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Old 06-23-2011, 07:38 AM
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Not been around these parts for a while...so i've had my 64GB HD for ages now and still think its awesome! :-), i was wondering though, if we'll ever get that firmware update we all want and if so how hard would it be to create a custom EQ for us to tinker with? I think a custom eq would be pretty cool to have as the pre sets never get used due to being plop!

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Old 06-23-2011, 07:48 AM
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Wow, it's not like that's ever been asked...and answered.
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Old 06-23-2011, 09:29 AM
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Yup, look throughout the Zune forum to see this question asked over & over & over & over again,...
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Old 06-23-2011, 09:29 AM
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Lol, thanks.
Quite an old thread that. Has everyone just given up expectations on the custom EQ thing now???
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Old 06-23-2011, 09:31 AM
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So, when was the last firmware update? Quite awhile ago,...it's DOA. Either enjoy it as is, or move on to another device. I'm not saying this to be rude - it's the Zune facts of life.
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Old 06-23-2011, 09:38 AM
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That's cool. I'm keeping my zune till it dies, love it. Just thought there might be recent news of the EQ issue.
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Old 06-23-2011, 02:11 PM
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So, when was the last firmware update? Quite awhile ago,...it's DOA. Either enjoy it as is, or move on to another device. I'm not saying this to be rude - it's the Zune facts of life.
Lulz here's DarkSide using "DOA" incorrectly again... But yea, he's got the right idea. Even I have pretty much given up hope for another firmware update...

Even if we do get one, which I find highly unlikely, it probably won't feature a custom EQ. For MS to do that, it seems Apple will have to do it a year earlier.
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Old 06-23-2011, 04:04 PM
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Lol, too true. Ah well, would've been cool. Still a quality dap though!
Might start saving for that arrow headstage 4g then ;-)

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Old 06-23-2011, 04:31 PM
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No!!!! Nnnnnnot the cursed question!!!!
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Old 06-23-2011, 06:00 PM
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Lulz here's DarkSide using "DOA" incorrectly again... But yea, he's got the right idea. Even I have pretty much given up hope for another firmware update...

Even if we do get one, which I find highly unlikely, it probably won't feature a custom EQ. For MS to do that, it seems Apple will have to do it a year earlier.
Nope, DOA applies here - your just too new here to know. And BTW: awhile back I'm the person who started an online petition to bring a custom EQ to the Zune's,...that was a failed endeavor considering how MS completely disregards what their users want. I mean, poll an small nOObish demographic that has no idea what they want - THAT gets the answers MS needs.

Nope, the fact that even a FW update will not be coming makes it a device
that's holding on, on life support. I guess it's actually pre-DOA. Is that better?
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I've been lurking here for ages! Besides, as a member, you've only got a year on me. DOA doesn't apply because they DID support the device at the start. Not exactly dead on arrival.

As for the petition, if what I remember is correct, there weren't too many people who "signed" it. Didn't it peak at just over a hundred people? Regardless, I'm afraid it might have been too little too late. I think MS already decided it didn't want to allocate the resources to create another FW update.

Haha I'm getting the feeling you don't understand what DOA means...
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Stienburger, think in your case you misunderstand - the z:hd was dead before it got out the gate, since it was based on competing w/a last Gen iPod touch. Sounds DOA to me. Besides, in your case DOA actually has something to do w/donkeys - not pony's.

PS: I just got offered another z:hd from my Sis is laws boyfriend,...funny, huh?!?!?!

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Rawr! The ZuneHD is the best player out there! Nothing competes with it! It is the perfect PMP! How dare you say otherwise! Blaspheme!

Lol try as you might, you'll never escape MS's clutches. They will chase you to the end of the earth.
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I thought everyone had given up on a FW update last year.
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Rawr! The ZuneHD is the best player out there! Nothing competes with it! It is the perfect PMP! How dare you say otherwise! Blaspheme!

Lol try as you might, you'll never escape MS's clutches. They will chase you to the end of the earth.
I'm getting a WP7 phone as soon as I can - so
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I'm getting a WP7 phone as soon as I can - so
Good to hear!

I want to get one when US Cellular gets their first one this summer. They're the only carrier that works in my house... The HTC Trophy looks interesting, though. If Verizon wasn't ridiculously expensive and could work where I need it to, I'd be on that like nothing else. (When it comes out, at least. Haven't been keeping track of if it got pushed back again...)

Oh yea, hope you don't wind up with a lemon WP7 too...
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Dude, it's 11:21pm, and I've just been given a 32gb Zune HD - will it ever end!?!?!?

As for a WP7 lemon, that's what a friggin' warranty is for - something you couldn't get with an iPhone (but that will be available to new iPhone AT&T customers in July,...the bastards!!!!!!).
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Haha good luck with this one! I really do hope you keep it and love it. And that it lasts more than a week...

Wait, wait... iPhones don't have warranties? That's kinda... weird. Shaisty.
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I don't know what we would have had to give up to get custom EQ but here is Dave's response from back in the pre-release days.
It appears we should have read the fine print before buying the Z:HD. It was designed for children, bankers, farmers and people that don't know what EQ is.
I wish that had been printed on the box.

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Yes, I'm saying that a very substantial percentage of MP3 players are (as an example) bought by parents for their kids, and a custom EQ doesn't play into the equation at all. Another huge chunk are bought by Wall Street bankers, or farmers riding tractors in the midwest, or other non-tech-enthusiasts who just want to play music and don't even know what EQ is.

... The Zune team is a highly technical and gadget-crazy team that would LOVE to build the all-singing, all-dancing device. Fact is, we build the best feature set we can for the resources and the price point. I get that you want EQ - even _I_ would like to see EQ, but if I have to trade that off against a bigger feature, I'll make that trade-off.
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