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Monday April 3, 2006 4:06 pm

Archos AV700 Twin Tuner DVR

Archos AV700

The Archos AV700 handheld video device is the first to sport two DTT tuners.  With 40 GB of hard drive space, the device is capable of recording 35 hours of digital TV programs.  The DVR software records shows to the hard drive in MPEG-2 TS format.  There is also onboard scheduling software, allowing you to look through an episode guide so that you won’t miss a show.  Archos designed this device for the road, and claims that TV can be viewed in the car while traveling up to 80 mph - something that isn’t possible with standard single-antenna DTT receivers.  The AV700 also comes with the Mophun mobile phone games engine, but the focus here is truly on video.  The device is also capable of playing MP3, WMA, and WAV files.  All of this mobile media goodness comes with a pretty steep price tag though, as the AV700 is expected to retail at about $841.00.  Detailed specifications after the jump.

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  • Capacity: 40 GB Hard drive or a 100 GB Hard drive
  • Display: 7” LCD 480x234 pixels, 262 000 colors and TV output.
  • Video recording: MPEG-47 SP and stereo sound, optimized resolution for TV up to 640x480 @ 30 f/s, in AVI format
  • Video playback: MPEG-47 SP with B-Frames with stereo sound. Near DVD quality up to 720x480 @ 30 f/s (NTSC), 720x576 @ 25 f/s (PAL), AVI file format. WMV9 (including protected files) up to 352x288 @ 30 f/s, and 800 KBit/s4.
  • Music recording: From an analog source in stereo sound for WAV (PCM & ADPCM) format.
  • Music playback: Stereo MP3 decoding @ 30-320 kb/s CBR & VBR, WMA (including protected WMA files), WAV (PCM & ADPCM).
  • Photo viewer: JPEG (except progressives) or BMP.
  • AV connections: Earphones / Audio & Video line out. TV pod with video pass through, AV in & out cables (SCART In & Out for European version) and IR emitter cable for tuner control of VCR, cable box or satellite receiver.
  • Speaker: Built-in speakers.
  • Interfaces: USB 2.0 high-speed device, compatible USB 1.1, PC & Mac.
  • USB Host port compatible Mass Storage Device.
  • Battery life: Up to 30 hours, 6 for music. Up to 4 hours for video on built-in LCD. Removable battery (additional battery optional)
  • Dimensions: Approx. 10.7 x 20.9 x 1.9 cm - 4.2” x 8.2” x 0.8”
  • Weight: Approx. 590 g - 20.8 oz
  • Package includes: AV 700, USB 2.0 cable, USB host adapter, AC adapter & charger, stereo headphones, protective case, user guide, TV Pod, remote control (with batteries), audio/video cables (SCART in and SCART out for European version).

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