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post #21 of 40
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Originally Posted by luckypunk;12731306 
And I was really hoping for a zune HD 2 frown.gif MS, you are a disappointment.

Not really, those new AT&T WP7's are amazing.
post #22 of 40
i love my zunehd to death sad to hear this.
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post #23 of 40
imo, the only things the zune is missing as a portable media player are flac playback (or even sync transcoding) and linux drivers. I'll continue to use my zune HD 32 until it breaks, so I hope something better is out by then if there isn't going to be a successor.
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post #24 of 40
That sucks, wheres the competition now? Samsung player integration with Android? I see it!
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post #25 of 40
Sidewinder and now Zune...

Come on MS...
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post #26 of 40
Shoudln't matter too much, WP7 has Zune built in, so as long as you can get decently-sized memory cards, you can consolidate to a single unit. I have a gen1, but when that conks out I am getting a WP7 phone.
    
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post #27 of 40
Generation 1 Zune had superior SQ compared to the successors. Having had all three generations of the Zune and sold them all, the first Zune is the one I miss the most. MS only launched the device to get some of the PMP market share that Apple just about had to themselves at the point of it's introduction. Typical MS giving up and throwing in the towel on projects that have enormous potential but no huge revenue.
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post #28 of 40
I love my HD and Dock that I got with it for my HT system. I'll use it until it dies. The Zune software takes a giant pee on iTunes.
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post #29 of 40
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Originally Posted by geoxile;12731388 
How about zune sync software for Android? I think Zune's marketplace and sync function would serve many android devices very well.

This^.

I really love the Zune software. Far superior to iTunes IMHO.

I hate having to use iTunes to sync playlists to my droidX. Blech.

My original 1st Gen Zune is still going strong after many years of reliable service. Nary a scratch since it's always in it's shell or in it's Altec-Lansing boombox whatchamacallit.
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post #30 of 40
I actually really like my Zune HD 16GB. It goes with me everywhere so...yeah. Guess it's time to acquire a 32GB or 64GB soon.
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