Great Storage and options, better for music than video
28 April 2009
Summary: I love the 20 gig hard drive, and supposedly without too much trouble they can be upgraded to 80gb which is what I plan to do. It is a reliable unit, weak points are the batteries tend to need replacement sooner than I would like. but only about US $20 to replace. Easy to navigate once you get the hang of it and the TIVo function is a nice touch too if you wanted to record your own movies onto it.
Summary: This device holds plenty of songs, and the video feature is nice, price is low, but it is NOT worth buying, in my opinion. The music browser is completely unorganized. You just scroll through an unorganized list. No sort my band or anything like that. Playlists are VERY fussy and plan on making them on the computer or it's not worth it. You add one song at a time, and it takes forever to add to the list, forever to save, and it sucks.
Summary: This is by far one of my favorite toys. I purchased it about 3 years ago and am very satisfied with this Archos product. I can honestly say that I have used it every day since the purchase. The downside is the built in battery. It quickly downgraded to about 45 minutes of video play within a month or two. I solved this problem when I discovered a neat little gadget called "Power Runner".
Excerpt: Having been introduced to Archos when I bought their 20gb Jukebox recorder I was already impressed with their sturdy design and quality. My only gripe had been the startup speed, which was something I was looking for when upgrading to the AV320. Luckilly there is simply no comparisson. The AV300 range is a huge upgrade, with a vastly superior operatig system and of course far more functionality.
Excerpt: Archos are a little know company, specialising in portable multimedia products, and in the Video AV300 range, they have produced a unique gem. Available in sizes of 20, 40, and 80 Gigabytes, the range is one of the first to offer a portable hard drive based video playback unit. I'm sure that you will be aware of the Apple i-Pod, and some of you may have looked into the Creative Zen Jukebox, but the Archos surpasses both of these products.
Excerpt: There are 3 choices of mp4 player in the Archos Av300 series, each with different storage space, av320 = 20gb, av340 = 40gb, av380 = 80gb. However this is not what you get once the drives have been formatted. Read on to find out actual space allowances: What it can do: Play Audio (mp3,wav), Record Audio (mp3) using intenal mic, or external mic socket Display Photos/Images (bmp, jpeg, (but not progressive Jpeg) Take Photos (jpeg of different qualities), with Camera Module...
Summary: Le petit module à enficher dans votre Archos AV320 transforme ce dernier en appareil photo numérique et en caméscope. Dans l'idée d'augmenter les fonctions d'un baladeur multimédia, pourquoi pas, c'est très intéressant, mais dans la pratique, c'est beaucoup moins bien. Déjà, le module caméra fait la moitié de la taille de l'archos, donc un encombrement important.
Summary: Inhalt: ******* 1. Persönliche Erfahrung 2. Display 3. Funktionen 4. Zubehör 5. Gewicht 6. Tonqualität 7. Datentransfer 8. Handhabung 9. Preis 10. Support 11. Fazit 1. Persönliche Erfahrung °°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°° Als ich den Player im Internet gesehen hatte, wollte ich ihn haben. Das Design gefiel mir sehr und die technischen Daten sagten mir auch zu. Als ich die ca. 400 Euro letzte Weihnacht zusammen gespart hatte, kaufte ich mir den Player.
Pros: grosses Display, gute Bildqualität, viel Zubehör, viele Funktionen
Cons: sehr schwer und gross, langsame Datenverarbeitung, sehr teuer, unhandlich