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Old 03-31-2010, 11:11 AM
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Default Zune HD 64GB to Launch April 12 for $350 (Up For Order Online Now)

http://www.zuneboards.com/?p=vB50141

The Zune HD 64GB will launch April 12 for $350 and the current models will be reduced $20.

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We're excited to share that Zune fans will be able to purchase a new 64GB version of the popular Zune HD device for $349.99 starting April 12th through ZuneOriginals.com. By increasing the Zune HD capacity to 64GB, users will be able take up to 16,000 songs, or 20 hours of high definition video from Zune Marketplace, or 25,000 pictures* on the go! Customers will be able to customize their Zune HD 64GB through ZuneOrginals.com, available in their choice of Platinum, Black, Blue, Red, Green, Purple and Magenta colors.

In addition to introducing the new 64GB capacity, we are also reducing the prices of the 16GB and 32GB devices. Starting today, new price lists are being distributed bringing the estimated retail price (ERP) for the Zune 16GB device to $199.99 and the Zune HD 32GB device to $269.99.

With its OLED multi-touch screen, built-in HD radio, HD video out capabilities and Internet browser, Zune HD is a full-function media player which has received accolades from press and consumers. We’ve also announced details of an upcoming firmware update which will add even more features to the device, such as Smart DJ auto-playlists capability directly on the Zune HD, ability to browse, stream and acquire music from Zune Marketplace on your TV (while the device is connected to a TV set through the A/V dock) and expanded codec support allowing users to play more video formats natively from the device.

We are excited to be offering a great range of storage capacities for the Zune HD at competitive price points and will be sharing more news on the availability of the 4.5 firmware in the coming days.

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Old 03-31-2010, 11:13 AM
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that's not bad, considering i bought my zune hd 32gb for 240.=).
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Old 03-31-2010, 11:13 AM
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aimran: Great find/info, especially after the MS trickery from last few days...!

<sigh> still $150USD more than my fantasy price...

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Old 03-31-2010, 11:19 AM
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Pretty cool, but a tad out of my price range. I look forward to picking one up a year from now when I can actually afford it.

So those MSRPs are clocking in at:

Zune HD 16GB $200 ($170 on Amazon)
Zune HD 32GB $270 ($240 on Amazon)
Zune HD 64GB $350

Ipod Touch 8GB $200 ($180 on Amazon)
Ipod Touch 32GB $300 ($265 on Amazon)
Ipod Touch 64GB $400 ($340 on Amazon)

Samsung P3 8GB $150 (About the same on Amazon)
Samsung P3 16GB $200 ($170 on Amazon)
Samsung P3 32GB $300 ($250 on Amazon)

Cowon S9 8GB $200 ($170 on Amazon)
Cowon S9 16GB $240 ($200 on Amazon)
Cowon S9 32GB $300 ($260 on Amazon)

It's nice to see the pricing get more competitive as the market opens up.

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Old 03-31-2010, 11:20 AM
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Sweet! I figured it'd go for 350. Now when Dell gets em in stock and I find a coupon (or have a little extra cash) I'll be getting one.
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Still gotta use the zune software only....still no custom EQ.....no ReplayGain/SmartVolume/Dynamic Normalizer for shuffle.....so still no Zune for me.
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^ lol - sounds like you need a creative/cowon/archos
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^ lol - sounds like you need a creative/cowon/archos
Too bad, because the ZHD is a sweet looking piece of hardware. But yeah, I guess I am picky. I do applaud them for bumping it to 64GB though.
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Probably a good chance that they release 4.5 the same day as the 64GB ZHD or possibly the week prior. I would just assume the 64GB comes preloaded with 4.5
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Too bad, because the ZHD is a sweet looking piece of hardware. But yeah, I guess I am picky. I do applaud them for bumping it to 64GB though.
I'm with ya. I wish it had all those features and more. I doubt even the so-called Zune HD2 will have any of those features. If they could cater to the tech heads and sheeple alike.
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I'm almost glad the 64 gig is $350. As much as I'd like to double the storage capacity of my current 32 gig, $350 is too much for me to consider.
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Generally its a logical price for a premium device of that capacity...but, if it remain without flac support, i won't do the same mistake again for even more money..
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Great news! I only have 0.59GB left on my 32GB.
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I wonder what colour will be the default one, if there is one?
16GB: Black
32GB: Platinum
64GB: ???
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I wish it had all those features and more. I doubt even the so-called Zune HD2 will have any of those features.
I shall be extremely surprised if any Zune will ever have an equalizer and support Vorbis and FLAC.
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I do not think this will ever happen.
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I wonder what colour will be the default one, if there is one?
16GB: Black
32GB: Platinum
64GB: ???
Black, but my understanding is you can get them in any color since Zune Originals are all made to order overseas.
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Black default color? Even better! I wasn't a fan of the Platinum. Aside from the arsewipe customer I just had this is a great day.

Besides the 64GB Touch are there any other PMP's with 64B (non-HDD)?
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I wonder what colour will be the default one, if there is one?
16GB: Black
32GB: Platinum
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Hmmm. We haven't seen brown in awhile.
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Hmmm. We haven't seen brown in awhile.
If it ain't available in Shocking Pink, I am out...
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If it ain't available in Shocking Pink, I am out...
A chance to make the PMP for the hippies at heart! Rainbow with mushroom etching!
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