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Archos 504 - 160GB Portable Media Player now £329.99 Delivered!
Archos 504 - 160GB Portable Media Player now £329.99 Delivered!

Archos 504 - 160GB Portable Media Player now £329.99 Delivered!

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The Archos 504 160GB Portable Media Player is now just £329.99 including delivery from Amazon.

* Device Type: Digital AV player
* Dimensions (WxDxH): 13 cm x 2.3 cm x 7.8 cm * Weight: 315 g
* Key Features: Digital audio player, voice recorder, digital photo viewer, external HDD function, digital video player
* Hard Drive: 160 GB * Display Type: 4.3" TFT
* Supported Still Images Formats: BMP, JPEG, PNG
* Supported Audio Formats: WAV, WMA, AAC, MP3, AC-3
* Video Playback Formats: MPEG-4, MPEG-2, WMV * PC Interfaces: Hi-Speed USB
* Battery: Internal rechargeable - lithium polymer
* Included Accessories: Stereo headphones, USB cable, carrying pouch.

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[COLOR=DarkRed]Manufacturer's Description[/COLOR]
The ARCHOS 504 is the PMP with the biggest storage capacities of the Gen 4 range. Its bright and luminous 16/9 screen brings you the best portable video experience.PRODUCT FEATURES:Extreme capacity; Reads all standard video formats in full DVD resolution;DVD-quality video playback on TV with optional DVR Station;Records directly from TV in high-quality MPEG-4 with optional DVR station;Bright, 4.3" TFT screen with 16 million colors - ideal for watching videos and viewing photos;Extremely fast photo viewer with zoom, music and transition effects;Advanced Music player able to display track, artist, album, and album cover;Removable battery for extended viewing possibilities.

Archos are launching their new lines on 14th July, expect some serious reductions on all of these in the coming months.#

Please note Archos are an excellent company in many ways and make some great media players but they abandon firmware for their players when new models come out (usually)

I sold my almost new Archos 604 wifi last week in prepapration for the new Archos 605 wifi, I got what I paid for mine. I doubt I would have go half this time next month.

I have the 504 40GB version. Nowhere near enough storage, but I feel kinda sick that Archos would announce a whole new 'generation' after such a short lifespam of the Gen4 players. Kinda puts doubts in my mind as to how long these Gen5's will last before the 606 WiFi.

Personally though I dont see a reason to upgrade from a Gen4 to Gen5 - I dont see enough new features to justify the move.

There are many reasons to upgrade from a 604 wifi to a 605 wifi

Half the size and weight, 160GB 5G model lighter than 30GB 4G model. 4GB model is nearly half the weight and 30GB is 100 grams lighter.
- Half the price, starting 199$.
- Screen is three times the resolution at 800x480, probably also brighter, better colors and contrast.
- Twice the resolution support, 720p is now maximum supported resolution up from D1.
- Instant on, wakes-up from extended sleep mode in less than a second versus having to wait 13 seconds with 4G.
- Flash videos support as the first product in the world to support that, also it's very smooth in full screen mode.
- Browser probably is faster and smoother with Javascript support
- Progressive downloading of Video on demand content, so you click and watch movies instantly for about 2$ a movie, and legally, with choice among thousands of films from dozens of VOD content partners.
- Access to unlimited music subscription plan directly on the device, pay as little as 5$ per month to access catalogues of millions of songs from all major music studios.
- Opera widgets means you can have hundreds of apps like PDA-style and Office style apps also. Especially widgets for uploading pictures to flickr, videos to youtube/dailymotion/google video, widgets to IM on Meebo and more.
- TV+ with HDMI output let's you record TV and download videos onto a 3.5" HDD in your living room from the Internet when you are out, and synching up automatically over usb2 without using a computer.
- Real Video plugin.
- Automatic firmware upgrade for much more updates to become possible.
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