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Monday, January 18, 2010


1. For those of you who are hearing this name for the first time,lemme tell you what it is in brief? ZUNE is a Microsoft entertainment platform and portable media player on the lines of Ipod by Apple on a larger scale in terms of screen, capacity, features. etc. Of the various models of Zune, ZUNE120 measures 4.3 inches high by 2.4 inches wide. I will give some brief on this since i got this one recently.


2. Main menu has the following scroll down as shown in screen shot from my ZUNE.

- Music

- Videos

- Pictures

- Social

- Radio

- Market Place

- Games

- Settings

3. Further brief on few of these of interest are enumerated below

Market Place allows browsing, previewing & downloading music directly from Microsoft's Zune Marketplace online store. Marketplace submenu further allows choosing between browsing Songs, Albums, and New Releases, or search for specific music by keying in a few letters. Songs can be previewed for 30 seconds with the option to add them to your virtual cart or purchase and download immediately. By signing up for Microsoft's Zune Pass music-subscription service (a free 14-day trial is available).....still to be availed by me.....

ZUNE is WiFi enabled and allows keying in the passwords if required vide Zunepad.

Radio : An interesting part of my first few days of interaction with ZUNE was non running of FM stations till the time I got link to this thread ie that involved simply changing country from preset US to Europe

Video format : The only problem that I faced was that the horde of movies that I possess do not run directly on this.One needs to convert them to zune/ipod format with easy to use Windows Media Encoder....time consuming but worth it when we play it here on the ZUNE......I converted Sivaji Rajinikanth( fav) with a third party software Cucusoft...but was labelled with trial version watermark throughou(screen shot down) was quiet ok....then converted with windows media encoder...and worked perfectly fine....gr8 output in video and sound....

Ports : Only two including one to ear phone and the other to USB for interface with PC for sync and charging battery.

Capacity : 120 GB...thats awesome for storage!!!!!

4. Any one across with any difficulty or query on Zune player can just leave his/her problem....will get back asap.......thats a promise for while.....