I was a little dissapointed when I saw the unveiling of the new iPods at the live broadcast in my local Apple store. Assuming these new iPods do not get a major upgrade for the next few months, they are going to have serious competition from companies like RCA and Archos with there new audio/video portable players. The 20GB RD2780 RCA can play and hold both audio and high-quality video on its 3.5" screen for only $399.99. In addition, its not a bad looking device unlike Archos' current multimedia jukebox. More info here: http://www.mobilemag.com/content/100/333/C1383/ If this device was not coming out in the summer, I would've already placed an order for one of the new iPods. Why can't/didn't Apple make something like this? They have quicktime and mpeg-4 encoding. Do you think Apple believes there is no market for a portable video/audio player? Or is it just DRM concerns. DRM did not stop the original iPod from coming out.