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Archos AV700TV 40GB Mobile Digital TV Recorder

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  • Store up to 35 hours of recorded digital TV programs, 160 hours of encoded videos, 20,000 songs or 400,000 photos
  • Built in digital tuners for free to view TV reception and 35 hours of recording in near DVD quality (MPEG 2)
  • Complete with programme guide recording and remote control
  • Play back video on the 7" widescreen or on any external screen with a near DVD quality
  • Slow motion playback, adjustable aspect ratios, video editing or even a video book marking function
  • USB Host Port enables you to copy, share, connect and transfer files directly from other powered mass storage devices
  • Simply connect the AV 700 TV to your home television to serve as a UHF receiver (474 to 858 MHz)
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Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 20.9 x 10.7 x 1.9 cm ; 590 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 2.3 Kg
  • Item model number: 500885
  • ASIN: B000FNNYS2
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 1 Aug. 2006
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 429,816 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

Product Description

Product Description

Created for modern families television fans and people on the go the ARCHOS mobile Digital Video Recorder AV 700 TV offers direct TV recording and the best of home cinema on the go. Available in 40GB. Store up to 200 hours of video or 125 movies. Watch Digital Terrestrial* TV at Home Work and More Never miss a football match or your favourite soap opera with the AV 700 TV. The AV 700 TV takes TV watching out of the living room and into other rooms of the house a perfect solution for when your spouse or children do not want to watch the same program as you. Enjoy watching the latest live rugby match during a backyard barbecue or being able to check the weather forecast or watch a film during lunch at the office. Use as a DTT Receiver and Get Free Digital TV at Home No need to purchase a DTT receiver to get free digital TV at home - simply connect the AV 700 TV to your home television to serve as a UHF receiver (474 to 858 MHz) and enjoy watching hours of your favorite programs without the hassle of installing a roof antenna. If you already have a roof antenna you can connect the antenna to the AV 700 TV (using the included home antenna cable connected to the aerial antenna outlet) to receive digital TV at home. Record directly from TV After installing the TV docking pod in a one-time set-up operation record directly television programs movies and home videos directly from your TV VCR DVD player cable box or satellite receiver (PAL

Manufacturer's Description

ARCHOS presents its new widescreen Mobile Digital TV and Recorder (DVR), a handheld device for watching Digital TV (built-in DVB-T tuner) and recording TV shows and movies directly on the device anytime, anywhere. You can store up to 35 hours of digital TV quality programs and watch them on its 7 color screen when on the go or at home on your TV screen

The AV 700 TV is the mobile TV & Recorder companion for people on the move:

Watch free Digital Terrestrial TV (DTT) and record your favorite programs

The AV 700 TV features a dual Digital Terrestrial receiver (2 tuners + 2 processors) coupled with 2 active external antennas to exploit diversity technology

Diversity technology is a very sophisticated signal processing method that analyzes and correlates the 2 signals received by the two active antennas and generates improved reception

Crystal clear video quality with no snow or ghosting effects as seen on analog TVs

TV anywhere: Enjoy and watch digital terrestrial TV in optimal conditions anywhere, anytime& at home, or even at work on your lunch break.

Diversity processing enhances reception where single antennas have limited reception. Due to signal echoing on walls, a single antenna must be moved depending on the channel. With the combination of the two antenna signals, the reception will always be optimum

Automatically scans and detects the digital channels; can memorize 5 different locations and the available channels associated (100 channels per location)

Use it alone, or connected to your TV (PAL) to serve as a standard DVB-T receiver box

Use the built-in digital recorder, to directly record digital TV (DVB-T) in MPEG-2 TS (Transport Stream) and make scheduled recordings. Automatically names the files with the program title. Record from an analog video source in MPEG-4 format (in VGA resolution - 640x480) with an optional TV Pod or travel cable kit

Enjoy its 7 16/9 color screen to watch your videos or connect it to a larger screen (TV or Video projector)

Play video in MPEG-2 TS, MPEG-4, WMV and protected WMV5 (ready for VOD) files

Transfer photos directly from your digital camera4 or a card reader using the USB host port. Make slide shows on LCD or TV.

Listen to music MP3, WAV, WMA and protected WMA files using the ARCHOS music center.

