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by jh1
Wed Nov 26, 2008 9:50 am
Forum: 605 WiFi
Topic: 605 Wifi - 80GB Dismantling guide
Replies: 6
Views: 1012

Re: 605 Wifi - 80GB Dismantling guide

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TIP: Cameras have a mode called 'macro' (unless you were deliberately going for the romantic soft focus look)
by jh1
Thu Feb 21, 2008 4:55 am
Forum: 605 WiFi
Topic: convert ac3 to mp3
Replies: 18
Views: 2195

In Virtual Dub MPEG-4 Here is a rough guide form memory, actual locations and buttons may differ. I would recommend PocketDivxEncoder over Virtualdub because pde has normalization on audio whereas you have to manually guess how much to boost audio volume with Vdub. Without tweaking volume many movi...
by jh1
Wed Feb 20, 2008 9:38 pm
Forum: 605 WiFi
Topic: convert ac3 to mp3
Replies: 18
Views: 2195

check out the free pocketdivxencoder. It'll create a new AVI by optional direct stream copy on the video (no time wasted on reencoding video) and convert AC-3 to MP3.
by jh1
Wed Feb 20, 2008 6:13 pm
Forum: 605 WiFi
Topic: Battery dock damaged?
Replies: 5
Views: 434

Re: Battery dock damaged?

this is my second dock and they both seem to be damaged. the metal piece next to the connector has a little play in it and rattles if i shake the dock. its just a small amount of play but when i called archos they said it shouldn't be loose at all. can someone confirm this by either shaking the doc...
by jh1
Sun Feb 10, 2008 5:30 pm
Forum: 605 WiFi
Topic: Very unfair review of 605 - AU SMH Tech
Replies: 45
Views: 5359

He implies that this scheme saves us money but the money we are 'saving' is an arbitrary markup set by Archos. Arbitray or not if I don't need or want those plugins there is a savings regardless of whether they charge only the "actual" price (which we don't know) or the marked up price. G...
by jh1
Fri Feb 08, 2008 10:27 pm
Forum: 605 WiFi
Topic: Very unfair review of 605 - AU SMH Tech
Replies: 45
Views: 5359

You seem to be attributing motives that Archos has never claimed. I am open to being corrected on this, but I am not aware that Archos has claimed to be saving its customers $30 by not including the browser. Maybe people aren't 'getting it' because they didn't see the Archos CEO state that the plug...
by jh1
Fri Feb 08, 2008 10:17 pm
Forum: 605 WiFi
Topic: Not an Archos Stylus+ Archos Screen= Disaster?
Replies: 20
Views: 1760

My local sushi place uses PDAs for ordering. The waitress enters the order into the PDA with the corner of a plastic card like a credit card
by jh1
Thu Feb 07, 2008 10:11 am
Forum: 605 WiFi
Topic: Very unfair review of 605 - AU SMH Tech
Replies: 45
Views: 5359

The way archos charges for plug in is in fact good for the consumers who don't want the plug ins. However, most consumers don't think of it that way so I think its a back-fired business model. Even though it benefits some people and makes no difference to the rest. Because people are dopes that way...
by jh1
Thu Feb 07, 2008 1:11 am
Forum: 605 WiFi
Topic: Guess how much to replace 160GB HDD on 605?
Replies: 5
Views: 1379

Re: Guess how much to replace 160GB HDD on 605?

Hi just returned unit to archos due to hdd failure - due to mix up over proof of purchase - they gave me a quote (to replace hdd) - but luckly this issue was sorted and they fixed it under waranty but how much do u think the quote was (in UK £sterling as that is were i am) if interested and in US ...
by jh1
Wed Feb 06, 2008 8:43 pm
Forum: 605 WiFi
Topic: Fastest Avi Converter
Replies: 12
Views: 1337

Re: Fastest Avi Converter

Hi i am using fairusage wizard to convert my collection on dvds for the kids but its taking ages does anyone know what the best software is and fastest way to convert into avi otherwise its going to take me years!!! Thanks everyone Do you have the cinema plugin? If so, it's 15 mins to rip the DVD t...
by jh1
Wed Feb 06, 2008 8:33 pm
Forum: 605 WiFi
Topic: Is Archos still actually in business???
Replies: 40
Views: 5445

