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Archos AV 700 Driver

The Bottom Line The Archos AV's huge size is both its strength and and its weakness. It'll replace your portable DVD player, but it's not as. View full Archos AV Mobile DVR specs on CNET. Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for Archos AV Silver (40 GB) Digital Media Player at the best online prices at eBay!


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Archos AV 700 Driver

It's an impressive technical achievement, however, and it has Archos AV 700 of useful features for the discerning traveller. Design The white and silver finish suits the AV well, but much like the iPodit is susceptible to scratching. We took the device on a weekend excursion, and in a rucksack with only the DC charger for company, Archos AV 700 ended up with a number of scratches on the rear. You should Archos AV 700 the included case to keep the AV damage-free, but we felt odd doing so, like someone putting a shiny new mobile phone into one of those massive leather belt cases.

The screen is now a wide The unit is also very thin at only 19mm thick, despite the fact that it holds a 40GB hard drive and the GB model is no thicker.

The size of the screen means that this device could even replace your portable DVD player, but as it's a low resolution, xpixels display, don't expect DVD-level picture quality. As the AV has Archos AV 700 accomodate a 7-inch screen, you have to hold the mm unit with both hands. It also has a fold-out leg on the rear for setting it up on a desk or seat-back tray table.

The front panel has small buttons that are used to navigate, and the back houses the rechargable battery pack. However, you can still use the device Archos AV 700 a huge external hard drive and simply drag and drop media into the correct folders.

For the novices, Windows Media Player can scan your computer for all media and send it over Archos AV 700 the right folders on the Archos automatically. More advanced users or those with an Apple Mac will be better off just selecting the 'Hard Drive' mode. We like the fact that you're offered an option in this Archos AV 700, but as the player is set to 'Windows Media' mode by default, it takes a while to figure out what's going on if you're not a Media Player veteran.

Our test machine, the Alienware Auroradidn't come with the software installed, so it simply refused to make friends.

Technical Specification

Likewise, an Apple Mac wouldn't recognise it, but we were able to find the solution once we searched through the box. Archos' documentation is thin on Archos AV 700 ground, but to its credit, the company includes an inlay telling you about the format issue. The navigation isn't going to give Apple nightmares. Archos AV 700 criticised the previous Archos interface for being unintuitive and nothing has changed.

That leaves five buttons completely unlabelled, so it's a trial and error process to figure it out. The menu system itself is ugly, with fonts that would look more at home in Microsoft Windows 3. You'll be itching to get into the movies straight away, and while it's mostly common sense to use, the setup menus are unintuitive. The Archos has plenty of useful features, and judging from the number of accessories in the box, it'll take a long time to try everything out.

Archos AV series

The one feature that's likely to be used most often is the video input, which allows you to record programmes automatically. Because most TVs don't output their television signal a few Sony Archos AV 700 have a third Scart output that can be set to output video, but you'll need an adaptoryou will need Archos AV 700 connect the Archos to a set-top box. The other great thing is that the package includes an IR transmitter.

An included remote control enables one to control the entire Archos AV 700. A limitation of the device at its release was that it wasn't specifically designed to play back ASP Advanced Simple Profile MP4 files, creating compatibility problems with several files encoded with the popular XviD and DivX compression techniques. It records video in the Divx format, either through its DVR function or through its minicam accessory, and it records sound either through its built-in microphone or through its analog input.

Archos AV series - Wikipedia

The AV case is made of brushed aluminum and forms a solid, rugged, dense box with a built-in LCD screen. Sometimes the specific format is referenced by combining the model name with the hard disk Archos AV 700 format, e.

The AV has an optional triple-life battery pack. An optional camera attachment digital minicam was available for the AV from late December to mid, when Archos discontinued its Archos AV 700. The minicam records video directly to the Archos' hard disk drive in Divx format.


The camera is powered from the AV unit via its single video cable. The AV was released on Friday June 10, Archos has replaced the AV product line with its Generation 4 series.


AV[ edit ] The Archos AV was the turning point for Archos to change the way they sell these devices to the public. The previous sloganArchos AV 700 Smaller" was seen as inappropriate for the purpose, so they then changed it to "On The Go".

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