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by robertpetry
Mon May 18, 2009 2:44 pm
Forum: 605 WiFi
Topic: Anyone else have a "halo" around the screen?
Replies: 5
Views: 560

Re: Anyone else have a "halo" around the screen?

Based on the silence I will assume I am the only one with this experience.

Thanks.
by robertpetry
Fri May 15, 2009 2:22 am
Forum: 605 WiFi
Topic: Anyone else have a "halo" around the screen?
Replies: 5
Views: 560

Re: Anyone else have a "halo" around the screen?

I'm not sure what is going on with it.

As a favor, would a couple of people turn the screen brightness and gamma up on theirs and let me know if this is normal or if I have an issue. If I keep the brightness and gamma way down I don't see it much at all.

Thanks in advance!
by robertpetry
Thu May 14, 2009 5:15 am
Forum: 605 WiFi
Topic: Anyone else have a "halo" around the screen?
Replies: 5
Views: 560

Anyone else have a "halo" around the screen?

Hello all, My 605 is about 1 1/2 years old and like many has been in for repair a couple of times. Most recently I noticed a quarter of an inch around the edge of the screen where I see what looks like a halo over the picture. It is easiest to see when the I am watching something dark colored and it...
by robertpetry
Thu Jan 22, 2009 3:34 pm
Forum: Archos 10, Archos 10S and Archos 13
Topic: Archos 10
Replies: 31
Views: 14066

Re: Archos 10

All I can say is wow.

Maybe they should have spent the time they used to throw this together and fix my 605. If the browsing experience was acceptable us 605 people wouldn't be switching and might consider another Archos product. As of now, no way.
by robertpetry
Sun Dec 21, 2008 1:34 am
Forum: 605 WiFi
Topic: New Firmwares? Have we been forgotten?
Replies: 35
Views: 3990

Re: New Firmwares? Have we been forgotten?

Well, That is disappointing. I am torn. I love the video and movie playback and that is 75 % of what I bought if for. Nothing else does as well. + I use the Dish plug-in and that is a great feature. However, I really expected to be able to use it for web browsing and flash video streaming. I would h...
by robertpetry
Fri Dec 19, 2008 5:44 pm
Forum: 605 WiFi
Topic: New Firmwares? Have we been forgotten?
Replies: 35
Views: 3990

Re: New Firmwares? Have we been forgotten?

I hope that is not true. I guess there is a reason Archos has remained a tier 3 maker of personal electronics. If they don't fix the flash issues many of us will be gone for good. It is hard to keep winning net new customers for every product when you run off all the old ones. As I said, I hope that...
by robertpetry
Fri Oct 17, 2008 3:36 am
Forum: 605 WiFi
Topic: How do you replace the battery on the 160GB model?
Replies: 7
Views: 726

Re: How do you replace the battery on the 160GB model?

Well, like many of you, I keep plenty of badgers around. And after a while the dead ones just start piling up. It's great that I have now found something to do with them. I thought they were worthless.

I love the internet!

:lol:
by robertpetry
Fri Oct 17, 2008 1:49 am
Forum: 605 WiFi
Topic: How do you replace the battery on the 160GB model?
Replies: 7
Views: 726

Re: How do you replace the battery on the 160GB model?

Actually,

I would would really like to learn how to install Linux on a dead badger.

I love google: http://www.strangehorizons.com/2004/200 ... dger.shtml
by robertpetry
Fri Sep 26, 2008 4:06 am
Forum: 605 WiFi
Topic: Oh man I'm so conflicted here, another iPod Touch 2G vs. Arc
Replies: 3
Views: 514

Re: Oh man I'm so conflicted here, another iPod Touch 2G vs. Arc

Well, I'm sorry to be negative. I get frustrated when people come to a forum and trash products but I have to say I would really think twice and maybe three times before buying the Archos. I know bad issues get much more attention on forums and there is a higher percentage of complainers in product ...
by robertpetry
Fri Aug 08, 2008 5:41 pm
Forum: 605 WiFi
Topic: DVDFAB FREE after trial period?
Replies: 6
Views: 2279

Re: DVDFAB FREE after trial period?

