my zune thoughts

Discussion in 'Other MP3 Players' started by KTMCDO, Dec 1, 2008.

  1. KTMCDO

    KTMCDO Member

    the following are my thoughts on the 120 gb zune
    first i really like the way the player looks all black with the
    big screen,and it isnt as heavy or bulky as i thought it would
    be in the store in fact i find it to be quite on the lightside
    comparing my ipod minis click wheel to the zunepad i find that
    the zunepad is more sensitve to the touch and is more
    manuverable for me,
    the zune software is nice but i must confess that i do prefer the itunes
    software not high on the social thing just yet
    i have noticed that the marketplace doesnt offer a few artists
    album titles for download.plus a few artists arent carried at all
    ie the raveups for example,download of the songs are on par with itunes in
    terms of speed,watching video on the zune is a cool feature i watched some of the
    new Knight Rider took forever to download thou.synching with the pc is really a snap and is faster imo then my ipod.havent tried wireless syching yet,
    i did purchase a album using the marketplace while using the zune so you dont have to have the software running to purchase songs i really like that idea
    im enjoying the zune a whole lot but battery life could be improved either with a firmware update or replacement battery life is kind of short
    i will give it a 8/10
     
  2. Grüpsaar

    Grüpsaar DRC Forum Bum

    Looking on picking up a new one in the new year. My old 30 gig is full and the Drive is dying.
     
  3. semipenguin

    semipenguin Bum Looker

    Are iPods the only player you can use iTunes with or can you use a Zune on iTunes?...:right:

    I would think you would be able to use almost any (if not all) MP3 players on iTunes. If you can't, then you'd have to transfer all your songs to another program...:shock:
     
  4. DAB

    DAB Mod Emeritus

    iTunes exclusive to iPods and iPhones!
     
  5. semipenguin

    semipenguin Bum Looker

    Well Thank You! That's good to know!...:p LOL
     
  6. hank-the-dwarf

    hank-the-dwarf Well-Known Member

    How long have you had it?My 30 is still going strong after 2yrs.The 30's are tanks.
     
  7. Grüpsaar

    Grüpsaar DRC Forum Bum

    Exactly a year now. Got it Black Friday last year. It works fine after I re-format and re-add the music, but then after about a month or so I get song reading problems, and errors in finding songs. But re-syncing everything fixes it for a bit. Reading around I've heard it's a hard drive failure problem, or something dying. That may not be the case, but I have yet to find a fix for it. It does only do it for my Zune marketplace songs, though, so I'd imainge it just is a problem with the zune knowing I have purchases the songs..

    Who knows. Either way, I need more space!
     
  8. KTMCDO

    KTMCDO Member

    just a quick update so far i am really enjoying the zune software
    i find that the ripping speed for a cd is faster then itunes
    but i have noticed that a few artists arent available for download
    ac/dc def leoppard are some that arent avalible
     
  9. DAB

    DAB Mod Emeritus

    AC/DC and Def Leoppard aren't available just about anywhere. Their record labels must think they are such valued bands that they don't need to allow their music to be released on digital services. It has also been said that those artist don't play on Slacker!
     
  10. Santinelli

    Santinelli Member

    Actually, from what I understand NOW, AC/DC has there own record label, and have CHOSEN to not be part of itunes/zune.

    They have a belief that a album should be purchased in its entirety, and not song by song, or something like that.

    So, I don't get why they can't just work with Itunes or the Zune Marketplace, or Rhapsody, or Napster, or WHOEVER to sell only the ALBUM's. Because lets face it... We all LOVE AC/DC! :)
     
  11. DAB

    DAB Mod Emeritus

    Since getting Slacker I have discovered there are several artist like this. AC/DC, Led Zepplin, Bob Segar just to name a few.

    In my opinion all these groups do is create a black market for their music doing stupid stuff like this.
     
  12. IronJabroni

    IronJabroni Well-Known Member

    100% correct...they are unique and it helps that they had something like 3 million guaranteed sales of the new album from Walmart
     
  13. KTMCDO

    KTMCDO Member

    The new ac/dc album isnt all that great IMO based on a few tracks i heard on ac/dc radio
     
  14. IronJabroni

    IronJabroni Well-Known Member

    I won't argue...but it's exactly what you'd expect from ac/dc
     

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