So I took a trip to NYC to get a firsthand look at what Archos has in store for their next generation of portable media players. Overall I was impressed with what I had a chance to play with, even though only the 605 and 405 pre-production models were available. There were many nice features and a plethora of ways to enjoy your media on each of the players, but what impressed me most were the accuracy and sharpness of the screens and the devices’ price points.
I am a bit worried about the lack of codec support for XviD and DivX files, though. It’s something Creative has always supported and that consumers want. Yes, it supports these formats.