Archos AV series

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The Archos AV series is a line of portable media players from the company called Archos that was released through 2003 to 2005.wikipedia
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The Archos AV series is a line of portable media players from the company called Archos that was released through 2003 to 2005.
In 2002, Archos released the first "portable media player" (PMP), the Archos Jukebox Multimedia with a little 1.5" colour screen. Manufacturers have since implemented abilities to view images and play videos into their devices. The next year, Archos released another multimedia jukebox, the AV300, with a 3.8" screen and a 20GB hard drive.

Archos Generation 4

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Archos has replaced the AV product line with its Generation 4 series.
The Generation 4 series is an upgrade to the previous AV and Gmini series, primarily the AV500s.

Archos Gmini series

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Although the AV series did not have standalone digital audio players, Archos did release them under the concurrently released Gmini series. The AV700 and AV500, along with the Gmini 402, were sold under the PocketDish brand of Dish Network, though the original Archos logos remained.
This player, along with a couple AV series players, were sold by Dish Networks under the PocketDish brand as the AV402E.

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The Archos AV series is a line of portable media players from the company called Archos that was released through 2003 to 2005.

MP3 player

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Although the AV series did not have standalone digital audio players, Archos did release them under the concurrently released Gmini series.

S/PDIF

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The unit also features a line in source for audio and video, enabling users to record video from external sources, as well as recording audio from the combined line / S/PDIF / ExtMic input or through its built in microphone.

Microphone

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The unit also features a line in source for audio and video, enabling users to record video from external sources, as well as recording audio from the combined line / S/PDIF / ExtMic input or through its built in microphone.

Digital rights management

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The player was criticized for its low battery performance and lack of DRM playback facilities. The device plays all the standard formats as the AV300 with the addition of DRM protected WMA files and standard WMV files. Image preview slides and DRM WMA support, as well as WMV access are also included.

CompactFlash

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Running the same software as AV300, the camera has been removed and a CompactFlash card slot has been built into the product directly.

Windows Media Audio

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The device plays all the standard formats as the AV300 with the addition of DRM protected WMA files and standard WMV files.

Windows Media

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The device also supports Windows Media's PlaysForSure platform.

Microsoft PlaysForSure

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The device also supports Windows Media's PlaysForSure platform.

Archos PMA400

PMA 400
Just before the PMA 400 was released, there was a name conflict within the models.

Digital video recorder

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This series introduced the digital video recorder for the AV500, an optional feature that would be compatible in subsequent players.

DivX

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The Archos AV500 series plays Divx/Xvid and WMV9 format video; MP3 and WAV audio files; and displays JPEG and BMP graphic files.

Xvid

The Archos AV500 series plays Divx/Xvid and WMV9 format video; MP3 and WAV audio files; and displays JPEG and BMP graphic files.

Windows Media Video

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The device plays all the standard formats as the AV300 with the addition of DRM protected WMA files and standard WMV files. The Archos AV500 series plays Divx/Xvid and WMV9 format video; MP3 and WAV audio files; and displays JPEG and BMP graphic files. Image preview slides and DRM WMA support, as well as WMV access are also included.

MP3

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The Archos AV500 series plays Divx/Xvid and WMV9 format video; MP3 and WAV audio files; and displays JPEG and BMP graphic files.

WAV

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The Archos AV500 series plays Divx/Xvid and WMV9 format video; MP3 and WAV audio files; and displays JPEG and BMP graphic files.

JPEG

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The Archos AV500 series plays Divx/Xvid and WMV9 format video; MP3 and WAV audio files; and displays JPEG and BMP graphic files.

BMP file format

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The Archos AV500 series plays Divx/Xvid and WMV9 format video; MP3 and WAV audio files; and displays JPEG and BMP graphic files.

RCA connector

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It can play and record audio and video to or from external sources via the mini-RCA jacks of its AV Pod.

Slogan

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The previous slogan, "Think Smaller" was seen as inappropriate for the purpose, so they then changed it to "On The Go".

PocketDish

The AV700 and AV500, along with the Gmini 402, were sold under the PocketDish brand of Dish Network, though the original Archos logos remained.