"Cnet should have a fair rating system"5.0 starson by daveyostrow
Pros: best battery life ever!!! plays Divx!
Cons: no auto playlist...
Summary: sounds great, plays best videos, outperforms all other players... so why the low score???
why would the archos get 8.3 and cowon 7.7? only positive thing about the archos is the 100gb option and better recording (not the most important thing about a player) and a remote. i doubt the archos has a playlist... but at least you can create one in the archos, or just put everything in orginized folders (which mine already were). the imoprtant aspecs of a player should be considered for grading (especially after all the amazing firm upgrades which i dont think had an affect on cnets review)! the fact that this is one of the most popular players should say something...so
if you want insane memory and have extra money to spend - maybe get the archos. if you want performance and value - get the cowon.
i give it a ten to balance the grade cnet gave... it deserves at least the 8.3.