Microsoft Zune 30 GB Hard Drive Portable Media Player

Audio Player, Video Player, Photo Viewer, FM Tuner - 3" Color LCD - MPN: JS800003
Product Details
Description
The Digital Media Player reinvented. With the Microsoft Zune you can wirelessly share selected full-length sample tracks, playlists, pictures or your home-grown tracks directly from Zune to Zune. Listen to those received full-length songs up to three times in three days, with the Option to flag the ones you like to easily purchase them the next time you sync up. Browse the Zune Marketplace for access to millions of songs, old and new. Use the bright 3 LCD screen to watch your favorite videos or browse pictures of your family and friends. 30GB of Storage means plenty of space for your music, photos, and videos. Never grow tired of your music with a built-in FM Tuner for access to local FM radio broadcasts. Reinvent your digital media experience with the Microsoft Zune!
Quick Glance
Total Included Memory 30 GB
System Connectivity 1 x Audio Out
System Compatibility PC
Storage Media Supported Hard Drive Portable Media Player
General Features Audio Player, Video Player, Photo Viewer, FM Tuner
normalized-Weight 5.6
Expert Reviews
1st Gen Zune is off to a good start.
4 Star Review  BurnWorld.com - Nov 27, 2007

M$ did a good job with trying to compete in the dominant iPod market with their 1st Gen Zune player. Able to play audio, video it also has a FM tuner and you can transfer songs wirelessly to another Zune player.

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Microsoft Zune 30GB
3.5 Star Review  testseek.com - Nov 7, 2008

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User Reviews
Fantastic Video player!
5 Star Review   By member florabing8 - Feb 4, 2008   

Strengths: Big Lcd A lot of accessories 30 GB capacity

Weakness: not support east Asian characters

I bought this mp4 when it was going to be replaced by ZUNE II. So the price is decent, and so is the function. It of course can play different kinds of video and audio format. It has 30GB capacity, so you can put a lot of movies in. Almost forget to mention its big LCD, which is its best attractions compared with other mp4s. In addition, it has a lot of accessories, such as automobile usage. But I found it doesn't support east Asian characters, which is annoying when you listen non-English musics. MS didn't give a solution yet. Hope it will come

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Works well on Balance
4 Star Review   By member tolkfam - Jan 27, 2008   

Strengths: Rip CD tracks efficiently and well

Weakness: Software a little confusing and sometimes doesn't do some of the less important things it's supposed to do.

On balance I am very pleased with the product. It's large capacity will let me store as much of my music collection as I would want. Sound through decent headphones is fine. Navigation to songs take a little getting used to but probably no different than any other device. Some complaints. It's unclear how to restore music I delete from my collection without having to make a folder on the hard drive copying the previously deleted item. There otherwise seems to be a button that would restore everything you ever deleted, not a particular targeted item. Maybe there's a way, but I had to use my indirect method. Also, some of the album cover art I added to those that had none from the data base show up on the desktop but don't sync to the device. Maybe I'm missing something here, too. Yet, for it's basic purpose of compiling and listening to music, I am pleased with it and on balance would recommend it.

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Excellent construction, much better value than iPod
4 Star Review   By member imcheap - Jan 23, 2008   

Strengths: Excellent construction, good screen size and controls.

Weakness: Battery life mediocre. Must use Zune software to sync.

I am very please with our Zune. We thing the construction is excellent and the screen size is good. I updated the firmware which resolved a lot of past issues. I like the color a lot with the green tinge at the edges - I'm down with brown! The user interface is easy to use. Down sides are that the battery life is mediocre. Also, the only way to sync the device is by using the Zune software, so there's no choices there.

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Review for Microsoft Zune 30GB Media Player - Brown
5 Star Review   By member woshihaoren - Jan 21, 2008   

Strengths: Large and light screen, Nice sound quality, Big storage.Affordable price

Bought this 30GB brown microsoft zune from Amazon at black friday.It has large screen and the sound quality is decent. The good point I want to highlight here is its large storage, I install everything inside it and it still has enough space for me to install other stuff. So it is also a mobile hard drive for me. In addtion, the price is also inexpensive for the brown color. I like it very much, highly recommended.

