Archos AV4100 Portable Video Recorder/Player Announced
Archos AV4100 Portable Video Recorder/Player is launched - the world’s first 100-Gigabyte portable video recorder and player. The AV4100 can store and display movies, music, photos and data. The Archos AV4100 allows you to record television shows and movies directly from a TV, VCR, cable set-top box or satellite receiver with a convenient TV Cradle. The Archos AV4100 will be available at the end of February with a suggested U.S. retail price of $799.95.
Archos Press Release
IRVINE, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Feb. 18, 2005—Enjoy TV Recording and a Portable Home Entertainment Center in the Industry’s Largest Capacity Portable Video Player
ARCHOS, the pioneer and technology leader in pocket-sized audio and video digital media solutions for consumers, announced today the availability of the industry’s first 100-gigabyte(1) portable video player (PVP) and recorder with the Pocket Video Recorder AV4100, a complement to the ARCHOS AV400 line.
With the AV4100, consumers can enjoy a tremendous 100-gigabyte capacity model to pack even more television shows, movies, music, photos and data for the ultimate handheld entertainment experience. The AV4100 delivers advanced multimedia features including recording and scheduling capabilities, full audio recording and playback, photo viewing, and data storage in a large-capacity, handheld device.
The AV4100 experience starts in the living room where you can record television shows and movies directly from a TV, VCR, cable set-top box or satellite receiver with a convenient TV Cradle. At the same time, the AV4100 takes personal entertainment enjoyment far beyond the living room, where consumers can watch videos and view photos on a large color LCD screen, listen to and record music, and transfer photos from a digital camera and data files from a PC or Macintosh.
The AV400 line presents many new features unseen in other PVPs today, including a sleek and small design, removable battery for extended life (20-gigabyte version), TV Cradle, external speaker for enjoying music and video without headphones, best video playback quality(2), and a built-in Compact Flash reader for transferring photos directly from digital cameras. These features make the AV4100 a uniquely powerful device, yet slim, light and easy to use.
ARCHOS Recognized for Leading the Industry in Innovation
Today, ARCHOS is the only company with a 100-gigabyte PVP and recorder, the only to enable video recording and scheduling directly from any standard video source, and the first to introduce a portable video recorder and player with wireless capabilities in its newly-released PMA400. The ARCHOS product line has received numerous industry awards and reviews based on the products’ sleek designs, compact yet functional form factors, and ease of use. The AV420 received the CNET Editor’s Choice selection, the top award in the Video category by the CES 2005 “Technology is a Girl’s Best Friend” Awards, and a CES 2005 “Innovations Award.”
AV4100 Pricing and Availability
The AV4100 model will be in stores worldwide by the end of February with a suggested U.S. retail price of $799.95. Additional product information and add-on accessories are available at http://www.archos.com
Established in 1988, ARCHOS is the technology leader in pocket audio/video products and has a long history of inventing state-of-the-art devices for people on the go. In 2000, ARCHOS opened the mass market of pocket-sized MP3 players based on a hard disk with the Jukebox 6000. In 2002, ARCHOS launched the first portable video player, the Jukebox Multimedia. The company’s “AV” line of pocket-sized audio/video recorders and players has revolutionized how today’s consumers enjoy their music, photos and videos anywhere, anytime. ARCHOS has offices in the United States, Europe and Asia and more information is available online at http://www.archos.com
(1) One gigabyte equals one billion bytes. Formatted capacity is less.
(2) DVD playback is full DVD resolution up to 704x480; recording is standard TV resolution, up to 512x384 (SVCD).
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