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Brand: Archos
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ARCHOS multimedia portable players are versatile and can be used in many ways, whether at home, at work or on the move. They quickly become essential companions that you can't do without!

Record your films straight from the TV - Your ARCHOS is a digital and programmable video recorder with the optional DVR Station. The MPEG-4 format guarantees excellent play-back quality on your portable device or on your TV set.

Watch the movies on your ARCHOS in DVD quality on any TV screen - Take advantage of a true portable video recorder. Listen to the music stored on your portable device on your hi-fi system.

Download Videos On Demand - Logon to one of the many VOD download sites, rent your movie and then watch it when you want.

Synchronize your multimedia data - Connect your ARCHOS to your computer?and that's it! All your multimedia documents will be synchronized and updated automatically.

Backup your data - Your ARCHOS can operate as an external hard disk. Just drag and drop to save all your files.

The ARCHOS 504 is the Person Media Player (PMP) with the biggest storage capacities of the Gen 4 range. This 40GB device can store up to 100 movies and its bright and luminous 16/9 screen brings you the best portable video experience.

  • Hard drive capacity of 400 GB to store 100 movies3, 250,000 photos3 or 20,000 songs3
  • Reads all standard video formats1 in full DVD resolution
  • DVD-quality video playback on TV with optional DVR Station
  • Records directly from TV in high-quality MPEG-4 with optional DVR station
  • Bright, 4.3-inch TFT screen with 16 million colors - ideal for watching videos and viewing photos
  • Extremely fast photo viewer with zoom, music and transition effects
  • Advanced Music player able to display track, artist, album, and album cover
  • Compatible with most DVD quality video and music online stores 2
  • Removable battery for extended viewing possibilities

* 1 GB = 1 billion bytes, formatted capacity is less.
1 MPEG-4 ASP, WMV (including protected WMV) and the possibility to read H.264, MPEG-2, and VOB files with optional software plug-ins (codec downloadable from www.archos.com).
2WMA (audio) or WMV (video) protected with Microsoft PlaysForSure DRM.
3On average; based on 160GB hard drive, 3.5 mins/song & 64 Kbits/s WMA (for better quality 128 Kbits/s or more recommended), on 500 Kbits/s MPEG-4 audio/video encoding and 1h30/movie (for near DVD Quality 1500 Kbits/s encoding or more recommended), on JPEG, VGA.

The ARCHOS 504 Personal Media Player Features

Video player
The ARCHOS 504 is the PMP with the biggest storage capacities of the Gen 4 range. The ARCHOS 504 40GB can store up to 100 5 movies and its bright and luminous 16/9 screen brings you the best portable video experience.

Watch movies or music clips on the built-in 4.3" TFT widescreen or playback on TV in high resolution up to 720 x 576 (DVD quality) with the DVR station. Play a large variety of video files, including MPEG-41, WMV2 and protected WMV2 and read MPEG-4 AAC/H.2643 (.MP4 QuickTime files), MPEG-24, and VOB4 with optional software plug-ins. The ARCHOS 504 also offers many more functionalities such as slow motion, adjustable screen size, video editing and even a video bookmarking function.

Record TV or external video sources
Transform your ARCHOS 504 into a Digital Video Recorder with the optional DVR station. Record TV or most video sources such as satellite/cable box, VCR, DVD player6 or camcorder in MPEG-4 format1. Set up the DVR station by connecting it to the external video source; simply slot in your ARCHOS and record instantaneously or make scheduled recordings with the included infrared receiver that controls the external video sources.

Turn your ARCHOS into a camcorder
Record your personal videos. ARCHOS allows you to transform your device into a camcorder: - By connecting most digital cameras to your ARCHOS 504, through the optional DVR travel adapter. By connecting the optional high resolution helmet camcorder to the ACHOS 504. The ARCHOS 504 records video directly on its hard drive in MPEG-4 format, up to VGA resolution (640 x 480).

Photo wallet
Transfer your photos from a PC or most mass storage devices via the USB 2.0 high speed interface or directly from a digital camera, on the move with the optional docking adapter, or at home with the DVR station. Store and view up to 250,000 photos 5 (JPEG, PNG and BMP formats) and display slideshows with music and transition effect. Manage your files and folders directly on the device for a better mobility.

Music Player
Store up to 20,000 songs on the hard drive and play most popular music files such as MP3, WAV, WMA and protected WMA files. Easily organize songs with the enhanced ARC Library and customize your view by artist, album, type of music, title, year, and create your playlists without having to use a computer. Use the voice recorder to store notes quickly for a later use.

Charge and sync
Charge your ARCHOS 504 via the USB 2.0 interface or plug the device into the DVR station to get a quick charge (faster than USB). Purchase, download, subscribe to or rent protected video and music content from the Microsoft PlaysForSure websites. Using the high-speed USB 2.0 interface, the ARCHOS 504 will easily auto-synchronize this content with Windows Media Player 10 each time you connect it to your PC, or convert your Windows Media Player 10 library content to one of the many compatible formats (MP3, WMA, WAV, protected WMA, MPEG-41, WMV2 and protected Windows Media Video 2).

<>Notes:

(*) 1 GB = 1 billion bytes, formatted capacity is less.
1 MPEG-4 ASP@L5 AVI (up to DVD resolution) (MPEG-4: ISO standard by Moving Picture Experts Group ;
AVI: audio/video file container by Microsoft) without GMC and Quarter Pixel.
2Microsoft WMV MP@ML (up to DVD resolution)
3 H.264 up to DVD resolution. AAC sound.
4 MPEG-2 MP@ML up to 10 Mbps (up to DVD resolution). AC3 stereo sound.
5 On average; based on 40GB hard drive, 3.5 mins/song & 64 Kbits/s WMA (for better quality 128 Kbits/s or more recommended), on 500 Kbits/s MPEG-4 audio/video encoding and 1h30/movie (for near DVD Quality
1500 Kbits/s encoding or more recommended), on JPEG, VGA.
6 External video output disabled for Macrovision-protected contents

Review Snapshot®
Avg. Customer Rating:
 
4 stars
(based on 1 review)
 
Archos 504
By HammerVerified Reviewer from Orlando, fl on 6/2/2007
Pros:
Durable, Easy Controls, Good Picture, Good Sound, Lightweight, Long Battery Life, Portable
Best Uses:
At Home, In The Car, Office, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Frequent Traveler, Practical, Student
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Archos 504 40GB Personal Media Player:

My wife purchased this product for my birthday. What a wonderful gift. I didn't know that it existed. After some research, I realized the full potential of this device. I only regret that I don't have web access, so I may have to upgrade.

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