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Not So Merry Christmas!
1 Star Review     

Strengths: Eventually re-creditted my credit card.

Weakness: Led to believe the item was in stock.

Took way too long to let me know the item was no longer availabale and would not ship. I had to specifically ask for my money back. Finally got credited too late to make-up for an alternate holiday gift.

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Fantastic Electronics
5 Star Review   By member jpreed64 - Jan 2, 2008   

Strengths: Screen size, Ease of use, FM tuner, Storage capacity, Quality

Weakness: Unable to change out battery

Easy to install. I bought two of them for my teenagers. The one installed right away. The second one had a problem connecting. It displayed a battery with a power cord symbol on the display screen. Tech support was very helpfull and offered suggestions to fix the problem. I had to allow the unit to completely discharge then fully recharge the unit for six hours and allow it to fully drain the battery again. I did that overnight and reconnected it again the next day. I waited a little while after connecting the unit and it took right off, and it has been working great every since. I love the way the music, videos, and pictures load into them. I can import music that I have stored in my windows media player with no problem. The software is simple and complements my other music players unlike other players software. I would recommend this player to anyone, young or old, we all love the players. Excellent quality product!

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Microsoft Zune 30 GB Brown
3 Star Review   By member moore_er - Jan 1, 2008   

Strengths: It holds a lot of files, songs, video etc.

Weakness: The software program to use it is cumbersome

I bought this MP3 player for my son. For the size it was the most value for gigabytes. He had a hard time setting up the software and getting it to run correctly. It seems to be okay with him, although certainly not the best. You get what you pay for!

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Microsoft Zune 30GB Media Player
4 Star Review   By member whatuphomey - Dec 26, 2007   

Strengths: Nice screen, easy to use and navigate menus

Great player, the screen looks great. Battery life is good even with video playing. Has wireless synch option, nice not to have to plug in a cable to do that. Just updated to latest firmware for podcast playback.

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Much better bargain than iPod
5 Star Review   By member ryfighterb - Dec 14, 2007   

Strengths: Large screen, simple navigation, nice graphic detail and ease of use with software, great price. The new Firmware is awesome and simple. It's sturdy. Photos look amazing on the large screen.

Weakness: A little bulkier than iPod, but I don't really see it as a weakness. It's easier to carry around. Accessories aren't easy to find.

I have never wanted an iPod. iTunes is horrible software and the iPod is so limited. I bought a 30GB Zune a couple months ago, and I absolutely love it. It's far better than iPod for the features, software, price, quality, and the screen is nearly twice the size. It also has FM radio and wireless, which iPods don't have. My girlfriend loves it too. She just sold her 30 GB iPod (which she didn't like at all) so she can get a Zune. It's such a great value for the money and the best MP3 player on the market. I bought mine for only $99 new.

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NIce MP3/video player
4 Star Review   By member tyronechow - Dec 13, 2007   

Strengths: Decent video and audio quality and battery life

Weakness: a little bulky and not a stylish as the iPod; Need to use microsoft software; no outlet plug

Overall, I am happy with the Zune. It has good video and audio qaulity with large hard drive and good battery life. However, I wish i can recharge without a computer. In addition I wish it was plug and play without having to install any software to manage data on the Zune.