With the current Euro to US$ conversion rate, the Slysoft products are very expensive for US customers. I use Fairuse Wizard and DVD43 and it works on about 95% of the DVD's I have backed up onto the Archos. Quality and speed are good. I have only found 2-3 DVD's where it didn't work. And DVD Decryp...
by robertpetry
Thu Aug 07, 2008 3:15 pm
Forum: 605 WiFi
Topic: Bye Bye Archos 605
Replies: 33
Views: 3311

I voted "give me my money back." I would not have until recently but a couple of things pushed me over the edge. 1. Nagging issues: The browser stinks (hard to navigate, slow, crashes), and the interface is slow and confusing That I have been living with but this: 2. I have had two failures of the s...
by robertpetry
Fri May 02, 2008 3:31 pm
Forum: 605 WiFi
Topic: NEW FIRMWARE 2.0.10 April 30
Replies: 209
Views: 37032

Its more convenient to carry around then a standalone alarm clock... Well, I like the idea of an alarm clock on my Archos because I travel a lot and have to carry a portable. I think it would be a nice addition. The problem is, there is no snooze button - that I could find. I don't know about you b...
by robertpetry
Wed Apr 30, 2008 8:55 pm
Forum: 605 WiFi
Topic: NEW FIRMWARE 2.0.10 April 30
Replies: 209
Views: 37032

Good news for you - xtube works! So, see you guys in 20 minutes.
by robertpetry
Wed Apr 30, 2008 8:38 pm
Forum: 605 WiFi
Topic: NEW FIRMWARE 2.0.10 April 30
Replies: 209
Views: 37032

Ok, I was able to get out of the GPS demo. I'm not sure how but some combination of holding the power button down, resetting repeatedly and then plugging in the power cable did it.

BTW, I can't seem to get redtube.com to work. lol. Rats. It just keeps loading and never loads.
by robertpetry
Wed Apr 30, 2008 8:25 pm
Forum: 605 WiFi
Topic: NEW FIRMWARE 2.0.10 April 30
Replies: 209
Views: 37032

I pushed the down arrow and found the GPS demo. Started it. My screen went blank and now I can't get back into user mode. I have tried shutting it off and reseting it. But no luck.

Not good.
by robertpetry
Sat Apr 26, 2008 1:42 am
Forum: 605 WiFi
Topic: Anyone having trouble getting working DishNetwork Plugins?
Replies: 29
Views: 3076

Desparete Housewives...? That is pretty gary.

I have Monk, two and a half men and some movies to transfer over...
by robertpetry
Fri Apr 25, 2008 10:23 pm
Forum: 605 WiFi
Topic: Anyone having trouble getting working DishNetwork Plugins?
Replies: 29
Views: 3076

Well, hopefully it is working for you now..... I finally got it to work yesterday. I think they have fixed the server issue. I am the OP and I can tell you that I was pretty frustrated by the wait but at least it is working now. I went to the site and created a new plugin yesterday and now all is go...
by robertpetry
Thu Apr 24, 2008 8:37 pm
Forum: 605 WiFi
Topic: New Content Portal - where is CinemaNow? What are these?
Replies: 9
Views: 1141

I just check and it is back up and Cinema Now is there. Looks like the problem was solved.
by robertpetry
Thu Apr 24, 2008 4:08 pm
Forum: 605 WiFi
Topic: New Content Portal - where is CinemaNow? What are these?
Replies: 9
Views: 1141

Great. Now I get an error that says that I can't connect to the Content Portal at all.

They must be working on it still.
by robertpetry
Thu Apr 24, 2008 1:56 pm
Forum: 605 WiFi
Topic: New Content Portal - where is CinemaNow? What are these?
Replies: 9
Views: 1141

Chakka, I mostly agree. I almost always just buy the DVD for a couple of reasons: 1. Cinema Now and Unbox and iTunes are all too restrictive regarding what you can do with their movie. You pay $15 for an electronic copy that can only be played in whatever supported players they decide you can play t...

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