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705wifi will not record from TV

My Archos 705wifi will not record TV; it just freezes. It starts okay and the TV channel comes on the screen, but it just won't record. I've rest it and updated firnware, but to no avail. Any ideas anyone?

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  • Hunicron Mar 15, 2009

    I have the same problem. I also tried to upgrade firmware, but newer dosn't exist. The device freezes as soon as I press the video recorder button or press the record button on the Headcam. I can see the video playing, but I can't record, quit etc...

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Check your main unit clock and date setting. The recorder will not work if the date and time are wrong.

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-Attach the UK plug adapter to the Mains charger, and plug the charger into the DC-In
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allow. For the cables supplied and the instructions aboce you will need to select either
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