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#1 Dan Ayers

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Posted 24 January 2008 - 09:16 PM

What Archos is everyone using and why? I fly a Pro if that makes any difference.

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#2 Jess Haas SOC

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Posted 25 January 2008 - 01:43 AM

It depends on what exactly you want. I personally went with the 404 because it is small and can be had inexpensively. The generation 4 and 5 ones require the travel adapter while the older models didn't. This isn't a problem just another $50 piece to figure into your calculations.

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#3 Jon Beattie

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Posted 25 January 2008 - 12:17 PM

I went up with and archos 605. I like the unit alot. I have the 160gb its heavier than the flash 605's. But I paid less than $100- new. I took the 605 over the 505 or the 405(4) because of the screen. I like having the option of watching shots back on its larger screen.

Its all about choose and preferance. If you want to save weight and don't want the larger playback, go with a smaller unit.

when it comes to flash media vs hd. flash weighs less and may be able to take to bumps better. The hd does have a very low hum. Like i said i took mine based on the price i paid. I really like it. And though i try not to, there are plenty of extra's i keep on it for long rights or the quick email check.
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#4 Dan Ayers

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Posted 25 January 2008 - 01:39 PM

Any power issues with either setup?

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#5 Jess Haas SOC

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Posted 25 January 2008 - 03:41 PM

The travel adapter adds a jack for 5v in to power it. I plan on building a power adapter to power it from the sled but so far I have just been running from the battery with no problems. It actually lasts quite a while.

The harddrive on mine makes zero noise and hasn't given me any problems. I like the harddrive because I like having a lot of space at once instead of having to switch SD cards.

How did you manage a 160gb 605 new for that price?

I got the archos to use for playback, but it wasn't until I actually got it that it hit me that I now own a badass little portable music and video player. It rocks while traveling and I have been using it to play music at home and in my car.

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#6 Jon Beattie

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Posted 25 January 2008 - 05:57 PM

The travel adapter adds a jack for 5v in to power it. I plan on building a power adapter to power it from the sled but so far I have just been running from the battery with no problems. It actually lasts quite a while.

The harddrive on mine makes zero noise and hasn't given me any problems. I like the harddrive because I like having a lot of space at once instead of having to switch SD cards.

How did you manage a 160gb 605 new for that price?

I got the archos to use for playback, but it wasn't until I actually got it that it hit me that I now own a badass little portable music and video player. It rocks while traveling and I have been using it to play music at home and in my car.

~Jess


The HD sound is just when it starts to spin, very quiet. I got it for $100 bucks because i was given $300- in amazon gift card. so i figured why not
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