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Archos 604 TV Recording Timer Scheduling

Just bought an Archos 604 WiFi and I am having problems with the TV Scheduler. According to the manual, once I have set up and validated my record times, I should have a meno option to save all programs. I know it is hooked up correctly because I have recorded from the cable box (just not with the timer). After I validate the program and it shows a check next to the program, all I get are the same menu options that I had before but not a save.

Any ideas? Is it possible my docking station is malfunctioning?

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604 wifi scheduling

In reply to: Archos 604 TV Recording Timer Scheduling

I purchased a 604 wifi and am also experiencing the exact same problem. I have been on hold for tech support for 1 1/2 hours! Any Help?

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Archos Technical Support

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That's bad news that someone else is having a similar problem. I was hoping mine was an anomoly. I too spoke with tech support and they couldn't help. They suggested I take it back and exchange it. I was told noone else had complained of this problem.

I may try another because I really like the product. I have used it to surf the net and other functions. It works great except for the scheduler.

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archos scheduler

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After speaking to Archos Tech support I found out that it was user error om my part, however, the manual is very vague in regards to what sequence of buttons to select. Here is how I got my to work properly:

1. Select the scheduler and enter the date, time channel etc. Once this is complete and while the selected schedule is still highlighted, press the menu key at the bottom right side of the archos. Validate the program, is the first option you will see on a menu. Select validate program and a green arrow appears next to your schedule along with a black checkmark. At this point press the "X" next to ok on lower right side of the archos. This will take you to the main screen where you are to leave the archos while it records. I hope this works for others, it did work for me.

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I appreciate this info. It worked for me too. I talked with Tech Support and the best they could tell me was to exchange it. Archos needs to update their manual because it it sorely missing on explaing this.

Thanks again.

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Archos 604

In reply to: Archos 604 TV Recording Timer Scheduling

The support for this device is the most pathetic i have ever encountered from any company.
I have purchased the "Cinema" plug-in from their website to allow the playback of MPEG2 and .VOB files (something i was under the impression it did out of the box) Anyway, the firmware first needed upgrading which i did, then the plug-in downloads as a 1KB file that crashes the machine upon installation !!!
If anybody can help me - please send me a reply.

If you are considering buying this device - my sincere advice is NOT to.
Their support is truly the worst ever....

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