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Archos AV5100 (or AV500 100Gb)

Discussion in 'Portable Disc & Media Players & Recorders' started by elmbeck, Sep 7, 2005.

  1. elmbeck

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    HELP !!!!

    After days of deliberating between the AV7100, AV4100 and AV5100 I decided that the 5100 was for me (neater than the 4100 and more "pocket sized" than the 7100).

    Now I come accross a problem - where or when can I buy one?

    I have searched the net and the only AV500 I can find is from Argos but its only the 30Gb one (how could anyone manage with only 30 Gb :) )

    I even went to the effort of contacting Archos..... some Dutch guy told me that they don't know when they will be released (I don't think he realised that Argos were selling the baby one - so how helpful was that)
     
  2. TraceyJ

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    I too am looking to buy the 100GB version, haven't found any for sale yet although I did find a US site with a link for preordering. I've had an AV380 for a couple of years and love it - only reason I'm looking at this new one is that fact you can add a hands free digicam that looks very interesting!
     
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    I wonder if the 30GB AV500 drive is a standard 9.5mm drive. If so it could be upgraded to 120GB for about an extra £180 :)
     
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    Hi Guys,

    QVC in the Uk have the 100gb version today as it Todays Special Value. £449.88 inc spare battery.

    Jason
     
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    Try,

    www.datamind.co.uk

    They have the 30gb version in stock, but say that the 100gb version is due w/c 31st October...
     
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    thanks Jason, have just ordered one from QVC (well, two actually as my partner wanted one too!) hope the mini cam is on sale soon :smashin:
     
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    give qvc a try :thumbsup:
     
  8. elmbeck

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    QVC are now selling at £544.50 ???

    although there seems to be links with mydv.co.uk who are selling at £449.99.

    Has anyone ever used MYDV ?

    Did you get yours from QVC....... how great is it.

    (Sneaky me has been using the 30GB for around 6 weeks from argos - just got my money back because it was (ahem) faulty). Hoping to put the extra £100 for 70GB extra .........
     
  9. elmbeck

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    Update ... just spoke with MYDV and they say it is a US charger.

    Is this a problem? or is a simple 2pin to 3pin adapter all I need?
     
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    Anyone received the 100GB yet?
     
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    I have had the 100gb model for about 2 weeks now, I got it from qvc as the todays special value at £449, what can I say a doddle to set up and loads of space
     
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    I've had mine for 2 weeks now, it's great and my AV380 has gone into semi-retirement!

    I've ordered the mini cam too which is hopefully arriving tomorrow, hope it lives up to my expectations! :thumbsup:
     
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    Hi, I just made my first recording from TV onto my AV5100. When playing it back on the 5100 its fine but if I switch to TV the picture is in black & white.

    Has anybody had a similar problem or does anyone know what the problem may be. I've check the cables they seem to be connected up O.K. I did have a problem getting the out scart plug into my freeview box but it seems OK now.

    Thanks for your help.
     
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    Is it set to s-video output? It might be trying to send an s-video signal over a composite cable - that tends to come out black & white.

    Cheers
     
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    check out ebay.co.uk, there is a german shop that's selling it, no extra battery however. I think it comes out to around £450 as well... worth a try.
     
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    Other option is the AV560 (60GB) which looks identical to the 5100 except for disc size, £299 from Dixons/Currys/PC World, apparently possiblity of getting it slightly cheaper from Currys if you spend over £300 pound with some special voucher.

    Note the 530 uses a different size disc and battery to the 560/5100 and might not be as easy to upgrade.
     
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    If you are flying anywhere you can get the AV560 at Dixons in the airports for £255!

    :thumbsup:
     
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    Or £240 if you are a bit cheeky like me and ask for a discount!!:clap: :clap:
     
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    Again.... QVC... last day of the introductory price £499?????????

    Typical QVC playing with prices and misrepresenting their previous pricing. :thumbsdow

    It does look a great gadget though.... I've always really liked Archos players (I owned one of the first Jukebox models back in 2000)
     

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