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Old 07-05-2008, 04:37 PM
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-battery life
-any music you buy on the zune marketplace will not work by 2011, because it uses Microsoft's DRM, then again though you can always download from Amazon instead
-the lack of more good background choices without having to add more photos
-no eq

but I really actually love this, the no-eq I can live with, I can add more photos for backgrounds if I want, and I go to Amazon for my MP3 downloads.
Battery life IS a bit low - but a great upgrade from the Zune 30.
2011 is a bit in the distance, is it not?
1 of the main draws is that you can use your OWN background - so you CAN add your own photo's and such.
Yeah, not having an EQ IS a BUMMER!!!
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Old 07-14-2008, 06:40 PM
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I own a 1st-gen. Zune 30. It was quite difficult to work with at first, but the combination of me getting used to it and MS's software/firmware updates has made using it considerably easier. I use it primarily for watching videos on the train and playing karaoke videos (after work ).

What I don't like:
Hardware issues that I'm stuck with
  • video is limited to 320x240
  • volume is a bit low for car use
Software/Firmware issues I'd like to see addressed in the next update
  • no drag & drop capability
  • no replay gain functionality
  • limited video compatibility (wish I didn't have to convert everything)
  • can't create my own folders/categories for videos
  • can't sort music videos by artist
  • no random play for music videos
  • can't only view videos as thumbnails, not text-only
  • can't delete files on the fly
  • automatic deletion of files from Zune if original file on computer is deleted, renamed or moved
  • switching to TV out is a bit of a hassle
  • when using Zune software to find album info, it changes my "Schmitt, Adam" tags to "Adam Schmitt"
What I do like:
  • easy to control while driving, jogging, walking (you don't need to look at it to skip fwd/back)
  • large screen compared to iPod & Creative ZVM
  • much easier to edit tags & album art now
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Old 08-06-2008, 01:27 PM
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I had an iPod before I got my Zune, and there we things that annoyed me about the iPod, but that's not for here.

The battery life thing that I've been hearing about I've noticed. I'll turn my Zune off for about maybe 4 hours and come back to listen to something, and the lit up battery symbol is being displayed. It loses battery when I'm not even using it?

No 'Notes' (.txt files) like my iPod had. I miss that.

Where is the time displayed? I don't see it. That is annoying too, I need to know the time sometimes. D:
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Old 08-06-2008, 02:31 PM
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Where is the time displayed? I don't see it. That is annoying too, I need to know the time sometimes
use one of the clock coming with XNA programming tools...or use the Hutsman85 Alarm. Clock, alarm, sleep timer and music playback
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Old 11-20-2008, 08:36 PM
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-any music you buy on the zune marketplace will not work by 2011, because it uses Microsoft's DRM, then again though you can always download from Amazon instead
Wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong. You're thinking of MSN Music, which Microsoft discontinued in favour of the Zune Marketplace.

Besides, you're better off buying DRM-free MP3s anyway—that way you're not locked into a specific player.

EDIT: Oops, I didn't realise this was such an old thread; apologies.

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Old 09-16-2009, 09:32 PM
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things i hate about zune.

Zune Suit

Zune Suit

Zune Suit


lack of vorbis/flac/musepack support

zune suit

zune suit

zune suit

lack of MTP/MSC support/being forced to use zune suit......

I bought a 30gb zune, and after having to HACK the windows registry to get the suit to "install" due to ms not testing the installer on 64bit windows properly i was annoied, then i found i couldnt put non-video/audio files on the zune (cant be used as portible hdd as well as media player....total fail)

I eventually got so tired of the problems that I sold the zune to a friend and went out and got myself another samsung player then a 4gb fuze and then a 8gb fuze(and still had money left from selling the zune.)

oh and zunes lack of expantion options makes it truely fail vs the fuze and clip+ from sansa, OH YEAH and its audio quility is lower then the sansa and samsung devices.......*shakes head*

the zune would still be in my hands and in use if it wasnt for the fact that its locked to the HORRIBLE Zune software suit......
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