Summary: I bought this for my 8 year old for his birthday, as I did not want to spend a lot on a media player that he might lose or break rather quickly. I am very happy with the product so far. It works perfectly with the movies I have converted to AVI for my Centro(DIVX codec)and the sound quality is great. I was able to copy over everything I needed to from my computer just like it was a portable hard drive.
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!
Summary: I am doing Underwater Photography and wanted to have an 'off-camera' storage+viewer; this product was cheaper than the 'professional ones' so I bought it. Good things: 1. Plays almost any video format (including DivX) 2. Good size product - pretty small. BAD THINGS: 1. Product works ONLY with CF Type I (thin) cards; CF Type II are too 'thick' for it. 2. Little 'joystick' that is used for majority of operations works very strangely.