Great Storage and options, better for music than video
28 April 2009
Summary: I love the 20 gig hard drive, and supposedly without too much trouble they can be upgraded to 80gb which is what I plan to do. It is a reliable unit, weak points are the batteries tend to need replacement sooner than I would like. but only about US $20 to replace. Easy to navigate once you get the hang of it and the TIVo function is a nice touch too if you wanted to record your own movies onto it.
Summary: This device holds plenty of songs, and the video feature is nice, price is low, but it is NOT worth buying, in my opinion. The music browser is completely unorganized. You just scroll through an unorganized list. No sort my band or anything like that. Playlists are VERY fussy and plan on making them on the computer or it's not worth it. You add one song at a time, and it takes forever to add to the list, forever to save, and it sucks.
Summary: This is by far one of my favorite toys. I purchased it about 3 years ago and am very satisfied with this Archos product. I can honestly say that I have used it every day since the purchase. The downside is the built in battery. It quickly downgraded to about 45 minutes of video play within a month or two. I solved this problem when I discovered a neat little gadget called "Power Runner".