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Archos 605 GPS videos – showing some of the features

Posted by Charbax on 25th April 2008

Seeing traffic using TMC antenna:

Blip, Dailymotion, Google, Metacafe, Putfile, Revver, Sumo, Vimeo, Vsocial, Youtube

Setting a route to a Point of Interest:

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Making an alternative route due to an obstruction:

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Save your current position into the History:

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Touring New York City:

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DISH Networks working with Alcatel-Lucent on DVB-SH trials in the USA

Posted by Charbax on 25th April 2008

Dish Networks is working with Alcatel-Lucent to test the DVB-SH standard on its 700mhz spectrum in the USA. This evaluation will take place in DISH Network’s laboratories in Atlanta, Ga. from May to August 2008.

“As is our history, DISH Network continues to explore new, cutting-edge technology for consumer applications,” said Nolan Daines, senior vice president of Strategic Initiatives for DISH Network. “Considering the global momentum of DVB-SH, we decided that performing a critical analysis of this new open standard was the right thing to do for DISH Network. We look forward to working in tandem with Alcatel-Lucent during this testing phase.”

“DVB-SH is today the most powerful mobile broadcast open standard leveraging the DVB-H ecosystem and enabling an efficient delivery of TV services to all mobile devices ranging from handsets to Personal Multimedia Players and in-car units,” added Olivier Coste, Chairman of Alcatel-Lucent’s mobile broadcast activities. “This is why Alcatel-Lucent is committed to the success of DISH Network’s DVB-SH tests in the U.S., and, more than ever, to the expansion of the DVB-SH ecosystem worldwide.”

Source: alcatel-lucent.com, via Engadget

Archos is one of the hardware partners to Alcatel-Lucent in developping those PMPs that will be able to receive the DVB-SH signals. You can see my interview with an Alcatel-Lucent representative about the DVB-SH technology at: http://techvideoblog.com/ifa/alcatel-lucent-dvb-sh/

Dish Networks invested $10 million dollars in Archos in 2005 and today owns about 25% of Archos shares.

Read more speculation on Dish Networks and Archos using DVB-SH at: http://www.forbes.com/technology/2008/04/25/mobile-services-dish-tech-wire-cx_ew_0425dish.html

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Archos GPS – the different wires to connect

Posted by Charbax on 24th April 2008

Showing the wires that connect to the Archos 605 WiFi with the GPS In-Car Holder accessory. There is a white TMC cable to get the traffic information over the FM radio signals, there is power, audio output and the Archos GPS dock connector cable.

Youtube link: http://youtube.com/watch?v=n8wxK_EproY (playable on Archos)

Other Flash versions: Blip, Google, Metacafe, Putfile, Revver, Sumo, Vimeo, Vsocial

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Archos press conference (22 April 2008) powerpoint presentation is available as a PDF file

Posted by Charbax on 24th April 2008

You can download it here: http://www.archos.com/corporate/company/Presentation_ARCHOS_220408.pdf

Thanks to ArchosLounge.net

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French: Archoscast 13 vidéo

Posted by Charbax on 24th April 2008

Le premier Archoscast en vidéo enregistré le 22 Avril 2008 au Musée Dapper à
Paris, après la conférence de presse d’Archos sur le GPS In-Car Holder,
TVportation plugin, WebTV et WebRadio plugin et le Flash9.

Featuring Thocan of http://archoslounge.net, Valentin of http://archostest.fr, Pince and Bysus of http://jbmm.fr

Filmed by me.

