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Archos AV 700 100 GB Mobile Digital Video Recorder

by Archos

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  • Plays and stores up to 400 hours of video, 250 movies, 55,000 songs or 1,000,000 photos
  • Supports the Mophun gaming platform for mobile gaming fun
  • USB 2.0 port for fast file transfers from computers and other devices
  • Record television programs, movies and home videos -- view them when you please
  • Up to 30 hours of battery life for music and up to 4 hours for video playback on the built-in LCD
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Product Information

Technical Details
Brand NameArchos
Item Weight1.3 pounds
Product Dimensions4.2 x 8.2 x 0.8 inches
Item model number500717
Number of Items1
Technical Specification
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank #53,905 in Electronics (See top 100)
Shipping Weight1.3 pounds
ShippingThis item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
Date First AvailableJuly 7, 2004

Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Archos
  • Model: 500717
  • Hardware Platform: PC, Mac
  • Mfg Warranty Type (i.e. Parts, Labor): 1 year limited warranty

Product Description

With the AV 700 Mobile DVR, you can take your VIDEOS, MUSIC, PICTURES and even GAMES on the go! Its Your Own Portable Theatre! Schedule and record up to 400 hours of your favorite TV shows, and movies directly from your TV, DVD player or cable box and experience it on the amazing 7 inches wide-screen color LCD. PlaysforSure? You Bet! Built-in support for Microsofts PlaysforSure lets you download the latest movies and the hottest music in a snap from your favorite online digital video and music stores. Features Portable Digital Video Recorder Record, download and listen up to 55,000 SONGS Supports MP3, WMA (including protected files) and WAV audio formats Record audio from any standard audio source or via built-in microphone Digital Photo Album Transfer, store and view up to 1,000,000 PHOTOS Transfer photos directly from your digital camera or PC using the USB host port Make slideshows and share photos on the large 7 LCD screen or display out to a TV Portable Hard Drive Large 100GB hard-drive capacities Transfer and store MEDIA and DATA files via high-speed USB 2.0 interface PC and Macintosh compatible Support for Microsoft PlaysforSure Purchase, download, subscribe or rent protected music and video content from Playsforsure compatible online stores Download and play 3D games Long-life Removable Battery, 5 hours of video, 12 hours of audio playback

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Customer Reviews

You can save yourself a headache (and being robbed) by simply not buying any Archos products.
Alfredo Dominguez
Truthfully, though, you still have to rip a DVD of family movies to MP4, and convert the codec to DivX before you can watch it on your Archos.
John Tilelli MD
Not to mention that the battery is dead dead and the unit will not turn on even when plugged in.

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243 of 244 people found the following review helpful By Viewer on August 17, 2005
I've had the chance to play with the AV 700 100GB unit for about three weeks now. Here is my overview.

The good:

- The biggest display on a PMP of its kind out there. It's almost as large as the unit!
- Can record in real time from DVD, VCR, Camcorder, Cable/Sat and other video devices with RCA (composite) or S-Video outputs. Much faster than DVD rippers I've tried.
- Allows for limited editing (cropping) of recorded movies. Lets say you want to cut out commercials or the end credits of the DVD you just recorded- you can do this very easily.
- Allows for selection of both video resolution (from 500 - 2500 kbits/s), format (4:3, 5:3, 16:9, 2.35:1) and audio frequency (32 or 44KHz) for recording.
- Can time record (through a very nice scheduler) - you can use it almost like a TiVo!
- Can organize movies by name and under various directories (or categories.)
- Has an audio recorder to allow music (or whatever audio) from an external device with selectable frequency (24 -48 KHz). This is higher than your standard CD quality.
- Has a photo viewer.
- Can be setup as a USB disk drive or a Windows Mobile Media device (it claims to work only under WinXP with service pack 1 or higher - I've been unable to get this to work as of yet.)
- USB 2.0 protocol. It's so fast I can actually play recorded movies from the device on my laptop in real time!
- 100 GB Drive! Can't get much better than this.
- Comes with a remote control, docking station (well, kind of) and all the cables for connection to your PC, camera, TV, DVD, VCR, etc. The remote is universal and allows you to select your device (i.e. cable box, TV, etc.)
- Very easy to upgrade the firmware. I recommend doing this if you have an older version.
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47 of 53 people found the following review helpful By Renee A. Stdenis on August 7, 2005
I just got my AV700 two days ago. I've already transferred ~25G of video to it, effortlessly!

I travel a lot and have been completely enamored of my Panasonic LV95 DVD player with its 9 inch screen. The Archos has a 7" screen, and the resolution is a little lower, but the idea that I can ditch the DVDs and just carry this tiny little toy with me does it for me! I was so excited to receive this -- I pre-ordered it weeks ago.

The only drawback is that an extra battery would be handy for those long flights (and I already ordered one), since there is not yet an airline adaptor available. Also, an extra power adaptor is handy too. Both these things are available from Archos -- just not on Amazon yet.
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful By JD on July 21, 2006
Before I purchased the Archos AV 700 - 100g - I took it upon myself to read the reviews and was completely turned off from buying this system due to the fact that there were so many negative reviews. Thankfully, there was one individual, in his review about it, was very positive and also made recommendations how to use this system and also recommended an S-video cable. I decided I wanted to purchase it after reading his review because he seemed so positive and I really wanted this system badly since my bus rides are so long and I was tired of traveling with my little laptop (which I used to watch my DVDs on the bus) which weighs 3.5 lbs, but still feels heavy after a long day compared to this AV 700. I must say that he was right about everything he said and without an S-Video cable, you cannot properly execute the realtime copying process. My husband connected it to our system (which made it so much easier to operate because our system is very up-to-date and which enables you to work directly through that system so you can watch other programs while it is recording your DVDs, and it has all the setups in the back, and color coded - also our system luckily had included an S-Video cable which saved us $40). Once connected, it was all uphill for me. I just read the instructions on how to operate this system once and never had to read it again - it is very user-friendly. I have copied all my DVDs and able to review them while riding the Bus to and from work which takes me up to 2 hrs sometimes due to traffic. The battery lasts probably 3 hrs or so.Read more ›
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Donny A. Cruce on July 3, 2006
Right out of the box it looks like something from the set of the movie 2001. Pick it up - it feels solid and unbreakable ... though I wouldn't try to drop it on purpose - the 7" screen is not recessed into the case - and covers almost the entire face of the player. Both are features I happen to love about it!

The MP3 player allows you the normal set of music management functions - including sorting and playing by genre, artist, album, year, title ... etc. However, rather than make you click a button to see the album art - If the image is embedded in the id3 tag, the Archos displays it as the song is played. -kewl-

Video works well - with almost any codec thrown at it. Pull some free stuff down from the internet - and jump on a plane. You'll be entertained for hours with the bright clear screen.

Screen resolution is just ok to me, though my co-workers really thought the color reproduction was rich and bright. It could stand for an upgrade in pixels though in the next gen of this device.

In addition, the Archos can display photo's one at a time, or you can set it to do a slideshow - and just prop the device back on your desk using the built-in stand - and using it as a photo frame at work :)

I bought the 100 gig version. There is also an available 40 gig version to be had. As a technician, this comes in handy. The device is recognized by any XP computer as an external usb mass storage device - and can be used to carry any type of file - even those it does not natively support for display. - so if you have a need to move a large amount of data from one pc to another - you couldn't ask for a more efficient means ...
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