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Product Details
Description
The Digital Media Player reinvented. With the Microsoft Zune you can wirelessly share selected full-length sample tracks, playlists, pictures or your home-grown tracks directly from Zune to Zune. Listen to those received full-length songs up to three times in three days, with the Option to flag the ones you like to easily purchase them the next time you sync up. Browse the Zune Marketplace for access to millions of songs, old and new. Use the bright 3 LCD screen to watch your favorite videos or browse pictures of your family and friends. 30GB of Storage means plenty of space for your music, photos, and videos. Never grow tired of your music with a built-in FM Tuner for access to local FM radio broadcasts. Reinvent your digital media experience with the Microsoft Zune!
Quick Glance
Total Included Memory 30 GB
System Connectivity 1 x Audio Out
System Compatibility PC
Storage Media Supported Hard Drive Portable Media Player
General Features Audio Player, Video Player, Photo Viewer, FM Tuner
normalized-Weight 5.6
Summary
Product Title Microsoft Zune 30 GB Hard Drive Portable Media Player
Manufacturer Microsoft
Power Score 4.0 | 29 Reviews
Video Quality
Video Format: WMV, MPEG-4, QuickTime MOV
Display Type: Color LCD
Diagonal Screen Size: 3 in
Audio Quality
Audio Codecs Supported: MP3, WMA, AAC
Battery
Battery Life (Audio): 12 hour(s)
Compatibility
Network Architecture Supported: Wireless Ethernet - 11 Mbps IEEE802.11b, Wireless Ethernet - 54 Mbps IEEE802.11g
Dimensions
Height: 4.4 in
Weight: 5.6 oz
Width: 2.4 in
Depth: 0.58 in
More Info
URL: Manufacturer Link
Additional Specifications
Product Line: Zune
Product Functions: FM Tuner
Dimensions: 2.24" Height x 5.55" Width x 5.55" Depth
Additional Features: FM Tuner, Photo Viewer
Brand Name: Microsoft
Audio Output Connectors: Audio - Headphone Out (1/8" Mini)
Battery Rechargeable: Yes
Batteries Included: Yes
Included Components: Headphones, USB Cable
Maximum Number of Songs: 15000
Maximum Video Playback Duration: 100 Hour
Power Source: Rechargeable Battery
SKU: DMSTJS800003US
Description: Zune 30GB Media Player - White
Maximum Audio Playback Duration: 1000 Hour
Radio Tuner Type: FM
Frequency Band: Features:Can make playlists on the go and watch a slide show while you're listeningWirelessly share selected full-length sample tracks, playlists, pictures or your home-grown tracks directly from Zune to ZuneAutomatically imports your existing music, pictures and videos from iTunes and Windows Media Player in a variety of formats
Average Playback Time: 12 hour(s)
Expert Reviews
1st Gen Zune is off to a good start.
4 Star Review  BurnWorld.com - Nov 27, 2007

M$ did a good job with trying to compete in the dominant iPod market with their 1st Gen Zune player. Able to play audio, video it also has a FM tuner and you can transfer songs wirelessly to another Zune player.

Read the full review »

Microsoft Zune 30GB
3.5 Star Review  testseek.com - Nov 7, 2008

Testseek.com has collected 49 expert reviews for Microsoft Zune 30GB and the average expert rating is 72 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Testseek.com to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.

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User Reviews
Fantastic Video player!
5 Star Review   By member florabing8 - Feb 4, 2008   

Strengths: Big Lcd A lot of accessories 30 GB capacity

Weakness: not support east Asian characters

I bought this mp4 when it was going to be replaced by ZUNE II. So the price is decent, and so is the function. It of course can play different kinds of video and audio format. It has 30GB capacity, so you can put a lot of movies in. Almost forget to mention its big LCD, which is its best attractions compared with other mp4s. In addition, it has a lot of accessories, such as automobile usage. But I found it doesn't support east Asian characters, which is annoying when you listen non-English musics. MS didn't give a solution yet. Hope it will come

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Works well on Balance
4 Star Review   By member tolkfam - Jan 27, 2008   

Strengths: Rip CD tracks efficiently and well

Weakness: Software a little confusing and sometimes doesn't do some of the less important things it's supposed to do.

On balance I am very pleased with the product. It's large capacity will let me store as much of my music collection as I would want. Sound through decent headphones is fine. Navigation to songs take a little getting used to but probably no different than any other device. Some complaints. It's unclear how to restore music I delete from my collection without having to make a folder on the hard drive copying the previously deleted item. There otherwise seems to be a button that would restore everything you ever deleted, not a particular targeted item. Maybe there's a way, but I had to use my indirect method. Also, some of the album cover art I added to those that had none from the data base show up on the desktop but don't sync to the device. Maybe I'm missing something here, too. Yet, for it's basic purpose of compiling and listening to music, I am pleased with it and on balance would recommend it.

