Archos Av380 80GB!! Personal Video And MP3 Jukebox

Posted: Nov 19 2003, 10:09pm EST | by , Updated: Aug 10 2010, 9:49am CDT , in Shopping Tips

Archos av380 80GB!! Personal Video and MP3 Jukebox

We reported in June about the Archos av300 series. Back then only the 20GB and 40GB version have been announced. Now Archos already features the av380 with an amazing 80GB Hard-drive.
I do not know of any other 80GB MP3 Jukebox (email us if you know a bigger MP3 portable Jukebox, and of course the Archos av380 also is a Personal Video Player.
Of course that much storage capacity has its price. The Archos av380 sells for $899.95 at


  • The all-in-one MPEG-4 & MPEG-3 multimedia solution that fits in the palm of your hand. Enjoy your entire collection of videos, photos, music and data wherever you go.
  • Store up to 100 hours of your favorite movies in near DVD quality and view them on the high resolution 3.8" color LCD or on a TV
  • With the Digital Video Recorder, your AV380 becomes a portable VCR. Record directly from VCR, DVD or camcorder or from TV thru VCR or DVD connection.
  • Store up to 1,200 hours of MP3 music
  • Digital photo wallet: store up 800,000 digital photos
More Details on Archos Product Page.

Archos av380 Specification:
Capacity: 80 GB Hard Disk
Interface: USB 2.0, extra fast, compatible USB 1.1, PC & Mac . Optional FireWire cable.
Video playback: MPEG-4 SP with MP3 stereo sound, near-DVD quality. Resolutions, up to 640x368@25f/s. AVI file format, reads XviD and DivX"* 4.0 & 5.0.
Music playback: Stereo MP3 decoding @ 30-320 kb/s CBR & VBR
Music recording: Stereo MP3 encoding @ 30-160 kb/s VBR
Photo viewer:

JPEG (except progressives) or BMP 


3,8'' color LCD (QVGA) 320xRGBx240 pixels or TV

AV Connections: Stereo analog Line In & digital SPDIF Line In/Out. Composite Video/ Earphone/ Line Out jack. Built-in microphone.
Playback Autonomy : Up to 10 hours on MP3 or 3 1/2 hours for video on built-in LCD
Scalability: Downloadable firmware updates from
Power Source: Internal: Rechargeable Li-Ion Batteries. External: AC charger / adapter.

Dimensions & Weight:

112 x 82 x 31 mm (4.4" x 3.2" x 1.2"). 350g (12.5 oz)

JBM DVR Features :


Plugs into AV380 expansion port.

RCA jack for composite video or MiniDIN socket for S-video (NTSC or PAL)

Capture rate: PAL : 320x240 @ 25 f/s, NTSC / 304 X 224 @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
Audio compression: Stereo MP3 192 kb/s CBR (Constant Bit Rate)
Dimensions & weight:

60 x 54 x 30mm (2.3''x2.1''x1.2''), 45g (1.5 oz)

Systems Requirements:

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 Included: AV380 Video Recorder, USB 2.0 cable, AC adapter, Li-Ion batteries (already installed), stereo headphones, AV cinch cable (SCART adapter in Europe). CD with MusicMatch™, drivers and 6-language manual. Digital Video Recorder, audio & video cables, remote control and 6 langage installation sheet.

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