Archos 404 review

Archos gives you multimedia on the move

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"An impressive PMP that's at its best when dealing with video"
For
  • <p>Will play WMV and DivX video, as well as WAV and MP3 audio</p><p>3.5in. 320 x 240 LCD display capable of crisp colours</p><p>Great-quality audio (if decent headphones used)</p><p>MPEG-4 recording from external </p><p>Very well built and low (just 190g) weight</p>
Against
  • <p>H.264 and MPEG 1/2 video support require £13 'plug-ins'</p><p>AV input/output cables are (expensive) options</p><p>Screen ratio is 4:3, and not 16:9.</p><p>Camcorder footage can be 'smeary'</p><p>LCD viewing angle is somewhat narrow</p>
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