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View Poll Results: Zune Vs. iPod
Zune 8 32.00%
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Old 11-13-2007, 04:49 PM   #1
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Zune or iPod?

Today is the release date for the new 80 GB and 8 GB Zunes. Now that the playing field is more even, which one's going to be plugged into your Camaro's MP3 jack?
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Old 11-13-2007, 04:59 PM   #2
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Ahh my ipod. It was advertised as having a 12 hour battery life. It came out of the box getting 4 hours. Occasionally it just freezes, and the battery drains after 24 hours unless it is plugged in. I took it to the Apple store, and even though I made an appointment (I walked in and they sent me to a computer to set an appointment time. God forbid I should speak with a human being) I still waited for over an hour past my appointment time. They then told me that such is the normal operation for ipods, unless of course I wanted to buy the extended warranty. I was still in the original warranty limits, but they strongly hinted they wouldn't fix it unless I bought the extended warranty. Next time I get a portable music player, it will be literally anything that isn't an ipod.
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Old 11-13-2007, 05:08 PM   #3
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Yeah, I got my Zune through a radio station drawing in January. I've always been a Microsoft fan, but I wasn't going to shell out the $250 to buy the thing. Now, I'm selling my pool table to get the new one! I like it that much. I've never had any problems with it, and the screen is huge! I leave it plugged in most of the time when I'm using it (in my car), but I don't think the battery life is that bad... The new one's supposed to be even better in any case.

My only problem with the Zune 30 is that it didn't have enough space to store all my music and movies. The new 80 won't be quite big enough either, but it's a definite improvement and you won't hear me complaining.
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Old 11-13-2007, 07:07 PM   #4
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I used to have the one that came before the Zune...from Creative...damn, i wish I could remember what it was called.

Anyways, long story short: It was stolen, pissed me off, cause that $300 worth of a music player was sooo much better than the Ipod. If I get another, it'll be the Zune. Apple can't win me over on anything, not like I haven't opened myself, either...
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Old 11-13-2007, 07:18 PM   #5
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Old 11-13-2007, 07:25 PM   #6
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no, no...that wasn't it...
ummmmmmmmmmmmm <= thinking really, really hard!

'Z'...knew it had something in common with the Camaro...Z, z, z...Zen! Zen Vision, that's what it was.

Loved that thing...
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Old 11-13-2007, 07:27 PM   #7
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ahhh in between nomad and Zune.

Either way, I'll probably be buying myself a zune here pretty soon. Apple just makes terrible products imho. iPhone was/is crap iPod is/was crap for battery life and clarity. I hope Zune is better.
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Old 11-13-2007, 08:10 PM   #8
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I got ipods for the wife and kids, they seem to like them. I however still prefer CDs like some people still use typewriters. Oh well, hope it has a CD player!
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Old 11-13-2007, 08:11 PM   #9
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Neither.. I bought an MRobe:100 when Olympus link was cutting production and never looked back.. still runs though the battery is starting to fade out (only get about 5 hours out of it now)..

5Gb music only.. wtf do I need videos or pictures for .. its a damn music player.. and when will anyone ever need more than 5 GB? my entire CD collection is like 8 GB ripped at 128k.. when am i ever going to listen to ALL of it at one sitting? uh never.

Edit - When this dies I will go looking for another alternative .. because IPODS(and the entire apple/mac brand) are crap(experience with PCs/Servers for well over 20 years) and more of a fashion than function and a lot of other MP3 players out there just don't work as advertised.
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Old 11-13-2007, 08:13 PM   #10
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heehee, I guess I must be an overachiever...all my music is as 320kbs....:eek:
Ever since I started doing that, I can't go back to lower than 220-ish...it sounds all fuzzy to me, below that...and I know it's not that bad. Kinda like going back to dial up after you've tasted DSL, or cable...you just can't do it...
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no, no...that wasn't it...
ummmmmmmmmmmmm %y, really hard!

'Z'...knew it had something in common with the Camaro...Z, z, z...Zen! Zen Vision, that's what it was.

