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by gylman
Tue Mar 05, 2013 5:23 am
Forum: Archos Titanium
Topic: FM radio output
Replies: 1
Views: 1575

FM radio output

I've been using Archos devices since way back when, and even though they always have issues when first released, I find that in the long run their media players and internet tablets have stood the test of time. The main use I get from my current Archos (Gen 7 Archos 5) is FM playback on my car radio...
by gylman
Fri Apr 20, 2012 7:19 pm
Forum: Competitors
Topic: Samsung galaxy player S wifi 5.0
Replies: 21
Views: 12726

Re: Samsung galaxy player S wifi 5.0

Well, I bit the bullet and got a Galaxy Note as my next-gen media player. Archos really blew it by giving up on the 5" form factor.
Do you have any advice on which android video player I should install?
by gylman
Wed Mar 28, 2012 3:01 am
Forum: Competitors
Topic: Samsung galaxy player S wifi 5.0
Replies: 21
Views: 12726

Re: Samsung galaxy player S wifi 5.0

Thanks Marcel, I appreciate the info. Now I know I have a backup if my Archos 5IT dies. Which application does the video playback? It is something Samsung builds in, or is it an Android App? I ask because I wonder if the Galaxy Note would have the same capabilities and better given its superior hard...
by gylman
Sun Mar 25, 2012 10:58 pm
Forum: Competitors
Topic: Samsung galaxy player S wifi 5.0
Replies: 21
Views: 12726

Re: Samsung galaxy player S wifi 5.0

Marcel, does the Samsung player play .mkv 720p well?
by gylman
Sat Mar 24, 2012 10:05 pm
Forum: 101 XS
Topic: Archos G10 XS, Archos Elements and Arnova 50€ announced
Replies: 45
Views: 35493

Re: Archos G10 xs, Archos Elements and Arnova 50Ôé¼ announced

With regard to the Apple product - the issue with Apple, now and forever, is ability to play the video you want, when you want, in the format you want. Apple's iPad or iPhone don't have even half of the mainstream codec support that Archos provides. That's why I also go for Archos first, if they are...
by gylman
Mon Mar 19, 2012 1:34 am
Forum: 101 XS
Topic: Archos G10 XS, Archos Elements and Arnova 50€ announced
Replies: 45
Views: 35493

Re: Archos G10 xs, Archos Elements and Arnova 50Ôé¼ announced

I'm hugely disappointed to hear that there will be no 5" form factor in the next gen. As an Archos user for 5 years, and as someone who goes to bed every right with his A5IT, and gets awakened by it every morning, the 5" form factor is perfect. 7" is too big, and 4" is too small for video or books i...
by gylman
Mon May 09, 2011 4:26 am
Forum: Archos 5 Internet Tablet with Android
Topic: new 3D GPS application makes GPS unusable
Replies: 0
Views: 769

new 3D GPS application makes GPS unusable

I've been using NDrive just fine for nearly 2 years. This week, I turned on my GPS application Ndrive, to find a "new experience of 3D GPS naviation" message facing me. But it can't be installed properly, and I can't get past that screen, so now I can't use GPS at all. Has anyone else run into this?
by gylman
Sun Apr 10, 2011 11:29 am
Forum: Archos 5 Internet Tablet with Android
Topic: Should I buy the Archos 5?
Replies: 18
Views: 1865

Re: Should I buy the Archos 5?

I love my IT. Form factor is perfect (4.3 is too small, 7 is too big). I use it pretty much every single day, and have done so for over a year. I like the 8/32 model because of the extra thinness. Excellent video support. Best of anything anywhere in this form factor. perfectly adequate for book rea...
by gylman
Sat Sep 25, 2010 10:48 pm
Forum: Archos 5 Internet Tablet with Android
Topic: A5IT 32G - $200 at Newegg
Replies: 8
Views: 2453

Re: A5IT 32G - $200 at Newegg

It's a great idea. After I saw that the next gen Archos was a bust, a downgrade from my point of view, from my A5IT, I got myself an extra A5IT 8 gig, because I have become quite dependent on it (including the GPS). Newegg.ca is selling the 32 gig for 250 Can$, no shipping charge, which is probably ...
by gylman
Wed Sep 01, 2010 11:47 am
Forum: Archos 5 Internet Tablet with Android
Topic: CONFIRMED: No Archos 5 IT Tablet in Gen 8 Annoucement
Replies: 96
Views: 6829

