Archos AV4100 first PVP to reach 100GB

Archos AV4100 first PVP to reach 100GB


Archos is boasting with the release of the first 100GB portable video player. The AV4100 is in the same line up as the AV400’s previously released by Archos, the only real difference except price ($799 USD) is the huge amount of storage space available to record from your TV, VCR or just about any other video source. ARCHOS claims to be the only company with a 100 gigabyte PVP and recorder, we won’t argue that.

The AV4100 maintains all the same features and functionality as the AV420 and AV480 did, with full DVD resolution playback of up to 704×480 and recording resoluation at 512×384.

It will transfer data via the USB 2.0 high-speed port, the built-in CompactFlash port or through SD, SM, MMC, MS and MS Pro memory with an optional 4 in 1 adapter.

Archos AV4100 Specifications


Video playback: 
MPEG-4 SP with MP3 or ADPCM stereo sound. Near DVD quality up to 704×480 @ 30 frames/second in AVI file format. Compatible XviD and DivX 4.0 & 5.0
Video recording:
MPEG-4 SP with ADPCM stereo sound. Near SVCD quality (optimized resolution for standard TV through composite video line-in), with up
to 512×384 @ 30 frames/second, in AVI format
Music playback: 
Stereo MP3 decoding @ 30-320 kb/second CBR & VBR, WMA (including protected files), WAV (PCM & ADPCM)

Music recording:
From any analog source in stereo sound for WAV (PCM & ADPCM) format.
Voice recording with built-in microphone

Photo viewer:
JPEG (except progressives) or BMP
AV420 has a 3.5” screen, AV480 and AV4100 have 3.8” screen – both are TFT LCD screens, (QVGA) 320×240 pixels, 262 000 colors and TV output
AV Connections:
Composite Video/   Earphone/ Line Out jack. Built-in microphone and speaker. TV cradle to connect to TV with analog A/V In & Out  to RCA  jacks, S-video In, and IR receiver for remote and IR emitter for tuner control, SCART In & Out for European version.  Travel audio-video kit in option to record audio and video analog source on the move
Playback Autonomy:
AV420: Up to 12 hours for music or 4 hours for video on built-in LCD. 
AV480 and AV4100: Up to 16 hours for music or 4 ½ hours for video on built-in LCD
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Power source:
Internal: Rechargeable Li-Ion batteries. External: AC charger/adapter
AV420, 20GB model: 4.9″ x 3.1″ x 0.8″
AV480, 80GB model, and AV4100, 100GB model: 4.9″ x 3.1″ x 1″
AV420: 9.88 oz
AV480 and AV4100: 11.29 oz
System  requirements:
PC: Pentium® III 800 MHz or higher, Windows 98 SE, ME, 2000 or XP. 64 MB RAM (128 MB recommended) with USB port and CD-ROM drive.
Mac: 9.2 or X (10.2.4) USB Manager version 1.2 or higher with USB port and CD-ROM drive
AV420:   $499.95
AV480:   $749.95
AV4100: $799.95