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#197345 - 10/03/07 06:11 PM Zune 2 - Mp3 Player
GlennT Offline
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Registered: 12/01/02
Posts: 1784
Loc: Medina, OH, USA
Announced today, 10/3/07...
http://www.zunescene.com/

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#197346 - 10/03/07 06:21 PM Re: Zune 2 - Mp3 Player
Dnj Online   content
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Registered: 09/21/00
Posts: 43636
Loc: USA
Very Kool......I love my ZUNE!!!

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#197347 - 10/03/07 09:58 PM Re: Zune 2 - Mp3 Player
btweengigs Offline
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Registered: 09/09/02
Posts: 2203
Loc: Florida, USA
okay..okay...
a lot of neat things available on the old and new Zune.

For me, I just want to be able to play MP3s, ripped, downloaded, or those I create. They will do all of that...BUT...it is still MicroSoft's Window Media Player Operating System and Skin. And...like anything Microsoft...overburdened, bloated and more complex than needs to to be...at least for MP3s.

I am using the first generation Zune and it will do the job. But, the original Creative Labs Jukebox was a lot more user friendly. Subsequent Creative products, including the Zen models, were a major headache for the simplest of MP3 tasks.

Thankfully, I use very few MP3s on a typical job. If more are needed, I crank up the laptop and use Winamp.

Eddie

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#197348 - 10/04/07 01:48 AM Re: Zune 2 - Mp3 Player
trident Offline
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Registered: 08/22/04
Posts: 1457
Loc: Athens, Greece
Donny et al,
I read somewhere yesterday that users of existing ZUNE models can upgrade the software for FREE, and the result is something pretty close to the new ZUNE.

Theodore

ok, here is the link, may not work properly and it is too long, sorry.
http://gizmodo.com/gadgets/zune/first+ge...mers-306422.php


Copy of the article:
The first generation 30GB Zune—which 1.2 million of you already purchased—is getting all the new Zune's features. All. Sure, the new Zune is more of a half step forward than a completely new design. But Microsoft's done something fantastic here by rewarding first gen buyers with cool new stuff that also happens to be free by software upgrade. And talk about spin— Microsoft just took a middling jump in hardware and turned it into a genuinely good move for loyalists (as well as a PR miracle). Are you paying attention Apple?

Contrast this to what Apple did between the iPhone and the iPod Touch. The iPod Touch is running the same OS as the iPhone, but it's artificially gimped. There's no email. There's no weather or stocks. No notes. No adding events to the Calendar. When old hardware can't support new features, that's not anyone's fault. But all this stuff that's right there in the software and costs nothing for Apple to put in, and they leave it out to artificially differentiate the product line.

Back to Zune. Not only is the old 30GB getting the new Wi-Fi syncing, it's getting the updated sharing features, the new codecs, the podcasts, and the new Windows Media Center TV on the go. It's essentially the new Zune, except thicker and with less storage space...which makes us ask why Microsoft would be so generous as to kill half the reasons why you'd ever upgrade to a new Zune. But as buyers, we'll just say thanks.

If you're now interested in what Microsoft's throwing your way, you have the option of picking either the 4GB, the 8GB, 30GB or the 80GB, which only differ on size and storage space (plus the 80GB comes with premium headphones). You get to decide what you want. We appreciate the gesture of supporting your old hardware to the end, when it makes sense from a customer's point of view, and when technically feasible. (Keep ignoring the marketers, thanks.) No artificially gimped players here

Not sure how it can be done but search around in the net.

[This message has been edited by trident (edited 10-04-2007).]

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