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ZildjianMan1023 11-07-2007 08:47 PM

zune anyone?
 
hey guys, at the end of the month i will be getting a check for 4h pig club. its like a community thing were you raise a pig and learn about it.. you get paid to do it

SO...'


i was thinking if i have enough money

getting a zune... now your all thinking.. zilman why not get a new drum or something..


answer is nope i need a new mp3 player.. those ones from radio shack are a joke


are the zunes clunky? i heard they are

i might just go with a psp.....


What would you do?

AND NO IPODS

jayp 11-07-2007 09:09 PM

Re: zune anyone?
 
My buddys got one and I think it is pretty slick if you ask me, deffinatly worth the pickup.

harryconway 11-07-2007 09:19 PM

Re: zune anyone?
 
Hey man, first rule about pig club...don't talk about pig club.

maddrummr 11-07-2007 10:50 PM

Re: zune anyone?
 
Those things are pretty sweet. Radio video mp3. And i guess that you can send songs wirelessly to your friends that have a zune.
I would get one but dang they're pricey.

jayp 11-07-2007 11:25 PM

Re: zune anyone?
 
Actually with the Zune2 coming out I've seen the regular version prices drop dramatically, and I've also seen deals from the manufactures selling referbished ones for 80$

30gb $99 new check it out, can't beat that!!!!
http://www.amazon.com/s?keywords=zun...gb&sort=pmrank

ZildjianMan1023 11-09-2007 11:05 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by harryconway (Post 376358)
Hey man, first rule about pig club...don't talk about pig club.

hey man, i figured id had to explain what it was before everyone started asking questions

ZildjianMan1023 11-09-2007 11:11 PM

Re: zune anyone?
 
but really, i mean im split down two roads


i could get a psp. games music battery comes out no problems

zune:music radio, etc not a bad deal


i dont even think the zune would run on wmp although its a windows based product.. i think you HAVE to use the software it comes with although im not sure.


im still decided but i mean it will be one of those two

hauk 11-16-2007 06:17 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by maddrummr (Post 376398)
Those things are pretty sweet. Radio video mp3. And i guess that you can send songs wirelessly to your friends that have a zune.
I would get one but dang they're pricey.

Um, I hate to say this but seriously: do you have any friends with Zunes? Cause I have literally never seen one out of a display case. I can't make a statement on how good or bad a product it is, but as far sales it appears to me the Zune has been a total flop. iPod killer, Bill Gates wishes.

Also I believe the songs you get from friends expire after 3 days or 3 listens (whichever comes first). Not positive that it's three but it's something right around there.

stoopid 11-21-2007 03:39 PM

Re: zune anyone?
 
i have a zune and they're fairly sweet
i got a friend i can share music with
but he's right about the three day/ three listen expiration thing
it's a pointless way to keep friends from having free music sharing
and, in the long run, i wish i would have gotten an ipod because the zune only works with zune hardware and music & videos only ment for the zune, where as the ipod is very versatile and there are many accessories for it,

so the zune is lacking in many areas and it's only claim to fame is the bigger screen which is soon to be not even worht it with the new touch ipods

brittc89 11-21-2007 05:03 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by ZildjianMan1023 (Post 376346)

answer is nope i need a new mp3 player.. those ones from radio shack are a joke

They sell zunes at radio shack. I would know because my brother works there.

brittc89 11-21-2007 05:05 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by ZildjianMan1023 (Post 376841)
but really, i mean im split down two roads


i could get a psp. games music battery comes out no problems

zune:music radio, etc not a bad deal


i dont even think the zune would run on wmp although its a windows based product.. i think you HAVE to use the software it comes with although im not sure.


im still decided but i mean it will be one of those two

I have a psp and I hate it. Worst waste of money ever. If youre gonna pick, I would get a zune.

Deathmetalconga 11-21-2007 08:01 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by stoopid (Post 380473)
i have a zune and they're fairly sweet
i got a friend i can share music with
but he's right about the three day/ three listen expiration thing
it's a pointless way to keep friends from having free music sharing
and, in the long run, i wish i would have gotten an ipod because the zune only works with zune hardware and music & videos only ment for the zune, where as the ipod is very versatile and there are many accessories for it,

so the zune is lacking in many areas and it's only claim to fame is the bigger screen which is soon to be not even worht it with the new touch ipods

Amazing - Microsoft succeeded early on by encouraging sharing and use of its software on different computers. Macs originally struggled because they kept everything proprietary and inflexible. Now, we see Microsoft going the closed route and of course it's flopping.

