Ipod Touch vs. Archos 604 vs. Archos 605

Ipod Touch vs. Archos 604 vs. Archos 605


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CBuck03

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Which do you think is the better one to buy? I'm looking to get one, i already have an Ipod Video but it only stays in my car cause i only use it for music. I had the Archos AV420 before the ipod and absolutely loved it. Here are the specs for each one:

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Ipod Touch

General

* Device Type
* Portable media center

* Key Features
* Digital photo viewer, Digital video player, Digital audio player

* PC Interfaces
* USB 2.0

* Height
* 4.3 in

* Depth
* 0.3 in

* Width
* 2.4 in

* Weight
* 0.3 lbs

Display

* Display Type
* 3.5 in

* Display type
* - 3.5 in

Still Images

* Supported Still Images Formats
* JPEG, BMP, GIF, TIFF, PSD, PNG

Digital Audio

* Supported audio formats
* AAC, Protected AAC, MP3, MP3 VBR, Audible 2, Audible 3, Audible 4, Apple Lossless, WAV, AIFF

* Audio output
* Headphones

Video

* Video Playback Formats
* MPEG-4

* Video Capture
* - 640 x 480

Connectivity

* Connections
* USB, Headphones, Docking connector, Component video, Composite video

Battery

* Rechargeable Battery
* Rechargeable

* Battery Enclosure Type
* Internal

* Technology
* Lithium ion

* Battery
* Lithium ion Rechargeable Internal

Software

* Software Included
* Drivers, iTunes 7.4 or later

System Requirements

* Operating System
* Microsoft Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP Home, Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP 2 or later, Apple Mac OS X 10.4.10 or later

Miscellaneous

* Included Accessories
* Earphone, USB cable, Docking adapter, Polishing cloth, Stand


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Archos 605 Wifi

General

* Device Type
* Digital AV player

* Key Features
* Digital audio player, Digital photo viewer, Digital video player, External HDD function

* PC Interfaces
* Hi-Speed USB, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g

* Features
* PDF viewer

* Height
* 3.2 in

* Depth
* 0.6 in

* Width
* 4.8 in

* Weight
* 6.7 oz

* Packaged quantity
* 1

Display

* Display Type
* TFT 4.3 in - Color

* Display Form Factor
* Built-in

* Display Features
* Touch screen

* Display type
* Color - 4.3 in

* Image Aspect Ratio
* 16:9

Memory / Storage

* HDD Capacity
* 30 GB

* HDD Form Factor
* Built-in

Still Images

* Supported Still Images Formats
* BMP, PNG, JPEG

* Photo Playback Modes
* Auto slide show

Digital Audio

* Supported audio formats
* MP3, PCM, WAV, WMA, ADPCM, Protected WMA (DRM)

* Supported bit rate
* 30 - 320Kbps

* Digital audio features
* VBR

Video

* Video Playback Formats
* WMV, MPEG-4, Protected WMV (DRM)

Connectivity

* Connections
* Headphones - Mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm, Hi-Speed USB, Audio / video output

Battery

* Rechargeable Battery
* Rechargeable

* Battery Enclosure Type
* Internal

* Technology
* Lithium polymer

* Battery
* Lithium polymer Rechargeable Internal

* Battery Life Details
* 17 hour(s), 5.5 hour(s)

Miscellaneous

* Firmware Upgradable
* Yes

* Included Accessories
* USB cable, Carrying pouch, Stereo headphones


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Archos 604 Wifi

General

* Device Type
* Digital AV player

* Key Features
* Voice recorder, Digital audio player, Digital photo viewer, Digital video player, External HDD function

* PC Interfaces
* Hi-Speed USB, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g

