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Old 04-05-2010, 01:45 PM
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Default Zune HD Firmware v4.5 Feature Roundup!

There are a lot of subtle unannounced features in this last firmware update!

This thread is a place to compile all of the new features found in the v4.5 update!

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- Smart DJ
- Native AVI and XVID support
- Marketplace on TV-Out
- Picks on-device
- Overall performance increases and smoother animations.
- Zune wakes up from sleep/standby without freezing up now (still freezes for some)
- Faster browser. Large web pages that would previously have crashed the browser now load, you can zoom in further on images without blurring, and tap-to-zoom works better.
- You can now rename favorites in the browser.
- You can now sort your favorites by date added or alphabetically.
- You can save images or take screenshots of entire web pages to the device via the browser (Images: tap and hold image, select "save to collection" Screenshot: tap and hold blank area of page, select "save page to collection" - can't save images that are hyperlinks though).
- Accelerometer use in the browser is even faster, rotating near instantly with movement.
- The device now warns you that deleting your browser history will take a while
- In the browser when zoomed in, the zoom levels stay the same from page to page (used to zoom out all the way every time you visited a new page)
- You can now delete pictures from the Zune HD
- In Artist View, you can now play all albums or songs, or add them to now playing.
- In the Marketplace you can see more than 3 of an artist’s top songs.
- Playlists now have a transparent background in Quickplay (instead of pink).
- App exit transitions now zoom out.
- Lock Screen now zooms in after Zune boots up
- Fonts in the network viewer are now in the correct capitalization.
- The transition animations are smoother when switching from sub-menus to main menu.
- Overall scrolling performance has less stutters
- Thumbnails of pretty much anything load faster
- In-App performance: Twitter overall runs smoother, but there are still performance hitches.
- Facebook is also smoother and scrolling has less stutter. Horizontal transitions are also faster and smoother as well.
- No more ads before games!!
- There are now more background pictures for artists (instead of just one)
- In the Now Playing screensaver the artist info scrolls a bit faster
- When a song is playing it now shows how much time is left (under playlist, now playing)
- You can now connect to networks with hidden SSID. (Comes up as "Hidden Network" and lets you define the SSID once you select it.

Still no WPA2 or WPA Enterprise support!!!


Thanks

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Oh! And hello ABI forums!

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Old 04-05-2010, 01:50 PM
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Internet wise ebay works like its supposed to now. Google searches are insanely fast now.

Also a new option in the internet settings.
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Old 04-05-2010, 01:54 PM
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- Smart DJ
- Native AVI and XVID support
- Marketplace on TV-Out
- Picks on-device
- Overall performance increases. Faster thumbnail loading and smoother animations.
- Faster, better browser. Large web pages that would previously have crashed the browser now load, you can zoom in further on images without blurring, and tap-to-zoom works better.
- You can now sort your favorites by date added or alphabetically.
- It now warns you that deleting your browser history takes forever.
- In artist view, you can now play all albums or songs, or add them to now playing.
- In the marketplace, you can see more than 3 of an artist's top songs.
- Playlists now have a transparent background in Quickplay.
- You can re-name favorites in the browser.
- You can save images or pictures of entire web pages to the device via the browser.

What I've noticed.

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Old 04-05-2010, 02:38 PM
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Can now connect to networks with hidden SSID. Comes up as "Hidden Network" and lets you define the SSID once you select it.

Still no WPA2 or WPA Enterprise support
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Custom EQ?
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Old 04-05-2010, 02:40 PM
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Custom EQ?
Not that I've been able to find.
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Old 04-05-2010, 02:43 PM
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- Smart DJ
- Native AVI and XVID support
- Marketplace on TV-Out
- Picks on-device
- Overall performance increases. Faster thumbnail loading and smoother animations.
- Faster, better browser. Large web pages that would previously have crashed the browser now load, you can zoom in further on images without blurring, and tap-to-zoom works better.
- You can now sort your favorites by date added or alphabetically.
- It now warns you that deleting your browser history takes forever.
- In artist view, you can now play all albums or songs, or add them to now playing.
- In the marketplace, you can see more than 3 of an artist's top songs.
- Playlists now have a transparent background in Quickplay.
- You can re-name favorites in the browser.
- You can save images or pictures of entire web pages to the device via the browser.

What I've noticed.
OMG....i have been wanting this since the release. this and Xvid are the 2 things i am most excited about...Smart DJ aint bad...it would be better if i was willing to fork over the $15/month for zunepass...then i would quit my pandora griping
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Not that I've been able to find.
Thank you.
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Old 04-05-2010, 02:55 PM
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Accelerometer use in the browser is even faster (didn't think it was possible), again rotating near instantly with the movement.

App exit transitions are now vaguely similar to iPhone OS's.

Fonts in the network viewer are now in the correct capitalization.

When transitioning from the Music, Videos, Pictures, Marketplace, Social, Podcasts, and Apps main menus to the universal main menu, the previous stutters in the transitions are now much less pronounced and much smoother.

Overall scrolling performance has less stitches and as noted above, thumbnails of pretty much anything load faster.

In-App performance: Twitter runs overall much smoother, but there are still performance hitches.
Facebook is also much smoother and scrolling has less stutter. Horizontal transitions are also faster and smoother as well.
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Old 04-05-2010, 03:02 PM
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- You can save images or pictures of entire web pages to the device via the browser.

What I've noticed.
How do you do that?
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How do you do that?
long press on the picture
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long press on the picture
It can save .png files as well, which is interesting. However, it doesn't seem to be able to save images that have hyperlinks
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Old 04-05-2010, 04:03 PM
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The zune can take screenshots in the browser. And can post on abi with changing the settings to basic.
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No more ads before games.
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No more ads before games.
Indeed. Not even the advertisement for the Zune pass.
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No more ads before games.
I can confirm this. I WAS FREAKING SURPRISED! See that people? Microsoft DOES listening to your pathetic gripes.
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I also noticed that the Zune will use other background pictures for the artist and is no longer one background picture
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Old 04-05-2010, 04:47 PM
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DOOOOD!!!!!!!!! freakin awesome! msft actually DOES have some intelligence (or at least the zune team)... THANK YOUUUUUUUUUU ZUNE TEAM!!
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I can confirm this. I WAS FREAKING SURPRISED! See that people? Microsoft DOES listening to your pathetic gripes.
Ads never bothered me...you act like there were 1000 games inside the device and you were bored to see the ads again and again..
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the pics almost dont even blur at all. I put some on the zune from my 7mp camera. THEY. LOOK. BEAUTIFUL.
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