Loved that thing...
Yeah, I had a Zen for a while. Microsoft actually gave me one (and a Nomad earlier) to "test". The Zen broke in my pocket when my bike fell apart going down a hill. It was a good MP3 player though. Can't say I've ever owned an iPod, but my co-workers have them and are always asking me to help them figure 'em out.

Apple is good for people who don't know what they're doing, but Microsoft gives you so much more freedom.
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5Gb music only.. wtf do I need videos or pictures for .. its a damn music player.. and when will anyone ever need more than 5 GB? my entire CD collection is like 8 GB ripped at 128k.
Ha ha, my entire music collection is probably around 80 GB, plus another 35 GB of videos and maybe 2 or 3 GB of pictures. I find the Zune makes a great way to show people pictures without having to carry them in my wallet. I don't use the videos that often, but they have come in quite handy in waiting rooms or on airplanes.
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Old 11-13-2007, 11:33 PM   #13
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If I were in the market I'd probably go with the Zune if they hadn't come out with the iPod Touch.

I absolutely hated the original iPod's control scheme. (Is the Zune the same? If so I wouldn't buy one of them either.)

But the iPod Touch is a VAST improvement.

That said, what I actually own is a Toshiba Gigabeat. Nice player, great control scheme. But the 'Gigabeat Room' program to get the MP3's on the player has issues.
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Old 11-14-2007, 12:02 AM   #14
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I say go for the Zune. I have a 30gig and it has excessively more room than I could ever need. I have 800+- songs 200 pics and about 4, 20 min vids and havent used 4 gigs yet, Plus my comp only has 40g's to begin with!

Anyway everyone who sees it comments on how big and clear the screen is. The only thing I dont like is the software for the computer because it freezes for about 3 minutes EVERY time I open it and if I add anything new to it, it will add all of the things I have previously told not to put on it. Yet I still prefer it over an ipod
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Old 11-14-2007, 01:08 AM   #15
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ouch....

i love my ipod, my ibook, and my imac. never had a problem with any of my mac stuff-> zune has a nice screen but i only know like 1 or 2 people who have them. anyways needless to say-> my ipod will be getting pluged in to my camaro, just like it gets pluged into my scion now.
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If it was like an mp3 player I'd like the ipods. The fact that you can't take songs off of it unless you're replacing them is retarded. My mp3 player will end up being like an external hard drive where I can take songs off and put new ones on anytime I choose.

iTunes can suck my nuts. I don't want itunes to have quicktime. I don't want itunes to automatically search for my library and freeze for 5+ min everytime I open the program. I don't want want iTunes to be the default player and override my WMV since I downloaded quicktime and itunes was a mandatory add-on.

Screw apple. That's what I say. I have two words for em. Hunter...........Cressel.

Edit: here ya go if you didn't get my post. I've had almost all of his troubles happen. I've never had another mac.

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I LOVE that video! I saw it about a year or so ago, and use it to tease my Apple loving friends, including my fiancee. They always talk about how apples are so much more reliable and easy to use than PCs, but they have problems all the time with them.
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I've never had a problem other than spyware attack once on my PC. I have built my own computers since age 7. Apples are more reliable than that how?
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That video is great. I can't wait to show it to the person I live with that JUST got a MacBook and has been all MacLoving since he got his stupid iPhone.

I'm sticking with my Windows based HP when I get another laptop.
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the one and only reason i have an i pod.... its everywhere... in other words its compatible with almost everything... you can buy some kind of i pod attachment to connect it... and yes apple does rape you on the price of the accessories... but thats what eBay is for!
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I've been using my iPod for 2 years and loving it. If you treat it well it will last for a good long time.
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I have both the iPhone and an iPod. I have not had any problems with either one. My friend on the other hand is on his third iPhone in three months. I bought mine the day the price dropped and have loved it ever since. There are a couple gripes, but its nothing that noticable. I'm not one of those people that will only buy Apple products though. All my computers except one have been windows based. The only reason I bought my Apple computer was to use Final Cut Pro some years ago, I just like the fact that PC's have so much support and have so many programs and familiarity, and the iPod line-up has the same.
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