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Archos 504 Hello there, Archos 504. Works good. But when installed into Dock Station everything works very slowly. 30 second or 1 minute to carry out a command from any knob. Doesn't record from TV signal. Doesn't show through outside screen. Rec knob is not active. Charges battery but flashes slowly. Please help

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  • Askhat Mar 18, 2008

    Thank you 7condor. I have bought it in Dubai, at the Virgin Records Shop about a year ago . But I live in Kazakhstan and it worked well untill the last days. I did not even noticed what happened I just wanted to record a TV program and I pressed REC button but no answer. I did not change any power and other connections. I really rare take it outside of my home. Archos 99% of time is a TV recorder. We have similar power system with Dubai of 220v. It works very good when unplugged inspite it is still in Dock Station. But all comes back right after plug in.

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Does the archos come from europe and you are in the US, my point is if it is off say ebay theit will be set up for 240v and therefore is shall we say starved of power.

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I do not know how to use the dvr station in order to transfer tv progams to my 504 i do not have the owners manual only the user guide


Here's the link for the Archos user manual: http://www.archos.com/support/download/manuals/english_-_user_manual_-_archos_504-604_-_v2.2.pdf

or just click here Archos.com


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Archos 504 hard drive upgrade


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I can't play video on my Archos 504


Hi,

This problem seems to occur when the device overheats. It doesn't make a whole lot of sense, but most videos set at 720 by 480 wont play when the device is left running for a long period of time. The smaller video files, however, still play. I think it deals with the amount of system resources required for such files to play. If you turn the device off completely by going to menu, power, and turn off device, and leave it sit for 30 minutes, all files should play properly when you turn it back on.

As a suggestion, DO NOT leave your Archos powered on and on the dvr station. This causes the device to constantly run, and if you havent noticed the Archos operates at an extremely high temperature.
Also try the reset button just as a back up to what i have put. Karlos

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Archos 604(Gen 4), Remote(Archos DVR Station Gen 5) Work or not?


If you mean will the Gen 5 DVR Station Remote work with a Gen 4 DVR Station, I believe it will for at least the basic player controls on your 604 (except for the alpha keyoard entry because the Gen 4 players did not have this feature enabled).

If you mean, will the Gen 5 DVR Station Remote control your Archos 604 directly (without a dvr dock), the answer is no, you must have a DVR Station for the remote to work on any Archos player.

Hope this helps.

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My archos 504 will play for 2-3 mins then will freeze.


you have to format your hd. for this conect your dvd player to pc. there is coming your hdd with a letter disk . click with the right button mouse and give format. after formating make sure to put some video from media player as described in your manual. (videos must be codec compatible to play). if is repeated same thing check your audi and video setting if nothing.... good luck i dont know another solution.

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Can I pre record on the archos 605 wi fi 30gb


You have posed a very good question with a very complicated answer. There are two things you MUST have in order to do what you are asking:
1) Your "docking station" cannot be the Archos mini-dock, b/c the mini dock has inputs only. Your docking station must be the Archos DVR Station - Gen 5.
2) You have to have a digital cable box, FIOS, or digital satellite box.

You will be recording from your cable, satellite, or FIOS box instead of directly from your TV. Hook the red, white, and yellow cable from one of the red, white and yellow outputs of your cable/sat/FIOS box to the specialized adapter of the DVR Station (make sure your Archos 605 is properly docked inside). Here is a link to the connection guide if you don't have it:
http://www.archos.com/support/download/manuals/connection_guide_dvr_station_v1.1.pdf

Once the connection is set up, you must follow the exact directions printed on pp.11-15 of the DVR Station user manual - it will require downloading several pieces of software. My only reccomendation is that you make sure that the Archos 605 is fully charged before proceeding, b/c if it loses power during the process, you may ruin your mp3 player. Here is a link to the DVR Station user manual:
http://www.archos.com/support/download/manuals/english_user_manual_dvr_station_gen5_v3.pdf

If you have followed the instructions exactly, you will be able to schedule your recordings to your Archos 605.

There are two catches that I noticed with this player - 1 major and one not-so major:
1) Not-so major: Your subscription to the TV guide that enables you to schedule recordings will only be free for 1 year
2) Major: The DVR Station forces you to choose between an NTSC and a PAL format when choosing a TV standard for playback. PAL is only for Europe, so never select it under any circumstances. NTSC is shutting down on February 17, 2009 - in a little more than a month. After that time, you may not be able to display the recordings that you have made to your TV itself.

Good luck!

-Tha Mp3 Doctor

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I own an Archos 504, i purhcased today a DVR Station GEN 5, the box states compatibility with the 405 and 605, is it compatibble with the 504 too? could you confirm this please before i open the box many...


yes it is compatible but the remote wont work for Archos 504. also, u'll require saddle for 504(usually comes as part of package). dont try to put your archos on the dock without a saddle.

Mar 18, 2008 | Archos 504 500870 Digital Media Player

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Archos 504


check the connections again and in settings menu of video recording change the 'input mode' to auto.. if you still cant see the tv output on archos let me know..

Mar 18, 2008 | Archos 504 500870 Digital Media Player

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Archos 504 dvr shuts down when I plug it into the tv and there is no sound.


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Archos 504 RESET button


Bless you guys...!

I thook the chance n press the reset button....Nuthing has been erased from my hard drive!!! :D :D :D

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