Archos 504The ARCHOS 504 is the PVR with the biggest storage capacities of the Gen 4 range. The ARCHOS 504 can store up to 4505 movies and its bright and luminous 16/9 screen brings you the best portable video experience.

Watch movies or music clips on the built-in 4.3″ TFT widescreen or playback on TV in high resolution up to 720 x 576 (DVD quality) with the DVR station. Play a large variety of video files, including MPEG-41, WMV2 and protected WMV2 and read MPEG-4 AAC/H.2643 (.MP4 QuickTime files), MPEG-24, and VOB4 with optional software plug-ins (soon available on this website). The ARCHOS 504 also offers many more functionalities such as slow motion, adjustable screen size, video editing and even a video bookmarking function.

Record TV or External Video Sources

Transform your ARCHOS 504 into a Digital Video Recorder with the optional DVR station. Record TV or most video sources such as satellite/cable box, VCR, DVD player6 or camcorder in MPEG-4 format. Set up the DVR station by connecting it to the external video source; simply slot in your ARCHOS and record instantaneously or make scheduled recordings with the included infrared receiver that controls the external video sources.

Turn Your ARCHOS into a Camcorder

Record your personal videos. ARCHOS allows you to transform your device into a camcorder in 2 ways. By connecting most digital cameras to your ARCHOS 504, through the optional DVR travel adapter. Or by connecting the optional high resolution helmet camcorder to the ACHOS 504. The ARCHOS 504 records video directly on its hard drive in MPEG-4 format, up to VGA resolution (640 x 480).

Photo Wallet

Transfer your photos from a PC or most mass storage devices via the USB 2.0 high speed interface or directly from a digital camera, on the move with the optional docking adapter, or at home with the DVR station. Store and view up to 1,6 million photos5 (JPEG, PNG and BMP formats) and display slideshows with music and transition effect. Manage your files and folders directly on the device for a better mobility.

Music Player

Store up to 80,000 songs5 on the hard drive and play most popular music files such as MP3, WAV, WMA and protected WMA files. Easily organize songs with the enhanced ARC Library and customize your view by artist, album, type of music, title, year, and create your playlists without having to use a computer. Use the voice recorder to store notes quickly for a later use.

Charge and Sync

Charge your ARCHOS 504 via the USB 2.0 interface or plug the device into the DVR station to get a quick charge (faster than USB). Purchase, download, subscribe to or rent protected video and music content from the Microsoft PlaysForSure websites. Using the high-speed USB 2.0 interface, the ARCHOS 504 will easily auto-synchronize this content with Windows Media Player 10 each time you connect it to your PC, or convert your Windows Media® Player 10 library content to one of the many compatible formats (MP3, WMA, WAV, protected WMA, MPEG-41, WMV2 and protected Windows Media Video2)

Record From TV
Record from TV and most video sources in MPEG-4 format2. Make scheduled recordings with the included infrared emitter that controls the external video sources.

Play Back on TV in DVD Quality
Play back on TV in DVD quality (in video formats supported by your ARCHOS) through the composite, S-video, RGB or YPbPr video outputs.

Listen To Music
Listen to music on your stereo system. Listen to 5.1 sound included in videos (with optional MPEG-22 plug-in) on your home cinema system through the SPDIF output.

Connect Your PC
Connect your PC, hard disk or most mass storage devices to play or to transfer content (video, photos,music…).


  • Device Type Multimedia Player
  • Compatible Formats:
    • MP4
    • Bitmap
    • JPEG
    • MP3
    • MPEG 2
  • Capacity 160GB
  • Display Area 4.3″
  • Display Type LCD
  • Dimensions 5.1″ x 3″ x 0.9″
  • Weight 11.15 oz


  • Hard drive capacity to store 450 movies, 1.6 million photos or 80,000 songs
  • 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 staion.
  • Bright 4.3″ TFT LCD 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
  • Compatible with most DVD quality video and music online stores
  • Removable battery for extended viewing possibilities

Additional Specifications

  • Audio playback:
    Stereo MP3 decoding @ 30-320 Kbits/s CBR & VBR, WMA, Protected WMA, WAV (PCM/ADPCM). With optional software plug-ins: – AAC3 music files – AC3 stereo sound files
  • Photo viewer:
    JPEG, BMP, PNG Transfer directly your photos from a digital camera with the optional Docking adapter
  • PDF viewer:
    Reads PDF documents. May not implement all PDF features;
  • Video recording:
    Via the optional DVR Station: record in MPEG-4 SP with ADPCM stereo sound, resolution VGA (640×480) @ 30 or 25 f/s, in AVI format.
  • Audio recording:
    Voice recording through the built-in Microphone Via the optional DVR travel adapter or DVR Station: stereo line-in, WAV (IMA ADPCM or PCM) format.
  • Interfaces:
    USB 2.0 High-Speed Device (compatible USB 1.1): Mass Storage class (MSC) and Media Transport Protocol (MTP). USB 2.0 Host : Mass Storage class (MSC) and Picture Transfer Protocol (PTP) (with optional docking adapter).
  • Connections:
    3.5 mm stereo headphone mini-jack and TV output (AV cable sold separately). Dedicated connectors to connect optional adapters and DVR station.
  • Battery life ARCHOS 504:
    Music playback time: up to 17 hours. Video playback time: up to 5 hours on built-in LCD
  • Power source:
    Internal: removable Lithium-Ion Polymer battery . External: charges via computer USB port. Optional Power charger/adapter available.

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