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Zune (MP3 Player)

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by Achozen, May 7, 2007.

  1. Achozen

    Achozen Sounds From The Lair

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    I am in need of another music player after my 4G iPod took a crap. I'm thinking of getting Microsoft's Zune.

    Anyone have one? How does it compare it the newer iPod models?
  2. locked&loaded

    locked&loaded its redskin season

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    look at reviews from cnet and circuit city. i was going to buy this but i figured this is the first one and i coudl wait until they perfect everything. also possibly the best feature (sharing) i have no one to share it with. also you can only play the shared song 3 times. Arent you able to just trade your ipod in?
  3. Achozen

    Achozen Sounds From The Lair

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    I have no warranty for it and it's over two years old. I don't think I want to pay to get it fixed.
  4. GTaylor

    GTaylor Gif Dude

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    I would hold off on Zune, the first model didn't sell too well and word is it was rushed for Christmas season (One of my personal gripes about Zune was you couldn't access the hard drive), hopefully Microsoft learns from their mistakes and version 2.0 will be a better product.

    Also if you're using a 4gig IPod then I'm assuming you either have a Mini or a flash-based player, i.e. a small one. I have a 4gig Mini (Using the old hard drive) and moved up to an 80gig IPod...let's just say I now appreciate the small size of the old player (But I do love the 80 gigs). Reason I mention this is the Zune is even larger than an IPod video so when you shop ask if you can hold one in your hand and make sure it's not too large/heavy to carry around.
  5. Yeagermeister

    Yeagermeister Active Member

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    The IPOD the most overly hyped gadget on the market today.
  6. tomson75

    tomson75 Brain Dead Shill

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    Regardless of whether its overly hyped (and it is), it is a far superior product in terms of quality than anything Apples' competitors are putting out. I'd spend the extra loot for an Ipod over a Zune anyday.
  7. GTaylor

    GTaylor Gif Dude

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    Hi Steve Ballmer, how's life hanging for you?
  8. Achozen

    Achozen Sounds From The Lair

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    I had the 40 gig model and I think the space was perfect for me.

    The reason i'm interested in the Zune is because I don't want another iPod. I want to try something else. Right now i'm using my sisters 2 gig Nano until I purchase another mp3 player.

    I was looking at zunescene.com and although a bit biased I liked some of the stuff I read. I like some of the little things that you can do with it (custom wallpaper) and the colors (BROWN!) so, i'm kind of leaning towards Zune right now. I don't want to wait another 6 months to a year for the Zune 2.0 because I need my music NOW.

    The only negative for me (so far) is the software. I have the Zune software installed and iTunes is waaay better.
  9. LatinMind

    LatinMind iPhotoshop

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    i have a zune, dont really use it. i'd be willing to sell it for 150. if anybodys interested. if u want to see it let me know and ill post pictures. but a brief description is its the brown one, with earphones. the magnet outter casing, aswell as a car charging adapter.

    anybody interested let me know
  10. T-New41

    T-New41 Shut 'em Down

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    I love my Zune. Check out Zuneboards.com, it's a great online community.
  11. Achozen

    Achozen Sounds From The Lair

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    You'd sell all that for $150?
  12. Achozen

    Achozen Sounds From The Lair

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    Thanks, i'll check it out.
  13. T-New41

    T-New41 Shut 'em Down

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    Once you register for the board, the media section becomes available. You can download movies, TV shows, etc.. that are already formatted for your Zune. There is a pretty good selection available.

    They also have the latest hacks and mods, wallpapers, troubleshooting, firmware downloads, etc...
  14. LatinMind

    LatinMind iPhotoshop

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    yeah, its not new, but its not messed up either. it has 1 little dent on a corner where i dropped it. but the screen and body is clean. screen isnt scratched.

    i've checked on ebay, and most are selling in that range 150 - 200 used.

    and the magnet outer casing, im speaking about the earphones. as they have a small magnet on the outer casing that lets them stick together.
  15. Cochese

    Cochese Benched

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    No, its really not.
  16. Achozen

    Achozen Sounds From The Lair

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    Eh, I ended up buying one today. I had a $100 gift card at best buy and my sister spotted me the rest as a graduation present.

    :D

    BTW, it's brown.
  17. Achozen

    Achozen Sounds From The Lair

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    cool, I just registered.

    :)
  18. LatinMind

    LatinMind iPhotoshop

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  19. Crown Royal

    Crown Royal Insulin Beware

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    I dropped my iPod on a tile floor Friday, and it is on the fritz. Mine is a 2004 20 gig. It still has the green screen. I have no intentions on buying a new one or any other media player. I will be sending this one in for repair.
  20. Achozen

    Achozen Sounds From The Lair

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    Yeah, I dropped my G4 40 GIG from the bleachers at my High School. I would say that was the beginning of my iPod's downfall!

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