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    Interviews - HEXUS.TalkingShop: NVIDA, Tegra and the Zune HD

    Bea Longworth from NVIDIA talks to Scott and Sylvie about what the Tegra SoC offers end-users.
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    Re: Interviews - HEXUS.TalkingShop: NVIDA, Tegra and the Zune HD

    Bea fom Nvidia should come onto the Hexus.channel more often.

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    Re: Interviews - HEXUS.TalkingShop: NVIDA, Tegra and the Zune HD

    The room looks like a set for a blue shoot
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    for all intents it seems to be the same card minus some gays name on it and a shielded cover ? with OEM added to it - GoNz0.

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    Re: Interviews - HEXUS.TalkingShop: NVIDA, Tegra and the Zune HD

    I've owned a Zune HD I imported from The States for a few months now and while I kinda wish I got an iTouch for the apps, I prefer just about everything else about the device. Obviously the app issue will resolve itself over time, especially once it's more globally available (without paying £30 import duty!).

    As said in the video, the screen is awesome, the sound quality is crisp and the touch sensitivity is insane. I'm not sure if anyone else here understands how capacitive screens work but basically they detect your fingers electrical field, much the same way as Wacom graphics tablets etc. Theoretically, these devices can detect a finger that's not actually touching the screen, some Iiyama monitors (probably others, I've only personally used Iiyama multitouch screens) actually can. Either way, the Zune HD isn't /quite/ that sensetive, but I haven't yet been able to touch the screen gently enough that it fails to detect the touch. So yeah. It's good.

    Sound quality is crisp and clear, but being a basshead I preferred the sound on my old Samsung P2, as its bass was louder, clearer and it could play tones that, frankly, the Zune can't reach.

    As far as games go, the 3D graphics are pretty sweet for a device its size and battery life when running the GPU is pretty good too. My only gripe is that the 3D hardware isn't currently accessible through the XNA development suite, so actually making 3D games is out of developers bounds.

    Erp. I think I wrote a tad more than I expected to. Zune HD gets two thumbs up from me.

    Oh yeah. The SDK runs on Windows. While I respect that it's their device, I think Apple making their SDK only run on Mac OS is foolish, it cuts a huge number of possible developers from their market. Not that it stopped them becoming the premier app provider in the world... Ah well. Hopefully with the nice easy XNA Framework the Zune will get some community love too. *crosses fingers*

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    Re: Interviews - HEXUS.TalkingShop: NVIDA, Tegra and the Zune HD

    I'm rocking the Helicopter game on my now 3 yr old Zune 30, along with the addictive Hexic HD - who needs 3D ?
    Kalniel: "Nice review Tarinder - would it be possible to get a picture of the case when the components are installed (with the side off obviously)?"
    CAT-THE-FIFTH: "The Antec 300 is a case which has an understated and clean appearance which many people like. Not everyone is into e-peen looking computers which look like a cross between the imagination of a hyperactive 10 year old and a Frog."
    TKPeters: "Off to AVForum better Deal - £20+Vat for Free Shipping @ Scan"
    for all intents it seems to be the same card minus some gays name on it and a shielded cover ? with OEM added to it - GoNz0.

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