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by AlexG
Tue Oct 07, 2008 2:22 am
Forum: Open Development
Topic: Did anyone ever get VNC working ?
Replies: 1
Views: 1054

Did anyone ever get VNC working ?

Sorry if this is a re-hash but I've been out of it for a while... still have the original OpenPMA / Qtopia hack on my 604 WiFi. It shows an icon for VNC but I never got it working. Has anyone ever got VNC working on their Archos ? Would be dope .. sick ... whatever the kidz say these days to walk ar...
by AlexG
Tue Oct 07, 2008 2:18 am
Forum: Open Development
Topic: Archos 604 WiFi....
Replies: 2
Views: 1408

Re: Archos 604 WiFi....

lol your sig shows 605 with 80 gig so I guess you gave up on the 604 ;) 30 gig is fine for what it is... but as a primary music player 30 gig would be weak. The Archos 604 is a fine WiFi browser and video player (where I can can put a couple of videos on and watch during something like auto service ...
by AlexG
Tue Oct 07, 2008 2:15 am
Forum: Open Development
Topic: Archos 604 WiFi....
Replies: 2
Views: 1408

Re: Archos 604 WiFi....

Hmm, I recall a tear-down tutorial somewhere at one point, complete with pics (the pics I saved.. the tutorial... missing lol go figure). I can't recall if the guy actually upgraded the HDD but the pic shows a Toshiba MK3008GAL It's a 1.8" HDD (not a standard 2.5" notebook drive) and the dismantle s...
by AlexG
Sat Mar 10, 2007 6:31 pm
Forum: 604 WiFi
Topic: REVEALED! Thank Goodness For Sam's Club!
Replies: 18
Views: 2192

Did you know these Chinese "farmers" take their dumps in the rice ponds? They call it "rich water". And yes, they eat the rice from there. Note to self... always rinse rice before cooking :p alankayser, you might see posts like mine and think I'm dumping on Archos or the device. I'm a picky consume...
by AlexG
Sat Mar 10, 2007 6:11 pm
Forum: 604 WiFi
Topic: Anyone Have a fully functioning 604 wifi?
Replies: 23
Views: 3452

Oddly enough I'm one of the ones bitching about the unit but in the end I'm getting a lot out of it. My 604 Wifi works as promised... surf the web almost every weekday morning (read the news sites while getting ready for work), streams most videos over the wifi without hiccups, great porn box lol Us...
by AlexG
Sat Mar 10, 2007 6:01 pm
Forum: 604 WiFi
Topic: plug-ins not working
Replies: 7
Views: 1061

That would not work, the plugins are locked to the device lol I figured... the sales rep at the store tried to tell me I could have bought the codecs and transferred them to a replacement 604 Wifi. He also told me the HDD was standard 2.5 inch 7200 RPM so I figured I should just humour him as I got...
by AlexG
Sat Mar 10, 2007 5:57 pm
Forum: 604 WiFi
Topic: Black screen and buttons not working
Replies: 8
Views: 1156

Interesting also, because I upgraded my firmware to the newest and i've got more and more frequent crashes..... :x If you're talking about the reboots and lockups when handling the unit, these seem to be hardware related (Electro Static Discharge, or ESD) versus software... perhaps a change in the ...
by AlexG
Sat Mar 10, 2007 5:50 pm
Forum: Open Development
Topic: Gen4 GPL Source code: it's there!
Replies: 74
Views: 56649

Pingmeister wrote: What I am saying is that I will never trust Archos again NOT because it is not upgradeable simply because IT DOES NOT WORK from the very first day... It may be great hardware (at times) but, as I see it, they will end up serving a market for only a few Techies who want to spend d...
by AlexG
Sat Mar 10, 2007 8:01 am
Forum: 604 WiFi
Topic: Generation 4 - Archos Survey
Replies: 23
Views: 12393

I just responded... online suveys are a great way to obtain feedback. 604 wifi could be so much more if we could write software for it -- IMHO Archos has failed us here. It's also clear Archos has failed us with support, as most of the 604 wifi units seem prone to electrostatic discharge which (at b...
by AlexG
Mon Feb 19, 2007 3:27 am
Forum: 604 WiFi
Topic: archos shuts down while handling (due to static?)
Replies: 9
Views: 1316

The front plate is soft plastic that looks like metal, I'm quite sure. It's also quite soft and prone to getting dents and having parts of the edges chip off. I doubt it's electrically conductive but I'll test it. The buttons appear metallic also but I believe they are plastic coated. I'll test thei...
by AlexG
Mon Feb 19, 2007 12:48 am
Forum: 604 WiFi
Topic: archos shuts down while handling (due to static?)
Replies: 9
Views: 1316

I returned my first 604 WiFi unit because it continually locked up or rebooted when I touched the buttons when in the car. This seemed static related. Second (and third, sigh -- screen problems on 2nd) are less prone to reboot than that first one but they still have what can only be described as a d...
by AlexG
Sun Feb 18, 2007 11:49 pm
Forum: Open Development
Topic: Gen4 GPL Source code: it's there!
Replies: 74
Views: 56649

How can anyone believe Archos' strength is in the software ? I have a 604 WiFi and yearn for more stable, flexible players (eg. for flac, ape, etc. and more codecs on the video side). The hardware is decently engineered with some exceptions (static reboot is my biggest annoyance and I've tried 3 uni...
by AlexG
Sat Jan 13, 2007 10:44 pm
Forum: 604 WiFi
Topic: 604 Wi-Fi tempo control
Replies: 5
Views: 1144

I don't recall even being able to listen to anything while fast-forwarding through mp3s at all !! this sort of fine tuning should be a no-brainer for a machine with the power to be a digital VIDEO player, so here's hoping Archos gives us a better music player app, or better yet, that the system is o...
by AlexG
Sat Jan 13, 2007 10:12 pm
Forum: 604 WiFi
Topic: Looking for a 604 WiFi!!!
Replies: 9
Views: 1380

$499 last I checked but there is some margin so you might be able to talk 'em down ;)
by AlexG
Sat Jan 13, 2007 10:10 pm
Forum: 604 WiFi
Topic: New Archos 604 wifi owner... and new to the board
Replies: 9
Views: 1630

if this is what I think it is (cigarette adapter with a USB socket supplying nothing but power), it sounds like my kludgey hack could work... power inverter is already in my car so all it would take is a spare powered USB hub (wouldn't even have to be USB 2.0). I'll have to try this out soon, I have...
by AlexG
Sat Jan 13, 2007 7:16 pm
Forum: 604 WiFi
Topic: New Archos 604 wifi owner... and new to the board
Replies: 9
Views: 1630

New Archos 604 wifi owner... and new to the board

Hi all, I wanted to share my Archos experiences so far... I love my 604 wifi, but it's the 3rd unit in a month... the first one was resetting when I tried pressing the control keys while it was in my car... second one had screen issues -- one dead pixel, and thankfully the backlight also pulsated [p...

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