Even though it looks like I am just a big APPLE hater and over-hyping the AV500 on forums and opinions, I do not hate APPLE and have owned an ipod and felt it was great.
Now, to the AV500 vs. Zen Vision....
Size....AV500. It is very much smaller. Although it may not look it, The AV500 is pretty small. I'd say the smallest PVP I've seen next to their GMINI seriesAbout the same HEIGHT as the 20GB IPOD 4th GEN.
Capabilities....AV500. Recording, need I say more? The first and ONLY (up to date) PVP that allows you to record from a VCR, DVD, and/or TV. Beautiful interface, very vivid and bright screen. As for video quality, I cannot say because I do not own a Zen Vision, but I'm pretty sure even IF the quality WAS better, it wouldn't overshadow the AV500's long list of features....I do not even know why we're having this discussion, AV500. PERIOD.
Out of all the Portable Media players i have cut it down to the same 2 players that i see many others have done. The Creative Zen Vision, and the Archos AV500.
Now, from other forums i've heard that the vision is harder to put DVD's on because you need te use there program, while the Archos is just a drag and drop. But in one of these forums someone said that for the Archos you need to convertt and spend time to put on the player.
so my question is which player is bettr for the SIZE (which player is smaller?), the video resolution quality(which playuer has better VIDEO quality?), and the looks. Because from pictures the creative looks pretty sleek and nice. But things liek the video recorder, pictures, or money doesnt really matter to me.
If ANYONE could PLEASE answer my questions that wouild be MUCH APPRECIATED!