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Archos AV320

alaTest has collected and analyzed 191 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the build quality and design are overall positive. The performance and sound also get good feedback. There are some mixed reviews about the headphones and battery, and many are critical about the portability and value for money.

usability, sound, performance, design, durability

value for money, portability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the Archos AV320 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Archos AV320

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 27 user reviews of Archos AV320 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other MP3 & Media Players on Amazon.co.uk.

usability, sound, battery, performance

value for money

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Archos AV320 MP3/MP4 Player/Recorder With Video Recorder ModuleArchos AV320 MP3/MP4 Player/Recorder With Video Recorder Module

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Amazon.com review summary for Archos AV320

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 81 user reviews of Archos AV320 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other MP3 Players on Amazon.com.

usability, performance, sound, design, build quality

value for money, portability

81% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Archos AV320 Video and MP3 Jukebox Recorder

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Archos AV320 Video Recorder

 

The AV320's 3.8-inch, 65,536-color screen takes up almost the entire front panel--a boon to travelers who had difficulty with the Jukebox Multimedia 120's minuscule display. At 4.5 by 3.75 by 1.25 inches, the silver, plastic unit is about the size of a...

Plays and records audio and video; nice image quality; excellent user interface; wireless remote; interfaces with standard TVs and audio equipment; stores and displays digital photos; 20GB storage capacity.

Heavier and bulkier than hard drive-based MP3 players; no carrying case; you must convert most downloaded video to play it.

This fine portable entertainment device proves that you can take it all with you.

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Archos AV320 Review

 

Should your next MP3 player be an MP4 player?

The face of the AV player features 5 mostly unmarked buttons -- two up top are marked with an 0 and an X, while the rest are blank. Even without the manual, we were able to figure out quickly that the 0 is your "on/select/yes" main functionality...

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Archos' AV320 New Movies on the Move Multi-Media Box

 

Last year, Archos revolutionized the handheld world by offering the first hard disk video that was compatible with the MPEG-4 compression format. Today, Archos is back with an even more polished product that has a screen nearly 4 inches in size.

Archos has produced a brilliant product that has all the advantages of its predecessors while correcting their main defects. The design is good and the 3.8" screen is practical

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Archos AV320

 

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Review: Archos AV320 Video and MP3 Jukebox Recorder

 

2003 was a great year for gadget geeks, from the evolution of handheld MP3 players to the feature packed mobile camera phones. Another device sending waves through the mobile market is the emergence of the Personal Video Recorder. The idea of keeping...

Crystal clear 3.8” LCD screen ; Video playback on device is very clear ; Durable ; Great video playback quality on device ; Ability to record and edit videos on the handheld ; Great quality voice recorder ; USB 2.0 ; Protected LCD screen ; Ability to...

The OS has a neat looking player that has a pretty nice graphical interface, where you can setup play lists

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Great device, works well in every field.

 

I would buy the newer model, but definitely stick with Archos. they know exactly what they are doing, and never fail to impress me. Everything works great and it has never frozen or broken.

Small and compact, but it has a great 3.5" screen. Screen is bright and beautiful. playback quality is great, music and video. Voice recorder work well. navigation is easy to learn

Computer to Archos file transferring is clunky. Entering text on the device is hard and button use is very "interesting

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"Great device, works well in every field."

 

I would buy the newer model, but definitely stick with Archos. they know exactly what they are doing, and never fail to impress me. Everything works great and it has never frozen or broken.

Small and compact, but it has a great 3.5" screen. Screen is bright and beautiful. playback quality is great, music and video. Voice recorder work well. navigation is easy to learn.

Computer to Archos file transferring is clunky. Entering text on the device is hard and button use is very "interesting."

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Does a lot more a lot better than your average box

 

When you first open the box its layed out neatly and well packaged. The maual isa bit long winded and i just observed the basics got it charged and got on with it. With the supplied kit you can copy any! dvd staight from the svhs socket on the back of...

smooth video, excellent sound including VBRMP3

a little larger and heavier than some but you cant have your cake and not eat it

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"Does a lot more a lot better than your average box"

 

When you first open the box its layed out neatly and well packaged. The maual isa bit long winded and i just observed the basics got it charged and got on with it. With the supplied kit you can copy any! dvd staight from the svhs socket on the back of...

smooth video, excellent sound including VBRMP3

a little larger and heavier than some but you cant have your cake and not eat it

Product Specifications

The ARCHOS VIDEO AV340 is the first handheld personal entertainment center. It combines a modular MPEG-4 video player and recorder, MP3 music player and recorder, digital camera and camcorder, digital photo wallet, and data storage in a compact device that fits in the palm of your hand. The ARCHOS VIDEO AV340 is the first handheld MPEG-4 video player on the market. You can now enjoy anywhere 160 hours of near-DVD quality MPEG-4 video with MP3 sound. The ARCHOS VIDEO AV340 features MP4 video recording. It has never been so easy to record video and then watch them wherever you are. What you will playback is an AVI format file with MPEG4-SP VHS quality video and MP3 stereo sound. While a standard tape can only hold 2-4 hours of video, your AV340 has a 120 hours capacity (with DVR). More than enough to enjoy your favorite movies while on the move or, to take video information with you for your work. Complete MP3 functionality is included: record directly into MP3 from any audio source (stereo-set, computer etc.). The built-in microphone enables you to use the ARCHOS VIDEO AV340 as a voice recorder providing 2, 000 hours capacity. Listen to your MP3 tracks from the ARCHOS VIDEO AV340 connected to your stereo set. You will never be without your favorite music- keep your entire CD collection on the ARCHOS VIDEO AV340 hard disk. The ARCHOS VIDEO AV340 can store up to 400, 000 photos for easy viewing by your family, friends, customers or colleagues. View videos and photos on built-in color LCD or TV. The 3, 8" built-in color LCD lets you comfortably watch videos or photos while on the move. For large screen size display simply connect the ARCHOS VIDEO AV340 to your TV. The ARCHOS VIDEO AV340 is based on a 40GB hard disk. Connect it to your computer and it will be mounted as an additional hard disk, on which you can store any type of data. The USB 2.0 auto-connection ensures extra fast data transfer to and from your PC or Mac.

Audio Input

Type:Microphone

Battery

Rechargeable Battery:Rechargeable

Digital Audio

Supported Audio Formats:MP3

Digital Multimedia Devices

Autonomous Use: Yes
Device Type:Digital AV recorder
External Control Devices:Remote control
Key Features:Digital audio player / Digital audio recorder / Digital photo viewer / Digital video player / External HDD function / Video capture from external source / Voice recorder
PC Interfaces:Hi-Speed USB
TV Standards Supported:NTSC / PAL

Digital Storage

Capacity:20GB
HDD Capacity:20GB

Digital Storage Media

Type:Hard disk drive

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:1.2in/3.2in
Height:1.2in/3.2in
Weight:0.9lbs/12.3oz
Width:4.4in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:3.8in
Diagonal Size (metric):9.7cm
Display Type (JK):LCD
Output Type:Color
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Header

Manufacturer:Archos
Model:AV320 Video Recorder
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Archos

Lens System

Type:Lens

Motion Video

Video Capture Formats:MPEG-4 SP
Video Playback Formats:DivX 4.0 / DivX 5.0 / MPEG-4 SP / XviD

Still Images

Supported Still Images Formats:BMP / JPEG

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Video Format:AVI
Media Type:Hard disk drive
Shooting Modes:Frame movie mode
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type: None
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