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Re: Zune -Microsoft's iPod coming soon.
« Reply #15 on: September 19, 2006, 03:38:00 PM »
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Re: Zune -Microsoft's iPod coming soon.
« Reply #16 on: September 19, 2006, 06:26:55 PM »
H there

I AM NOT "bashing" any company: I am just saying MY opinion; OK? :D

Can I please say something hear? I wish to be removed if people are going to "gang" up on me: I am not a violent young hooligan; I am a polite, well-mannered person and I do have family issues in which my Dad is severally ill AND depressed.

That’s all


Dave, please calm down. No one will remove your posts because there is no reason at all. I am sure Bob said it just because we had some cases in the past, and we're really trying to keep these forums "clean" and free of agressive fanboys, whether it is Firefox, IE, Microsoft, Apple or any other product or company. We all get along very nicely and we respect each other's opinions. Even we can dive into some deep, and not so pleasant discussions sometimes, but hey... that's human race. Anyway, we have a lot of Microsoft lovers here, a lot of anti-Microsoft individuals, few Apple addicts, many Firefox lovers, but we all respect each other's opinions and choices. World is full of differences of any kind and we all need to learn to live with them best we can.

We are here to help each other not to make everything more difficult for everyone.

WELCOME to forums and please do not be angry or sad  ;)

You are welcome to ask questions, and to help every time you feel you can contribute somehow to this community. No one is going to gang up against you, that's for sure. Also, I am very sorry to hear about your dad's illness... all I can say is that I hope he's gonna get better and your family will be happy. No one deserved to go through those things, but life is difficult sometimes and it's not picky at all... it can be you, it can be your dad, it can be me or anyone out there... that's the saddest part. Chin up and everything will be fine !

Cheers and please stay here with us ! ;)

Edit: as a small welcome present, I just created a forum avatar for you. 100% custom and Dave Maynard unique. I hope you'll like it Dave  :)

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Re: Zune -Microsoft's iPod coming soon.
« Reply #17 on: September 19, 2006, 07:11:14 PM »
would also like to welcome you to the forum dave and what SZC says is true...if you ever need help there is a bunch of knowledge people to help you here no matter how large or small the question or problem is ;)

like your new avatar SZC...i didn't know you had an apple-i use one at work-home have windows-i guess the best of both worlds ;)
have a good one avast!world 8)
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Re: Zune -Microsoft's iPod coming soon.
« Reply #18 on: September 19, 2006, 07:52:25 PM »
Apple looks to maximize its profits on flash-based iPods

http://www.dailytech.com/article.aspx?newsid=4197
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Re: Zune -Microsoft's iPod coming soon.
« Reply #19 on: September 19, 2006, 08:42:58 PM »
...like your new avatar SZC...i didn't know you had an apple-i use one at work-home have windows-i guess the best of both worlds ;)
have a good one avast!world 8)

No still no Apple, but I have OSX86 installed on one of my partitions on my PC. In case you didn't know, it can be installed on Intel machines and even not just on Intel, but on AMD machines too.

See this thread and my reply in there:

http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=23604.msg194643#msg194643 (you'll find two movies I posted on YouTube showing OSX86 working perfectly on my Intel Pentium 4 HT (Hyperthreading Technology) machine. I have a friend who runs everything perfectly on AMD machine.

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Re: Zune -Microsoft's iPod coming soon.
« Reply #20 on: September 19, 2006, 10:11:58 PM »
http://www.engadget.com/2006/09/18/wal-mart-leaks-zune-price-284/

Wal-Mart leaks Zune price -- $284?

Engadget reveals that Wal-Mart has seemingly leaked Microsoft Zune pricing at $284. That isn't a bad price for Microsoft's highly hyped mp3 player. You never know until the whole thing is released. We'll see if the price is around the supposed $284 when it comes out, but I hope it is, because that is very reasonable, especially from Microsoft. I gotta say now I am torn. I like the idea of Zune, its larger screen and nice simple design, but I don't know how the whole "sharing" idea and possible legal trouble sits with me. I also like the Sansa e280 as well and I can play all my music on it without so much trouble since the Sansa is a proven device. It is really a toss up right now. Sansa it seems is going after Real's wide-eyed delusions of grandeur. The Sansa of course doesn't have a 30GB drive behind it, but an 8GB. What do you think, is Zune worth it at the price?


thanks for the reply SZC-i was wondering ???
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Re: Zune -Microsoft's iPod coming soon.
« Reply #21 on: September 20, 2006, 03:28:56 PM »
This really shouldn’t be in hear, but I would just like to thank everyone for cheering me up; yesterday I went to work and was so mad and depressed that I nearly said I wanted time off for stress; anyway, that’s in the past . Sorry I took it the wrong way.  :)

I will stay hear and lock myself away when my Dad really upsets me and that’s why I use Skype to talk to people and web forums.  Anyone interested in my Skype name could PM me.

Thanks for the avatar. :)

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Re: Zune -Microsoft's iPod coming soon.
« Reply #22 on: September 21, 2006, 12:49:06 AM »
the same day Microsoft details its Zune Product Line, Creative decides to launch its widescreen version of the Zen player in North America. The widescreen is at a 16:9 ratio and gives the player the W in its name. The Zen Vision:W was launched in Korea two weeks ago but North America will get it now. Transfer of media can take place via USB 2.0 cable or via the W’s built-in Compact Flash memory reader.

