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Forum: Zune HD 08-20-2010, 12:24 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,382
Posted By NSILMike
I'm not sure this isn't intentional...

I'm not sure this isn't intentional...
Forum: Zune HD 08-19-2010, 07:21 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,382
Posted By NSILMike
they often take a bit of time to roll out...

they often take a bit of time to roll out everywhere. different servers serve different geographies.
Forum: Zune HD 08-19-2010, 09:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,590
Posted By NSILMike
1) I think this all essentially ties back to...

1) I think this all essentially ties back to something Dave posted when XNA 4 launched, and there was an outcry about the HD suddenly being left behind. As I recall, part of that discussion from...
Forum: Zune HD 08-19-2010, 09:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,590
Posted By NSILMike
they certainly shouldn't get in the way... they...

they certainly shouldn't get in the way... they open up all sorts of additional options (hidden touch points, etc.) but they also certainly mean the game designer has to recode the UI. Some will be...
Forum: Zune HD 08-18-2010, 02:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 711
Posted By NSILMike
Creative Media Source will do it... (Zen...

Creative Media Source will do it... (Zen Touch...) but haven't tried WMP.
Forum: Zune HD 08-18-2010, 01:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,143
Posted By NSILMike
Agreed. and why...? Zune services are something...

Agreed. and why...? Zune services are something that make WP7 phones more attractive. It would therefore dilute WP7's attraction to phone makers to do that...
Forum: Zune HD 08-18-2010, 01:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 711
Posted By NSILMike
No...it's because that feature hasn't been built...

No...it's because that feature hasn't been built into the software, nor into Windows.
Forum: Zune HD 08-18-2010, 01:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 711
Posted By NSILMike
If you mean to play that content from the HD into...

If you mean to play that content from the HD into your PC (as in the content is not on your PC, only on your HD) the answer is no... But, unless they are DRM protected you can reverse sync them to...
Forum: Zune HD 08-16-2010, 04:43 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 13,298
Posted By NSILMike
And recent sansa players will not sync DRM'd...

And recent sansa players will not sync DRM'd music except via MTP or Plays-for-sure modes as well. Thus access to protected files is limited until an authentication process has been completed...
Forum: Zune HD 08-16-2010, 04:34 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 13,298
Posted By NSILMike
that doesn't refute my theory at all... go back...

that doesn't refute my theory at all... go back and reread what I said about DRM on the device itself. And remember...I said it's just a theory. If you could lock down access to the files and save...
Forum: Zune HD 08-15-2010, 09:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,558
Posted By NSILMike
Actually, it makes a lot of sense. If I touch...

Actually, it makes a lot of sense. If I touch menu text on the main page and try to swipe, the UI has to decide which one I really wanted... and remember you may or may not touch perfectly. However...
Forum: Zune HD 08-14-2010, 04:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,558
Posted By NSILMike
You can swipe or touch to switch views. both...

You can swipe or touch to switch views. both work.
Forum: Zune HD 08-14-2010, 02:06 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 13,298
Posted By NSILMike
MSC protocol can't handle some of the more...

MSC protocol can't handle some of the more advanced features on the Zune. But a BIG problem with MSC is that it operates as a mass storage device block (usually FAT,) and not at the logical file...
Forum: Zune HD 08-14-2010, 01:19 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,687
Posted By NSILMike
Nothing is ever absolute, and the more things...

Nothing is ever absolute, and the more things change, the greater the chance that something else happens that no one has seen yet.
But, it's pretty clear that convergence is a strong trend now.
I...
Forum: Zune HD 08-14-2010, 08:21 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,687
Posted By NSILMike
It's not my reading of the trends...it's in...

It's not my reading of the trends...it's in Apple's 10-K, it's in the analyst reports, it's in MS presentations ("3 screens and the cloud".) It's happening, and in plain view. Will it kill...
Forum: Zune HD 08-14-2010, 08:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,037
Posted By NSILMike
Rumors are if you wait, you can get this one...

Rumors are if you wait, you can get this one later this year with MS Sync... Dave will probably deny that, though...
Forum: Zune HD 08-13-2010, 04:52 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,687
Posted By NSILMike
If I had to predict (and I don't have any inside...

If I had to predict (and I don't have any inside info...) I'd say:

1) There's a slim to moderate chance for an HD2. It would most likely be a WP7 phone reference design with the cellular...
Forum: Zune HD 08-13-2010, 04:27 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,687
Posted By NSILMike
more complicated than that... HTML5 is coming,...

more complicated than that... HTML5 is coming, Flash has security issues, and battery issues, youtube has fly-over menu's, the root HD browser needs serious update work to add flash, etc. etc. It's...
Forum: Zune HD 08-13-2010, 04:07 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,687
Posted By NSILMike
my typo, not the link's. I typed GB when I meant...

my typo, not the link's. I typed GB when I meant Gb.
And where'd you get the Flash RAM reqm't? I don't doubt it, but have never found the specific specs...
Forum: Zune HD 08-13-2010, 01:15 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,687
Posted By NSILMike
that's not really relevant. On-chip DRAM is for...

that's not really relevant. On-chip DRAM is for caching data and pipelining instructions. Most of the DRAM is off-chip. http://www.ifixit.com/Teardown/Microsoft-Zune-HD/1170/1
In the 32GB zHD,...
Forum: Zune HD 08-13-2010, 01:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,131
Posted By NSILMike
1) Yes- there is a complete install package that...

1) Yes- there is a complete install package that includes software and firmware online. It's useful for folks who want to install on a different PC w/o internet, and for folks w/o windows update...
Forum: Zune HD 08-12-2010, 03:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,131
Posted By NSILMike
All indications are that when WP7 releases,...

All indications are that when WP7 releases, Canada will get Zune services for the phone. I'd be very surprised if you didn't also get them for the Zune devices...
However, unless you are in a rush,...
Forum: Zune HD 08-12-2010, 07:51 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,360
Posted By NSILMike
Did you ever manually remove those songs from the...

Did you ever manually remove those songs from the player? If so, they would be marked 'never sync with zune' and would show a circle/slash icon in the software. right click them, and 'sync with...
Forum: Zune HD 08-11-2010, 10:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,479
Posted By NSILMike
Tag & Rename is audio only, I believe... they...

Tag & Rename is audio only, I believe... they discuss mp4, but that is just a container and the audio is aac, which is supported. In other words, I suspect it's not compatible for the use you want....
Forum: Zune HD 08-10-2010, 10:09 AM
Replies: 323
Views: 29,758
Posted By NSILMike
1) The browser is based on a core mobile browser...

1) The browser is based on a core mobile browser (WinCE and IE6... I think it's 6...) Making more than cosmetic changes is very likely to be a serious effort -as in beyond the zune team. Watch the...
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