My new-ish toy

ElementalDragon

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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.











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.....
 

binoyxj

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

What is the screen resolution Btw ?
 
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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. :(

What is the screen resolution Btw ?
It has 800 x 480 pixel resolution; 16 million colors. A Google search revealed that. :)
 

binoyxj

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Looks like a sleek gadget with a lot of great features. Have fun!


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

I know you are good in googling.... :laugh:
 

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nice lil gadget :] good buy man
 

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

ElementalDragon

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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.
 

ElementalDragon

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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.
 

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

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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.
 

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