Personally, I keep far away from the iPod and iTunes. I use some mongrel mp3 player that doesn't try to commandeer all my entertainment choices like iTunes does. I want a simple music player, not a cross-architected digital entertainment solution that tries to take over every thing I do. Listening to tunes has gotten so hard with licenses and stuff that I just go back to my cassette player sometimes - no licenses or auto expiration or any other BS. Just the music.

ZildjianMan1023 11-21-2007 09:26 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Deathmetalconga (Post 380545)
Amazing - Microsoft succeeded early on by encouraging sharing and use of its software on different computers. Macs originally struggled because they kept everything proprietary and inflexible. Now, we see Microsoft going the closed route and of course it's flopping.

Personally, I keep far away from the iPod and iTunes. I use some mongrel mp3 player that doesn't try to commandeer all my entertainment choices like iTunes does. I want a simple music player, not a cross-architected digital entertainment solution that tries to take over every thing I do. Listening to tunes has gotten so hard with licenses and stuff that I just go back to my cassette player sometimes - no licenses or auto expiration or any other BS. Just the music.

word, itunes on windows is so hard to loose.. i think apple makes some good products but the whole aac thing just doesnt float my boat

ZildjianMan1023 11-21-2007 09:26 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by brittc89 (Post 380509)
I have a psp and I hate it. Worst waste of money ever. If youre gonna pick, I would get a zune.

why do you hate it brittc89?

brittc89 11-21-2007 10:10 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by ZildjianMan1023 (Post 380576)
why do you hate it brittc89?

The games suck. The whole set-up of the thing sucks. Its just not comfortable to use.

Erik Lund 11-22-2007 10:13 AM

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I just got an 80 GB iPod and am loving it. I'm in the process (still) of putting all my CD's on the thing. I have a friend with a Zune and that screen looks great.

Britt is absolutely correct - the PSP sucks - don't fall for those holiday bundles they're doing - still crap. The games are awful - and I might geek out here a little bit in explaining why: They try to put console-quality games on the thing and with only one thumbstick - it's impossible. And the one thumbstick you get feels loose/wobbly/junk. Sure the screen is pretty and you get graphics slightly better than a PS2 (sometimes) but still: don't waste your money.

ZildjianMan1023 11-22-2007 03:01 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Erik Lund (Post 380771)
I just got an 80 GB iPod and am loving it. I'm in the process (still) of putting all my CD's on the thing. I have a friend with a Zune and that screen looks great.

Britt is absolutely correct - the PSP sucks - don't fall for those holiday bundles they're doing - still crap. The games are awful - and I might geek out here a little bit in explaining why: They try to put console-quality games on the thing and with only one thumbstick - it's impossible. And the one thumbstick you get feels loose/wobbly/junk. Sure the screen is pretty and you get graphics slightly better than a PS2 (sometimes) but still: don't waste your money.

idk ive been doing my research... i need something compatiable with wma.. i dont want an ipod.. although an ipod touch running on wmp would be sweet.. ok i mean ive had the oppurtinity to play with the psp several times.. i know that thing inside and out.. it doesnt seem like that bad of a deal.. unless the games are that crappy

LiveGoat 11-23-2007 01:48 AM

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I'm a Zune owner. Love the thing. It has it's quirks, since it's a new product but I have to say that of all the mp3 players I've owned, I love the zune best. Another cool thing is if you own the first zune (30 gb), you get the firmware that the new ones use for free. In other words, first gen owner don't get left behind. My only gripe is that the software is basically a clone of WMP but you can't use WMP with your Zune.

---LG

ZildjianMan1023 11-23-2007 01:55 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by LiveGoat (Post 380952)
I'm a Zune owner. Love the thing. It has it's quirks, since it's a new product but I have to say that of all the mp3 players I've owned, I love the zune best. Another cool thing is if you own the first zune (30 gb), you get the firmware that the new ones use for free. In other words, first gen owner don't get left behind. My only gripe is that the software is basically a clone of WMP but you can't use WMP with your Zune.

---LG


haha i know isnt that dumb? a windows product that doesnt use windows media..

