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Community Level 1Jammie_d

Jammie_d

All-Round goodness

AdvantagesEasy to use, great headphones, Fantastic build quality and screen

DisadvantagesOnly a 30gb hard drive, slightly buggy PC software.

"...the Zune can be Upgraded. Microsoft are very reliable when it comes to updating software, and this really does pack a punch to the Zune meadia player. One last little point about synchronising with the Zune, is that you cannot use Windows Media Player with the Zune. I personally cannot see a problem with this, as the Zune media player is virtually the same piece of software in many ways. The Zune marketplace is amazing, and the 14 day free Zune ..." Read review
03.02.2007

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Community Level 1BitLord

BitLord

Apple iPod vs Microsoft Zune

AdvantagesiPod Ecosystem, New Interface, anodised case. Zune larger screen, Fm Radio

DisadvantagesiPod smaller Screen, easily scratched case. Zune basic funionality, poor software

"...now!! Back on November 14th 2006 Microsoft brought out a brand of digital music players called ZUNE. The players came in 3 colours, Black, Pearl White and Rich Brown, had a 30gb HDD, 3" LCD Screen and offered the playback of music and videos, the ability to view pictures, FM radio and also on a limited bases share files wirelessly with the Xbox 360 and other Zune players. Cases are made from silicone rubber and feature what is known as a doubleshot ..." Read review
18.10.2007

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Community Level 1jackthewel...

jackthewelshman

Get the Zune for quality and value

AdvantagesCheap, durable, high quality sound, large screen

DisadvantagesA bit big, some people may not like the nav buttons

"...the Zune with the official microsoft update, the software of the Zune is updated so it is exatley the same as the new one, along with the PC software. My decision After I broke my Creative Zen Vision: M I was faced with a choice of getting an iPod or a Zune. In the end I settled for a Zune and I'll tell you why. How it looks The looks of the Zune may not be its strong point, however I like its simple design. There are some interesting colours, I've ..." Read review
11.06.2008

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Community Level 2FirstToTry

FirstToTry

Microsoft's Big Flop? What is a Zune?

Advantagessharing with friends, ease of use, price

Disadvantageswireless feature limited, size, available in the US only, horrible software (not any more)

"...player. The Zune created by Microsoft and published in 2006 is now a year old and has some brothers the new zunes 4, 8 and 80 (numbers indicate GB - storage). The first zune originally came out in three colours white, black and brown (brown?? yes!! and this colour was the seller number one whether you believe or not) later two more colours joined the group - pink and red. And some special editions such as the halo3 edition. The zune is compared ..." Read review
15.12.2007

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Community Level 1rs_2_trader

rs_2_trader

The Zune-A Good-Valued Music Player

AdvantagesYou may send music to you friends wirelessly & has a built in radio & long battery life

DisadvantagesSyncing is very slow for movies, especially if it is not with the right format

"...and is written by a Microsoft and Macintosh fanatic. The zune is a new era of digital media players that is now considered the basics of digital entertainment and music streaming. The Microsoft is a very interesting peace of art developed by Microsoft. First of all, I would like to say that Microsoft did a good or decent job developing this music player. The 30gb zune has many features, which also include a limited internet browsing option that ..." Read review
17.12.2008

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Community Level 1Theavens2005

Theavens2005

Zune. Eh? The Microsoft Zune!

AdvantagesLarge colour screen, durable, great sounding tracks!

DisadvantagesSlightly weighty, more features possible.

"The Microsoft Zune. Zune. What a name! I bought one of these recently because I wanted to find out what all the fuss was about. I can tell you, I was immediately gripped. After handing over (yes, again) my card getting home and putting the kettle on I was enthralled. The Zune appears to have been loving placed into its little box. The USB cable and documentation have been carefully placed into the sub sections of the box ready for an interested ..." Read review
06.06.2007

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Community Level 1divyeshp123

divyeshp123

is the zune better than the ipod?????

Advantageseasy to use

Disadvantagesbulky, hard to sync with music files on comp.

