The recently announced Archos AV700 should ship anytime now. Amazon.com has those new portable video players with a whopping 7 inch screen available for pre-order.
The AV700 with 100GB is selling for $749.99. The 40GB AV700 sells for $569.99.
A quick price comparison shows that Amazon.com has currently the best prices on the 40GB model.
Archos av700 features:
TV Recordings, Video, Photos, Music, Gaming and Storage in One
The new ARCHOS AV 700 Mobile DVR features the following capabilities:
Direct Recording from the TV, DVD Player, VCR or Cable Box: Record between 40 and 2501 full-length movies—up to 4001 hours of video—in MPEG-4 at DVD quality, with CD quality stereo sound. Schedule recordings in advance or to record while you’re away.
Enjoy Video On a 7” Wide Screen Display: ARCHOS introduces its first 7” wide screen display and integrated kick-stand for propping up the AV 700 and viewing content easily.
Store, Transfer and View Photos: Store and view up to one million1 JPEG photos and view several at a time or in slide show mode. Transfer photos from computers using USB 2.0 or from digital cameras4 directly using the USB Host connection.
Auto Synchronize with Windows Media Player 10: The AV 700 can synchronize automatically with Microsoft Windows Media Player 10 and is included in the popular Microsoft PlaysForSure program, enabling you to play purchased, downloaded and subscription content from such services as MSN Music, Musicmatch, Napster, Wal-Mart Music Store and CinemaNow.
Record and Listen to Music: The newly designed music player lets you record up to 300 hours of music, and holds up to 55,0001 songs, with playback in MP3, WAV, WMA or protected WMA formats.
Play Games with the Mophun Gaming Engine: The AV 700 features the popular Mophun™ games and the ability to purchase additional games from the ARCHOS Web site.5
Multiple Hard Drive Capacities: The AV 700 is available in 40- and 100-gigabyte models, allowing between 160 and 400 hours of video, 250 movies, 55,000 songs or one million photos.1
Transfer Data Files: The AV 700 has a USB Host port, enabling you to connect to
any mass storage device, including digital cameras, card readers, USB keys and
portable hard drives, and transfer files directly from device to device.