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  • Opening and setting up I recently Sold my ipod touch for something that is better at the music side of things, i found it the zune hd, the price for it was cheaper then its competitor the ipod touch, Once i received it i was grated by a small black box, i found how you open the box a very nice idea you just pull on the bottom part of the box and the whole thing slides out, and the device is there with a screen protector on it
  • Once it booted up i opened the zune software which i had already installed on my computer, I love the software with all the effects it does, and it is very fast, Everything is categorized in four menus at the Top, Quick play, Collection, Marketplace, Social, and when you connect the zune Device
  • It also has WI-FI so i can go on the internet with my wireless network, and download music and APPs with the marketplace, you can also Wireless Sync the player with your computer, i really love this feature as i only plug the Zune in to charge it and that's only every 6 days, So i can just come home it sync on my zune and done, the Battery lasts very long, it gives you 52 hours of Music on a single charge or 8 hours of Movies
  • Well i think the Zune HD is a fantastic device the only bad thing is there arnt manny apps for it, But it makes up for that easily with its superb Music player and its stunning screen to watch movies on, All my friends just love it too as it has a 179 degree viewing angle so we can all watch

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      The Zune HD a PMP created by Microsoft.

      Opening and setting up I recently Sold my ipod touch for something that is better at the music side of things, i found it the zune hd, the price for it was cheaper then its competitor the ipod touch, Once i received it i was grated by a small black box, i found how you open the box a very nice idea you just pull on the bottom part of the box and the whole thing slides out, and the device is there with a screen protector on it.

      I was shocked when i picked it up, it is so incredibly lite, like iys not there yet it looks like it should weigh something with its steel sides and back. behind where it was sitting i found the Sync cable some booklets and a pair of headphones. i hooked the device up to my computer and was disappointed i had to wait half an hour just to turn it on. Once it booted up i opened the zune software which i had already installed on my computer, I love the software with all the effects it does, and it is very fast, Everything is categorized in four menus at the Top, Quick play, Collection, Marketplace, Social, and when you connect the zune Device. So i plugged in the Zune hd and the player icon in the bottom of the software lights up, once you click it your greeted with a window saying i need to update it before i can set it up, the update was only


      10mb and installed quickly. After the device rebooted another window poped up saying set up device or something, so i set the name and link the player to my account. after that i set sync groups, so all my music and photos sync and only videos i choose sync.

      The player itself: The player itself is very well built, i have dropped it a couple of times and the only damage it gets are tiny little marks in the mettle which arnt noticeable unless you look closely, At the bottom of the Device is a 3.5mm headphone jack and the sync port, on the front of the device is a very impressive OLED multi-touch screen, This screen is just drop dead awesome, the blacks and the colors are just so real, when i display a totally black picture you cant tell if the screen is on or off that’s how deep the blacks are, And watching movies on it are fantastic especially Avatar, where all the colors and stuff really show, (its better then watching the movie in the cinema! also the multi-touch is very responsive, the screen also has anti-scratch stuff ansd it works!!! i dried to scratch it with a knife but i failed. Below the screen is a very sleek home button, it really goes well with the design of the player, On one side there is the Media button which brings up play controls and volume controls, it is very useful and i use it ALOT. At the top of the player is the power botton which if you Hold down,


      • it Starts/turns off the player or if you tap this button it sleeps or wakes the player, i hardly every fully switch the player off. The Zune HD is a very sexy player, it is very thin and fits perfectly in your hands.

        Features and battery life: The Zune HD has a HD radio which can also do FM it is handy when i just want to listen to the radio and it is very clear. It also has WI-FI so i can go on the internet with my wireless network, and download music and APPs with the marketplace, you can also Wireless Sync the player with your computer, i really love this feature as i only plug the Zune in to charge it and that’s only every 6 days, So i can just come home it sync on my zune and done, the Battery lasts very long, it gives you 52 hours of Music on a single charge or 8 hours of Movies. Just as the name Suggests it can play HD movies up to 720P, you got to buy a Dock for it put you can either plug it into your TV with HDMI or standard AV. You can also play games and images on it.

        The Interface: When you wake the zune you are greeted with “The Curtain” which you slide or flick up, after that the Menu zooms in, In order top to bottom there is , Music (with a quick player all button) Videos, Pictures, Radio, Marketplace, Social, Podcasts, Internet, apps, and settings. Thing i find really handy is that

        when you go to marketplace or a app that needs the internet and your WI-FI is off, it will ask you if you want to turn it on in the app, so you don’t have to close it and go to settings. The effects are cool to every time you click on something your sucked into it and out, and the Accelerometer is VERY fast. Once i tilt it the Picture or web browser tilts instantly. One thing that i hate is that the web browser doesn’t offer Tabbed browsing just yet. It also has an app store But it only has 16 apps which isn’t a good thing. but the Apps that are there are free and are well built

        Conclusion: Well i think the Zune HD is a fantastic device the only bad thing is there arnt manny apps for it, But it makes up for that easily with its superb Music player and its stunning screen to watch movies on, All my friends just love it too as it has a 179 degree viewing angle so we can all watch. But if your a APP Junkie, and cant appreciate the elegance of a real Media player then go with the ipod touch, but if you love your Music movies and images. Go with the Zune HD. Also if you want more music you can buy a Zune pass for $14 a month where you get UNLIMITED songs. And the Games on it are very Addictive, especially Audio surf tilt

        By Sveken




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