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    Archos - Anyone have one?

    ARCHOS

    One of the few devices I haven't had a chance to familiarize myself with at any level. I've been hearing a lot of good things...anyone first hand experience with any of their devices? If so, what are your thoughts.



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    Re: Archos - Anyone have one?

    I owned one of their mp3 players back in '03. They were the first company to make a hard-disk based mp3 player. While the interface wasn't as sleek as an ipod, the functionality was great (built in microphone, fm radio, fm record to disk, external source record to disk - I recorded a U2 concert off directv and turned it into a cd this way). They used to make a hard-disk based video player that you could attach (snap-on) a camera to to have a decently-specked camera for '03. The only negative for me was my head phone jack went out after a year (under warranty), but I abused the thing.



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    I had an Archos mp3 player back when mp3 players were fairly uncommon (maybe 2001). The thing was a piece of junk, and I got rid of it after listening to it a couple of times. I'm sure its products are much better now.



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    Re: Archos - Anyone have one?

    Back in the 80's I built a similar machine - "the M.A.S.S device" which I used to steal the Eiffel Tower.

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    Re: Archos - Anyone have one?

    Yes I have one. I have had it for two years. I purchased some software that allows me to rip DVD's and download to the Archos. I've taken it to Euorpe twice now. Great display. I've alson downloaded around 100 CD's and about 15 movies. As I mentioned it before, love it.



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    Re: Archos - Anyone have one?

    Quote Originally Posted by AIT View Post
    I had an Archos mp3 player back when mp3 players were fairly uncommon (maybe 2001). The thing was a piece of junk, and I got rid of it after listening to it a couple of times. I'm sure its products are much better now.
    I had that as well. I still do, it was a POS. I paid some outrageous amount of money for it.


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    Re: Archos - Anyone have one?

    Yeah, I don't know about the older technology...I am talking more about their newer touch screen players and devices that I've heard good reviews on.



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    Re: Archos - Anyone have one?

    Does Best Buy or American carry them? You may be able to go and try one and see if you like it.



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    Re: Archos - Anyone have one?

    Quote Originally Posted by bostinelosd View Post
    Does Best Buy or American carry them? You may be able to go and try one and see if you like it.
    I don't shop brick and mortar stores often enough to know.



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    Re: Archos - Anyone have one?

    Quote Originally Posted by egami View Post
    I don't shop brick and mortar stores often enough to know.
    Me neither, but with this investment you might want to call around and see if there is a display one. They seem like a solid product so you probably cant go wrong getting it regardless, but with electronics, Im cautious anymore.



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    Re: Archos - Anyone have one?

    I am not looking to buy one really...I have a touch. Was more just curious how people like them or dislike them and whatnot.



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    Re: Archos - Anyone have one?

    Quote Originally Posted by egami View Post
    I am not looking to buy one really...I have a touch. Was more just curious how people like them or dislike them and whatnot.

    This one?

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AZKpByV5764]YouTube - Stan Bush - The Touch[/ame]



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    Re: Archos - Anyone have one?

    That one.



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