Use USB host port to connect an external hard drive and play compatible content without transferring files

Use as an external hard drive when connected to a computer using the high-speed USB 2.0 interface

Purchase, download, subscribe or rent protected music and video content from Playsforsure" compatible online stores using Microsoft®'s Windows Media® Player 10 on your PC ; Play WMV & protected WMV files

Easily Autosync content between the AV 700 TV and Windows Media® Player 10 every time you connect the AV 700 to your PC for on-the-go viewing

Play Mophun" games6 on the large 7 screen

Enjoy up to 40GB* to store up to 35 hours of recorded digital TV programs, 160 hours of encoded videos1, 20,000 songs1 or 400,000 photos.

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By Mrs V TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 30 Mar. 2007
When I ordered this for our tiny kitchen hubby said it wouldn't be any good, total waste of money etc (can't actually put what he said really or there would be a blank page). Owned it for over six months now and my how he's had to eat his words. When it arrived it took me no more than 20mins and a coffee - 10mins of that reading manual/drinking coffee - and I was watching freeview tv in our kitchen with a crystal clear picture and some channels that were not even showing on our old freeview box in the livingroom! The initial scan for channels took approx 2mins. When he came in from work I wish I had thought to get out the camera because his face was a picture - after oooing and haaaing for several minutes he finally admitted that it was amazing. The screen is very clear and the freeview signal is excellent. The menus are very intuitive and there is on-screen help if you need it. You can record anything you see on freeview with the touch of one button. One thing I would point out is that if you like very loud tv then you will need to purchase portable speakers. We are happy with the sound level at home but when we are away we bought a very small portable set of fold-up aigo speakers which just use the headset plug in the top of the AV700. We have taken it from Scotland to Norfolk, and inbetween, in the past six months and everywhere we've gone there has been no problem with scanning freeview in again. The machine gives you the option of saving several of your scans so you can just key in the scan number if you go back to a location and the freeview works instantly. We've even taken it on the canals and found that ninety percent of the time it works fine even though you are moving constantly.Read more ›
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I've been fancying one of these for years but they were incredibly expensive until now, Bought mine from Amazon Marketplace via Avides Media. I ordered it very late on Tuesday night it arrived Friday morning all the way from Germany to the UK. The description said slight damage to packaging and I must admit I was a little worried till it arrived but don't let it put you off if you're thinking of buying one. The damage to the box was barely noticable and the contents were perfect.

Now for the product. All I can say is WOW!! Apart from having to charge it, there was nothing I needed to do in order to get it to work flawlessly with all the .avi files I threw at it. No stuttering, no codec issues. Very quick to transfer your files either from your hard drive or DVD-ROM drive. Only thing I would say is, I am running Windows Vista and although I have the latest firmware on the Archos, it didn't seem to like handling large file transfers in "Windows Device" mode. If you have any problems where copying files fails for any reason just go into "Display Setup Screen", then go to System and under "USB Port" select "Hard Drive" then connect to your PC and just treat as an external hard drive. It then works perfectly. I transferred 2.5 Gb of Prison Break avi files through my DVD-ROM in less than 5 minutes!

There are also loads of accessories bundled with this device. You get earphones (which are very good!), USB lead, USB host lead so you can connect your MP3 player or Digi Camera directly to it, an AV lead to connect to your TV, carry pouch for the unit, two aerials in a carry case so you can receive Freeview (and record it) on the device and two suckers to attach the aerials to the inside of your car windows.
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The Archos needs a few plug-ins to play all your files, though why they're not just provided on a product at this price I can't understand. I've paid for the 2 plug-ins I need, but despite attempts to download them on several different computers I just keep getting the message 'Decompression Failed'. Attempts to contact Archos so-called Technical Support have been totally fruitless. Save your money and have nothing to do with this second-rate company until they upgrade their technical support
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Like another reviewer I purchased this item from Avides. Delivery was pretty quick, unfortunately not all the accessories were included. No USB lead, no USB host lead and no anttena cable/carrying case. Emailed Avides and they apologised and said they would send missing items. They did, but over some period of time. Actually they were friendly to deal with and an honest mistake I can accept.

Potentially an awsome piece of kit, however mine does not record directly from a TV or Sat box like it is supposed to do. Recording direct from DVD player is not a problem. Digital Freeview aspect is fine and I have had it working in trains and cars, on the move.

Plenty of scope for keeping your music, photos too.

Perhaps I should have payed the full price from a recommended outlet, as this one was reasonably cheap compared to the RRP.
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great price and fast delivery.
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