Archos today announced the AV 700 Mobile Digital Video recorder, a portable device which allows digital video recording and playback with a 100GB HDD and a 7-inch LCD screen.
The combination of the video recording, scheduling, tremendous hard drive capacity, wide screen and other features -- such as music and photo playback and gaming applications -- make the AV 700 the perfect portable device for families, travelers, gadget enthusiasts and anyone gearing up for their summer vacations.
With the AV 700, you can also schedule recordings for the week or month ahead, just as you would a standard DVR. Once programs are scheduled on the device, the integrated AV 700 Scheduler controls the tuner inside your VCR, cable box or satellite receiver to automatically adjust the channel and record based on the time and duration of the schedule.
The ARCHOS AV 700 Mobile DVR has the following features:
Direct Recording from the TV, DVD Player, VCR or Cable Box: Record between 40 and 250 full-length movies -- up to 400 hours of video -- in MPEG-4 at DVD quality, with CD quality stereo sound. Schedule recordings in advance or to record while you're away.
Enjoy Video On a 7" Wide Screen Display: ARCHOS introduces its first 7" wide screen display and integrated kick-stand for propping up the AV 700 and viewing content easily.
Store, Transfer and View Photos: Store and view up to one million JPEG photos and view several at a time or in slide show mode. Transfer photos from computers using USB 2.0 or from digital cameras directly using the USB Host connection.
Auto Synchronize with Windows Media Player 10: The AV 700 can synchronize automatically with Microsoft Windows Media Player 10 and is included in the popular Microsoft PlaysForSure program, enabling you to play purchased, downloaded and subscription content from such services as MSN Music, Musicmatch, Napster, Wal-Mart Music Store and CinemaNow.
Record and Listen to Music: The newly designed music player lets you record up to 300 hours of music, and holds up to 55,000 songs, with playback in MP3, WAV, WMA or protected WMA formats.
Play Games with the Mophun Gaming Engine: The AV 700 features the popular Mophun(TM) games and the ability to purchase additional games from the ARCHOS Web site.
Multiple Hard Drive Capacities: The AV 700 is available in 40- and 100-gigabyte models, allowing between 160 and 400 hours of video, 250 movies, 55,000 songs or one million photos.
Transfer Data Files: The AV 700 has a USB Host port, enabling you to connect to any mass storage device, including digital cameras, card readers, USB keys and portable hard drives, and transfer files directly from device to device.
The Archos AV 700 with 100GB HDD will become available in June for $799.95 and a 40GB model will ship for $599.95. The AV 700 comes standard with a TV docking pod, AV cables, remote control, protective case, headphones, USB 2.0 cable, USB host cable adapter and power adapter. Optional accessories include a back-seat car holder, double headphone kit, travel kits, additional docking pod, USB mini game pad, additional batteries and other add-on products.