Have fun playing video at VGA resolution and limited bitrate on your Microsoft PDA using an Intel ARM chip (thus re-encode all your videos to make sure they work), while we use much cheaper implementation of an ARM processor only for menus and other basic control mechanisms and hand over to the DSP "ALL video formats" and ALL video resolutions, ALL bitrates and ALL sources without using a Microsoft PC with x86 to re-encode anything in the process.
FUD over to you.
How do you manage to get your DVD movies onto your 704/60X without using a PC? What is this odd derogatory fixation you have with x86? We're you bitten as a child by a Pentium? I don't use Microsoft. You should know this by now as I've pointed out many times over the last few months.
I do re-encode all my videos if I want to put them on a portable device (e.g. my 604 wifi) as a matter of course to get the file size down. I encode to the nearest correct aspect ratio for 640x480. These videos play great on both my PPC and my 604 wifi. Remember, I have both devices on my desk in front of me right now.
Re. cost. I can get a N560 for not much more than a 4GB 605 with the browser and podcast plug in, but that is now on a new thread.
FUD? I haven't posted any FUD. I've posted facts that you seem unable to counter in a sensible and unemotional manner. Like others have said, this competitor forum just gets degraded into an emotional fact less slagging match with Archos fanciers. Completely ridiculous and pointless.