Archos AV700 Player 100GB
that portable audio devices are a standard accessory for the wired crowd,
everyone is asking “What’s next?” Look no further than the Archos AV700 Player
100GB. This video player is set to revolutionize the portable entertainment
Although rather bulky compared to most portable devices, the AV700 is designed
from the ground up to provide a great viewing experience. With its 7 inch LCD
display in 16:9 format it certainly succeeds. Although too heavy and bulky to
fit in your pocket, it’s got everything you need for video-on-the-go.
The Archos AV700 records video directly from your TV. The docking pad attaches
to the TV and can be used to control the VCR, cable box, and satellite receiver.
This allows you to record video from any source and to schedule recording times.
Video is captured in Windows media and MPEG-4 formats. This provides near-DVD
quality at a fraction of the storage space.
The AV700 offers lots of playback options. Video can be fast-forwarded, played
in slow motion, adjusted for size and bookmarked. There is even a video editing
function if you want to remove commercials or otherwise slice and dice your
Besides video, the AV700 can also be used to store photos, music, games, and
data. It connects to your computer with a fast USB 2.0 interface for automatic
The navigation system is logical and easy to use allowing you to find specific
files on the massive 100 GB hard drive. Audio can be organized into playlists
and video and picture files can be viewed in thumbnail format for easy visual
How much can 100 GB hold? It’s good for 400 hours of video, one million photos
or 55,000 songs. You will never get bored with the AV700.
If you DO ever get bored with movies, music, and photos, you can always play
games. The AV700 uses the Mophun gaming engine and games can be downloaded from
the Archos website.
Bottom line, the Archos AV700 100 GB offers plenty of bang but at a hefty price
tag. At $800, this portable device is in a class of its own. If you’ve got the
bucks and you love video, though, it’s a definite look-see.
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