My new-ish toy

Discussion in 'Portable Devices & Gadgets' started by ElementalDragon, Dec 19, 2008.

  1. ElementalDragon

    ElementalDragon The One and Only

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    I say new-ish cause i got it like 2 months ago.... just don't recall ever posting it in here. It's my Archos 5 120GB Internet Media Tablet. freakin LOVE it.

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    freakin greatest little thing EVER. WiFi, portable storage, music/video/picture/PDF player.... probably more but i can't think of them now. very nice screen. easier to navigate with fingertips than the previous Archos touchscreen players were. more sleek design, having only really two buttons (power, and a volume up/volume down rocker). fingerprint magnet though.....
     
  2. binoyxj

    binoyxj PrOuD InDiAn

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    Wow... looks impressive for sure... :)

    What is the screen resolution Btw ?
     
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  3. Gigabot

    Gigabot OSNN Senior Addict

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    Looks like a sleek gadget with a lot of great features. Have fun! If only the iPhone/iPod Touch could support Flash as well. :(

    It has 800 x 480 pixel resolution; 16 million colors. A Google search revealed that. :)
     
  4. binoyxj

    binoyxj PrOuD InDiAn

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    I know you are good in googling.... :laugh:
     
  5. X-Istence

    X-Istence * Political User

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    I'd like to play with one to see how well it works.
     
  6. RagnaroK

    RagnaroK Must be dreaming...

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    Mighty pretty, how much did that set you back?
     
  7. epk

    epk Moderator Political User Folding Team

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    nice lil gadget :] good buy man
     
  8. Evil Marge

    Evil Marge I Rule Political User

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    I saw one of those on The Gadget Show and it looked very impressive. I want one :laugh:
     
  9. ElementalDragon

    ElementalDragon The One and Only

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    Ragnarok: my particular one is the 120GB version. cost $390.97 i believe. they have a 60GB version, and another version higher than 120GB...... can't remember if it's like 180GB or somethin else.
     
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    dreamliner77 The Analog Kid

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    What audio formats does it support?
     
  11. ElementalDragon

    ElementalDragon The One and Only

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    from the Archos website:

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    Video playback**: MPEG-42 (ASP@L5 AVI, up to DVD resolution) 
    WMV (MP@ML, up to DVD resolution) included WMV protected files 
    M-JPEG (in QVGA resolution) 
     
    With optional software plug-in: 
    HD support: MPEG-4 (ASP 720p) & WMV HD (MP 720p) 
    MPEG-2 MP@ML up to 10 Mbps (up to DVD resolution) and AC3 stereo sound (5.1) 
    H.264 up to DVD resolution with AAC
     
    Audio playback**: Stereo MP3 decoding @ 30-320 Kbits/s CBR & VBR, WMA, Protected WMA, WMA pro 5.1, WAV (PCM/ADPCM). 
    AC3 stereo audio and 5.1 sound files (via SPDIF output of DVR Station)
    Flac and OGG Vorbis audio files
     
    With optional software plug-in: 
    AAC3 and AAC+ stereo audio files Photo viewer***: JPEG, BMP, PNG, GIF 
    At first, Flac and OGG audio weren't supported.... but were added in a firmware update released not too much later than the player itself was released. Guess that's the good thing about a device that's powered by Linux.

    And i also looked.... the Archos 5's like i have come in 60GB, 120GB, and 250GB with a 4.8" touchscreen. the Archos 7 comes in 160GB and 320GB flavors, and has a 7" screen. 7" is nice.... but from what i've heard, the picture quality on the larger screen versions isn't quite as nice.
     
  12. Johnny

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    That is a gadget a gadget addict like me would love. Really nice ... :)
     
  13. ElementalDragon

    ElementalDragon The One and Only

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    yea.... i've never bought an iPod.... never even thought about it. They're overrated, overpriced, and a massive headache if you ask me. A friend of mine bought one for his... now ex-girlfriend before they broke up and such. First he always said i'm weird for liking Archos so much.... and after the iPod..... he was saying it's a good thing to like Archos. I guess he wanted to get some music off the iPod that he had put on.... but couldn't, cause the files were in multiple chunks, and not even remotely close to being under the same name as when he put them on it. It's nice to just plug it in.... copy whatever i want, unplug it, and if a friend wants it too.... just copy it over, no hassle required. and even better.... no AWFUL software like iTunes required either.

    oh.... and if anyone who's curious about something wants me to take a specific picture to try to capture it.... just let me know.

    apparently it just had another firmware update Thursday. Now supports FLAC audio files with ID3V2 tags or somethin. kinda forgot already. lol
    that makes two firmware updates in the same month. actually.... pretty much in the same half-a-month.