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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Archos AV series

Recorded video is smooth, with minimal shimmering at highest quality setting 2. The device itself measures 3. The Bottom Line The well-appointed Archos AV puts av5000 video in your pocket, but we’re still arvhos for a point-and-click way to get video into the device. Simply just push play to watch your favorite videos, TV episodes, and photo slide shows whenever you feel like it. The AV is Archos’ answer to this massive threat.

The D-pad is easy enough to figure out, but what about the two extra buttons in either corner? We review products independentlybut we may earn affiliate commissions from buying links on this page.

Archos AV500

Also, if you change channels a lot during a recording, the audio sync can fall significantly behind. Arhos high-end DVD recorders, it comes with an infrared sender, which is essential if you’re going to leave the device to make scheduled recordings. The AV has an optional triple-life battery pack. Performance Video playback on the AV is exponentially better than previous models thanks to its high quality screen. This series introduced the digital video recorder for the AV, an optional feature that would be compatible in subsequent players.

It does, however, support ID3 tags, file management renaming, deletion, movingand album art. ac500


Be respectful, keep it civil and stay on topic. Retrieved from ” https: Features When you connect to a computer running Microsoft Windows, you might want to use Windows Media Player to sync with the device automatically.

Had a problem with the video, archow that was cleared up by the company. Apple’s iPod Touch gives you a good portion of the iPhone 6 experience in a tiny package, The built-in screen resolution is by However, the dock doesn’t cradle the AV, and its curved top makes a poor platform for the unit.

However, this no longer seems like such a coup. We wish that the microphone had adjustable sensitivity, but it does have a volume-level meter, so you can see if you’re atchos loud or not. 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 af500 is such a big deal, since you can always bring the DVD with you to play at a friend’s house.

On the plus side, the battery is removable, so at least you can stock a spare coming soon, price to be determined for long trips. This page was last edited on 17 Octoberat With a sleek brushed-aluminum casing, a slim profile, and a very sharp 4-inch widescreen LCD, the AV is definitely set to impress.

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

This player is arhcos well built and feels as if it was carved from a billet of titanium. I also like the fact that the LiIon battery is removeable and that it is real easy to add an external extended third party battery pack as the AC power jack accepts a 5 volt input. We like the look well enough, but we think its odd, Tetris-like controls hurt the aesthetic.

It is a digital video recorder and it is possible to record video from an external source, too. See details for additional description. We don’t like the fact that you can’t multitask and that it lacks a kickstand or carrying case. Plug in some decent headphones and you’ll be able to make out background detail much more effectively. Admittedly, iTunes offers an extremely limited TV selection at the moment, and the shows aren’t free.


Av50 case you couldn’t tell already, we really like the AV And the included TV Pod docking station makes connectivity a breeze. Archos has also included the docking station from its previous media players. The battery playback on the device is stated at 3 and a half hours when watching video or 10 hours when listening to music.

Archos AV Mobile DVR Specs – CNET

Discussion threads can be closed at any time at our discretion. Archos Great piece of video equipment. I love this thing its kind of pricey but its all worth it.

The Mini-Cam, despite its cost, is way cool; it can be used in a variety of situations, such as extreme sporting activities. An optional camera attachment digital minicam was available for the AV from late December to mid, when Archos discontinued its production.

Sleeker than its predecessors and with a new high-quality screen, the AV is the realisation of Archos’ early promise. About the Author Mike Kobrin. Audio performance has never been Archos’ strong point, particularly through its in-built speaker. The mobile world might finally get exciting again in Ultimately, there’s nothing complicated about using the AV, especially after you learn the controls, but the lack of meaningful button labels creates unnecessary confusion.

Record video directly to the device. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. If you regularly use DivX video and you’re a frequent traveller, then the AV is indispensible.