Archos PMA 400 Driver
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Archos PMA 400 Driver
This made watching a movie rather intolerable. After trying several DivX movies, I became fed up. After speaking with Archos representatives about this DivX support problem, they suggested I install the new firmware update, available from the Archos Web site.
Archos PMA400 review
Sadly, I have noticed no difference since applying the updates. The PMA supports both images and documents. I successfully viewed several PDF files as well as many images through the included applications.
The photo application Archos PMA 400 some nice zooming features that work well with Archos PMA 400 d-pad controls. The only thing I felt was lacking in terms of the photo software was a slide-show feature. Overall, I found the image and document support to be disappointing. I was informed by Archos that the document types are not supported by default. Rather, you must install Qword, Qsheet and Qpresenter.
According to the Archos representative with whom I dealt, the applications do not come with the PMA and are optional. However, there is no trace of them on the Web site as of this Archos PMA 400.
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The newest and by far most innovative idea that I have Archos PMA 400 in a media player is that of Wi-Fi. The PMA is equipped with an This is integrated into the device, and Qtopia has a graphical utility for configuring the wireless network, including up to bit encryption, which I found to be nice.
Additionally, you can have the PMA search for available access points. I happened to find the wireless signal on the PMA to be horrible compared to other devices.
Overall, the support for Internet connectivity in general was fairly poor. There are three ways of connecting the PMA to the Internet. As I have mentioned, the Wi-Fi support was nothing to brag about.
To get support for the classic wired Ethernet, you must purchase an adapter. Once I finally established a connection, I wanted to see what the PMA had to offer me in terms of Internet applications.
Two applications of this sort are pre-installed on the PMA, the Opera Web browser and an e-mail application. Personally, I feel that Opera on Qtopia handles scaling poorly and makes viewing Archos PMA 400 difficult. Instead you must use an on-screen keyboard.
With a small screen, this type of keyboard can be difficult to use. I also found it frustrating that no word completion feature is offered.
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The e-mail application was fine for Archos PMA 400 messages, but as I said before, it is not a viable method for composing messages. That is almost exactly half the bandwidth that I achieved with my laptop.
For anyone who is serious about using a mobile device for wireless Internet, get a laptop. The Qtopia Desktop personal information manager really impressed me, however. Once you are connected to the Internet, you can do a network sync to the PMA with little Archos PMA 400 no hassle.
All I needed to do was connect and obtain my IP address, which is found under current network information in the configuration. Apparently, the PMA has a firewall that prevents any intrusion by asking the Archos PMA 400 for confirmation. After I accepted, I was pleased to see that the single contact I made on the Archos PMA 400 was transferred over to the PMA. Although the feature is not essential, it is nice to be able to sync your PMA wirelessly over the network.