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by enthalpy
Fri Jul 16, 2010 10:14 pm
Forum: Archos 5 Internet Tablet with Android
Topic: charging the archos without usb
Replies: 7
Views: 822

Re: charging the archos without usb

Two things: -- All USB chargers are 5 volts. It's the volts that determine how fast it charges (and the smart charge circuitry). Yes, various cell phone chargers have higher ratings in milliamps. But that's their maximum amp rating. The charger is capable of more milliamps, but the Archos won't allo...
by enthalpy
Fri Jul 16, 2010 4:33 pm
Forum: Archos 5 Internet Tablet with Android
Topic: Palm Grafitti on Android
Replies: 3
Views: 842

Re: Palm Grafitti on Android

This is great news. And it's version 1, before Xerox messed up Palm's version with their ridiculous suit. I don't have any major problem using the pop-up keyboard, but I always felt felt fast and accurate with graffiti.
by enthalpy
Fri Jul 16, 2010 2:54 pm
Forum: Archos 5 Internet Tablet with Android
Topic: Im trying to output my archos 5 to my TV
Replies: 2
Views: 424

Re: Im trying to output my archos 5 to my TV

hey whats the cheapest product i can get to output video from my archos 5 IT to my TV? will the video spiltter found here https://store.archos.com/accessories.php?id=59 work? cause its not completely clear on wether or not thats all i need to output to my tv or not. thanks for the help. It looks li...
by enthalpy
Fri Jul 09, 2010 5:12 pm
Forum: Archos 5 Internet Tablet with Android
Topic: Picture difference between Archos 5 32GB and my Nokia n800.
Replies: 4
Views: 803

Re: Picture difference between Archos 5 32GB and my Nokia n8

I also own both (N800 and A5A). Both have excellent screens, and the brightness setting on both strongly affects my impression of the colors. I haven't done side-by-side comparisons with the same web page like you mention, to say one is more saturated. I do prefer the A5A screen though, because of t...
by enthalpy
Tue Jul 06, 2010 6:20 pm
Forum: Archos 5 Internet Tablet with Android
Topic: Definate problem with HDMI on 2.0.15....any ideas?
Replies: 6
Views: 430

Re: Definate problem with HDMI on 2.0.15....any ideas?

So for the few months since I got my A5A 500 gb, I've had absolutely no problems using the A5 IMT DVR dock + HDMI output. Fast forward to 2.0.15 and now I can't get HDMI working anymore! (snip) Does anyone else have this problem or a potential solution? I noticed that 2.0.15 introduced a new proces...
by enthalpy
Fri Jul 02, 2010 3:42 pm
Forum: Archos 5 Internet Tablet with Android
Topic: Bluetooth tether from windows 7?
Replies: 11
Views: 586

Re: Bluetooth tether from windows 7?

I like the Linux tethering, because, at work, the wireless is locked down. But I do have an Ubuntu box there, that I can then connect the A5A to using this technique. It's not ideal, but it's a live connection.
by enthalpy
Wed Jun 30, 2010 12:08 pm
Forum: Archos 5 Internet Tablet with Android
Topic: Volume Booster
Replies: 11
Views: 2714

Re: Volume Booster

What you wrote is generally true, tomsje, but there are good quality headphones that have high gain/low ohms settings. I use Bose noise canceling, and they have 2 settings. Using the high gain setting, the sound is loud and still good quality. (at least, to my ears it's good quality, that's a differ...
by enthalpy
Mon Jun 28, 2010 4:55 pm
Forum: Archos 5 Internet Tablet with Android
Topic: google voice
Replies: 46
Views: 7150

Re: google voice

Well, Skype does support incoming calls (Skype-In). SkypeIn lets you pick from a list of "land line" telephone numbers, similar to how GoogleVoice does.

I don't know if that means it will work with GoogleVoice though.
by enthalpy
Tue Jun 22, 2010 4:34 pm
Forum: Archos 5 Internet Tablet with Android
Topic: Problem with HDMI dock
Replies: 17
Views: 1179

Re: Problem with HDMI dock

What firmware are you using on the A5A? When I switch back from 720p to the A5A screen, I see the same corrupt screen lines, but only for about 1 second, and then I get the normal screen, crisp and clear. I'm using firmware 2.0.15. One difference is that I am only using a computer screen with HDMI, ...
by enthalpy
Tue Jun 15, 2010 6:13 pm
Forum: Archos 5 Internet Tablet with Android
Topic: internal speaker issue after update to 2.xx
Replies: 3
Views: 628

Re: internal speaker issue after update to 2.xx

Firmware 2.xx has been working for me with mp4 videos. The videos I watch are short though, I don't watch full length movies on the A5A.

Welcome to the forums Lu from Eau Claire (I was born in Menomonie). You're not that far from the twin cities, so there might be Archos fans near you.
by enthalpy
Fri Jun 04, 2010 6:47 pm
Forum: Archos 5 Internet Tablet with Android
Topic: tethering via bluetooth
Replies: 20
Views: 1388

Re: tethering via bluetooth

Which firmware are you using? My tethering works fine with most versions, but I don't have to enter a phone number. I believe the DUN function has been re-enabled with the latest firmware released this week.
by enthalpy
Thu Jun 03, 2010 5:11 pm
Forum: Archos 5 Internet Tablet with Android
Topic: 2.0.15 release
Replies: 11
Views: 2005

Re: 2.0.15 release

Darn. I'm at work now, with no WiFi. I can't wait to get home and install it.
by enthalpy
Fri May 28, 2010 4:08 am
Forum: Archos 5 Internet Tablet with Android
Topic: Need help with tethering. Absolute n00b.
Replies: 19
Views: 1355

Re: Need help with tethering. Absolute n00b.

I have to say, I needed a complete reset (settings- about device - repair and formatting - full reinitialization) before tethering worked for me. Yes, it may be extreme, but that's what it took for me. I knew tethering would work, my friend had an A5 android, and I tethered it before I would buy min...
by enthalpy
Tue May 25, 2010 10:09 pm
Forum: Archos 5 Internet Tablet with Android
Topic: Leaving the Archos in a plugged in Battery Dock
Replies: 24
Views: 2262

Re: Leaving the Archos in a plugged in Battery Dock

I'd like to emphasize the advice given. "Draining" your battery - to me - means running it down to zero. That's what I did in the old days with my (shudder) NiCd batteries. The lithium batteries should not go to zero. They "prefer" to go to 40%.

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