The Good The Archos AV has a nice wide-screen LCD with great viewing angles yet is compact enough to fit in a pocket. It supports. Find great deals for Archos AV Gray/Silver (30 GB) Digital Media Player. Shop with confidence on eBay!. That’s the Archos AV 30 GB Mobile Digital Media Player. This exciting media companion offers direct TV recording and the best of home cinema, gaming.

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If you’re in a hurry then it might be better to read it this way: The bass tone control provides a more robust bottom end, but our testing revealed that a very little goes a archod way: The D-pad is easy enough to figure av5000, but what about the two extra buttons in either corner? The BassBoost feature boosts the upper bass, where it usually doesn’t need too much help.

The AV tried to copy Apple’s cool white styling, but it scratched easily and was too big for everyday use. He is also a working trumpet player in and around New York City.

Bandersnatch is here to cap a twisted The player was criticized for its low battery performance and lack of DRM playback facilities. Visit manufacturer site for details.

Archos AV Mobile DVR review: Archos AV Mobile DVR – CNET

The AV also has excellent battery life and a good printed manual, and with the included plug-in, it will work within iTunes. Also, if you change channels a lot during a recording, the audio sync can fall significantly behind. Video recording requires using the TV Docking Pod. Packaging should be the same as what is found in a retail store, unless the item is handmade or was packaged by the manufacturer in non-retail packaging, such as an unprinted box or plastic bag.

It makes it fiddly to change volume and skip tracks without taking the whole device out of your pocket. Our recordings were extremely clear, and we like that the display shows you in real arcchos how big the file you are recording is. The Archos AV has all of their competitors beat in terms of screen sharpness, brightness, battery life, ease of recording video programs, size, feature set, usability and durability. The batteries with it are very old and weak, but I basically expected this, as I have replaced batteries on my existing AV The Bottom Line The well-appointed Archos AV puts wide-screen video in your pocket, but we’re still waiting for a point-and-click way to get video into the device.


The AV is Archos’s fifth PVP with scheduled-recording capabilities, but the company hasn’t made any meaningful improvements. The camera is powered from the AV unit via its single video cable. Show Atchos Show Less.

This page was last edited on 17 Octoberat From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. You can snag your favorite shows on a schedule and even attach the IR emitter cable to the Docking Pod and your VCR or set-top box so the AV can turn them on arcjos off while you’re not around this may confuse your pets.

Archos has also packed in an audio recorder, which will save any important voice notes onto the hard drive in MP3 format. All are located on the right of the screen, providing a clean analog interface, archps we wish the contextual buttons were a bit larger or separated more. At the price, it sure beats and iPod.

It definitely makes waiting in line much more bearable. It’s actually a tad big to be carrying around like you would an MP3 player, though.

Archos products have a history of less-than-intuitive controls, but the AV breaks the mold. The AV has a mono speaker sitting in the centre and while it will go quite loud, vocals become so distorted at the higher levels that it’s pointless.

Operating the Archos AV is relatively simple, thanks to its lovely icon-driven interface, though the controls aren’t immediately intuitive. The brushed metal finish looks great and it av500 built to last — although our obviously pre-used sample had collected some scratches arrchos its travels.


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With the Archos AV, you can stock up on whatever you like and not pay an extra cent. This player is very well built and feels as if it was carved from a billet of titanium. The contextual menus provide lots of flexibility in a manageable way, and thumbnail previews load more quickly than on other devices. The AV has an optional triple-life battery pack. Design The Archos AV was robust but the screen wasn’t a wide format.

Sometimes the specific format is referenced by combining the model name with the hard disk drive format, e. Sync your player to your computer with the USB 2. And at the same size as many nonrecording devices, such as the Creative Zen Visionit provides a nice step up in features. While watching video, you’ll have to hold the AV at a comfortable viewing angle or find something to prop it against. So, unlike the iPod, you’ll need to carry the dock around with you to use most of the advanced functionality.

Become a fan of PCMag. We also like the way you can now lock the keypad too. We review products independentlybut we may earn affiliate commissions from buying links on this page. The AV has impressive audio-recording capabilities.

But as a portable DVR, it’s second to none in its class. Since the AV picks up the copy protection from protected DVDs, you can’t watch that content on an external monitor or on your PC, but we don’t think this is such a big deal, since you can always bring the DVD with you to play at a friend’s house.

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