Archos AV500 PMP details

Posted on Monday, August 01 2005 @ 3:14 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Here are some details regarding the upcoming Archos AV500 portable media player. It's not officially announced yet but a British shop is already listing it for £349 (approx. $613). This appears to be the basic version of the AV500, DAP Review says a 100GB version with 15h video playback is also planned.

Anyway here are the AV500 specifications:
  • 4in (10.2cm) screen with 10.2cm visible screen size
  • 262,000 colours and 16:9 screen format
  • Record directly from your TV, VCR, DVD player, cable box or satellite receiver
  • Can store up to 120 hours of video, 300,000 pictures, 16,500 songs or 30Gb of data
  • View and store photos via a USB connection
  • Record audio analog source in WAV or WAV ADPCM and playback MP3, WMA (including protected contents) and WAV music files
  • Timer record facility to make scheduled recordings
  • Voice recorder with built in microphone
  • Built in speaker
  • Remote control (2 x AA batteries supplied)
  • Supplied with set up TV docking pod and AC adaptor
  • Size: 124 x 76 x 18mm
  • Weight 256 grams
  • Format compatibility: MP3, WMA, Protected PlaysForSure™ WMA, WAV, MPEG4 (SP), WMV and protected PlaysForSure™ WMV, BMP and JPEG compatible. DivX® and MPEG-4 playback with a maximum resolution of 720 x 576 pixels at 25f/s in PAL.
  • Interfaces: USB 2.0 high speed, compatible USB 1.1, PC and Mac.
  • USB host port compatible with USB camera, USB card reader or USB hard drives.
  • Operation: Battery operated with internal lithium ion rechargeable battery (supplied), 230v AC mains via adaptor (supplied) or 12v car battery via cigarette lighter.
    Up to 15 hours music playback or 5 hours video playback on each battery charge.
Source: DAP Review

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