Originally Posted by eoniverse
I can't speak much on the Creative M ( I did consider it also) but if:
1. Primary use is video and if you intend to output to TV at all you will see a significant difference between Creative and Archos. Creative = 64,000 colors. Archos = 16,000,000 colors. There will be more banding in colors no matter the quality of the video using the Creative.
2. However Creative may be more codec compatible out of the box and have more accessories included vs Archos (who 'nickle and dime' you for everything... including additional codecs. But I wouldn't swear on the codec compatability being better.
You can get additional codec support from Archos, but they charge money for it? Is that what you mean??
I'm looking for Video output as my primary thing (although I'd really like a flash-based player).