Archos AV 500 USB2.0 100GB

Art-Nr.: 90154815
, Manufacturer's no.: 500710
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In the product range since: October 2017

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  • Record directly from TV
    Record directly from your TV, VCR, DVD player2, cable or satellite box
    Make scheduled recordings
  • Play Video
    Play up to 400 hours1 of video or 250 movies1
    Play DVD quality videos on the go or on your TV
    Play MPEG-4 files6
  • Photo wallet
    Transfer photos directly from your digital camera3
    Store up to one million photos1
  • Music Player
    Record and listen to music
    Play up to 55,000 songs1
    Play MP3, WAV, WMA and protected WMA files
  • Connectivity
    TV output: enjoy your movies and photos on any external screen
    USB 2.0: easily transfer content from your PC
    USB host: connect other USB devices
  • PC autosync
    Easily transfer your videos, photos and songs from your PC
    Purchase and download videos and music from online services
    Play WMV and protected WMV files4
  • TV Docking Pod


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 player2, cable box or satellite receiver (PAL & NTSC) ... and watch on the go! With the integrated scheduler you can program your recording. Schedule for a week or even a month.

Play Video
Play back your favourite programs on the the 4" widescreen or on any external screen with a near DVD quality. Play Windows Media®, protected Windows Media®4 and MPEG-46 video files. The AV 500 offers many functionalities such as slow motion, adjustable screen size, video editing or even a video bookmarking function.

Photo wallet
The AV 500 acts as a great digital photo companion accessory. Transfer up to one million photos1 directly from your digital camera or from another mass storage device using the built-in USB host connection. Thanks to the high speed USB 2.0 connector, download pictures from your computer. Organize photos and watch them in slideshows on the AV 500 screen or any external display.

The AV 500 has a USB Host Port enabling you to copy, share, connect and transfer files directly from other powered mass storage devices. Additionally, the AV 500 is recognized as a mass storage drive on your PC or Mac enabling you to store any computer files using the high-speed USB 2.0 interface (backward USB 1.1 compatible at a lower speed).

Music Player
The AV 500 features a music player. Easily organize songs with the enhanced ARCLibrary and customize your view by artist, album, type of music, title, year, and play lists without having to use a computer. The AV 500 also offers an audio recording application to record (encoding in real time) in WAV (PCM or ADPCM), from almost all analog stereo sources. You can also use the stereo microphone if you want to record notes and consult them easily.

PC autosync
With the AV 500 you may 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 AV 500 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-4, WMV and protected Windows Media Video4).

Capacity: store up to 400 hours of video1, 250 movies1, 55,000 songs1 or 1,000,000 photos1
Display: 4" LCD 480x272 pixels, 262 000 colours and TV output.
Video recording: MPEG-46 SP and stereo sound, optimised resolution for TV up to 640x480 @ 30 f/s, in AVI format.
Video playback: MPEG-46 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.
Download photos from computer through USB 2.0 port.
Transfer photos from digital camera3 through USB Host port.
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 speaker.
Built-in microphone.
Interfaces: USB 2.0 high-speed device, compatible USB 1.1, PC & Mac.
USB Host port compatible Mass Storage Device.
Battery life: Up to 15 hours5 for music.
Up to 4.5 hours5 for video on built-in LCD.
Removable battery (additional battery - optional - 3 different models)
Scalability: Download firmware updates from
Minimum system requirements: For TV, VCR, Cable box, or satellite receiver connection:
Audio & video in/out RCA jacks (connection TV cable(s) provided in box - including SCARTs for EU version)

For computer connection:
Minimum computer configuration
PC with Windows® ME, or 2000, and USB 2.0 port. Macintosh® G3 with MAC OS v10.2.4 or higher, Macintosh® G3 and USB 2.0 port.
Minimum configuration for Playsforsure™ content:
PC with Windows® XP SP1 or higher operating system, Windows Media® Player 10 or higher, and USB 2.0 port.
Power source: Internal: rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery.
External: AC charger/adapter.
Package includes: AV 500, USB 2.0 cable, USB host adapter, AC adapter & charger, stereo headphones, protective case, user guide, TV Cradle, remote control (with batteries), audio/video cables (SCART in and SCART out for European version).

Any described warranty is supplied by the manufacturer of this article and is provided at least in germany. The full warranty information, including the coverage and requirements to claim the warranty is detailed on the manufacturers website. You can find a link to this site on our brand overview. You can find more information about warranties in our FAQ.