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Old 10-22-2008, 11:25 PM
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Default Archos 5 - Things that SHOULD be added for the next Gen.

So I am personally an Archos 605 owner, and i like it. The Archos 5 is an amazing upgrade, but to make it into the big game, I've composed a list of necessary add ons to make it GOLD!

  1. Capacitive Touch Screen! (Come on people, this is 2008) Capacitive Touch screens are MUCH more responsive and way less of a hassle to use, besides it lets the screen have better color since it's going through glass. And besides, it's just sexy. Multitouch is also quite convenient for certain applications.
  2. Accelerometer. Phones have it, camera's have it, iPoods have it, why not archos? It makes it THAT much funner to play with and wow your friends.
  3. A landscape, or 90 Degree layout option. It just makes more logical sense to hold the screen vertically, and when the time comes to view photos, play games, videos, web browsing, you can then turn it sideways. And am I the only one that's noticed that there is ALOT of wasted space on the current Archos 5 UI due to the fact that the screen is so wide?
  4. Larger hard drive, but smaller space. Apple has done it and created a super tiny hard drive that can hold up to 160 gb. Archos needs to do some research and slim it down in size. Don't get me wrong, 250GB is the MOST out there, so props for Archos.
  5. Less ADVERTISED user interface. We've heard it a thousand times, and if we don't want to buy the extra helmet cam, we shouldn't be bombarded with it's ads every time we turn our Archos on.0
  6. Video out w/o having to use the 75$ DVR Station. That one explains itself.
  7. More intuitive UI, use hand gestures, and motions of the archos to control it (w/help from the built in accelerometer) i.e. swipe left to right to bring up another menu, or shake it to turn on shuffle.
  8. DJ Playlist Creator. If you've ever owned a Creative Zen Vision you know what i'm talking about. I used the DJ Playlist function almost all the time. There should be options like, newly added songs, most listened to, Genre playlist organizer, etc.
Please enlighten me if you agree, besides I want to hear what you think archos should do to rock it's next generation.
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Old 10-22-2008, 11:37 PM
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Welcome to the show Bazukaboi The new generation just came out, we got like 2 years before they come out with the next. By then it'll probably be 1/4" thick and 256gb flash, with a pull out screen.
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Old 10-23-2008, 08:07 AM
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Love the list- i agree with all of them. I would like to offer a number 9

9. No paid for plugins. its obnoxious to have to pay $30 for codecs that are commonly on most PMPs. I understand they need to make money, but i feel conned.
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Old 10-23-2008, 09:19 AM
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So I am personally an Archos 605 owner, and i like it. The Archos 5 is an amazing upgrade, but to make it into the big game, I've composed a list of necessary add ons to make it GOLD!

  1. Capacitive Touch Screen! (Come on people, this is 2008) Capacitive Touch screens are MUCH more responsive and way less of a hassle to use, besides it lets the screen have better color since it's going through glass. And besides, it's just sexy. Multitouch is also quite convenient for certain applications.
  2. Accelerometer. Phones have it, camera's have it, iPoods have it, why not archos? It makes it THAT much funner to play with and wow your friends.
  3. A landscape, or 90 Degree layout option. It just makes more logical sense to hold the screen vertically, and when the time comes to view photos, play games, videos, web browsing, you can then turn it sideways. And am I the only one that's noticed that there is ALOT of wasted space on the current Archos 5 UI due to the fact that the screen is so wide?
  4. Larger hard drive, but smaller space. Apple has done it and created a super tiny hard drive that can hold up to 160 gb. Archos needs to do some research and slim it down in size. Don't get me wrong, 250GB is the MOST out there, so props for Archos.
  5. Less ADVERTISED user interface. We've heard it a thousand times, and if we don't want to buy the extra helmet cam, we shouldn't be bombarded with it's ads every time we turn our Archos on.0
  6. Video out w/o having to use the 75$ DVR Station. That one explains itself.
  7. More intuitive UI, use hand gestures, and motions of the archos to control it (w/help from the built in accelerometer) i.e. swipe left to right to bring up another menu, or shake it to turn on shuffle.
  8. DJ Playlist Creator. If you've ever owned a Creative Zen Vision you know what i'm talking about. I used the DJ Playlist function almost all the time. There should be options like, newly added songs, most listened to, Genre playlist organizer, etc.
Please enlighten me if you agree, besides I want to hear what you think archos should do to rock it's next generation.
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Love the list- i agree with all of them. I would like to offer a number 9

9. No paid for plugins. its obnoxious to have to pay $30 for codecs that are commonly on most PMPs. I understand they need to make money, but i feel conned.
At least they've improved the battery life slightly w/their FW update. Otherwise - I'd have gotten this, instead of my Zune 120, as this is SO feature rich. You guys are on point!!!

And, as no9 said, Welcome to ABI>>>!!!
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Old 10-23-2008, 04:57 PM
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Love the list- i agree with all of them. I would like to offer a number 9

9. No paid for plugins. its obnoxious to have to pay $30 for codecs that are commonly on most PMPs. I understand they need to make money, but i feel conned.
Well most of the payed plugins aren't for codecs commonly on PMPs other than Cowon, archos used to do that, and the AV500 was like $500 so I like the idea of seperating off licensed codecs, but I do think they need give better options, the codecs come in packs of $20, not just individual, and they need to make like an all-in-one package for people who want it all together. Free codecs on the otherhand they need to put when they can, they recently added flac and ogg which were long overdue.

The others I agree with, the AV out was available since their first PMP (which was also the first ever PMP), it was really bad taking it off

Also they should try open sourcing again, they did it with the PMA400 but it was like $600 and before it's time so it didn't gather the kind of attention from small developers the way an open sourced archos 5 would
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Old 11-01-2008, 05:19 AM
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I think the battery life is still too damn short. I need 20 hours of music damnit!
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Old 11-01-2008, 08:02 AM
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I think the battery life is still too damn short. I need 20 hours of music damnit!
LOL - your here much longer your gonna' sound exactly like me!!!! i'm a battery life nut, so the Archos 5's short battery life is a no-go for me too. Just wait for EnzoTen to review the O2, and then pounce on it like a rabid wolverine!!!
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