I want to replace my tivo2 because I am cancelling my subscription since I DO NOT need to record tv shows. I've read some posts saying that you can no longer schedule tv recording because the scheduler no longer is available? Well it's not really an issue for me.
What I want to do is watch, on my tv, movies that are on my pc.
I have a wired ethernet network through a router NOT wireless. I just want to know if I can hook the device up to my pc via the network cable and either stream or transfer my videos (mpg, avi, divx, mp4) to the device and then watch them or do I have to install wmp11, add them to the library or whatever first. I'm assuming wmp11 with then transcode them and transport them? Don't want to fuss with wmp11 just want to get the movies from the pc to the archos. I'd settle for a simple copy from pc to archos via network, but I'd love to watch the movie as it transfers (probably not right).
Also, supposing this is possible what formats can I play on the device? avi, mp4, wmv, mpg (1,2) etc. I like archos devices (have a 504 and av420) so I'm happy to stick with them even for a discontinued model. I mean 250G unit in box with remote for $90 isn't too bad. The remote & network connection are the key points, otherwise I'd stick with copying files to my 504 and hooking that up to the tv.
Sorry if I don't make sense but I've been reading and searching for a simple device to do this for cheap and I'm tired lol.