Other than MP3 songs and JPEG images, the widescreen will be put to use primarily for videos. They are to be encoded using MPEG-4 Simple Profile (SP) at 500 Kbps throughput. This is supposed to be sufficient for a low-resolution display. The W will support multiple codecs: MPEG-1, -2, and -4 SP, along with DivX 4 and 5, XviD, as well as TiVoToGo. There is no DRM limitation in place. Creative made sure the new Zen is fully compatible with Amazon's Unbox video download service which currently provides content from Paramount, 20th Century-Fox, Universal, and Warner Bros.

The Zen Vision:W will be available in 2 sizes:

    * 30 GB edition ($299.99 USD)
    * 60 GB edition ($399.99 USD)

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Re: Zune -Microsoft's iPod coming soon.
« Reply #23 on: September 21, 2006, 12:59:55 AM »
Wallmart is selling the 30Gig Zen Player for $269.  ;D
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« Reply #24 on: September 21, 2006, 01:10:46 AM »
hey bob...next time you go to wally mart would you pick up say 5 of them and ship them to me C.O.D. ;D
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Re: Zune -Microsoft's iPod coming soon.
« Reply #25 on: September 22, 2006, 04:37:59 AM »
I like the creative player. Still Apple is cutting their throat with its latest iPod price drop. If Apple does not get a widesceen screen in the iPod I will have to go elsewhere to buy and this new Zen looks good
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« Reply #26 on: October 01, 2006, 01:03:13 AM »
Zune Set to Hit Store Shelves on Nov. 14

Microsoft has confirmed pricing and delivery details for its upcoming Zune MP3 music player. The software giant on Thursday revealed its 30 GB Zune digital media player will cost US$249.99. The so-called iPod killer will be available to U.S. customers on Nov. 14, just in time for the holidays. Microsoft will launch the Zune Marketplace, which competes head to head with Apple's iTunes, on the same day. Zuners can buy a monthly subscription for $14.99 that will give them access to millions of songs. Taking a page from the iTunes pricing model, individual tracks will sell for 99 cents each.

The Zune and the iPod share similarities but they differ in important ways. Both players offer a dedicated media hub. Both offer high-quality LCD video screens. Both offer 30 GB models for $250 (Zune offers the 30 GB model only). Both offer big brand names consumers can trust. That's about where the comparisons, end, though. Microsoft is offering value-added functions and features it hopes will sway users to invest in its player this holiday shopping season. The Zune offers wireless functionality for Zune-to-Zune sharing of music, pictures and home recordings and a built-in FM transmitter. It will also come preloaded with content, including songs, music videos and film shorts.

Zune's physical characteristics are also unique. It's about the same size as the original iPod, but much larger than Apple's most popular nano model. By comparison, the Zune is slightly larger than the Motorola Q phone. The large size could be a blessing or a curse for Microsoft: a curse for adults who want a compact player to take to the gym; a blessing for parents who want something more durable than a shuffle for their pre-teen children. "The Zune is robust. If you are a parent buying something for your kid and you are worried about it lasting longer than two weeks, then the Zune is good. The nanos have not held up well at all. They are very fragile," according to Enderle Group Principal Analyst Rob Enderle. "The Zune appears hardened."  States Enderle.

 News source: Tech News World

http://www.technewsworld.com/story/XayNU1qwKvM9bj/Zune-Set-to-Hit-Store-Shelves-on-Nov-14.xhtml
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Re: Zune -Microsoft's iPod coming soon.
« Reply #27 on: October 03, 2006, 01:24:45 PM »
The Zune is coming and what better way to celebrate it than painting a bus in jet black and slapping the company (Microsoft) and the product (Zune) logo on the side.
 
What with the Zune hypometer going up as each day pases its only right that Microsoft start marketing the little thing.

So what did they do, release some posters maybe, put some fact sheets on the internet, sponsor a chocolate bar. Well they didn't do any of that, instead they took their Zune marketing budget and bought a giant bus and fully kitted it out.

http://www.elektriq.com/articles/forget-the-school-bus-take-a-look-at-the-zune-bus
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Re: Zune -Microsoft's iPod coming soon.
« Reply #28 on: October 05, 2006, 07:24:13 PM »
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Re: Zune -Microsoft's iPod coming soon.
« Reply #29 on: November 05, 2006, 10:18:06 AM »
We've all heard rumors and news about Microsoft's coming website and music store to accompany the Zune when it arrives, and have no fear, Zune.net is here! The site up and offers info on the Zune device, and will be the place you can download the Zune software (the actual music store) come November 14th, a mere 10 days from now. The software app looks like it will be a stand-alone download and not be integrated with Microsoft's Windows Media Player, but will function more like iTunes does today. This is not confirmed, but is just what it looks like from the Zune.net site. Engadget has a nice run down of the actual player and some details on the Zune store software you might want to check out if haven't already. It seems that with all the many little things Microsoft has done and is doing to these new Devices and the store, they really are going after the iPod, big time. All the Microsofties will love the Zune, and I think even a few iPod die-hards will secretly like the Zune as well. Just a thought, we shall see when the Zune hits the fan, right? November 14th is coming.

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