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. You'll have to purchase the DVR cradle before you could record from TV.
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: 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. If you are a true techie like myself you'll have to agree that nothing comes close to this little baby. The screen is excellent especially if you have Divx files, not to mention that it can handle almost any video file out there with the plugins of course.
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. One advantage of this machine is that you can hold it in your hand when you watching a movie or pictures, it hardly emit any heat and the machine doesn't feel hot. Easy to transfer movies from cable or computer.
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. ( make sure you have the power and the USB plug in at the same time) after the finish transfer unplug the USB cable and the DVR should update the file immediately. Enjoy allyour MPEG movies. The decking station is half of the fun to enjoy your movies on the go.
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. The included stylus is okay (one extra is included) but I've been using a pen/stylus combo that works just as well and isn't as liable to get lost. The case is acceptable, but could use a little more rigidity for my taste.
Excerpt: "The 80GB 704 Wi-Fi can hold your tunes, videos and photos - but that's just the start. Add the optional DVR station - you'd be mad not to - and the 704 becomes TV-friendly, turning into a portable PVR. And grab a Wi-Fi signal and you can use the Opera software to browse the World Wide Web. Most of the menus - power, volume - are reached using the 704's touch-screen and, although this makes the huge screen possible, I'm crazy about the system. ...
Pros: Wi - fi . Huge screen for a portable player . Impressive battery life .
Cons: Touchscreen isn't perfect . A heavy load . No flash support .
Excerpt: "...Portable Media Player Wifi 40GB** ----------------------------------------------------------------- -- Archos – The portable entertainment manufacturer -- Archos; was established in 1988, it is a global electronic manufacturer leader for portable components in the field of entertainment and digital content storage. They specialise in UI (User Interface) technologies, more known a ‘touch-screen’ technologies. Since 1988, Archos have expanded ...