
TFT
Display Resolution
480 x 800
Display Colors
16 M
Touch Screen
Yes

Support Formats

Audio Formats
MP3/WMA/WAV/ADPCM
Video Formats
MPEG4/WMV
Images Formats
BMP/JPEG/PNG
Other Formats
PDF

Controls

Control Type
Touch
Dedicated Volume Buttons
Yes

Recording

Audio Recording
Via the optional DVR Station/ DVR Travel Adapter, stereo line-in
Video Recording
Via the optional DVR Station/ DVR Travel Adapter

Data Transfer

Connection Type
USB 2.0
Wireless
Wi-Fi

Connections

Headphones Jack
3.5 mm Stereo Jack
Other Connections
Docking connectors to connect DVR Station and other ARCHOS accessories

Battery

Battery Type
Built-in Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery
Battery Life(Audio Playback)
17 hours
Battery Life(Video Playback)
5.5 hours

Audio Properties

Supporting Bit Rate
30-320 Kbits/s
Speaker
Built-in

Extra Features

Headphones Included
Yes

Manufacturer Warranty

Parts
30 days limited
Labor
30 days limited

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 30 days
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 30 days


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  • Jeffrey B.
  • 3/29/2010 2:22:57 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsRecertified Archos

Pros: In very good condition, performs as advertised, great screen

Cons: Basic no-frills packaging, no manual but can download online

Other Thoughts: This item was purchased as a recertified product during shell shocker sale and for the price, was an excellent purchase. Very little wear, battery life as advertised.

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  • Jeramy M.
  • 3/24/2010 4:49:43 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsits ok

Pros: plays media as described, 30gb is plenty for movies and music. the screen is nice size for watching movies on long trips. battery life is good for having a spinning disk in it.

Cons: the big selling point on this item is the wifi. and yes it can connect to wifi to retrieve media from shared folder....but it cannot connect to the internet without purchasing the software from archos, which is very dissapointing

Other Thoughts: overall this is a good item, if it didnt cost to surf the internet i would be ecstatic about the purchase, but you win some you lose some. do some looking around online cause you can flash a new os to the machine so you dont have to pay for the internet explorer, tho it does cause some extra problems

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  • Jesse M.
  • 3/23/2010 2:40:01 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Product

Pros: Device can run almost any media format you can think of, including flash games downloaded from the internet.
Sound and video quality are amazing for a portable device.
Not required to use special software to transfer things to it (like Apple products)
Some widgets and stuff created by third party to read other file formats (such as .txt or .pdf) if you know where to look

Cons: Have to pay for plugins
Battery life isn't the greatest, although it is good enough

Other Thoughts: I would like to mention that, although it is inconvenient to pay for plugins, pleas note that this thing does WAY more than an iPod touch or iPhone and is 1/3 of the price. An extra $30 for web browser isn't going to kill you and it's still cheaper than the competition.

Also, the media plugins that you may need to purchase to play some items are mostly plugins Apple and Microsoft have lisence rights on and charge a lot for other companies to use anyways, so Archos has to pay big for the OPTION of having these plugins on their device, whether you buy and use them or not.

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  • Huong P.
  • 3/19/2010 8:08:34 AM
  • Tech Level: Low
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDon't even buy recertified from newegg

Pros: Good service at newegg

Cons: The product state "recertified" but its look like used junks products. I bought 2, none of them work at all. The players were very dirty and not function at all, but I got return for a full refund (newegg paid shipping fee for return). Good service bad product!!

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  • David X.
  • 3/12/2010 8:41:21 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsyou can't complain if you get it at this price

Pros: video, Audio, Photo view, WiFi

Cons: pay extra for plugin, accessories, need time to figure how to run

Other Thoughts: get this yesterday when I check my email and received the receipt from Newegg, the unit is already at front of my door. Newegg's shipping is fast. plug in USB cable for charging overnight, and still not full since I knew it from the former review. but I can't wait to check it. Turned it on and find it already installed browser and video plugin. So I can check my email and watch movie right now. If you can get it at this price with free shipping, what else you should complain even if you want to pay little bit extra later if you like, since you already saved from this order.

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  • Thomas K.
  • 3/10/2010 8:00:53 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsusb did not charge

Pros: wifi is great to have, you can even stream music/video from other upnp devices on your network.

Cons: browser plugin was 30$ unit i received does not charge with the provided USB cord, possibly a faulty unit. I had one day to play with my new toy and the battery died. tried plugging it into various computers/usb chargers and got nothing.

Other Thoughts: contacting archos to get this resolved as i do not wish to risk losing the 30$ browser plugin i already paid for.

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  • DAVID D.
  • 3/4/2010 9:19:22 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsRecertified Archos 605 WiFi

Pros: NONE

Cons: First impression was it looked like someone found this thing sitting on a dirty garage shelf and made a poor attemp at wiping it off to sell. Second was a laugh after the first impression to read "This product has passed an extensive 15 point inspection.......to ensure that the quality......meets and exeeds.......high standards of ARCHOS products. Last impression wasn't a suprise after the first impression to find it just wouldn't charge. WOW, quality? I don't think so. I guess I'll try to return it tomarrow.

Other Thoughts: If Archos is going to make such big claims of the quality meeting or exceeding their standards, what does it say about Archos product when the thing wont even turn on after this 15 point inspection.

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  • Donny B.
  • 2/28/2010 6:06:07 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsFor this price you will not do better

Pros: Drag and drop almost any video file onto this product and it will play it back in high resolution. It operates like a hard drive, unlike every Apple product that requires using their software. The touch screen is nice but it also has manual buttons for added convenience. The Wifi works very well. It's not like being on a computer but for its price and size, it is exceptional. The new Archos 5 has a slightly larger screen and faster processor but the differences are minimal.

Cons: Archos has managed to nickel and dime you for every essential feature, most of which should have been included in the purchase price. To sell a wifi device but charge 19.99 to download the browser is sad. Also, this product typically charges via USB. This is a 6 hour process! To charge through an outlet requires purchasing the battery or mini dock components. Again, very sad. These are essentials that should be included. Furthermore, the previous Archos PMP (AV500) came with the DVR station. This one costs over $100!!!

Other Thoughts: Anyone who has given this product a negative review, especially at the current low price, should have a reality check. What more do you want or expect? Apple products do not provide the ease of drag-and-drop nor do they play back the amount of file extensions that this does. This product basically does it all. I'd give it five stars if they weren't so sly and petty with the additional costs.

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  • Nagaraju K.
  • 2/27/2010 7:02:38 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellet MP3 Player

Pros: No Problems....Everything is working as excpected. Good item for the mentioned price

Cons: none

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  • Heather F.
  • 2/24/2010 6:41:47 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsgood

Pros: Good for sorting/storing cds/audiobooks

Cons: additional plug ins needed which are 19.99 per piece. I only use mine for music files.

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