Free Archos Plugins
Archos has once again pulled a low corporate trick. I've never experienced buying hardware - which is
already very exspensive. Which then arrives with the capability and the capacity for everything I need, but
then being asked for more money just to make the device work!
It's an outrage, Archos should make it very very clear what's going on.
To put it simply, an Archos is a portable multi-media devide which allows the
playing of videos and music files as well as internet browsing. But after excitedly opening the package and
turning it on, it turns out it barely does either. Although the
Archos can play all the video and music files, apparently you need a 'plug-in' simply to get them to pay. Now
$20 for a plugin isn't the world, but when you're talking about 4-5 plugins... Well $100 is starting to get
To simply play certain video and music files will cost me $40. Do i want to
browse the internet, that's another $20? A plug-in is supposed to be used when a person wants to get a
further additional feature. Not make the device work as it should! I wouldn't mind if I was clearly
informed, I knew you could purchase plug-ins for the little extras. What I didn't know is that you didn't to
buy them to simply make it work.
It's like selling someone a car,
but then not allowing them to use the boot until you pay extra. To use the radio costs an extra $20 and
don't even asking about opening the windows for a little bit of fresh air.It's completely greedy, and is showing the corporate greed which some businesses
think it's okay to use. Why not just be fair, and put the complete price of the device, including
everything on the label. Oh right, because it looks cheaper without it, until you buy it and it turns
out you're paying for a heavy paperweight that only plays half your songs until you fork out $70 to make
heard of any available cracks for archos plugins, and I'm not sure if I would be happy applying cracks to this
BIOS... even their own Firmware Update v1.6.23 is non-reversible. So be very careful in trying to save a few extra
bucks, in this case it isn't worth it. One mess up and your paperweight won't even play your songs