* Features
* PDF viewer, Opera web browser

* Localization
* : United States

* Height
* 3.1 in

* Depth
* 0.6 in

* Width
* 5.2 in

* Weight
* 10.2 oz

* Packaged quantity
* 1

Display

* Display Type
* TFT 4.3 in - Color

* Display Form Factor
* Built-in

* Display Features
* Touch screen

* Display type
* Color - 4.3 in

* Image Aspect Ratio
* 16:9

Memory / Storage

* HDD Capacity
* 30 GB

* HDD Form Factor
* Built-in

Still Images

* Supported Still Images Formats
* BMP, PNG, JPEG

* Photo Playback Modes
* Zoom in, Zoom out, Auto slide show

Digital Audio

* Supported audio formats
* AAC, MP3, WAV, WMA, AC-3, Protected WMA (DRM)

* Supported bit rate
* 30 - 320Kbps

* Microphone
* Built-in microphone

* Digital audio features
* VBR, 5 band EQ

Video

* Video Playback Formats
* WMV, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, Protected WMV (DRM)

Connectivity

* Connections
* Hi-Speed USB, Headphones - Mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm, Audio / video output

Battery

* Required Qty
* 1

* Rechargeable Battery
* Rechargeable

* Battery Enclosure Type
* Internal

* Technology
* Lithium polymer

* Battery
* Lithium polymer Rechargeable Internal

* Battery Life Details
* 16 hours 16 hours, 5 hour(s), 16 hour(s)

* Capacity
* Internal - Rechargeable - Lithium polymer

System Requirements

* Operating System
* Linux, MS Windows ME, MS Windows XP, Apple Mac OS X, MS Windows 2000, MS Windows XP Media Center Edition

Miscellaneous

* Firmware Upgradable
* Yes

* Included Accessories
* USB cable, 2 x stylus, Carrying pouch, Stereo headphones
 

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Anything Archos over Apple iCrap because, other than VMV DRM support, they aren't centered around screwing you over.
 

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The iPod Touch/iPhone is overrated. Does the Touch have a 2.0 MP Camera?
 

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Ive got an Ipod Touch and absolutley love it. I would tell you to go for the touch but i dont know what the archos is like so best thing i can think of is to go test them out somewhere.

+1 for the touch because the latest firmware has just been hacked and you can add other applications if you want.
 

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I'd have the iPod Touch. Yes, I know its more likely to be nicked because it looks like an iPhone. Yes, I know it doesn't have the best technology in it. But its so cool. My friend has one, and I love it.
 

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Yeah. Real mature there.

Also, Viper says I'm allowed to like what I want. (Go see the rules)

So :tease::tease::tease:
 

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Funny, all I heard there was "baa baa baaa baa"

all i heard was cock sucking

hahahah

the only reason i might consider an Ipod over another brand of MP3 player is the conectivity with some head units. I mean having a head unit designed to accept input from an Ipod would be nice compared with however you would have to connect the other MP3 players
 

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I'll (hopefully) be getting a 16GB iPod Touch soon.

It's good looking, allows me to surf the web via wifi, small, etc.
 

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Hey, free is free. It's personally too expensive for me to buy one, but if I was made of money, I would.
 

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Sell and buy something that won't try to screw you in the ass. Like what chaos suggested. Or the upcoming A3 with more processing power.

Just about the only PMP out there that will enable you to watch either scene or kip's releases of TG without transcoding. ;)
 

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i am going to make my own thread instead of cluttering this one up
 
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When did it become popular to shit on the iPods? Or is it just jealousy? The Touch may not have blueraydrivenhighspeedCore2durothrusters but it's the best looking and most enjoyable to use out of any mp3 player you can think of.

Those Archos things look like plasticky peices of shit compared to the Touch, the buttons (lol buttons) Look like their going to feel loose after 2hrs of use, im aware that looks are not important to some people, some just want as much crap forced into a device as possible, who the fuck needs a microphone in their media player?

I have never had people walk up to me on the street and ask me about my N95 but the few times i take my Touch out of my pocket people ask about it, make of it what you want.
 
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I used to have an archos and it was crap!

the hdd broke after 4 months and after i sent it in to get fixed a few days later the joystick didn`t respond. I got a free Archos 605 Wifi to replace it and thats much better but i would get the itouch.
 
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