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rhododendron
Hi, I was looking to buy AV500 through my sis in US. She just couldn't get it at all. Looks like its not in production or the product was withdrawn. Anybody knows about its status?. Or can suggest alternatives?

- I was basically looking for a light mp3 player + on-the-go image storage device which doesn't require a laptop. Then, I fell for the costly AV500 with its cool video features, fm transmitters etc. I would also love to buy a helmet camera and use it with the AV500 while biking. Or that was my grand plan, but alas couldnt get it for this christmas.


If not AV500 what is the best thing, I buy? - I am a bit of a gadget freak, love features, video and everything. Please suggest how best I should satisfy my thirst for an AV500 like device.

Looking forward to hear some advice.
Cheers
r
Greg2
QUOTE(rhododendron @ Dec 10 2006, 01:13 PM)
Hi, I was looking to buy AV500 through my sis in US. She just couldn't get it at all. Looks like its not in production or the product was withdrawn. Anybody knows about its status?.

I don't see any problem with availability:
http://www.amazon.com/Archos-AV500-Multime...R/dp/B000B912Q6
or
http://www.pricescan.com/electronics/items...sp?sid=46640096
zmiq2
At archos.com you can see that the AV500 is now an obsolete unit.

Last month, new models were released: av404, av504, av604, which are supossed to be better, support more codecs, but on the other side, recording is done by an optional acessory not included by default.

I got mine (av500-80gb) from ebay last month, and works beautifully.

HTH
markpmc
QUOTE(zmiq2 @ Dec 10 2006, 11:26 AM)
At archos.com you can see that the AV500 is now an obsolete unit.

Last month, new models were released: av404, av504, av604, which are supossed to be better, support more codecs, but on the other side, recording is done by an optional acessory not included by default.

I got mine (av500-80gb) from ebay last month, and works beautifully.

HTH
*


So how does the av604 look? I've seen them about $350 in Sams. Since I primarily use my Z for media, an Archos maybe be the best 'upgrade' for me.

Mark
rhododendron
Ok. Thanks a lot. Actually, I couldn't find out much info about AV500 from their site.
So, which is the best option now.

Is AV600 good enough or is there something better.

I read about 604-wifi. Does it really have an inbuilt radio receiver or whatever to connect to the internet?. Or does it have wifi good enough to connect to other wireless devices like routers/access points etc. Reading the reviews, it looks to be the later. (If so, I wouldn't need it. )Please clarify this for me. Thanks.






QUOTE(markpmc @ Dec 10 2006, 12:00 PM)
QUOTE(zmiq2 @ Dec 10 2006, 11:26 AM)
At archos.com you can see that the AV500 is now an obsolete unit.

Last month, new models were released: av404, av504, av604, which are supossed to be better, support more codecs, but on the other side, recording is done by an optional acessory not included by default.

I got mine (av500-80gb) from ebay last month, and works beautifully.

HTH
*


So how does the av604 look? I've seen them about $350 in Sams. Since I primarily use my Z for media, an Archos maybe be the best 'upgrade' for me.

Mark
*

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