ZildjianMan1023 11-23-2007 03:59 AM

Re: zune anyone?
 
i got it guys, since i already have a nintendo ds.. i figured ill just put homebrew on it


it just needs a new battery and a good cleaning but ill just throw my music on that thing

hauk 11-23-2007 05:09 AM

Re: zune anyone?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Deathmetalconga (Post 380545)
Personally, I keep far away from the iPod and iTunes. I use some mongrel mp3 player that doesn't try to commandeer all my entertainment choices like iTunes does. I want a simple music player, not a cross-architected digital entertainment solution that tries to take over every thing I do. Listening to tunes has gotten so hard with licenses and stuff that I just go back to my cassette player sometimes - no licenses or auto expiration or any other BS. Just the music.

I know what you mean, but really the iPod is no worse than anything else. I'll 100% agree with you that licenses and DRM suck, but that's really an iTunes thing not an iPod thing, and has much more to do with where you buy your music than what you listen to it on. Also, Apple recently made some deals with several of the major labels and is now selling a lot of DRM-free music.

But really I think you can ignore that stuff when looking for a player, because there's nothing saying you have to buy your music on iTunes to play it on the 'pod - CDs or whatever other service work fine. Videos are a little more tricky, but it's not hard to find a media converter that will take care of that for you quite nicely.

Deathmetalconga 11-23-2007 07:44 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by LiveGoat (Post 380952)
My only gripe is that the software is basically a clone of WMP but you can't use WMP with your Zune.

---LG

That's mindless. I love WMP and use it whenever I can. If the Zune doesn't use it, it is truly a doomed product.

ZildjianMan1023 11-23-2007 03:13 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Deathmetalconga (Post 381038)
That's mindless. I love WMP and use it whenever I can. If the Zune doesn't use it, it is truly a doomed product.

i agree with dmc.. i already have a windows based product.. why do i need to install software for it..


windows media player is so easy to use with windows.. fast transfering no problem losless audio etc..


thast mindless of billgates to do something like that.. JUST LET ME USE WMP for gods sake..


these other mp3 players out there know whats good for them.. every other mp3 player runs on wmp

Pat Petrillo 11-23-2007 03:42 PM

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I have the original Zune from last year, and I love it. It does have the wmp issue, but I transfered files from wmp to Zune no problem. Also, when I open a new CD, windows gives me options, so I just open in Zune and load it in. I love the FM radio feature, and the screen is great.

The iTunes thing is an issue, but I generally don't buy tunes on line. I simply transfer my CD's to Zune.

I think it's not perfect, but overall very cool!

Pat

ULTIMATEDRUMMER 11-29-2007 02:37 AM

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The microsoft zune is a kickass device man and it holds alot of info. I got a 30 GB used man. It's held up fine and it compacts the files way more than an Ipod and still has great sound quality. I have 5,167 songs, 68 videos, and 115 Pictures and still have room for more. I think like 3.84 GB or something. The only real trouble is when you charge it on the computer the screen is on but the back light is off which is stupid but whatever. Yeah, I don't like the new display of the new software but it is better in serval ways like: Wireless Sync, faster scrolling down (Songs and Artist) and even a Podcast mode where you can get a bunch of free stuff.

da cheese walks 11-30-2007 10:25 PM

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Itunes...the progam itself is great...

ive never heard of the "Zune"...guess its cos were in Irealnd and it hasnt been released here yet or something stupid like that....

but whats with the gripes about itunes?the program can convert all your music into MP3s...high quality ones too....it sorts them out, orders the stuff together....its a damn versatile thing!

i used to use WMP, but then one day got itunes off a friend an never went back...its a lovely program!

(although if your talking about buying off Itunes.com or whatever then ive never done that...dunno...i just transfer tons of CDs....!)

ZildjianMan1023 01-13-2009 09:23 PM

Re: zune anyone?
 
if it gives anyone closure,

that christmas i got a toshiba gigabeat t series

4 gigs, still runs great. gave it to my dad cause i ran out of space.


i ultiamatley succumbed to the zune and bought one two weeks ago

...its awsome

bobdadruma 01-14-2009 03:36 AM

Re: zune anyone?
 
