davidrools wrote:my summary of:
WHY THIS WOOT IS BETTER THAN ANY IPOD
-reliability. much better here in my experience and according to reviews i've hread
iPod reliability is quite good - anecdotal stories aren't statistics
-brand. archos is good stuff. don't doubt it just because you havent heard of them.
Apple is good stuff and we've heard of them
-no DRM. copy files at will. rip DVDs and CDs, transfer them between computers, have allthe freedom you want to sync and play anywhere
No DRM for iPod either - rip the same DVDs and CDs, etc, etc.
-record right to the device
OK, you've got me there - it's a feature I've never missed, but the iPod doesn't do it, unless there's some accessory that supports it.
-TV output. take your movies on the road and to friends houses or just downstairs
Just like the iPod
-DVR functionality. it'll control your cablebox as you schedule it and record straight to the player for you to watch on your train ride to work or something.
iPod doesn't. Of course, the iPod fits in your pocket.
-did I mention no DRM??
Yep, and I did too!
-you'll look cooler than everyone who just bought an ipod because they didn't wanna be left out. you'll have all the features you wish they had without being tethered to itunes and itms and only synching with one computer and all the other features ipods will never have.
I'm not tethered to iTunes, but even if I was, iPods can synch to more than one computer. And you won't be carrying a brick around!
-divx/xvid. all you downloaders know about these codecs and i'm sure you want this already. for those who don't know...abundant free (occasionally legal) content readily available (see "torrents" in description)
Easily converted to MPEG4
-replaceable batter (i bought an extra one on ebay to carry with me for long trips)
I replaced the battery in my 3G iPod (my three year old iPod) last month - all by myself!
-large beautiful widescreen
In an even larger package
-packs all this in a very nice compact package
If you're Paul Bunyan
-firmware updated regularly to keep things up to date with new features
Just like Apple!
-30GB is plenty of space for all the movies and music youll actually want to watch while you're away from home
Oh, you'll be surprised...
if you have this much to spend and are looking at video ipods, just get this instead.
But don't do it based on misinformation!