The Archos 504 is a nifty bit of kit. Plug into PC and drag and drop audio or video in to appropriate folder, couldn`t be simpler. Not as compact as other MP3 or MP4 devices but then again what else gives you over 80GB of memory. Unit has a feel of quality and is very tactile.
Easy to connect to TV with optional docking station. Remember though, you can only record what you`re actually viewing at the time so forget recording programmes while you`re in, unless of course you want to watch it twice!!!. No problem using the scheduler though should you wish to record while you`re out, just remember to leave the Sat receiver on (Tv can remain off).
Picture quality is good although to be perfectly honest, not as good as my panasonic portable DVD player. Nevertheless, the Archos 504 gives me perfect portability without the need to lug around the best of my DVD collection.
To summarise; Neat design, versatile and truly portable.The perfect travel companion.