Just for info for those that want an excellent, if a little pricy, solution for portable video. I've played alot with Pocket PC's and encoders with OK results, but often finicky with encoding, and storage capacity always an issue.
The new Archos AV380 digital media player is really awesome. The 80gig model will store over 500 hours of video! The screen is 3.8 inches and the whole unit is just a little bigger than the screen, and around an inch thick. It's Linux based, plays MP3's, JPEG Photos, and MPEG4 (Divx) video and acts as a USB 2.0 or Firewire Hard drive as well. It does this flawlessly, in fact it has never hung or crashed in many hours of use, even when quickly rewinding and FF video. It even records Audio and Video, has a camera/camcorder add-on as well but I'm not using those for now.
I use DVArchive to export a bulk load of shows (Replay 4500's medium quality). I then use "Dr. Divx" to batch convert the Replay files to Divx (320 x 240 video, 96 Kbs Audio, 48khz Stereo, single pass. This is a super simple process and the video and audio quality is very good for watching on the go. If you want, you can use Dr Divx to trim the ends of the show, and trim the video frameing, then add it to the batch que.
I don't even bother to trim out commercials, the Archos has a joystick, that when pressed right/left does FF/REW. Up and down adjusts Volume.
This is even smaller than the Replay Portable prototype teaser that was never produced, and it's available today. I love my iPod, and it's great for music, but the Archos is one great product, an engineering jewel, and has been a joy to play with. It really does it all (IMHO of course).http://www.archos.com/products/prw_500570.htmlhttp://www.divx.com/divx/drdivx/
P.S. I also tried the RCA "Lyra" player, and returned it within hours, not near the quality, with the software actually half finished, hit a button and get a message "Not implemented yet"