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Archos 5

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  • User Score (642)
    6.9 6.9 from 642 reviewers
  • Expert Score (51)
    7.1 7.1 from 51 reviewers
  • Design (12)
    7.0 7.0 from 12 reviewers
  • Value for money (21)
    4.3 4.3 from 21 reviewers
  • Features (7)
    6.2 6.2 from 7 reviewers
  • Ease of use (10)
    6.1 6.1 from 10 reviewers
  • Performance (5)
    6.3 6.3 from 5 reviewers
  • Sound quality (18)
    5.6 5.6 from 18 reviewers
  • Picture quality (5)
    6.6 6.6 from 5 reviewers
  • Durability (2)
    3.8 3.8 from 2 reviewers
  • Looks (5)
    7.3 7.3 from 5 reviewers
  • Battery performance (3)
    6.1 6.1 from 3 reviewers
  • Ergonomics (3)
    7.3 7.3 from 3 reviewers
  • Appearance (3)
    6.6 6.6 from 3 reviewers
  • Portability (2)
    5.5 5.5 from 2 reviewers
  • Customer support (3)
    6.1 6.1 from 3 reviewers
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Archos 5

The Archos 5 is the flagship of product of this new line. This product is a handheld device. The Archos 5 60 GB IMT is a high-end portable device with an ultra-thin design, a black stainless steel body and a high-resolution 5-inch touchscreen as well as the horsepower of a laptop. The technical details of this product are such that it has a 60 GB capacity for up to 80 movies, 600000 photos or 30000 songs. On top of that, this product can have up to 22 hours music and 7 hours video playback t…

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Archos 5

The Archos 5 is the flagship of product of this new line. This product is a handheld device. The Archos 5 60 GB IMT is a high-end portable device with an ultra-thin design, a black stainless steel body and a high-resolution 5-inch touchscreen as well as the horsepower of a laptop. The technical details of this product are such that it has a 60 GB capacity for up to 80 movies, 600000 photos or 30000 songs. On top of that, this product can have up to 22 hours music and 7 hours video playback time on a single charge.

Features

The Archos 5 comes with a 4.8 TFT LCD touchscreen. The LCD is an 800 x 480 resolution touchscreen. This product offers video support for MPEG-4, WMV and M-JPEG. The audio support of this product is such that it supports MP3, WMA, Protected WMA and WNA pro 5.1. Plus, WAV plug-ins is also available for further video and audio format support. With an 800-pixel-wide resolution and a 5-inch screen, owners can browse the web just as you would on a PC. The product comes along with Adobe Flash 9 video support. The Archos 5 allows users to check their included email software as you check your email accounts. In addition to that, this product also comes with the Archos Media Club which allows users to get their music content via an easier source. This product also comes with an optional DVR station that allows users to connect their Archos 5 to their television.

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  • Brand New Archos 5 IMT wont stream from YouTube Flash logo #9

    Hi everyone, fellow Archos users, i just got my Archos 5 IMT a few days ago. I think it's great, especially the clarity of the movies i put on it. The music plays excellent too, all these I have put on it from my laptop. I think from my experience with it do far, it's a neat little powerhouse...with one exception. On YouTube and Dailymotion the online videos will not play, I get the video window, a Flash logo with 9 on it...this is nearly everything Flash related on the web...esepcially music videos and Youtube, Hulu, Fancast, SyFy, and everywhere else I go on the web. I bout two plug-ins so far, but I think this is an Archos 5 problem. The Opera supplied browser should be able to handle Flash 9 video streams? Right? To double check I saved the Flash files to the Flash "container" in the Archos 5 H/D and they play just fine, same as YouTubes and Dailymotions. They just wont stream from the webpage itself. Can anyone help me with an answer to this dilemma? I've been surfing for answers since Dec-26 with no luck. I am still extremely pleased with this device. I watched a few movies on it already and it is top-notch!!!!! THank you! David68

    Answered by ingram091 2010-02-06:

    Opera is the problem. THe archos will play the flash 10 files ok. The trick is to click the open in new window button on the youtube page. (upper right hand corner arrow) it will then open a tabbed out FLV window and it will play full screen. IF archos updates the Firmware again.(only thing I personally am really upset about with my IMT) they need to remove the Opera plugin and use the internal flash player plugin for streaming, and remove the now defunct media center function buttons and allow us to put other more useful items in that menu place. like say a flash submenu for SWF

    Answered by ingram091 2010-02-06:

    I am looking to see if we can strip source out of the menu system and make our own firmware updade in some way. So far not a lot of luck on that though. PLEASE Archos do NOT abandon the Archos 5 IMT (a5) firmware updates...I litterally baought miune out of ignorance and a bit of trickery on their webpage and ended up with the Wrong one. (I was looking for the android version originally but when I hit buy now on the android page it took me to the old one to purchase it.) So Please do something to update what needs to be updated on that one as well as doing firmware updates on the android variation. Otherwise people are never gonna trust the

    Answered by kopit2 2011-01-01:

    when i open the youtube i click on any item to watch it dosent show any it says cannot play

  • how long does archos 5 take to charge out of the box first time?

    Answered by david684 2009-12-29:

    hello..out of the box i plugged mine in right away. the cable says 8 hours first time. well, there's a slight problem.. By the manual, it says the blinking green light flashes when fully charged. Fine, but without turning the unit on first, you won't get the two green lights, only one. After 12 hrs charging, I turned it on, when I was done with the unit.. running the battery to dead/1 red bar, I realized it needs to be turned off, plugged in, then told to be in charging mode or H/D mode. Then both green lights come on, and the one blinks on n off when fully charged. The techies say its like a cellphone, fully charge/fully dump, then charge as needed, rather than fully charged and left charging all the time, to extend the battery life. Full charging all the time they gave the unit 6 months to go

    Answered by judiah 2010-07-31:

    @david684.....Totally correct; the dang fools that wrote the manual for this gem were real dullards when it came time to seize your first attention. You need to know you have to TURN IT ON before it will charge! THEN you get a second green light, which they don't tell you in the manual or the "how-to" videos! Amazing and extremely poor customer service right out of the box! So...after 12 hours of one steady green light I became concerned enough to google the problem, found this forum, and am passing on my hard lesson! Typically one doesn't turn a unit on until the charging is complete. So I set it up and tried to register, connected it to my local WiFi, but then it closed down on me....so I turned it back on, allowed an update to download and install, then when it asked to enable USB or charge-only, I said "charge-only" so that it more

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