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Full official Henri Crohas keynote video

Posted by Charbax on 29th June 2007

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Archos 5G ad 1

Posted by Charbax on 15th June 2007

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Video of Archos CEO Henri Crohas’s keynote

Posted by Charbax on 15th June 2007

The best video recording is available here:



This is just a part of the keynote, about half of it. Let’s see if anyone made a better quality video in terms of sound and video..

There is a better quality sound-only recording here: Download Mp3

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Video of the 5G by

Posted by Charbax on 15th June 2007

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First pictures of the Archos TV+

Posted by Charbax on 15th June 2007


It seems to have lots of inputs especially the component input which could provide very nice quality recordings (HD?) of component sources and all the outputs including the HDMI (I wonder if Archos has HDMI certification yet or can get it quickly enough to release soon) are there. Awesome!

I will write up soon my wish list of features that I hope Archos is working to include with the Archos TV+ and the whole 5G WiFi generation.

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Awesome pictures of the 605 WiFi

Posted by Charbax on 14th June 2007

Check out this awesome Flash Video detection feature:

This is the first time I have seen any device handle Flash Video this way, not even a PC or Mac can handle Flash video this way as far as I know, effectively zooming in on the Flash video to display it full screen.

Source of the pictures:

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Video of 605 WiFi using Dailymotion

Posted by Charbax on 14th June 2007

This is an amazing interface work they have done, this seems to be the Archos Content Portal kind of interface design also, so you can access millions of videos this way directly over WiFi, the Dailymotion interface providing access to streaming Flash video in full screen:

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Archos unveils 605 WiFi, 405, 105, 705 WiFi and Archos TV+ standalone set-top-box!!

Posted by Charbax on 14th June 2007

HD 720p video supported!!!!!

800×480 browser on LCD and HD browser output on a HDTV using HDMI output of the Archos TV+!


199$ for 605 WiFi with 4GB flash memory and SD card slot. Also called 605 F (Flash).
299$ for 605 WiFi 30GB version. Also called 605 S (Slim).
399$ for 605 WiFi 160GB version. Also called 605 H (High Capacity).

220$-300$ for the Archos TV+ with 80-250GB 3.5″ HDD, WiFi+Ethernet+HDMI.

Your Archos TV+ records TV (DVB Satellite/DVB-T/TNT or analog), it downloads your shows like Podcasts or VOD on-demand (RSS) then you simply put your pocket-sized 605 WiFi on the dock to synch up content from Archos TV+ to your portable Archos 605 WiFi, as well as it could synch up wirelessly over the Internet or over your local network. As well as 605 WiFi can record and download all the content autonomously.

More info about the TV recording using program guide at


If you don’t want to have an autonomous Archos TV+ Internet connected VOD DVR, there is also the 80$ normal DVR:

More info:


This remote with integrated keyboard is awesome to use for Youtube, Dailymotion, VOD, Podcast download client or to rename recordings directly on the TV. I hope we can also use a small portable foldable keyboard usb while on-the-go.

The design of the 405 is awesome and at 150$ retail price it will sell lots:



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5G specs

Posted by Charbax on 14th June 2007

Probably that Archos has added 800×480 4.3inch touch-screen, 4GB flash memory with SD memory slot, 30GB, 80GB, 160GB

Display: High resolution screen, 800×480 pixels, 4.3” TFT LCD, 16 million colors

• Enjoy the new high resolution 4.3” touch screen (800×480 pixels)

Optional Internet plug-in (Opera® Web browser and Adobe Flash® Player)

Video playback time: 5.5

Scalability: Device automatically downloads latest firmware updates

Avg 122 x 82 x 15 mm/4.8” x 3.2” x 0.6” (For 4/30GB* models) – 150gr/190gr
Avg 122 x 82 x 20 mm/4.8” x 3.2” x 0.75” (For 80/160GB* models) – 260gr

For comparison:
Archos 604 Wi-FI: Dimensions & weight: Approx. 133 x 78 x 18 mm – 5.2” x 3.1” x 0.7” Approx. 290 gr. – 10.23 oz
Archos 404: Dimensions & weight: Approx. 100 x 78 x 15 mm – 3.9” x 3” x 0.59” Approx. 190 gr. – 6.75 oz
Archos 504: Dimensions & weight: Approx. 130 x 78 x 23 mm – 5.1″ x 3″ x 0.9″ Approx. 315 gr. – 11.15 oz

Archos 405: 3.9″ x 3.07″ x 0.5″ – 4.2 oz / 99,6mm x 78 x 13.2mm – 146gr

The ARCHOS 605 WiFi lets you:

• Download movies and music directly on your PMP using the ARCHOS Content Portal

• Internet enabled2 to surf the Web, share content, and access Web video sites (eg DailyMotion [and YouTube.])
(2)With the downloadable optional Web browser plug-in (Opera® browser/Adobe Flash®) on the web site or directly on the ARCHOS Content Portal on the device


The ARCHOS 605 WiFi is the only PMP with the capability to watch Web video (YouTube, DailyMotion) right on the device. When surfing on video sharing sites, you can choose to stream the video you selected inside homepage or full screen.


The new ARCHOS Content Portal provides quick and easy access to the latest movies, TV shows and music directly to your ARCHOS device

The ACP is a partnership with top-tier content companies to bring movies, TV shows and music downloads directly to the ARCHOS PMP or TV – without a PC.

Use the integrated WiFi to download the latest entertainment content from our partner’s online stores directly to Gen 5 WiFi devices.

For the first time, you can download favorite movies, TV shows and music wherever you are -without being tied to the PC or Mac.

The ACP provides hassle-free purchasing and downloading of content:
- ACP gives you the choice of content providers, so you’re not forced to use just one.
- Register once on the ACP and your shopping preference is set to the retailer who sold the unit.
- Content is downloaded wirelessly and resumed from that point if connection is interrupted.

The ACP is presented as a specially-designed Website for best viewing on PMP and TV:
- Web pages are dynamically resized for best rendering on the smaller PMP display.
- Easy navigation through the ACP on the TV via the DVR Station Gen 5 and its new remote control with built-in keyboard.

- Record your favorite TV shows or series directly on your ARCHOS 605 WiFi with the optional DVR Station Gen 5
- Easy programming with the TV Program Guide


With the DVR STATION Gen 5, you get a personalized TV Program Guide.

Just select your local channels and favorite programs on the registration page, view all programs on the grid on the device and schedule recordings with a click of the ARCHOS remote control on the selected program. Automatically update the TV Program Guide via the free ArchosLink software or WiFi connection (for WiFi devices).


With Gen 5 devices let you stream content from your PC to your ARCHOS. You can enjoy movies, TV shows and music that are stored on your ARCHOS or even from your TV via the DVR Station Gen 5.

Through the home WiFi connection and the UPnP technology, you can enjoy the entire shared digital media library of your home PC in your living room, not just in your office.

As easily as on your device, via your current video, photo, music or browser icons, you can also transfer wirelessly shared files using your ARCHOS Browser.

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Live press event

Posted by Charbax on 14th June 2007 and

We are posting updates in the Forum:

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