Here's an example of the Archos 605 WiFi streaming a Flash video file directly from YouTube. Read full review
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The 605 WiFi has a feature that directly connects you to several audio and video content providers. We demoed the Cinema Now movie-streaming and download service. Read full review
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The Cinema Now service seemed to have plenty of current movie content for purchase. Read full review
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The new DVR interface on the Archos 605 WiFi is a drastic improvement over the previous VCR-style recording interface. There are a few steps involved in setting up the channel guide (entering your ZIP code, selecting your cable box, etc.), but once that's done, the DVR actually seems approachable. Read full review
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Though it was just a prototype, Archos' plans for a new set-top DVR box seem well-devised and a unique step for a portable media player company. Read full review
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Archos has ditched the TV remote style for a QWERTY remote. The button on the left is a nine-way direction pad that acts as a mouse. Hook the Archos up to your TV and you can wirelessly surf the Internet on your television using the Opera browser. Read full review
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With the built-in kickstand and glare-resistant screen, it was hard to take our eyes off the screen. Read full review
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For an extra $100 or so, you can purchase a sleek docking station for the Archos with plenty of connectivity. There's no HDMI connection on this, but there probably will be one on the set-top box. Read full review
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The Cinema Now content portal running on the Archos allows videos to be rented for $4 or purchased for $15. Read full review
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Here you can see the headphone output on the bottom and status lights above it. Read full review
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The optional DVR Station ($99) acts as an AV dock for recording video content to the device and for displaying movies, photos, and the Web on your TV. Read full review
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The new remote design lends itself to two-thumb operating of the QWERTY keyboard. Read full review
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The same great built-in kickstand continues on in Archos generation 5. Read full review
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The DVR set-top box is still being developed by Archos, but it promises restriction-free content recording using the same upgraded DVR interface found on the 605 WiFi. Read full review
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I'm not sure if Archos is calling this the Smart DVR (embossed on this prototype), or Archos TV Plus (found in the press release). Whatever it is, it should give Apple TV and TiVo some competition. Archos claims this will have an HDMI connection, a program recording guide, and Wi-Fi connectivity for content streaming and Web browsing. Due out in the fall. Read full review
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Compared to the 604, the 605 is a little slimmer from side to side and front to back. Read full review
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Just to give you a sense of the footprint for the DVR docking station. Read full review
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Jasmine puts the Archos 605 WiFi's interface through its paces. I didn't see any radical changes to how the GUI behaved compared to the 604. Read full review
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