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  1. human_error

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    Had it lockup once as mentioned in a previous post, also had the screen fail to turn on when trying to change volume needing a restart but those are the only two things and have happened once each. These are software issues easily fixed with a firmware patch down the line so i'm not worried (compared to the problems i get with phones and other *cough* mp3 players these are still above average for quality on release firmware).
     
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    First of all, the Zune's Wireless is def. needs some work. It cannot connect to my school Network. I have tried many many times but it's not working. The ipod touch, laptop and other devices that I own can. Second, The Wireless sync is never work after I updated the firmware for the zune. Finally, Zune needs to be bigger and larger screen so I can browser the web easier. (Well you throw in Bluetooth features if you like)

    Here is my review:

    http://www.evga.com/forums/tm.asp?m=100927404&mpage=1&key=�
     
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    Yeah, after looking over the full OS... Ima wait till November when alot of the other Apps are due out.
     
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    Im ACTIVE AGAIN... ZuneHD 32GB. Buying it from Hale. ;-p
     
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    new zune update, ROCKS, love the interface. *flails violently around the room on fire.... IM FINE SHUTU P!
     
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    *Jizz Jizz* ZuneHD's screen = AMAZING......*jizz*
     
  7. DanishDevil

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    It really is :) How do you like the device overall?
     
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    Screen- 10/10, OLED has impressed me so much... I am going go OLED for my next desktop monitor...
    OS Feel... smooth... a we bit laggy when doing other things. I think it will get better as MS improves it. The Apps I wrote for it are compatible, and have been sent to MS for approval.
    I can't enjoy it to its full potential however due to my right ear being... "severely damaged" by me being sick the past week... all the coughing caused it to rupture... :-|

    Left ear says tho- A+, needs more Bass, but will wait to give a definitive full featured answer when I am able to talk with the right ear, but right now he is out sick.
     
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    Wanna send the apps my way? My roommate would love to test them for you, I'm sure.

    Ouch about your ear man. Remember it's got the Equalizer now, so if you want more bass, put it on Pop or something :)
     
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    Oh, I can still hear out of the ear just fine, it didn't rupture the film... it ruptured out the side, I just don't wanna use it the ear unless I got to.
    The Apps won't install unless I get a PIN from MS for it. If they are rejected, it won't happen and I will has sad. :-(
     
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    Wee....
    So far, I have good things to say about the ZuneHD and some bad things....
    To start off-
    Radio Reception = AMAZING. I can pick up stations that my Zen X-Fi couldn't even scratch...
    Screen- Once again, amazing.
    Sound Quality- Big iffy here... everything is clear, and it would appear that my ears love the sound. More balanced, the bass issue was solved after some tweaking with a hidden... Zune Team, if you see this, why did you hide it? Is it gonna be unveiled later or something? Seems to work for me.
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    DOWNSIDES-
    Screen "refresh rate slide"... Sad thing is- Most OLEDs have them unless they are a full duty cycle OLED. Warm em' up is all I can say. Solved my ZuneHD's flicker...
    EMI issues- Extremely sensitive to EMI. Namely the RF Chipset.
     
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    Is there an eq on the regular 4gb zune?
     
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    No.
    Oh, DD hasn't updated my stats...
    I have the ZuneHD 32GB Plat. ;-p
     
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    Well I lost my 120 GB Gears of War 2 Zune that Chelsea gave me for Christmas. Fuck me. Now I'm either spending $50ish on a 16 GB microSDHC card for my phone, or getting a Zune HD.
     
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    hmm...

    Windows CE is really clean... ATI was nice enough to supply drivers (aren't very good, but gets me full OpenGL 3.1 support on the HD4850 with Windows CE)

    Microsoft should alter the display driver model and make it modular... it isn't modular in Windows CE... :-|

    Whoever is on the software team at Zune needs to be thanked, writing drivers for this stuff is hard work on a relatively simple OS. Great job guys.

    I have noticed some issues with the player that need to be noted- (yes, more issues)
    *Screen tends to "hang". It will be playing music just fine but when I hit the home button the screen takes 5-6 seconds to turn on. (The actual OLED, the Digitizer turns on right off the bat, the OLED has a delay).
    *Lockups while listening to the radio
    *Battery Life while listening to the radio = CRAP... 2 1/2 to 3hrs tops on a FULL charge.
     
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    Ok, some issues I have solved after re-working the OS a bit...
    *Battery Life with Radio is now 9-10 hrs
    Thats all.. lol It turns out, with the radio on, it was pushing the receiver to try and actively pick up an HD station... I added a little line of code in there that puts a new little button on the radio screen that I need to press to turn the HD Receiver back on.
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    Also, browsing Youtube, I found this little video...
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7PBpIok8j64&feature=related
     
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    I want a headphone amp
     
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    For your Zune? I think we reviewed a few here on TPU.
     
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    Yeah, TPU has reviewed a few. Go to headfi. Go threw the forum and check on pocket dac's. Their should be a few makers that ship international for you. But, I don't know the names so I say best bet is go to the website.. Might even find someone selling one via their FS/FT section. That's where I got my Equations that I modded.
     
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    Yeah, there is a huge thread about wireless connection issues here:
    http://forums.zune.net/0/19/532859/ShowPost.aspx#532859

    It does not support enterprise networks, which the vast majority of colleges use (including mine). I'm really hoping they fix this, as one of the reasons I bought the ZuneHD was so that I could easily check email on it while on campus.
     
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    My roommate's Zune HD works on our school's network. By Enterprise Network, do you mean one with a login and such, or is it something totally different? We have to log in just like hotels, etc.
     
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    its the type of encryption, I believe it uses a certificate that has to be stored on the device.

    Since this is not supported by the zunehd, it will just say "this page cannot load" before you can get to the login/agreement page.
     
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    Poo. Well that sucks. They do need to address that.
     
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    Just got a Zune HD the other day and am trying to figure out a way to allow me to manually add my files to it like you would a flash or external hard drive. I don't like it renaming my tracks or partitioning them in folders I didn't want (I tried to add a compilation album and it gave each track its own folder -.-), or going through all that other nonsense rigamaroll.

    I tried doing a few registry edits but it didn't change anything. I'm feeling kinda dicked I paid this much money for the "latest and greatest" technology only to find out it's got the same problems Itunes 1.0 did 6 years ago.
     
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    There is one advantage to syncing through the Zune software, which is the computer (which is much faster) indexes the media, which means you can browse all your stuff right away on the Zune.

    My Sandisk Sansa e250 (which was great for its time) had a manual transfer mode which was nice, but the catalog updates took up to 5 minutes sometimes, which was not nice.

    I do think it would be good for them to leave the choice up to the user, but maybe they didn't want to have to build in that capability.
     

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