Re: CONFIRMED: No Archos 5 IT Tablet in Gen 8 Annoucement

Looks like I better buy an extra A5IT when they start to go on clearance.... I owned an iPAQ 4700 and used it for 5 years, long after they stopped making it, and while it was still the best pocketable device available on the market. Had to buy 2 extras "just in case". Will have to do the same here, ...
by gylman
Wed Sep 01, 2010 4:48 am
Forum: General Archos Gen8: Archos 28, 32, 43, 70 and 101 Internet Tablets
Topic: Gen 8 is so disappointing
Replies: 85
Views: 11132

Re: Gen 8 is so disappointing

This situation kinda reminds me of what happened to the Nokia N770/800/810 series, People loved the form factor, but hated the weak processing. With the N900 they got better processing and more power, but lost many of the hardcore fans because the device was no longer suitable as a browser and video...
by gylman
Mon Aug 30, 2010 11:30 pm
Forum: Archos 5 Internet Tablet with Android
Topic: FM Transmitter
Replies: 9
Views: 930

Re: FM Transmitter

I'm not as impressed as I thought I would be with the FM transmitter... the sound quality is just so-so. It sounds mono to me, with very little "fidelity". No highs, no lows - just flat. The EQ on the Archos seems to have no effect on the output of the FM sound. The volume output is low - I need to...
by gylman
Sun Aug 29, 2010 5:07 pm
Forum: Archos 5 Internet Tablet with Android
Topic: FM Transmitter
Replies: 9
Views: 930

Re: FM Transmitter

I have the car dock, and with that setup I have to say that this is the best FM transmission setup I have ever had in my car (tried various Belkin and similar junk before, this is way better).
by gylman
Sun Aug 29, 2010 5:06 pm
Forum: Archos 5 Internet Tablet with Android
Topic: Desktop widget to shut off
Replies: 4
Views: 511

Re: Desktop widget to shut off

Thanks. I appreciate the straightforward answers.

I wonder if Archos can overcome this in some way without sacrificing compatibility in some future generation/firmware upgrade.
by gylman
Sun Aug 29, 2010 1:54 am
Forum: Archos 5 Internet Tablet with Android
Topic: Desktop widget to shut off
Replies: 4
Views: 511

Desktop widget to shut off

Is there any way to put an icon on the desktop which will just turn off the device without any further questions asked?
by gylman
Sun Aug 29, 2010 1:53 am
Forum: Archos 5 Internet Tablet with Android
Topic: GPS just a few questions
Replies: 4
Views: 663

Re: GPS just a few questions

Initially I was fairly negative on the GPS capabilities with the Archos, especially with regard to time to lock on. I use Ndrive. However, with time it has grown on me. I was recently on a trip out west in Canada and the GPS locked on within 30 seconds or less nearly always (it takes a few minutes i...
by gylman
Sat Aug 28, 2010 2:27 pm
Forum: Archos 5 Internet Tablet with Android
Topic: Buying a Archos 5 Interent Tablet. Can't decide.
Replies: 30
Views: 1811

Re: Buying a Archos 5 Interent Tablet. Can't decide.

IMHO, if playback in the car is a major factor in buying the A5A, I'd say buy now. The current generation works well. I used it daily in my car - I paid up for the Archos GPS holder. Its cable functions as an antenna, and FM radio works great. GPS also works great now. Strongly recommend the Flash v...
by gylman
Thu Aug 12, 2010 10:12 pm
Forum: Archos 5 Internet Tablet with Android
Topic: "static sprites are not supported"
Replies: 7
Views: 871

Re: "static sprites are not supported"

Thanks for the reply people.
I guess I will have to use one of my other mobile devices to play these files.
by gylman
Wed Aug 11, 2010 10:54 am
Forum: Archos 5 Internet Tablet with Android
Topic: "static sprites are not supported"
Replies: 7
Views: 871

"static sprites are not supported"

Has this issue ever been addressed by Archos with more recent firmware version? I know it's a longstanding problem for Archos devices to give this error for some video files, but it seems to me that recently I have come across more and more files that crash with this error. Several anime series that...

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