I was almost going to buy an Archos AV140 Video Recorder, they look pretty sweet, I just wanna know if anyone has one and can tell me about their Bat life.
The ARCHOS AV140 Video Recorder is the first handheld personal entertainment center. It combines a modular MP4 video player and recorder(1), MP3 music player and recorder, digital camera and camcorder(2), digital photo wallet and data storage in a compact device that fits in the palm of your hand.
MP4 video playback. The AV140 Video Recorder is the first handheld MP4 video player on the market. You can now enjoy anywhere 160 hours of near-DVD quality MP4 video with MP3 sound.
MP4 video recording. It has never been so easy to recorder video and then watch them wherever you are.
Click the JBM Digital Video Recorder onto your Jukebox and record off your television, VCR or camcorder directly into MP4. To make recording even easier a remote control is supplied with the Digital Video Recorder.
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 Jukebox 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.
* Depending on resolution chosen and on capacity of the Jukebox' hard disk. Figures given 40GB hard disk.
MP3 music. 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 AV140 Video Recorder as a voice recorder providing 2,000 hours capacity. Listen to your MP3 tracks from the AV140 Video Recorder connected to your stereo set. You never need be without your favorite music as your entire CD collection fits on the Jukebox' hard disk, in the palm of your hand!
Photo wallet and viewer. The AV140 Video Recorder can store up to 400,000 photos for easy viewing by your family, friends, customers or colleagues.
View videos and photos on TV or built-in color LCD. Connect your AV140 Video Recorder to a TV and view videos and photos at large screen size. The built-in color LCD will display crystal clear videos or photos, anywhere you go.
40GB USB 2.0 hard disk. The AV140 Video Recorder 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.
(1)with DVR (Digital Video Recorder) 100 included
(2)with optional Camera 100
AV140 Features :
Capacity: 40 GB* Hard Disk
*1GB = 1 bilion bytes, formatted capacity is less
Interface: USB 2.0, extra fast, compatible USB 1.1, PC & Mac.
Video playback: MPEG-4 SP with MP3 stereo sound, near-DVD quality. Resolution up to 640x368 @25f/s. AVI file format, reads XviD and DivX®* 4.0 & 5.0
Music playback: Stereo MP3 decoding @ 30-320 Kbits/s. CBR & VBR
Music recording: Stereo MP3 encoding @ 30-160 Kbits/s. VBR
Photo viewer: JPEG or BMP of any size
Display: TV output or built-in color LCD (237x234)
AV Connections: Stereo analog Line In & digital Line In/Out. Composite Video/ Earphone/ Line Out jack. Built-in microphone.
Playback autonomy: Up to 7 hours (MP3)
Scalability: Downloadable firmware updates from www.archos.com.
Power source: Internal: Rechargeable Li-Ion Batteries. External: AC charger / adapter.
Dimensions & Weight: 110 x 79 x 29 mm (4.3'' x 3.1'' x 1.1''). 290g (10.23 oz)
JBM DVR Features :
Connection: Plugs into AV 120 expansion port.
RCA jack for composite video or MiniDIN socket for S-video (NTSC or PAL)
Capture rate: PAL: 320x240 @25 f/s, NTSC: 304x224 @30 f/s
Video input: Analog Composite Video or S-Video
Audio input: Analog stereo audio Mini-jack - RCA
Video compression: MPEG-4 SP with MP3 stereo sound in AVI format (can be read by XviD or DivX®* players)
Audio compression: Stereo MP3 96-192 kb/s CBR (Constant Bit Rate)
Power usage: 3 hours, autonomy off Jukebox Li-Ion batteries, usage of AC adaptor recommended.
Dimensions & Weight: 60 x 54 x 30mm ( 2.3" x 2.1" x 1.2"), 45g (1.5 oz)
* Files compatible with MPEG4-SP AVI only; MPEG-4: ISO/IEC standard by Moving Picture Experts Group; AVI: audio/video file container by Microsoft. DivX® is a registered trade mark of DivXNetworks Inc.
PC: Pentium II 266 MHz. Windows 98SE, ME, 2000, XP, 64 MB RAM.
Mac: 9.2 or 10.2.4 iMac, G3 or higher.
Package Includes: AV140 Video Recorder, USB 2.0 cable, AC adapter, Li-Ion batteries (already installed), stereo headphones, AV cinch cable (SCART adapter for Europe). CD with MusicMatch™, drivers and 6-language manual. Digital Video Recorder, audio & video cables, remote control and 6 language installation sheet.
Archos looks like the thing of the future everyone will have.