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by lawrence.cook
Thu Jul 16, 2009 12:24 pm
Forum: Archos 5 and Archos 5G (without Android)
Topic: Can anyone help me decide which model? 5 or 605?
Replies: 19
Views: 1166

Re: Can anyone help me decide which model? 5 or 605?

@ ahendy : I used my A5 on the plane, along with the powermonkey portable charger, and it worked a treat! with the charger i managed to get the batteries to last for the whole flight (7-8 hours watching videos non stop)
by lawrence.cook
Thu Jul 16, 2009 12:21 pm
Forum: Archos 5 and Archos 5G (without Android)
Topic: OK, now I'm raging. RMA REPLACEMENT BROKEN.
Replies: 4
Views: 714

Re: OK, now I'm raging. RMA REPLACEMENT BROKEN.

i haven't had a faulty Archos (luckily by the sounds of things) apart from minor cosmetic issues , which i was willing to let go. I still however will never by anything from Archos again - they are just an appaling company full of lies and deceit. screw them.
by lawrence.cook
Sun Jun 14, 2009 12:59 pm
Forum: Archos 5 and Archos 5G (without Android)
Topic: Archos 5 Web Browsing Crashes & Operating Temperature
Replies: 9
Views: 1496

Re: Archos 5 Web Browsing Crashes & Operating Temperature

its not just the hd heating up is the cpu and circuitry aswell, just think if your hands are cold anytime you have a perfect heater :lol:
by lawrence.cook
Fri Jun 12, 2009 10:36 am
Forum: Archos 5 and Archos 5G (without Android)
Topic: Taking Bets: Who thinks Archos will release a new firmware?
Replies: 2
Views: 500

Re: Taking Bets: Who thinks Archos will release a new firmware?

i dont think so, look how many new products they are releasing atm.

theyve got their money from the A5, now its time to move on.
by lawrence.cook
Fri Jun 12, 2009 10:32 am
Forum: Archos 9
Topic: Archos Website is Down...
Replies: 33
Views: 6343

Re: Archos Website is Down...

the versatility of something with windows on it, instead of some rubbish locked down crap that doesnt work. (well windows doesnt normally work much better :badgrin: ) means you could do soooo much more, install anything you want, no more messing about beggin archos to update flash next firmware, cau...
by lawrence.cook
Fri Jun 12, 2009 10:16 am
Forum: Archos 5 and Archos 5G (without Android)
Topic: Motomaster Eliminator 100W Power Inverter with a USB
Replies: 5
Views: 1733

Re: Motomaster Eliminator 100W Power Inverter with a USB

buy the mini dock, get a power inverter with a standard mains plug on it. then you can use it for anything with mains plug (then your archos will charge quicker aswell) - and if you dont want the mini dock, you could still jst get a mains usb adapter, and use that ;)
by lawrence.cook
Wed Jun 10, 2009 8:53 pm
Forum: Archos 5 and Archos 5G (without Android)
Topic: Thanks Archos - great support
Replies: 20
Views: 1195

Re: Thanks Archos - great support

Archos5Fan wrote:
If Archos is not ISO-certified, that would explain a *lot*.
are they telling us they are?
by lawrence.cook
Wed Jun 10, 2009 5:23 pm
Forum: Archos 5 and Archos 5G (without Android)
Topic: Cannot play video / File is damaged or incomplete - solved!
Replies: 14
Views: 6321

Re: Cannot play video / File is damaged or incomplete - solved!

I'm sure there are several causes to this error. I just found this particular one rather perplexing yet I'm glad it was an easy fix. It's just weird that a common character such as a comma can throw the player off like that. It wouldn't surprise me, on my streaming server (fedora), it wont list the...
by lawrence.cook
Wed Jun 10, 2009 5:20 pm
Forum: Archos 5 and Archos 5G (without Android)
Topic: What is required to get started
Replies: 13
Views: 740

Re: What is required to get started

I am about to buy an Archos 5 250GB for my wifes birthday. but small storage and the fact that it seems to overheat as well as no support blew that out. You may aswell consider Archos as having none. From what i've heard, if you're lucky enough to get through to them, you will most probably get an ...
by lawrence.cook
Wed Jun 10, 2009 5:16 pm
Forum: Archos 5 and Archos 5G (without Android)
Topic: am i the ONLY one that actually loves their 5?
Replies: 20
Views: 1204

Re: am i the ONLY one that actually loves their 5?

think about the big picture, I could swear hardly anything technological works completely properly without problems these days. There is ALWAYS something it doesnt do right. Archos seems to be at the worse end of that with a fair few things that are going wrong. However it does do *most* things it s...
by lawrence.cook
Wed Jun 03, 2009 7:21 pm
Forum: Archos 5 and Archos 5G (without Android)
Topic: Using 3G With 5?
Replies: 18
Views: 1767

Re: Using 3G With 5?

