Archos 605 WiFi (30GB) comparison

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Archos 605 WiFi (30GB)

Archos 605 WiFi (30GB)
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Archos 605 WiFi (160GB)

Archos 605 WiFi (160GB)
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Archos 5 (60GB)

Archos 5 (60GB)
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WD TV HD Media Player (winter 2009)

WD TV HD Media Player (winter 2009)
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Apple TV (fall 2010)

Apple TV (fall 2010)
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Price $130 at 1 store $105 at 1 store $109 to $299 at 2 stores
CNET editors' rating
Editors' choice 4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.7 (4.0 stars)
Editors' choice 4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.7 (4.0 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.0 (3.5 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.3 (3.5 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
Average user rating 3.0 stars out of 103 reviews 3.0 stars out of 81 reviews 3.0 stars out of 35 reviews 3.5 stars out of 39 reviews 2.5 stars out of 100 reviews
Release date August 30, 2007 August 30, 2007 August 19, 2008 November 17, 2008 September 28, 2010
The Bottom Line The Archos 605 WiFi portable video player is one of the best mobile distractions money can buy. The Archos 605 WiFi portable video player is one of the best mobile distractions money can buy. The Archos 5 boasts an improved screen size, image resolution, and sound quality over its predecessor, but its Web browser and Flash media playback are disappointing for a product marketed on the strength of its Internet media capabilities. While it isn't infallible, the Western Digital WD TV HD Media Player plays back a wide array of audio, video, and image files on your TV without the need for a computer. The Apple TV is an excellent streaming video box, especially for Apple fans who will use AirPlay and the upcoming iTunes Match service, but it's missing a few key apps like Hulu Plus and Pandora.

Basic specs

Features See What's the Same or What's different
Image standards Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable JPG
GIF
TIFF
TV Output Resolution Info unavailable Info unavailable 720p
1080i
1080p
720p
480p
Info unavailable
Video standards Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Motion-JPEG
Protected H.264
MPEG-4
H.264
MOV
Remote control type Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Remote control
Audio standards Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Protected AAC
AIFF
WAV
AAC
MP3
Apple Lossless
HE-AAC
Hard Drive 30 GB
160 GB
60 GB
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Device Type Digital AV player
Digital AV player
Digital AV player
Digital AV player
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Video Capture Formats Info unavailable Info unavailable MPEG-2
MPEG-4
AVI
WMV
H.264
Motion JPEG
Info unavailable Info unavailable
Connector type Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable 1 Rear
1 RJ-45 Installed Rear
1 SPDIF output Rear
Product type Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Digital multimedia receiver
Supported Audio Formats PCM
MP3
ADPCM
WMA
Protected WMA (DRM)
WAV
PCM
MP3
ADPCM
WMA
Protected WMA (DRM)
WAV
PCM
MP3
ADPCM
WMA
Protected WMA (DRM)
WAV
PCM
AIFF
MP3
Ogg Vorbis
FLAC
AAC
WMA
WAV
AC-3
Info unavailable
Playback capabilities Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Internet video playback
Digital video playback
Digital audio playback
Digital photo playback
Localization Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable South America
North America
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Weight 6.7 oz
9.2 oz
8.8 oz
10.7 oz
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Dimensions (WxDxH) 4.8 in x 0.6 in x 3.2 in
4.8 in x 0.8 in x 3.2 in
5 in x 0.5 in x 3.1 in
5 in x 3.9 in x 1.6 in
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Battery Internal Rechargeable - Lithium polymer
Internal Rechargeable - Lithium polymer
Internal - Rechargeable - Lithium polymer
Internal Rechargeable - Lithium polymer
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Included Accessories USB cable
Carrying pouch
Stereo headphones
USB cable
Carrying pouch
Stereo headphones
Cleaning cloth
USB cable
Stereo headphones
AV cable
Remote control
Info unavailable
Display Type 4.3 in TFT
4.3 in TFT
4.8 in TFT
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Product Description Archos 605 WiFi - Digital AV player
Archos 605 WiFi - Digital AV player
Archos 5 Internet Media Tablet - Digital AV player
WD TV WDAVN00 - Digital AV player
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Video Playback Formats MPEG-4
WMV
Protected WMV (DRM)
MPEG-4
WMV
Protected WMV (DRM)
MPEG-4
WMV
Motion JPEG
MKV
MPEG-4
MPEG-2
WMV
MOV
AVI
H.264
XviD
MPEG-1
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PC Interfaces Hi-Speed USB
IEEE 802.11g
IEEE 802.11b
Hi-Speed USB
IEEE 802.11g
IEEE 802.11b
Hi-Speed USB
IEEE 802.11g
IEEE 802.11b
Hi-Speed USB
Info unavailable
External Control Devices Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Remote control
Info unavailable
TV Standards Supported Info unavailable Info unavailable NTSC
PAL
SECAM
Info unavailable Info unavailable
Supported Still Images Formats JPEG
BMP
PNG
JPEG
BMP
PNG
GIF
JPEG
BMP
PNG
GIF
JPEG
BMP
TIFF
PNG
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Key Features Digital photo viewer
External HDD function
Digital audio player
Digital video player
Digital photo viewer
External HDD function
Digital audio player
Digital video player
Web browsing
Digital photo viewer
External HDD function
Digital audio player
Digital video player
Digital photo viewer
Digital audio player
Digital video player
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