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By Andrew Gould 7 August 2008

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If you’re looking at buying a portable multimedia player and you want one that can really do it all, why don’t you go for the very tempting ARCHOS 605 WiFi.

The 605 features very high quality screen resolution, video playback, touch-screen and WiFi capabilities, for streaming content to the device or your TV. A cunning feature of the 605 is that you can record programs directly off your TV with the optional DVR Station Gen 5 unit. We really like the WiFi capabilities of the 605. It seems that everything is coming out with WiFi, as well it should. This means that you can surf the Net and stream videos with the 605. The only thing that irks us about the 605 is that you have buy added software to use some of the functionality. For instance if you want to go online with it you have to buy the web browser for almost 30 Euros.

Pricing starts from R2799 at The G.A.D.G.E.T.Shop on 012-346-2726 or www.thegadgetshop.co.za.

PROS
You can record programs directly off your TV with the optional DVR Station Gen 5 unit.
CONS
You have to buy added software to use some of the functionality and there is a long battery charging time (?? 8h)
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