I've had my 605 since November 2007. No problems so far. I use it daily for Video and Internet browsing. IMO, these types of forums usually become sounding boards for complaints and technical help. It would be very foolish to gauge customer satisfaction based on the number of negative vs postive pos...
by jh1
Wed Feb 06, 2008 6:12 am
Forum: 605 WiFi
Topic: Very unfair review of 605 - AU SMH Tech
Replies: 45
Views: 5359

MPEG and AC-3 decoding is already built into the DaVinci chip inside every 605. It's not like Archos had to develop the codecs. To use your analogy, it's like Dell including the GeForce 8800GTS card into your computer and adding the cost of the GPU into the price you pay for the system regardless o...
by jh1
Mon Feb 04, 2008 11:09 am
Forum: 605 WiFi
Topic: Very unfair review of 605 - AU SMH Tech
Replies: 45
Views: 5359

What makes you so sure that if they did bundle the plug-ins as standard with the 605, that they would charge Ôé¼5, or whatever their license fee is, and not full price? Again, you're confusing price with cost. They can charge (price) anything they like, but that is not the point. If you check out t...
by jh1
Sat Feb 02, 2008 5:37 am
Forum: 605 WiFi
Topic: Very unfair review of 605 - AU SMH Tech
Replies: 45
Views: 5359

jh1 - this is a pointless argument without facts. You don't know for a fact what Archos pays to Opera or under what conditions. The browser that can only go to the portal is crippled - it's quite possible that no or minimal fess are paid for that limited capability - higher fees for higher function...
by jh1
Sat Feb 02, 2008 5:34 am
Forum: 605 WiFi
Topic: Very unfair review of 605 - AU SMH Tech
Replies: 45
Views: 5359

I still dont get this problem people have about the plugins... I paid Ôé¼479 for my 160gb 605. Assuming that Archos value the 3 plugins at Ôé¼70 (Ôé¼30 for the web browser and Ôé¼20 each for the cinema and podcast plugins), then you have to assume that if they were all included in the device as sta...
by jh1
Sat Feb 02, 2008 4:30 am
Forum: 605 WiFi
Topic: Very unfair review of 605 - AU SMH Tech
Replies: 45
Views: 5359

Given that the Opera browser is used by Archos to peddle their wares on their portal whether we pay $30 or not, it's obvious that Archos has already paid for Opera to be on used on each and every 605 sold. If I were an Archos shareholder, I'd be pleased that they cooked up such a brilliant revenue ...
by jh1
Fri Feb 01, 2008 11:05 am
Forum: 605 WiFi
Topic: Very unfair review of 605 - AU SMH Tech
Replies: 45
Views: 5359

Given that the Opera browser is used by Archos to peddle their wares on their portal whether we pay $30 or not, it's obvious that Archos has already paid for Opera to be on used on each and every 605 sold. If I were an Archos shareholder, I'd be pleased that they cooked up such a brilliant revenue s...
by jh1
Thu Jan 24, 2008 7:09 am
Forum: 605 WiFi
Topic: USB To PC Monitor Adapter?
Replies: 4
Views: 669

Re: USB To PC Monitor Adapter?

Bit of a long shot but is there such a thing as an adapter which would allow you to plug a usb device directly into a PC Monitor to convert it into like a TV Screen? If not why not? I need a TV for the Garage for when I go on my treadmill and I have a spare PC Monitor which would be BRILLIANT if I ...
by jh1
Thu Jan 24, 2008 2:45 am
Forum: 605 WiFi
Topic: Tip on charging 605: For new owners
Replies: 79
Views: 16357

i'm confused. can i charge overnight using the mini dock with the 605 completely off? or is it really better to just leave it on and let the machine handle the screen off and standby while it charges? i'd be fine leaving it to do it's own thing, but i've noticed it gets quite hot!! The heat has not...
by jh1
Mon Jan 21, 2008 5:44 am
Forum: 605 WiFi
Topic: Tip on charging 605: For new owners
Replies: 79
Views: 16357

jh1 wrote:bumping this (since no one has the good sense to make it a sticky)

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