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    News - Microsoft's ZuneHD to arrive on UK shores this year?

    Complete with OLED display and HD resolution, rumour-mill reckons.
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    Re: News - Microsoft's ZuneHD to arrive on UK shores this year?

    OLED display?
    Bound to look great but expensive I reckon.
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    Re: News - Microsoft's ZuneHD to arrive on UK shores this year?

    Finally about time. Although I don't like the touch screen idea. I want to be able to change tracks/volume/whatever without having to look at the screen.

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    Re: News - Microsoft's ZuneHD to arrive on UK shores this year?

    Quote Originally Posted by Singh400 View Post
    Finally about time. Although I don't like the touch screen idea. I want to be able to change tracks/volume/whatever without having to look at the screen.
    Maybe you'll be able to do that on an ear-phone remote?

    and support 3D versions of Xbox games
    WTF?

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    Re: News - Microsoft's ZuneHD to arrive on UK shores this year?

    Looks like the first MP3 player that makes me think iPod isn't the be-all and end-all

    They can keep the games to themselves though....I just want an MP3 player
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    Re: News - Microsoft's ZuneHD to arrive on UK shores this year?

    An concept sort of dreamed up there...

    Is the price HD too?

    I doubt microsoft would be able to beat apple iPod touch at only £165 now...

    and yeah - commercial Xbox arcade games maybe but not full 3D lol even the second gen iPod touch and the iPhone struggle to play proper 3D games
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    Re: News - Microsoft's ZuneHD to arrive on UK shores this year?

    Quote Originally Posted by smithy1158 View Post
    An concept sort of dreamed up there...

    Is the price HD too?

    I doubt microsoft would be able to beat apple iPod touch at only £165 now...

    and yeah - commercial Xbox arcade games maybe but not full 3D lol even the second gen iPod touch and the iPhone struggle to play proper 3D games
    Forgive me if i'm wrong - but are we a bit pro-apple ?
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    Re: News - Microsoft's ZuneHD to arrive on UK shores this year?

    They'll have to do a lot to get regular people to buy these, Microsoft isn't 'cool' in most peoples books....

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    Re: News - Microsoft's ZuneHD to arrive on UK shores this year?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gfinch View Post
    They'll have to do a lot to get regular people to buy these, Microsoft isn't 'cool' in most peoples books....
    So if I buy one does that make me uncool? Or simply an informed person who isn't afraid to buck the trend?

    Edit* Confirmed specs...
    • 3.6 inchish OLED full touch screen.
    • NVIDIA Tegra powered.
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    • HD Radio.
    • Web Browser.
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    • Released, early fall.
    • International release of the Zune device itself.
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    Rumoured addtional specs...
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    Re: News - Microsoft's ZuneHD to arrive on UK shores this year?

    Well, my iPod classic's screen is close to dead, so this could turn out to be almost perfect timing.

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    Re: News - Microsoft's ZuneHD to arrive on UK shores this year?

    To be honest I think i'd buy it.

    Looks good just need to worry about the price.

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    Re: News - Microsoft's ZuneHD to arrive on UK shores this year?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gfinch View Post
    They'll have to do a lot to get regular people to buy these, Microsoft isn't 'cool' in most peoples books....
    I think you have a very valid point.

    Too many people will simply buy an iPod for the same reason they buy an iPhone, they don't need, and in the case of someone i've meet via a friend (who will never make the mistake of introducing me to a cycle courier who hates people who own Bentleys again) they couldn't even work the damn thing properly, and just couldn't understand how to rip a mix CD so it could playback smoothly.

    They just buy them because its status. The iPhone now allows people to buy them on credit. The zune will have to tap the lesser market, of non trendy people, who can afford what sounds a more expensive device.
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    If it plays FLAC files and ogg im sold! Never have and never will buy an Ipod. Have been using my Creative Zen Sleak Photo for years and its yet to fail me + it sounds better than any Ipod i have ever heard!
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    Re: News - Microsoft's ZuneHD to arrive on UK shores this year?

    About damm time, I'll be getting hold of this Having been on 1st and 2nd gen Zune's and being impressed I'm sure MS will once again deliver the goods! Finally a release outside of America!

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    Re: News - Microsoft's ZuneHD to arrive on UK shores this year?

    Don't think it will play flac or ogg, you'd have to trascode to WMA lossless or something.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheAnimus View Post
    Don't think it will play flac or ogg, you'd have to trascode to WMA lossless or something.
    Then i wont buy it to be honest. I dont see why thay can't just add support for them file formats. WMA lossless takes up far to much space compared to FLAC

    O well i'll just have to wait a see!
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