"...expecting good quality from a microsoft device and thats what i got. it is easy to use, good sound quality, it has that wow factor at the moment, and has a number of gadgets that is fun to fiddle with for a couple days. the album pictures on the now playing list is cool and with the on board equalizer you can change it to match the music your listening to. the one down side to this is its big size and the annoying loading sign that you now find on ..." Read review
20.06.2007

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Community Level 26heads

6heads

Excellent, Simply Excellent

AdvantagesEase of Use, Sound Quality, Durability, Features

DisadvantagesDesign, Size, Weight, Screen scratches quite easily

"I have owned this products for a few months now and it has been the best mp3 players i have ever used. Its firmware allows easy transitions between songs and videos as well as proiding supurb sound and vision. Also for £120 it was great value. Although i did have to by an imported one due to Mircrosofts shortsightedness when not releasing it worldwide. On top of this a few weeks ago the firmware was updated to give it most of the features of the newer ..." Read review
30.12.2007

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Community Level 1jjsmithers

jjsmithers

Red Zune

AdvantagesZune-to-Zune sharing and huge screen

Disadvantagesbattery life is not very good while watching movies

"HUGE viewing screen, plenty of memory for all of your music, pictures, and videos, plus it is durible. You can drop this and it wont scramble like an ipod... my favorite 2 traits about the zune is 1) when you watch movies you can turn the screen horizontal and make your movies widescreen 2) you can transfer full songs, playlist and pictures to your friends wirelessly!!!!!!! Store up to 7,500 songs, 25,000 pictures, or 100 hours of video has battery ..." Read review
08.10.2007

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Community Level 1robpregon

Quick review of Microsoft Red Zune 30GB

"Simple transfer audio, video and photo to media player , and easy to select by categories , by artist and by album
25.10.2007

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Community Level 2Mattlav

Mattlav

MICROSOFT ZUNE!

AdvantagesFast, Loads of storage space, good software

DisadvantagesChunky..

"Well what can i say its so good i have 2! Software is brilliant both on the actual zune (firmware) and on the pc both are user friendly and clearly designed by professionals, well MICROSOFT! they have put alot of money into this brilliant device its overal build quality is excellent its a little bit more chunky then ipods but perfomrance wise and hardware totally wins over the ipod! IPOD KILLER! Pretty cheap you looking to pay about £100 ..." Read review
13.01.2009

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Community Level 1drjimandmary

Quick review of Microsoft Red Zune 30GB

"The microsoft 30g zune wins us over! We have 5 of them! Let's see now, 2 for the grandkids, 1 for me, 1 for my husband, and one for the guest room! The user friendly and ease of downloading music and videos is incredible! And now, with the ability to download your fav shows, what more could you ask for! Zune wins over Ipod hands down! We highly recommend this product vs the ipod. The price is great too!
02.02.2009

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Oldie but a Goodie

Advantages-large screen -durable -easy to use -no touch screen -easy to take apart -long battery life

Disadvantages-bigger in size so does not fit in some pockets

"I have had my 1st generation white 30 GB Zune for 4 years and I absolutely love it. At one point, the screen cracked so I went online to learn how to take it apart and replaced the screen with a new one I ordered off the internet. I also replaced the clickwheel circuitry, this went out due to my fault, and I replaced the battery too, not sure if that was my fault it went out. All in all this model of the Zune is a really good one because, even though ..." Read review
11.05.2012

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Community Level 1burnbabyby...

burnbabybyrne106

I LOVE THE ZUNE! THE IPOD DOES NOT COMPARE AT ALL TO THIS!

AdvantagesBig screen, customisable, fun games, easy use and navigation

DisadvantagesThe headphones that come with the box are a bit plastic-y

"When i first purchased my zune, which was around 100 pound less than i would have had to pay for an ipod, i was a bit shocked by the size of it. After having this music player for over 2 years, i still feel it has been my favourite purchase ever. The sheer robustness of this player amazes me! i have dropped this off my lap many times to find it still doesn't have a single scratch on it, now i'm not saying it's invincible, but its very durable and ..." Read review
08.08.2009

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Community Level 1bonquiqui23

bonquiqui23

watch out ipod

Advantagesbigger screen more storage space

Disadvantageskind of big

"at first i was on the i pod band wagon but after reveiwing storage space and the value of the zune i hopped off . i think that the zune is clearly the best value in multimedia players . it play movies my favorite tv episodes and has been recently updated to play games . also the fact that you can updated your zune wirelessly makes it all the better . thats why i think everyone needs to hop off the ipod band wagon. in my opinion the zune is the best ..." Read review
17.02.2009

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