"Good product but know what you're buying-Caveat Emptor!"3.5 starson by Aljujero
Pros: I purchased @ Archos' refurb for $25 but not w/o researching on WEB first. 405 provides excellent video & audio playback for a sub $100 product. I've had no difficulty viewing photos/videos and listening to music. It works well w/ my 16gb SD card.
Cons: You cannot create playlists w/songs on the SD card - known issue from WEB research - (KI). Archos' customer service is non-existent (KI). User manual has limited usefulness (KI). It appears that Archos no longer supports TV guide (DVR station) (KI)
Summary: Do not buy the Archos 405 if you are uncomfortable using the WEB to determine how to fully use it. As mentioned above customer service is spotty at best and the user manual does not provide much help. There are sites on the WEB that will answer most questions not covered by the user manual. Again before purchasing the 405 make sure that you are aware of the known issues (KI). This product is not new so do your research. Finally I suggest keeping your purchase price to a minimum. In addition to the 405, you will need to purchase an SD card to supplement the internal memory and possibly the DVR station if you plan to record from TV (again the TV guide does not work). The bottom line is I am very pleased with the audio and video capabilities of this product given the above caveats.