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Old 04-05-2010, 02:30 PM
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I have the same problem as shakermaker41. I have 2000+ songs (tagged correctly) on my Zune and the smart DJ worked once. I tried it on the same band that it worked before and now it doesnt either.
There seems to be some bugs with smartdj...I've got it working now thanks to a post at zuneboards below.
Also, it seems to work best on albums...

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Smart DJ didn't work for me at first either. I unplugged the Zune and synced it again and didn't unplug it while it read "Sync Complete." I unplugged when it read "Connected." Smart DJ works fine for me now.

While the Zune HD reads "Sync Complete," it is still syncing background tasks."


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Old 04-05-2010, 02:34 PM
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It's actually f'ing awesome if you have a zune pass....wow...

If I am not connected to wifi, it just picks up stuff on my device...if I have wifi on, it actually mixes songs on my device with songs from the marketplace (I have a pass)...
wow...honestly I didn't think it would work this well....it's working now with every single group now...

Totally happy with this update...wow!
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Old 04-05-2010, 02:37 PM
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its like pandora now......now only if MS would release something so that i could stream music and not have any downloads...i may buy into that. like $5-$7/month...i could totally pull that.
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Old 04-05-2010, 02:42 PM
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It actually does stream it for those songs I think...there is a pause while it loads the buffer for those songs on the pass...it actually doesn't give you the option during the smartdj to put them in your device for those songs that are streamed(this is actually a bit of a bummer...

The price is basically like you suggest if you count the 10 songs you get a month to d/l and keep...

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Old 04-05-2010, 02:43 PM
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Alright guys I'm testing out the new 4.5 update and will contribute to the what has changed so far (a change log would be nice Mircrosoft!).

So Far:

- When you pin a playlist to quickplay it is no longer pink, it is now black with a silver/grey border
- (somebody mentioned this) programs now fade out when closed
- Favorites sort (inside internet settings) allows you to sort by name or from new to old
- I tested the browsing and will mention this below

Internet

Before updating I tested the speed of each of these sites: m.gizmodo.com, google.com, m.engadget.com, m.yahoo.com, m.facebook.com, and wikipedia.org.

The first number is 4.3 software, second number is 4.5 software

- googe ~ 2.1 secs / 1.1 secs
- gizmodo ~ 5 secs / 2.5 secs
- engadget ~ 1.5 secs / 1.7 secs
- yahoo ~ 6 secs / 3 secs
- facebook ~ 2.1 secs / NA (would not load)
- wikipedia ~ 9.1 secs / 5.5 secs

Now these sites might be loading quicker because they were cached due to the previous visit so more testing will have to be done to fully confirm this. Pictures still seemed pixelated to me and most of these sites were loading quick in the first place because they are MOBILE versions (NOT DESKTOP VERSIONS).
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Old 04-05-2010, 02:43 PM
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It actually does stream it for those songs I think...there is a pause while it loads the buffer for those songs on the pass...it actually doesn't give you the option during the smartdj to put them in your device for those songs that are streamed(this is actually a bit of a bummer...

The price is basically like you suggest if you count the 10 songs you get a month to d/l and keep...

LIP

Actually I stand corrected...it does show an "add to basket" icon in the lower right...I just expected by holding down on the song it would allow that as well...
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Old 04-05-2010, 02:44 PM
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I must have missed 4.4. My player went from version 4.3 to 4.5.
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Old 04-05-2010, 02:46 PM
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Smart DJ is working with almost every single artist I have OTHER than Bob Dylan (who, of course, I have the most music of). That makes no sense at all.
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Old 04-05-2010, 02:53 PM
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These are the differences I have noticed so far with the update:

Zune HD
  • Artist View seems to now pick available artist pictures and show them in the Now Playing Screen. Sometimes the artist picture changes with each song change. I do not think I noticed this before.
  • Overall speed improvements with UI. UI seems more alive and active. Looks like more transitions were added.
  • Artist View seems to appear quicker and seems more animated.
  • Smart DJ added and works for me.
  • Playlists are now black instead of punk.
  • Font for the pink and white status messages changed?
  • XviD now syncs to the Zune HD without conversion.
Apps
  • Apps now fade out instead of just switching to the menu.
Web Browser
  • Web Browser seems to be a little faster, not much.
  • Favorites can now be organized by Age or Name
Marketplace
  • Picks category added.
Zune HD Dock
  • EDIT: Everything Dave and the others mentioned about the dock works fine for me. Marketplace and Smart DJ are there. No need to update the dock. Included in the Zune HD's update.
Those are the updates I have noticed. Some I might have just ignored previously but now I notice them. I will update if I find more.

Oh, and hey there ABI, nice to meet you all.

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Old 04-05-2010, 02:56 PM
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Last time they released an update for the pc client, people dug around to discover the pink phones. I think they're holding off on any further ZHD related announcements until they can release the Pink phones on the 12th. Maybe (hoping at least) they'll not only announce something cool for the client, but hopefully some new apps/games. Also, I would be cool if those pink phones are decently hold overs until WinPHones.
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Old 04-05-2010, 03:02 PM
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I have almost 3,000 songs on my Zune HD, and when I tried to create a smart DJ list from "Help Me Rhonda" it said it couldn't create a smart dj list and that i should add more music. When I do this on my desktop pc it works, so that feels kind of strange.

But yeah overall the zune interface feels snappier. And I like the playlist icons being black now instead of pink.
That happened to me, then I connected to a network via the setting, works fine now
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Old 04-05-2010, 03:20 PM
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I can gladly report my Zune no longer seems to freeze after listening to music (might have to test this more)!
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Old 04-05-2010, 03:31 PM
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Hi all !! I have noticed that we can rename favorites now !!
p.s. this is my first post )) yippee! ))
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Old 04-05-2010, 03:36 PM
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Just 1 stupid question, is there a custom EQ on board?
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Old 04-05-2010, 03:39 PM
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I know I read some where that there would be a new Zune Pass subscription that was cheaper but didn't include the free 10 songs a month. Was that strictly a rumor or is it really on the way?
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Old 04-05-2010, 03:39 PM
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Just 1 stupid question, is there a custom EQ on board?
Just presets in the settings menu under music.
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Old 04-05-2010, 03:45 PM
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Just presets in the settings menu under music.
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Old 04-05-2010, 03:50 PM
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is there anybody besides me who got a white background problem in a browser, when you rotate into the landscape mode while renaming those favorites??

have anyone noticed that the keyboard animation is crappy ?? though

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Old 04-05-2010, 03:51 PM
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My smart dj isn't working either. I have tried it for all of the bands I have the most of. It also didn't work per song or album.
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Old 04-05-2010, 04:22 PM
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Does anyone who's familar with the screen flicker problem notice an improvement? I'll get to try it out in an hour but I'm so curious!
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