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More Gadgetry: Archos 700

Posted By Barry Ritholtz On June 1, 2005 @ 5:59 am In Film,Music,Television | Comments Disabled

Another cool bit of gadgetry: The ARCHOS mobile Digital Video Recorder AV 700 [1]

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Av700 [2]

Big 7" colour screen
Records directly from your cable & satellite box using Yahoo’s on line schedule
40GB to store 170 hours of video or 100 movies
DVD quality playback on TV via DivX3 & MPEG-4 files

The bad news:  about $1,000 . . .

This is the latest in Archos’ portable video series; The prior units have been:

The Archos AV 400 20G [3] is $419;
The Archos AV480 [4] is the same player with an 80 gig drive is $599;
Lastly, the Archos AV4100 [5] — its got a 100 GB HD — is $729   

You gotta think the prices of these will come way down — otherwise, it makes more sense to buy a cheap laptop.

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URLs in this post:

[1] The ARCHOS mobile Digital Video Recorder AV 700: http://www.archos.com/products/prw_500715.html

[2] Image: http://www.archos.com/products/overview/av700_series.html

[3] Archos AV 400 20G: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B0002IHP3K/thebigpictu09-20

[4] Archos AV480: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B0002IHP62/thebigpictu09-20

[5] Archos AV4100: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B0007U9KFE/thebigpictu09-20

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