I found that site when I was looking before and no combination of names and codes seemed to work!? Do you have a 5g in the UK? What network are you on? i dont have a 5g, but i do work as tech support for pdas (mostly on o2) and connectivity is a common problem, just ring o2 and ask them for the set...
by lawrence.cook
Wed May 27, 2009 12:12 pm
Forum: Archos 5 and Archos 5G (without Android)
Topic: Are there any Video Glasses (Video Eyewear) comptbl w.t. A5
Replies: 3
Views: 675

Re: Are there any Video Glasses (Video Eyewear) comptbl w.t. A5

im gonna wait until they are out in higher resolution and theres more choice to pick from!
by lawrence.cook
Thu May 21, 2009 9:51 am
Forum: Archos 5 and Archos 5G (without Android)
Topic: Pretty odd
Replies: 8
Views: 689

Re: Pretty odd

http://www.dynamism.com/viliv.shtml I would take that over Archos any day. And before someone says " I dont see the point in this type of device", just remember that there are tons of software out there that can turn it into an Archos like device. Once, im finished with my hdd testing I will be sel...
by lawrence.cook
Wed May 20, 2009 3:16 pm
Forum: Archos 5 and Archos 5G (without Android)
Topic: Uninstalling a Web Browser Plug-Ins
Replies: 9
Views: 732

Re: Uninstalling a Web Browser Plug-Ins

if you're having problems with current firmware, then upgrade, otherwise dont upgrade - 'if it aint broke dont fix it'
by lawrence.cook
Wed May 20, 2009 10:11 am
Forum: Archos 5 and Archos 5G (without Android)
Topic: Using 3G With 5?
Replies: 18
Views: 1767

Re: Using 3G With 5?

yeah i think payg is normally different settings
try this http://www.filesaveas.com/gprs.html
by lawrence.cook
Tue May 19, 2009 11:29 am
Forum: Archos 5 and Archos 5G (without Android)
Topic: File Browser - Subtitles - scrollbar - H263/WMV8
Replies: 4
Views: 816

Re: File Browser - Subtitles - scrollbar - H263/WMV8

the archos uses 2 different protocols when streaming and using upnp (if i rmember correctly) in order to stream, you need to setup windows media player network sharing in order to use file manager sharing, you need to configure a windows network share and assign the correct permissions so the archos...
by lawrence.cook
Tue May 19, 2009 11:21 am
Forum: Archos 5 and Archos 5G (without Android)
Topic: How to format a hard drive with errors?
Replies: 9
Views: 1179

Re: How to format a hard drive with errors?

The built in format option does a quick format. The Archos works fine so it doesn't need a recovery. The format option in the recovery mode also does a quick format. These kind of formats will not detect bad sectors unless a sector by sector format is done which doesn't seem to be available in the ...
by lawrence.cook
Tue May 19, 2009 11:09 am
Forum: Archos 5 and Archos 5G (without Android)
Topic: Using 3G With 5?
Replies: 18
Views: 1767

Re: Using 3G With 5?

i havent got a 5g, but use pap, and username o2web and password o2web
the apn is mobile.o2.co.uk
leave proxy blank
by lawrence.cook
Tue May 19, 2009 11:04 am
Forum: Archos 5 and Archos 5G (without Android)
Topic: I don't want to suspend the Archos anymore
Replies: 7
Views: 899

Re: I don't want to suspend the Archos anymore

yeah i use suspend all the time - i rarely use shut down. and no problems *touch wood* maybe you were just extremely unlucky with those 2 hdds
by lawrence.cook
Fri May 15, 2009 11:26 am
Forum: Archos 5 and Archos 5G (without Android)
Topic: Too many problems to bother buying?
Replies: 25
Views: 1432

Re: Too many problems to bother buying?

there are more good things on the A5 than there is bad things/ bugs etc.

like nintendomaster said, what DOESN'T have bugs and problems?

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