I was one of the mad people who ordered an Archos AV700 from QVC last weekend,and i must say it is superb!!!
Although I cant get the speakers on the Archos to work ,but I wouldnt use them anyway,it has an incredible picture,MP3 use and sound and video.
The only problem that I have with it is 'How am i supposed to record DVD's'??????
I have followed everything in the manual to the letter but still cannopt get it to work???
I can watch videos,play Mp3 and look at photos on the TV with no problem at all,BUT I CANNOT RECORD DVDS???
I will have to phone there helpline if still no go over the weekend.
[QUOTE=CMC]Anyone knows if files recorded by AV420 can be transfered, either via the USB line or indirectly thru the PC, to AV700 to play?
I have the 100Gb version
Youy should be able to transfer files (mpeg-4 or div-x) from the AV420 to the AV700 via the PC. You can set the AV700 to act as an external hard drive. When connected to the PC by usb cable all you need to do is to click and drag the files to the video folder of the AV700.
"The only problem that I have with it is 'How am i supposed to record DVD's'??????"
I Have the 40gb model of the av700 i did not want to spend 200 € for an extra 60gb anyway to the problem at hand.. for hours and hours now i have been fighting with my av700... Its easy to record dvd's I put SVideo cable into my dvdplayer and the sound r & l cables into the dvd sound out...
I had a problem with recording dvd's too, not that i couldnt do it, but when i did it asks what format.. of course you but in 16:9 but the archos put the black boxes on the picture!! i was so frustrated i contenplated hours on this problem there had to be a solution to this problem and there was, i noticed that the dvd player was set the tv's aspect ratio to 16:9 this needs to be changed into 4:3 so the black boxes are already there!!!! and the av700 puts its own black boxes on the already there blackboxes =) hmm was that confusing? im sorry =) I'm from finland.. i paid 551€ for my archos av700.
I also had a problem with getting a picture into av700 and it took a while to realise that the docking pod NEEDS the powercable in order to recive a signal. this fact was left out from the manual
not that it would have helped cuz i tried to play with my av700 before reading the manual, it proved most dificuilt
They really should put the "RTFM" on the cover of the manual. rtfm of course stands for "Read The Fuc*ing Manual" =)
Does anyone now if theres a DBV (digital Broadcasting Video) device yet for the av700 so i could watch tv with it =)