DivX 640×360: Download here (297mb) (playable and streamable on Archos with fast forwarding)

Youtube link: http://youtube.com/watch?v=7zHPpxbBxG8 (playable on Archos)

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Charbax reviews the Archos 605 GPS, TV+ Portation, Web TV and Radio plugin and the Flash9 update

Posted by Charbax on 23rd April 2008

This is a 13 minute video review of the new features that Archos announced on the 22nd of April 2008 at a press event in Paris. Everyone who owns an Archos 605 WiFi now has a $99 GPS optional accessory for it to have a very awesome GPS functionality in the car. The Archos Gen5 firmware now has reached version 2.0, and this one brings new quite awesome features such as integrated access to the worlds streaming live Web TV and Webradio channels as well as millions of episodes from hundreds of thousands of podcasts though the Web TV and Radio plugin that will be available from the beginning of May at $19, the TV+ Portation feature which basically uses the TV+ or a 605 WiFi or 705 WiFi as a Slingbox server, and there are free client softwares available on the 605 WiFi, 705 WiFi as well as Windows Mobile smartphones and Windows XP/Vista computers. Archos also has upgraded flash support to version9 with the On2 codec support, so more streaming flash video sites are now working in awesome full screen streaming.

HD quality: See the video in HD quality (3500kbit/s, 1280×720, DivX, 389mb)

Flash versions: Blip, Dailymotion, Google, Metacafe, Putfile, Revver, Sumo, Vimeo, Vsocial, Youtube

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Rémi Durand introduces Archos TV Portation

Posted by Charbax on 23rd April 2008

Archos products marketing manager Rémi Durand shows us how the new TV Portation plugin works. It enables you to stream live video from your TV, through an Archos TV+, 605 WiFi or 705 WiFi, through the Internet or on your local network, to another Archos 605 WiFi, 705 WiFi, or on any Windows Mobile smartphone (later there may also be support for Symbian) or on a laptop or PC. This is basically the Archos way to do the Slingbox, AMD Live or Sony TV Anywhere feature. You can thus take your Satellite, cable, DVB-T or any other TV channels that you own or have at your home, and then bring them with you all over the world. The TV Portation uploads the live TV feed at QVGA resolution starting at 300kbit/s, and it can go up to 1mbit/s for now if you have a fast upload connection at your home. The plugin is free with the TV+ but costs $40/€40 to install the server side of the software on an Archos 605 WiFi or 705 WiFi. The client side of the software to install on a 605 WiFi, 705 WiFi, TV+, on a Windows Mobile smartphone or on a Windows XP/Vista computer is free.

HD quality: See the video in HD quality (3500kbit/s, 1280×720, DivX, 214mb)

Flash versions: Blip, Dailymotion, Google, Metacafe, Putfile, Revver, Sumo, Vimeo, Vsocial, Youtube

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Demonstration of the Web TV and Radio plugin

Posted by Charbax on 23rd April 2008

Demonstration of these new cool features at the 22nd April 2008 Archos event at the Dapper museum in Paris. This new awesome feature provides instant access to more than 11000 podcasts directly on your Archos, as wellas more than 600 live streaming Web TV channels, and more than 9600 webradios.

HD quality: See the video in HD quality (3500kbit/s, 1280×720, DivX, 123mb)

Flash versions: Blip, Dailymotion, Google, Metacafe, Putfile, Revver, Sumo, Vimeo, Vsocial, Youtube

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Review of the Archos 605 GPS – close-up in demo mode

Posted by Charbax on 23rd April 2008

In this video, I am showing up close some of the features of the Archos 605 GPS in demo mode (not actually using it in a car). You can thus see some of how the Archos GPS Interface and the Archos In-Car GPS Holder looks like.

HD quality: See the video in HD quality (3500kbit/s, 1280×720, DivX, 380mb)

Flash versions: Blip, Dailymotion, Google, Metacafe, Putfile, Revver, Sumo, Vimeo, Vsocial, Youtube

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Jaffar at the Archos event

Posted by Charbax on 23rd April 2008

Jaffar is the biggest gadget expert in France, also recognized by TV and newspapers as being the top tablet guru. He owns and tests every gadget that is worth testing. He is called Mr.Bug at Archos cause he finds any bugs in the software and makes them disappear. He has posted over 16 thousand posts on the french tech, PDA and tablet forums on the Internet. He also works as bodyguard and doorman at the Archos headquarters. Don’t mess with this guy or he will kick your ass.

HD quality: See the video in HD quality (3500kbit/s, 1280×720, DivX, 111mb)

Flash versions: Blip, Dailymotion, Google, Metacafe, Putfile, Revver, Sumo, Vimeo, Vsocial, Youtube

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