I like ipod the best. iTunes really works for me. I have a full speed ipod ready Alpine stereo in my car that controls my ipod and let's me select songs and see on the face of the car stereo what is being played. It also charges the ipod's battery. I never go anywhere without my ipod. I have the ipod classic. I subscribe to podcasts. I watch videos on my ipod. I have used windows media player on a PC and I tried a zune. They were OK but not as easy to use as my Mac and my ipod and iTunes. I bought a MacBook and an ipod a year ago and I have never looked back.

MykeyInChains 01-14-2009 04:03 AM

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I have an 80 gig Zune. I love it. Never had big problems with it. I had more problems syncing my old IPod. The screen is great and the interface is sweet. Its definitely a good buy. Go for it.

ZildjianMan1023 03-03-2009 01:41 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by MykeyInChains (Post 527625)
I have an 80 gig Zune. I love it. Never had big problems with it. I had more problems syncing my old IPod. The screen is great and the interface is sweet. Its definitely a good buy. Go for it.

haha update!

bought the zune, battery didnt work... returned it.. went out to best buy bought another

same problem =X!

im sitting here listening to my new ipod nano ive had for a week or two, i cant remeber

i think a week

works beautifuly

its ashame, the zune has so much potential..

but microsoft is suffering with set backs such as battery problems

805Drummer 03-03-2009 02:32 AM

Re: zune anyone?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ZildjianMan1023 (Post 547312)

its ashame, the zune has so much potential..

"Potential" should not be the word describing a product coming from a multi-billion dollar company.

Now, the iPod on the other hand...it has its flaws (although now the iTunes store doesn't sell iPod-only songs), but it's as close to perfect as you can get.

genericdrummingusername 03-03-2009 02:38 AM

Re: zune anyone?
 
I prefer this guy.
http://www.productwiki.com/upload/im...ck-400-400.jpg
1 inch cube, the new models come in up to 4gb and play video.

DrummerDavid 03-03-2009 05:26 AM

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The only problem I have with iTunes is that the tunes I bought on a seperate PC-I can't play on my laptop. I authorized my laptop-So when I try to play the bought tunes, a dialog box comes up stating I must Authorized-When I go to my account tot ry and authorize it, it states-This PC has already been authorized. It's a viscious cycle.

I have twice contacted Help Support and they have twice sent me the same exact "instructions" that did not help.

FourOnSix 03-03-2009 07:29 AM

Re: zune anyone?
 
why no iPods? they're simple. they're compatible with many more things. you can get around the five computer limit that they have for the iPod by using winamp. they have good warranty support and mine has been fairly resiliant regardless.

I just don't see how you could instantly write off iPods.

DrummerDavid 03-03-2009 07:44 AM

Re: zune anyone?
 
I never really understood that myself...

GRUNTERSDAD 03-05-2009 05:38 PM

Re: zune anyone?
 
1. iPod
2. iPhone
3. iTunes
4. No problems with either at all.

yjb63 03-07-2009 03:12 PM

Re: zune anyone?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ZildjianMan1023 (Post 547312)
haha update!

bought the zune, battery didnt work... returned it.. went out to best buy bought another

same problem =X!

im sitting here listening to my new ipod nano ive had for a week or two, i cant remeber

i think a week

works beautifuly

its ashame, the zune has so much potential..

but microsoft is suffering with set backs such as battery problems

Did you leave it charging for very long? When I got mine it wouldn't turn on and when I plugged it in to my computer nothing happened. After waiting for about 10 minutes it finally turned itself on and I haven't had any problems with it since.

DoublebassFTW 03-18-2009 07:36 PM

Re: zune anyone?
 
I have a zune and i like it a lot. Well i didn't at first because i got it when they first came out so i had to deal with the origional zune software which had so many bugs i was about to throw my computer out the window...

But Anyways.... The new updates have really fixed most the problems, all the problems that annoyed me and now my zune is great! i have 5 friends with zunes and we like to share the music (of course there's the 3 day thing, but do you expect microsoft to let everyone have free music sharing?) lol but seriously go for the Zune, they're pretty sweet.

ZildjianMan1023 03-19-2009 03:30 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by yjb63 (Post 549088)
Did you leave it charging for very long? When I got mine it wouldn't turn on and when I plugged it in to my computer nothing happened. After waiting for about 10 minutes it finally turned itself on and I haven't had any problems with it since.

yeah, it got to the point were letting it sit for ten minutes wasnt enough

then it was 20

then 50

and eventually it wouldnt even turn on after leaving it overnight

i love the little guy though


but this ipod i have works so much better


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