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Archos 504

Archos 504
alaScore 82

631 reviews

Oct, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 631 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the design and value for money. The portability and sound are also mentioned favorably, but there are some negative comments about the reliability.

usability, sound, portability, value for money, design

reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the Archos 504 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Archos 504

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 87 user reviews of Archos 504 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other MP3 & Media Players on Amazon.co.uk.

usability, portability, value for money, design, battery

reliability

79% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Archos 504 - 160GB Portable Media PlayerArchos 504 - 40GB Portable Multimedia PlayerArchos 504 - 160GB Portable Media Player

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Amazon.com review summary for Archos 504

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 323 user reviews of Archos 504 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other MP3 Players on Amazon.com.

usability, sound, value for money, battery, portability

reliability

82% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Archos 504 80GB Portable Digital Media Player and Recorder (500870)Archos 504 160GB Portable Digital Media Player and Recorder (500896)Archos 504 40GB Portable Digital Media Player and Recorder (500869)

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Archos 504 (40GB)

 

Archos's 04 series includes a model for everyone. The midrange 504 may not be the thinnest gadget around (it has a 2.5-inch drive inside), but it sure can store a lot of data. Available in 40GB ($350), 80GB ($400), and an amazing 160GB ($600, shipping...

The Archos 504 is available in 40GB, 80GB, and 160GB capacities; gorgeous 4.3-inch wide screen; a decent choice of accessory options; can record audio and video with the optional kit; has a removable battery; nice tactile controls and sophisticated...

The Archos 504 is bulky; must purchase separate kit to record audio/video; must purchase separate kit to get a power adapter; weak bundled accessories; proprietary USB cable; no kickstand; not easy to operate blindly.

Measurable bulk and pricey 160GB version aside, the do-it-all Archos 504 is an awesome A/V performer.

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Archos 504 Portable Media Player

 

With digital audio, video, and pictures omnipresent in our lives, portable media players provide a handy way to enjoy and share multimedia collections. Archos is a French company that has built some innovative portables, and its new Archos 504 is a...

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Archos 504

 

Archos products are usually a little more expensive than their digital device counterparts, but they consistently have feature packed toys that will thrill any gadget geek.

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Archos 504 review

 

Portable viewing pleasure indeed

Stunning pictures ; Impressive compatibility ; Great storage capacity

Recording capability

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Archos 504 (160GB) review

 

Measurable bulk and pricey 160GB version aside, the do-it-all Archos 504 is an awesome AV performer

Available in 40GB, 80GB and 160GB capacities ; Gorgeous 109mm (4.3-inch) widescreen ; Decent choice of accessory options ; Can record audio and video with the optional kit ; Has a removable battery ; Nice tactile controls and sophisticated interface ;...

Bulky ; Must purchase separate kit to record audio/video ; Must purchase separate kit to get a power adaptor ; Weak bundled accessories ; Proprietary USB cable ; No kickstand ; Not easy to operate blindly

Overall, the 504 is an awesome portable for those who don't mind lugging around a gadget that's just a fraction too big and heavy to replace an MP3 player. In return for the bulk (and lack of a kickstand), the 504 offers big drive sizes, better rated...

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awsome multimedia player and more

 

big hard drive, can record tv shows and take them on the road, small portable, more than a multimedia player

none that i can think of

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"awsome multimedia player and more"

 

big hard drive, can record tv shows and take them on the road, small portable, more than a multimedia player

none that i can think of

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Can't do with it, can't do without it

 

I was then out of the USA and the waranty did not apply.I had to pay almost a full price for fixing it and got a new one, all data lost. The second one lasted seven months and died just yesterday.Agin I'm outside of the US and will have to find a way...

Great when it works. Can view variety of sources i.e. picture, music, viedos, pdf files and any other file as a storage. Screen large enough, can be connected to variety of instruments such as cd, dvd, tv, speakers audio tape etc

Instructions are obscure. After reading over and over the 156 pages I still have to guess where each plug goes when I connec it to my TV. Service sucks. The first one died on me after two months

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"Can't do with it, can't do without it"

 

I was then out of the USA and the waranty did not apply.I had to pay almost a full price for fixing it and got a new one, all data lost. The second one lasted seven months and died just yesterday.Agin I'm outside of the US and will have to find a way...

Great when it works. Can view variety of sources i.e. picture, music, viedos, pdf files and any other file as a storage. Screen large enough, can be connected to variety of instruments such as cd, dvd, tv, speakers audio tape etc.

Instructions are obscure. After reading over and over the 156 pages I still have to guess where each plug goes when I connec it to my TV. Service sucks. The first one died on me after two months.

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great for video; not bad for music but too heavy

 

I use this as a music and video back up and take it on holiday. It's good, but too heavy for me to carry around on a daily basis.

good video quality; book marking audio tracks; big drive

weight- not for jacket pockets

Product Specifications

The ARCHOS 504 is the PMP with the biggest storage capacities of the Gen 4 range. Its bright and luminous 16/9 screen brings you the best portable video experience. PRODUCT FEATURES: Extreme capacity; 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; Removable battery for extended viewing possibilities.

Battery

Rechargeable Battery:Rechargeable

Digital Audio

Supported Audio Formats:AAC / AC-3 / ADPCM / MP3 / PCM / WAV / WMA/AAC / AC-3 / MP3 / WAV / WMA/MP3 / Protected WMA (DRM) / WAV / WMA

Digital Multimedia Devices

Autonomous Use: Yes
Device Type:Digital AV player/Digital AV recorder
Key Features:Digital audio player / Digital photo viewer / Digital video player / External HDD function / File transfer operation / Voice recorder/Digital audio player / Digital photo viewer / Digital video player / External HDD function / Video capture from external source / Voice recorder/Digital audio player / Digital photo viewer / Digital video player / Voice recorder
PC Interfaces:Hi-Speed USB

Digital Storage

Capacity:160GB/40GB/80GB
HDD Capacity:160GB/40GB/80GB

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:0.7in/0.9in
Height:3.1in/3in
Weight:11.1oz/9oz
Width:5.1in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:4.3in
Diagonal Size (metric):10.9cm
Display Type (JK):TFT
Output Type:Color

General

Designed For (MG):Portable player
Product Type:Player battery
Subcategory (MG):Specific batteries

Header

Manufacturer:Archos
Model:504
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Archos

Miscellaneous

Refurbished:Refurbished

Motion Video

Video Capture Formats:MPEG-4 SP
Video Playback Formats:MPEG-2 / MPEG-4 / WMV/MPEG-4 / WMV

Still Images

Supported Still Images Formats:BMP / JPEG / PNG
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