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Archos AV320

alaTest has collected and analyzed 85 reviews of Archos AV320. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other MP3 Players for all reviews. People really like the durability and design. The sound and performance are also appreciated. There are some mixed views about the headphones. There are some critical reviews about the connectivity and portability.

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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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alaTest has collected and analyzed 21 user reviews of Archos AV320 from The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other MP3 Players on Reviewers are impressed by the size and battery. The performance and sound also get good views, whereas views are divided on the portability. There are some less positive opinions about the price.

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100% of the reviews on 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

Nov, 2015

CNET Editors' Choice

Expert review by: Nancy Feldman (

Archos AV300 review: Archos AV300


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.

Sep, 2003

Expert review by: Bill Howard (

Mobile Video

Jul, 2003

Expert review by: Mark Nix (

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...

Dec, 2003

Expert review by: Roland Marianna (

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

Sep, 2003

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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

Jan, 2004

Consumer review by: N/A (

Great do everything item


I started looking for a portable unit to download my large digital pics from my camera. Searched around and compared everything that was out there. Compared the specs, their functionality, and expansion capabilities of all of them. This unit came on...

Feb, 2004

Consumer review by: N/A (



I went from the Rio Riot, which I was pleased with enough already, to the AV 320. Though the battery life is less, the possibilities are endless. With the provided services and attachments offered, you can go from listening to music to watching your...

Feb, 2004

Consumer review by: Jeff (

Archos rocks


A few friends and I did many hours of research to decide which mpeg4 player was the best. Even went to CES to see if future products could beat the featurs of the archos... but no. This product is awesome and so is newegg. Ordered tuesday night/wed...

Jan, 2004

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This little unit is awesome:D Picture and Movie quality is topnotch. Easy to use and does everything I expected and more! Ordered it wednesday afternoon and arrived Thursday afternoon...Neweggs rocks!!!

Oct, 2003

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



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

HDD Capacity:20GB

Digital Storage Media

Type:Hard disk drive

Dimensions & Weight


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


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

Lens System


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


Viewfinder Type: None