Summary: I've been using Archos since the AV400 for the same purpose: get rid of the "Are we there yet?". the touch screen is cool but not so if you had to use your finger instead of the stylus; you'll really have to press hard and get your finger prints all over the screen.
Summary: The Archos 704 is just like a ipod almost. I love the bigger screen and being able to transfer my recorded shows from my dvr is great. Only draw back is it is taped in real time and not a direct transfer. I put all my music videos on it because it is to hard trying to watch them on a small ipod.
Summary: All in all this thing rocks, If you are thinking about it do it, (I talked with a guy at archos and I asked if there will be a firmware update sometime that will allow flash he said that only the 605 and the "705 wifi" will have flash capabilities this is a very good conversation starter :)
Pros: The wifi is great, opera can be slow though a lot of the time its pretty fast. It plays all the audio I've thrown at it. pictures are great quality except if you want to view them in separate folders you have to change to a different view (browse). transfer speed isn't exceptional I was getting a...
Cons: Plugins that you have to purchase separately, no flash video with opera, the remote doesn't turn it on, wifi signal is very weak. It doesn't come with any way of connecting to a tv, that is separate also! If I didn't have to pay for the extra plugins I would give it 5 eggs.
Summary: This is a cool product. Easy to use, great sound, and color. With docking station it can record directly from your tv. The only problem I am having is getting movies on it from my computer. I have not tried to call anyone about it.
Summary: I've eagerly waited for a device that could do all the things the 704 says it can do. And believe me I've had all the devices out there. 1st gen I=pod to Video I-pod and the Archos 704 Wifi blows them away.
Great movie and picture viewer to take on the road
11 June 2007
Summary: Love the machine, it is great to take on the road to watch movie and share photos with friends and family. Battery will last on an oversea flight especially if you bring a spare. The WIFI is quite good although it is somewhat difficult to navigate around.
It works great, but it takes little time to figure out.
Andy Y. Yu "Fortunecookies168", Amazon
3 June 2007
Summary: I like it because the bigger screen and the WiFi. You have to spend $20.00 for the Plug_in software and down load to your desk top. I use compress zip folder to open it and transfer to the DVR player.
Summary: I orignally purchased this as a companion to my A504 so I can watch videos from a further distance while at a hotel (I travel A LOT). The first thing I learned is that the screen is a fingerprint magnet so using a stylus is the best bet.
Excerpt: here your looking at one of the best archos devices available, in comparison to the 705 version this easily has better preformance and i built to last, having studied the 705 i found it was expencive especially when you have to buy all those extras such as plug-ins with this 704 you get the internet...
Pros: big screen, very clear and extremely good picture