Summary: This is a great mp3 player, it loses 1 star for worst documentation ever. A few of the previous reviewers complained about features that are lacking, the features are there, it is the manual that is lacking. So, below are some responses to those reviews. I hope this helps.
Summary: While drooling over Apple's iPod, I'm glad I saw alternatives. The Archos unit has the incredibly useful ability to record. This feature is huge! Newer units have a 20 GB disc and USB 2.0 which only makes things better. Consider this. Remember all those times you needed to record something?
Summary: ARCHOS JUKEBOX RECORDER 20GB This Mp3 player is very suitable for anyone wishing to carry all music where ever you go. Many people have pounded the Jukebox for a few reasons. 1) The instructions are inadequate, but with a bit of commonsense, the Jukebox is under control within an hour or so.
Summary: I have arranged this review in 3 sections: PLUSES, MINUSES, and HINTS. PLUSES: It is an excellent product and apart from being slightly bulkier and cruder/geeky looking than iPod, is better than iPod in all aspects - espacially at the price. Buy it, you won't regret it.
Summary: Since portable MP3 players first became available on the market I had long dreamed of having a light-weitght, easy-to-use device that would hold my entire music library. After watching for the prices to come down into my budget range, I began looking at the various products available.
Summary: After reading some of the other customer remarks about the Archos Jukebox Recorders, I decided to plunge into this exotic new technology, and I'm happy to report that these machines work very well, although the accompanying instructions could use some help, as most others here have noted.
Summary: The negative reviews on this site almost caused me to look for an alternative player/recorder. Thankfully I went to Circuit City and played a bit. Most of the concerns raised by previous negative reviews were resolved by this trip.
Summary: I originally wanted an iPod, but it was too expensive and was too Mac centric. I did some research on the internet, checking out user forums for Mp3 players ... and found a lot people who like the Archos. The Archos Jukebox is a great alternative to the iPod.
Summary: This is a very good value. Have used the player for 3 weeks with few problems. It operated truely plug and play as a USB disk drive on two Windows XP laptops (Dell & Sony) without installing any new drivers. It also worked with out any problems an a Apple IBook.
Summary: My Jukebox Recorder 20 is a wonderful product! I received it as a birthday gift, and it's become indispensable after just one day. Here's a list of pros, in no particular order: 1) Works equally well with Windows 2000 (work) and Mac OSX (home).