Archos Portable Digital Video Player AV700 Driver
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Archos Portable Digital Video Player AV700 Driver
Archos is pioneering the portable video player before Apple or even Sky get in on the act, but for the moment the high price point and lack of legitimately available video content are holding the concept back.
Nonetheless, enough people bought the AV series players to warrant an upgrade, and the AV makes its predecessors look like a small fry. There are problems, Archos Portable Digital Video Player AV700 It also lacks the software needed to get video files from your computer to the player, meaning you're dependent on the included dock to record from TV. It's an impressive technical achievement, however, and it has plenty of useful features for the discerning traveller.
Archos AV700 (40GB) DVR
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, it ended up with a number of scratches on the rear. You should Archos Portable Digital Video Player AV700 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 Archos Portable Digital Video Player AV700 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 to accomodate a 7-inch screen, you have to hold the mm unit with both hands.
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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 as a huge Archos Portable Digital Video Player AV700 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 to 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.
It may be tough to find good video content for the AV's monster screen. Of course, finding good video content to play can be a challenge. It can record from myriad external video sources.
Better still, the AV busts out VCR-like scheduling, meaning you can leave it connected to your home theater and have it record TV shows unattended. Its support for PlaysForSure video content suggests access to online movie rentals, but for the moment, there's precious little to choose from: You can Archos Portable Digital Video Player AV700 scheduling by downloading a My Yahoo TV calendar, but it's a convoluted process that, for many users, isn't worth the extra effort.
Few other PVPs can match it. Hard Drive or Windows Device. True to its name, the former enables drag-and-drop file management; it effectively makes the AV function as an external hard drive.
Archos Portable Digital Video Player AV700 In Windows Device mode, you must use Windows Media Player 10, which allows you to autosync audio and video, as well as take advantage of PlaysForSure content, such as songs purchased or downloaded from various online stores. It's a bit of a hassle having to switch modes depending on what you want to do, but at least the AV doesn't restrict your options. It's worth noting that to access any of the bundled software, which consists primarily of the freeware conversion utility VirtualDub and an Archos front-end, MPEG-4 Translator, you'll have to put the AV in Hard Drive mode.
Archos doesn't supply a software CD; everything comes on the device's drive, except the necessary DivX codec, which you'll have to find and download yourself.
And true to form, it will play games - provided they're of the Mophun variety. Then there's the second USB port,which works in 'host'mode.
Plug in a compatible hard drive or USB memory, and its contents are revealed on-screen. They can be viewed or copied to the AV's hard drive. Owners of JVC's new Everio camcorders will certainly appreciate this 'backup' facility.
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The AV's menu-driven Archos Portable Digital Video Player AV700 interface is intuitive and,in terms of performance,the device cannot be seriously faulted either. Its big screen means that detail doesn't seem as apparent as,say,one of the smallerscreened Archos players. But it makes up for this with sheer scale! There's, alas,no way of tweaking display contrast or colour saturation and the viewing angle is quite restricted.