Ipod Video V. Zune

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  1. flee

    flee Well-Known Member

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    Well i have an ipod video but am thinking of giving it to my younger brother and getting me a zune. hopefully you guys know what the 2 are. Im asking if someone here has a zune to ask what its like and it it worth it? :)
     
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    Better yet:
    To save your brother from nothing but trouble, sell the iPod on eBay to some poor little guy. Buy a Zune, and tell your brother to buy one also.
     
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    Better yet, don't buy a Zune, but a Creative.

    Creative hasn't sold out to the music industry.
     
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    True, true. I was going to suggest Creative Vision : M, but I didn't want to seem like a ZVM fanboy.
     
  5. johndapunk FTW

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    I love my Zune. It is true although that it needs extra software features. I haven't found any bugs, but I have found stuff they need to add.
     
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    Good thing you didn't get an iPod then. Featureless extraordinare, that thing is.
     
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    why does everyone hate ipod? I have a ipod it has NEVER crashed and the only thing wrong with it (its like 2-4 years old) is that the battery life is a little shorter then when I got it.
     
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    I had a Video for awhile, it wasn't that bad. I didn't like the small screen though. Unfortunately, the Zune doesn't have games (not that I much ever played the iPod games), maybe future software upgrades will include pinball? (Maybe I'm getting my hopes up too high :P)
     
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    I have a video, it's great, I love the scroll wheel, the games (hold em poker, pac man, et cetera) the video quality is great and over all I've yet to have trouble with it over the 6 month + period I've owned it. People that do are the ones that unplug it without going through the "safely remove hardware" thing.
    My friend just got a Zune though, I was messing around with it and It was alright, not something I'd consider buying to replace my iPod. Nothing on it that's not on the iPod (Besides the transfer of files between people.. but that only lasts for 3 plays anyways so bleh). But he also said it automatically converts the videos to its format and the quality on some of the ones he had was um horrible, partially because the screen is wider so a lot of it gets stretched.
    I suggest you just stick with the iPod from what I've experienced with it and the Zune. You'r eonly loosing features and trust me when I say the switch will have you saying... wtf how to you control this damn thing. Because when I picked it up I lost the easy mobility I had with the iPod, the buttons change when you are watching videos and do different things. Just a hassle really, and took me about 5 minutes to figure out the volume lol.
    You wanted feedback and you got it, the best I could do for you bud.
     
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    Screw Both.. Get a psp and a 2 GB mem card.. theirs also rumors that samsung is going to come out witha 40 GB HD for teh psp.. but if iits ipod vs zune.. ZUNE.. i hate ipods way of working as you must using Itunes to send songs.. i know theirs third party applications but still ITUNES == GAY
     
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    well ill just save up to get a zune and check it out, :) thanks for the opinions.
     
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    Your sig does that for you already.


    Anu, those rumors are false, the homebrew comunity would piss their pants if that happened though.

    The real downside of the Zune from what I can see is that the resolutions are the same for the Ipod Video and the Zune. So does it stretch the screen or what?

    The other downside, although more of an upside for the Ipod Video is the Zune doesn't have any way to have linux with Iboy/Imame.
     
  13. SpartanOps21

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    i got a zune for christmas, and it is very nice in my opinion. it comes with a 14-day free trial card and u can download all the music u want. im not sure if the music expires after 14 days. im gonna have to get back 2 u on that on january 7 :D. The quality on the zune is awesome in terms of video. the big screen is awesome. as long as the video itself is medium quality, i=then its perfect on the zune. u can also set ur own background with any picture u want (garfield FTW!!). the only con i have about it is the fact that it doesnt come with an ac adapter. u have to recharge it via ur computer while its on. adapter only costs $30 though. well that was my 0.02ยข :D
     
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    I love my iPod.
    I had a Zune in my own hands for the first time last week, and it sucks, honestly. It is bigger than a Game Boy Color wtf O_O
    Go for iPod all the way. No more questions.
     
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    iPod has the best design and very user-friendly. iPod is worth it.
     

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