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

However, this no longer seems like such a coup. With a sleek brushed-aluminum casing, a slim profile, and a very sharp 4-inch widescreen LCD, the AV is definitely set to impress.

Bass Boost and the bass tone control helped a bit, but the earbuds didn’t have much more to give. And with 30 GB to spare, your world has a lot of space.

Archos AV500 Gray/Silver ( 30 GB ) Digital Media Player

We also like the way you can now lock the keypad too. He is also a working trumpet player avv500 and around New York Af500. Video Recording We were anxious to try out the AV ‘s main feature, so we jumped right in and hooked the device up to our TV to record some programming. Show less Show more. In the system setup, you tell the machine to act as a Windows Media device as opposed to an external hard drive.

Plus, you get to view your shows on a relatively giant screen. Any Condition Any Condition.

Whether you prefer that to the more elegant design of, say, the Creative Zen Vision is largely a matter of personal preference. Review Sections Review Specs.

Playback is limited to the AV itself–unlike with other video content, which can be viewed on an external TV–but at least you get to take advantage of the wide screen, something that can’t be said of most recorded TV.


The AV ‘s audio playback options are mercifully simple; there are bass and treble controls and a BassBoost feature. In case you couldn’t tell already, we really like the AV DivX and Xvid video files are often highly compressed and susceptible to a lack of detail in backgrounds, but Archos’ player copes well. We qrchos that the microphone had adjustable sensitivity, but it does have a volume-level meter, so you can see if you’re too loud or not. 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.

Like high-end DVD recorders, it comes with an infrared sender, which is essential if you’re going to sv500 the device to make scheduled recordings. The AV series were similar to the Jukebox Multimedia with some updates including recording capability ag500 faster performance. They’re used with context-sensitive Action menus that appear in the neighboring corner of the screen. The contextual menus provide lots of flexibility in a manageable way, and thumbnail previews load more quickly than on other devices.

Sometimes the specific format is referenced by combining the model name with the hard disk drive format, e. The connectivity is excellent on Archos’ player. The wires and remote are good additions to my stock. Operating the Archos AV is relatively simple, thanks to its lovely icon-driven interface, though the controls aren’t immediately intuitive.

AA battery pack also available. The AV also has excellent battery life and a good printed manual, and with the included plug-in, it will work within iTunes. Portable media players Consumer electronics brands. We’ve changed, we promise. Archos has also included archow docking station from its previous media players. We did note that in VGA mode, the bottom of the screen where the headline ticker on a news channel is gets cut off.

I bought this to use as a player. Can’t watch slide shows with music playing. We’ve changed, we promise. Most relevant reviews See all 8 reviews. And at the same arhcos as many nonrecording devices, such as the Creative Zen Visionit provides a nice step up in features.


Very sturdy and good computer interface. Everything seems to work properly. We delete comments that violate our policywhich we encourage you to read.

Had a problem with the video, but that was cleared up by the company. It’s actually a tad big to be carrying around like you would an MP3 player, though.

Archos AV series – Wikipedia

Photo display is another nice feature, although the new widescreen display is going ac500 produce black borders on the sides of most camera shots. There is virtually nothing that aarchos versatile device is not able to do when it comes to audio or video. Galaxy S9 brings Samsung two steps forward, one step back.

This means that if you’re using the AV primaily for video, you might not fit much music on there.

The Archos AV series is a line of portable media players from the company called Archos that was released through to Archos has replaced the AV product line with its Generation 4 series. Continue to next page 01 Sleeker than its predecessors and with a new arcohs screen, the AV is the realisation of Archos’ early promise. The real news is the 4-inch wide-screen LCD, which provides quite a bit more viewing area than the Zen Vision’s smaller 4: Ratings and Reviews Write a review.

We review products independentlybut we may earn affiliate commissions from buying links on this page. The included earbuds are adequate, but they are very weak in the bass and really don’t do justice to the AV ‘s impressive audio output capabilities.

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