But here is an obvious thought: if you have the 160GB, there isn't much point to streaming your own media, is there? Or have I missed the point?
Mainly true, but a benefit could be to watch a freshly recorded video
from your pc when you're on the road. (assuming much of your video is recorded on the pc w/ a tv tuner) If all your videos are ripped from DVDs, then the benefit is reduced.
Plus if you want access to ALL your videos on the road, then you have to keep syncing the 605 to make sure you have every video; if you simply just keep it all on the PC, you don't have to worry about it. Then again, you can only access the videos when you are in a Wifi hotspot.
I think a huge plus for Orb is that you can schedule a show to be recorded. So if i'm on the road and then remembered that i forgot to set xyz show to be recorded at home, i can do so on the 605. I can then watch at home (on PC, on 605, or stream to tv w/ 605) or watch on the road after it's recorded!
Honestly, i'll VERY rarely use Orb since i don't travel much. But it's just nice knowing i "can" use orb when i need to.
Oh, and if you need to listen to live Sirius Satellite radio, and you don't have a Wifi Sirius radio, use the combination of uSirius pc software and orb:
http://forum.archosfans.com/viewtopic.p ... ght=sirius