Archos AV500

Category: MP3 Players - Date: July 30, 2006

Archos AV500 Mobile DVR

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Archos AV500 Mobile DVR Introduction

The all-in-one handheld device, the Archos AV500 Mobile DVR, combines a portable media player, digital video recorder (bundled with a remote and Electronic Program Guide software), and personal digital assistant (PDA). Furthermore, the device supports Ethernet, WiFi, Bluetooth, and GSM connectivity via an add-on port. The Archos AV500 comes in 30GB and 100GB.

Archos AV500 Mobile DVR Design

The new slick Archos AV 500 portable media player has a vibrant 4-inch color screen that looks great in contrast to its brushed metal case.

Archos AV500 Mobile DVR Features

A personal media player, ideal for playing video, audio and photos on the move; using as a portable hard drive; recording TV programs; outputting video to a TV.

Archos AV500 Mobile DVR Performance

*Up to 15 hours of battery life for music and up to 4.5 hours for video playback on the built-in LCD
*Record television programs, movies and home videos and watch them on 4-inch LCD whenever, wherever
*Plays and stores up to 400 hours of video, 250 movies, 55,000 songs or 1,000,000 photos
*Compatible with MP3, WMA, WAV, protected WMA, MPEG-4, WMV and protected Windows Media Video
*Supports the Mophun mobile gaming platform; USB 2.0 port for fast file transfers

Whats included in the package

AV 500, USB 2.0 cable, USB host adapter, AC adapter & charger, stereo headphones, protective case, user guide, TV Pod, remote control (with batteries), audio/video cables (SCART in and SCART out for European version).

Conclusion

A unique mobile Digital Video Recorder offering direct TV recording and the best of video, photo and music on the go on a 4″ color screen.

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