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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.

WiFi - Stay connected with WiFi - The ARCHOS 604 WiFi provides Internet access even when you are not in your home, so you can still surf the Net, access your web mail and even watch videos stored on your computer on your portable device.

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 604 Personal Media Player is an outstandingly slim, large screen Portable Multimedia Player supporting all standard video formats in full DVD resolution. The ARCHOS 604 features a 30GB storage capacity and can hold up to 85 movies, 130 hours of TV, 300,000 photos or 15,000 songs5? twice as much content than other 30GB devices. The 604 PMP offers extreme portability and the sharpest screens available.

  • Bright, built-in 4.3-inch TFT LCD with 16 million colors
  • Even thinner than other PMPs offering the same size LCD - optimal screen size for watching video with 3 times the surface as that of 2.5 in. screens
  • 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
  • Extremely fast photo viewer with zoom, music and transition effects
  • Advanced music player able to display track, artist, album, and album cover
  • Fully compatible with DVD-quality VOD and music online stores2
  • Large choice of convenient accessories for TV recording, direct digital photo transfers, hands-free video capturing, and more
  • Removable battery and kickstand for tabletop viewing
  • 30 GB to store up to 85 movies, 300,000 photos or 15,000 songs

The Archos 604 Features

Video player
The ARCHOS 604 is the perfect companion for people on the move: its 30 GB* hard drive capacity allows you to store up to 130 hours of video encoded with a PC, the equivalent of 85 movies5. Play them on the built-in 4.3 in. LCD color screen 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 (available on this website). The ARCHOS 604 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 604 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 604, through the optional DVR travel adapter.
- By connecting the optional high resolution helmet camcorder to the ACHOS 604.
The ARCHOS 604 records video directly on its 30 GB* 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 300,000 photos (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 15,000 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 ARCLibrary 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 604 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 604 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 Video2).

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.

2 Microsoft 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 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:
 
5 stars
(based on 1 review)
 
the world in your pocket alter at a whim
By boez from Payson, AZ on 6/17/2007
Pros:
Durable, Easy Controls, Good Picture, Good Sound, Long Battery Life, Portable
Cons:
Bulky
Best Uses:
At Home, In The Car, Office, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Frequent Traveler, Gearhead
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Archos 604 WiFi 30GB Personal Media Player:

i am amazed at the capabilities this magnificent device boasts. With features including a web browser and a FREE program guide for use with the 30 gb dvr, and wow a touch screen. before i bought my new 604 i had only seen the av 700 about 6 months previously it is amazing how for archos has come in such little time. also seeing asi it is a new divice the price is extremely low in comparasin with it's predesessers debut prices. only thing i can say against it is that it is not like an ipod in the sense of carrying in a pocket.

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