(1) Archos 504 40GB Portable Media Player - 500869
(1) Archos DVR Travel Adaptor - 500875
As much as we love this Archos 504 40GB Portable Media Player, we
have to level with you: it's not quite perfect. Sure, it gets great
reviews at places like Cnet, just like most Archos players do. On its
face, it looks like the very model of a modern media player. But peek
behind the Archos curtain, and you'll find...
hard drive holds so many songs, mentally unstable users may become
frustrated and bellicose when trying to decide what to listen to.
may find themselves drawn into the shadowy demimonde of pirated video
and music downloading, where they may be vulnerable to white slavers,
dope pushers, and Scientology recruiters.
Bright 4.3" widescreen TFT display may keep your fellow airline passengers awake, resulting in fisticuffs.
you get used to watching movies wherever you want on your own personal
screen, watching them at the theater becomes a terrifying, disorienting
Portable access to thousands of songs or dozens of
movies will intensify your mental enslavement to the corporate
Hollywood mind control machine. But not necessarily in a bad way.
travel dock allows direct recording from video sources like a digital
camera, giving you one more piece of equipment to fiddle around with
during important family moments.
Archos 504s are highly
coveted by thieves, who may also extract and sell your internal organs
while they're at it. You never know. It happens.
You'll never be sure if your friends like you for you or for your Archos 504.
capability may result in greater time spent in front of your TV, which
may result in obesity, which may result in cardiac or respiratory
problems, which may result in death. It's a longshot, but we're just
trying to be thorough here.
The presence of both a USB port and a USB host port may produce feelings of sexual ambiguity.
Steve Jobs might see you with this and still try to convince you how wonderful the iPhone is with an hour-long personal keynote.
No AC adaptor included.
Warranty: One year
Reads all standard video formats in full DVD resolution
DVD-quality video playback on TV with optional DVR Station
Records directly from TV in high-quality MPEG-4 with optional DVR station
Bright, 4.3" TFT screen with 16 million colors - ideal for watching videos and viewing photos
Extremely fast photo viewer with zoom, music and transition effects
Advanced Music player able to display track, artist, album, and album cover
Compatible with most DVD quality video and music online stores
Removable battery for extended viewing possibilities
Archos 504 specs:
Capacity: 40GB Hard Drive
Display: 4.3TFT (480X272 pixels) 16/9, over 16 million colors
Video playback: MPEG-42 (ASP@L5 AVI, up to DVD resolution)
With optional software plug-ins: H.264 up to DVD resolution and AAC sound, MPEG-2 MP@ML up to 10 Mbps (up to DVD resolution) and AC3 stereo sound.