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#1 InCrYsIs

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Posted 31 July 2009 - 02:41 PM

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I think when the HD Zune comes out Apple is going to take a hit. Microsoft will never abandon it. No way will they take defeat at the hands of apple. I know I am buying that Zune when it comes out.

I loathe Itunes.

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Posted 31 July 2009 - 03:50 PM

If I'm getting an MP3 player, it's also the Zune HD. Not too sure if I'll be getting anything though.
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Posted 31 July 2009 - 03:51 PM

That Zune HD spells DEATH for a good chunk of Apple's iPod fans, who although they have an iPod, HATE iTunes, no one that I know, whether they own an iTouch or iPod likes the iTunes software, its crap, and everyone is ALWAYS looking for an alternative (luckily theres Anapod)

Anyways, ZuneHD = Smexy-ness :)
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Posted 31 July 2009 - 04:02 PM

Zune + Tegra = Win. The extremely low storage capacity is a let down. It's suppose to output 720p movies through HDMI, but 720p movies are 4-6GB a piece :(. With a 15 GB base model and a later 32 GB is tiny. There are talks about a 64 GB model in the following year.

If it becomes down to either buying a Tegra netbook, phone, or the Zune HD. I think the Zune HD will be last on my list. Since the other two can do the same thing and more.

It will give a challenge to the Apple iPod Touch, but what's to say Apple won't throw a Tegra into the next generation of the iPod Touch and iPhone. Then it's back to the same field.

The only thing the Zune HD has that makes it special is Tegra. It doesn't have a native HD resolution, only HD radio which is rather useless as most radio stations play non stop advertisements and annoying talk shows with little to no music. The idea of a PMP is play music and a radio is the opposite of it from my experience. I never use my radio on my Zune 30GB.

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Posted 31 July 2009 - 04:45 PM

Sweet 720p on a 3 inch screen... It would be sweet to have an a super portable device you can plug into any TV and watch TV, but isn't that the point of TV?

General Zune Philosophy:
It looks almost as good as an iPod
It works almost as well as an iPod
It comes out with the latest technology almost as soon as an iPod
It fits in your pocket almost as well as an iPod
And it costs the same as an iPod...
Wait what?

I get it this one is going to be awesome but that's how I felt about Zune's before this. I hope this product impresses me so I can like Microsoft again.

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Posted 31 July 2009 - 04:50 PM

Honestly, doesn't seem like anything special to me, personally I would just get a laptop, I don't think I could stand watching video on a 3" screen.

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Posted 31 July 2009 - 05:06 PM

Honestly, doesn't seem like anything special to me, personally I would just get a laptop, I don't think I could stand watching video on a 3" screen.


The screen isn't actually 720p. It just has an HDMI output that can play 720p on a TV that you plug it into.
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Posted 31 July 2009 - 05:20 PM

The screen isn't actually 720p. It just has an HDMI output that can play 720p on a TV that you plug it into.

I know, that is why I said getting a laptop would be a better idea.

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Posted 31 July 2009 - 05:24 PM

I know, that is why I said getting a laptop would be a better idea.


A laptop isn't exactly as portable and I'm guessing it would cost more.
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Posted 31 July 2009 - 05:28 PM

I'm talking purely about the HD feature, that is the only real addition to this MP3 player, it just does not make since to make a portable device like an MP3 player to be able to hook up to a TV like that because they are meant to be used during jogs, road trips, etc. I mean if it had a 500gb storage capacity like a laptop then it wouldn't be such a bad idea but only being able to put a couple movies on it isn't even worth it to me.

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Posted 31 July 2009 - 05:41 PM

I never got into the IPOD. I never really liked the IPOD in the first place.

Now the Zune HD looks better to me. I personally like the Zune better though. But I won't be getting one unless my current mp3 dies before the Zune HD comes out.
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Posted 01 August 2009 - 12:50 PM

Itunes is the big thing putting me off an ipod. I've already seen friends formatting their PCs and fiddling about for ages trying to itunes working again because it is the only option.

Not quite sure how the link makes the Zune look better though lol, a bit of info on the new ones would be nice

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