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Archos AV420
3.7 out of 10

Archos AV420

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Archos AV420 Digital Media Player

Ars Technica
14 July 2005
  • Conclusion: All in all, I'd say the Archos is a pretty cool little box. Part of the problem with technology is that is raises expectations, sometimes too much. Although I dearly wish the AV400 would have some sort of built-in scheduling guide, I still have to remember the Christmas morning not that long ago...
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Overall 7

Archos AV420 Pocket Video Recorder

PC Magazine
28 July 2004
  • Conclusion: One portable device (virtually) does it all, recording and playing back all kinds of media, not just music. Nifty PVR feature lets you schedule recordings off your TV. Secondary issues (manuals, setup, odd connectors, shiny buttons) keep the AV420 from a top ranking.
  • Pros: Compact, 10-ounce device records TV shows, music, voice; plays back videos, music, photos. Reasonable battery life for music (12 hours). Doubles as USB 2 hard drive; vacationers can upload digital camera photos via a memory slot. Respects digital rights.
  • Cons: Must be held at an angle for best picture. Shortish battery life for video playback (4:15). Manuals short on details, small type, but thick (six languages). Device attaches to docking cradle via stiff cable, not connectors. Big remote. Can't transfer DVDs you already own (respects digital rights).
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Expert Review

11 June 2005
  • Excerpt: ARCHOS progetta e fabbrica i più innovativi entertainment center portatili e le unità periferiche per l'utente sempre in movimento. ARCHOS ha ricevuto numerosi riconoscimenti per i suoi eccellenti prodotti che offrono ai consumatori uno straordinario valoreLettore MP3 portatile con Hard Disk da 20...
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Expert Review

8 May 2005
  • Summary: Archos confirme une fois de plus son grand savoir-faire en la matière, avec cette nouvelle déclinaison de sa prestigieuse série AV.
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