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Archos 604

alaTest has collected and analyzed 888 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the design and sound. The value for money and portability also get good opinions, but there are some mixed views about the performance. Many are critical about the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the Archos 604 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Archos 604

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 72 user reviews of Archos 604 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other MP3 & Media Players on Amazon.co.uk.

portability, usability, performance, value for money, sound

82% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Archos 604 - 30GB Ultra Slim Portable Multimedia PlayerArchos 604 - 30GB Ultra Slim Portable Multimedia PlayerArchos 604 - Wifi 30GB Portable Media Player

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Amazon.com review summary for Archos 604

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 457 user reviews of Archos 604 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other MP3 Players on Amazon.com.

usability, performance, value for money, portability, sound

reliability

86% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Archos 604 30GB Wi-Fi, Ultra-Slim Portable Digital Media Player and Recorder (50872)Archos 604 30 GB Ultraslim Portable Digital Media Player and Recorder (500860)Archos 604 30 GB Portable Media Player - Refurbished (Silver)

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Archos 604 WiFi 30GB portable media player reviewed

 

If you've ever gazed at the Archos 604 and longed for wireless connectivity, you can want no longer. Reviewers at CNET got their palms on Archos' latest gig, the 604 WiFi model, and gave it the usual rundown. Mimicking the review given to the...

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Archos 604 WiFi

 

Of the numerous models in the new Archos 04 series, the 30GB 604 WiFi is definitely the most advanced. Basically, the 604 WiFi ($449.99) is the 604 ( read the review ) with integrated Wi-Fi and a touch screen. This model is an updated version of the...

The Archos 604 WiFi gives you access to the Web and e-mail; touch-screen experience is good; vibrant widescreen display; can record audio and video with the optional kit; has a removable battery, a built-in speaker, and a built-in kickstand;...

The Archos 604 WiFi is limited to 30GB; must purchase separate kit to record audio/video; must purchase separate kit to get a power adapter; must purchase plug-ins for certain types of video files; weak bundled accessories; proprietary USB cable; not...

The do-everything Archos 604 WiFi is completely stacked with awesome video playback, Web surfing, and other useful features, but the sluggish processor keeps the experience from being totally satisfying.

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Archos 604 WiFi to come Stateside in two weeks

 

So, it's been awhile since we've seen or heard from the Archos 604 WiFi, that new wireless-enabled portable media player may well put the Zune to shame. Well, we're here to give you some happy news -- according to TechWeb, this bundle of sexiness will...

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This drool-inducing Archos 604 sets the standard.

 

This drool-inducing Archos 604 sets the standard.

Sleek design • Stunning screen • Supports multiple video formats and content providers • Good value

Recording dock optional • Some interface issues

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Archos 604

 

The Archos 604 ($349.99 direct) is an update of the company's impressive AV 500, which handily won PC Magazine's Editors' Choice award when it came out. The new version has a slightly bigger screen and different button layout, but it retains many of...

Lots of features. Very good video-recording capabilities. Excellent audio quality. Very good video quality. Removable battery. User manual is right on the device. Has an on-board PDF reader.

Button layout still isn't great. Many features that were included on its predecessor are now optional extras, including video recording and USB Host.

The Archos 604 is a very good portable media player, but it doesn't quite live up to its predecessor's high standard of sound quality. Also, many of the features that were standard on the AV500 are now optional extras, particularly the ability to...

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Archos 604 30GB portable media player reviewed

 

It appears that Archos has got this portable media player gig down pat, as the 30GB 604, unveiled as an affordable replacement for the well-received AV500, has done quite a commendable job building itself a bit of buzz. Rather than altering too much of...

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Archos 604 (30GB)

 

Archos's 604 (link to PDF) represents the latest in an esteemed line of gadgets from the king of portable video players (PVPs, or PMPs). Superb construction and design, an all-encompassing feature list, and solid performance should make this übergadget...

The Archos 604 has an excellent base price with a decent choice of accessory options; sharp and vibrant display; can record audio and video with the optional kit; has a removable battery, a built-in speaker, and a built-in kickstand; nice tactile...

The Archos 604 is limited to 30GB; must purchase separate kit to record audio/video; must purchase separate kit to get a power adapter; must download plug-ins for certain types of video files; weak bundled accessories; proprietary USB cable; not easy...

The do-it-all Archos 604 with its improved design and a low base price is an amazing PVP. Just make sure to figure in the cost of some essential extras.

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Archos 604 30GB Wi-Fi, PMP/Recorder On Sale!

 

The Archos 604 is on massive sale on Amazon for $249.99 - original price was $449. For those of...

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Review: Archos 604WiFi. The Movie Theatre, Concert Hall, and Art Gallery In Your Pocket Media Player.

 

For some time now, I have been hoping to have the opportunity to review the next generation of media players. You've seen them out there. They have wide screens, huge drives, and can play all manner of media: video, photos, music; they eat this stuff...

I will admit that my first impression of the Archos 604 was not overly positive. The more I used it, however, the more I came to enjoy it. Once you learn the controls, they are extremely intuitive. Most of the time, when I needed a feature, it was...

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The Archos 604 WiFi Review

 

Rounding off my list of the three personal media players (PMPs) that I plan to review–I've already done the Cowon A2 and the Creative Zen Vision W–it's time for the Archos 604 WiFi. (I didn't do an unboxing on this one, kids; sorry, I've just been too...

Product Specifications

This outstandingly slim, large screen Portable Multimedia Player reads all standard video formats in full DVD resolution. Offering DVD-quality video playback on TV with optional DVR Station, the Archos 604 records directly from TV in high-quality MPEG-4. PRODUCT FEATURES: Bright 4.3" TFT LCD with 16 million colors; Photo viewer with zoom, music and transition effects; Music player displays track, artist, album, and album cover; Fully compatible with DVD-quality VOD and music online stores; Large choice of convenient accessories for TV recording, direct digital photo transfers, hands-free video capturing and more; Built-in kickstand for tabletop viewing; 30 GB to store up to 85 movies, 300.000 photos or 15.000 songs.

Battery

Rechargeable Battery:Rechargeable

Carrying Case

Carrying Strap:Belt clip
Color:Black/Red
Material:Leather
Recommended Use:For digital player
Type:Case

Digital Audio

Supported Audio Formats:AAC / AC-3 / MP3 / Protected WMA (DRM) / WAV / WMA/AAC / AC-3 / MP3 / WAV / WMA

Digital Multimedia Devices

Autonomous Use: Yes
Device Type:Digital AV player
Key Features:Digital audio player / Digital photo viewer / Digital video player / External HDD function / Voice recorder/Digital audio player / Digital photo viewer / Digital video player / Voice recorder
PC Interfaces:Hi-Speed USB/Hi-Speed USB / IEEE 802.11b/Hi-Speed USB / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g

Digital Storage

Capacity:30GB
HDD Capacity:30GB

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:0.6in/0.7in
Height:3.1in/3in
Weight:10.2oz/9oz
Width:5.1in/5.2in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:4.3in
Diagonal Size (metric):10.9cm
Display Type (JK):TFT
Output Type:Color

Header

Country Kits:United States
Manufacturer:Archos
Model:604/604 WiFi/Stand Case
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Archos

Motion Video

Video Playback Formats:MPEG-2 / MPEG-4 / Protected WMV (DRM) / WMV/MPEG-2 / MPEG-4 / WMV

Still Images

Supported Still Images Formats:BMP / JPEG / PNG
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