Summary: Our third child had no ipod or archos and wouldn't at those prices. When this appeared on the website I did some early christmas shopping. Of course, Santa had to take it for a test drive (HO HO HO). With the ability to record video I think it beats the ipod.
Summary: Plays AVI video very well. Can't get it to recognize other video formats, but so what? AVI works fine. Added bonus is AV-out to play on regular TV. Cool feature! MP3 play is great! Haven't tried the radio function or the photo library yet, but I get enough value out of the other features. If those work half as well, it's a big bonus! Also works as portable hard drive for data storage. And you gotta love the 20gb size!