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Excellent construction, much better value than iPod
4 Star Review   By member imcheap - Jan 23, 2008   

Strengths: Excellent construction, good screen size and controls.

Weakness: Battery life mediocre. Must use Zune software to sync.

I am very please with our Zune. We thing the construction is excellent and the screen size is good. I updated the firmware which resolved a lot of past issues. I like the color a lot with the green tinge at the edges - I'm down with brown! The user interface is easy to use. Down sides are that the battery life is mediocre. Also, the only way to sync the device is by using the Zune software, so there's no choices there.

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Review for Microsoft Zune 30GB Media Player - Brown
5 Star Review   By member woshihaoren - Jan 21, 2008   

Strengths: Large and light screen, Nice sound quality, Big storage.Affordable price

Bought this 30GB brown microsoft zune from Amazon at black friday.It has large screen and the sound quality is decent. The good point I want to highlight here is its large storage, I install everything inside it and it still has enough space for me to install other stuff. So it is also a mobile hard drive for me. In addtion, the price is also inexpensive for the brown color. I like it very much, highly recommended.

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Not So Merry Christmas!
1 Star Review     

Strengths: Eventually re-creditted my credit card.

Weakness: Led to believe the item was in stock.

Took way too long to let me know the item was no longer availabale and would not ship. I had to specifically ask for my money back. Finally got credited too late to make-up for an alternate holiday gift.

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Fantastic Electronics
5 Star Review   By member jpreed64 - Jan 2, 2008   

Strengths: Screen size, Ease of use, FM tuner, Storage capacity, Quality

Weakness: Unable to change out battery

Easy to install. I bought two of them for my teenagers. The one installed right away. The second one had a problem connecting. It displayed a battery with a power cord symbol on the display screen. Tech support was very helpfull and offered suggestions to fix the problem. I had to allow the unit to completely discharge then fully recharge the unit for six hours and allow it to fully drain the battery again. I did that overnight and reconnected it again the next day. I waited a little while after connecting the unit and it took right off, and it has been working great every since. I love the way the music, videos, and pictures load into them. I can import music that I have stored in my windows media player with no problem. The software is simple and complements my other music players unlike other players software. I would recommend this player to anyone, young or old, we all love the players. Excellent quality product!

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Microsoft Zune 30 GB Brown
3 Star Review   By member moore_er - Jan 1, 2008   

Strengths: It holds a lot of files, songs, video etc.

Weakness: The software program to use it is cumbersome

I bought this MP3 player for my son. For the size it was the most value for gigabytes. He had a hard time setting up the software and getting it to run correctly. It seems to be okay with him, although certainly not the best. You get what you pay for!

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Microsoft Zune 30GB Media Player
4 Star Review   By member whatuphomey - Dec 26, 2007   

Strengths: Nice screen, easy to use and navigate menus

Great player, the screen looks great. Battery life is good even with video playing. Has wireless synch option, nice not to have to plug in a cable to do that. Just updated to latest firmware for podcast playback.

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Much better bargain than iPod
5 Star Review   By member ryfighterb - Dec 14, 2007   

Strengths: Large screen, simple navigation, nice graphic detail and ease of use with software, great price. The new Firmware is awesome and simple. It's sturdy. Photos look amazing on the large screen.

Weakness: A little bulkier than iPod, but I don't really see it as a weakness. It's easier to carry around. Accessories aren't easy to find.

I have never wanted an iPod. iTunes is horrible software and the iPod is so limited. I bought a 30GB Zune a couple months ago, and I absolutely love it. It's far better than iPod for the features, software, price, quality, and the screen is nearly twice the size. It also has FM radio and wireless, which iPods don't have. My girlfriend loves it too. She just sold her 30 GB iPod (which she didn't like at all) so she can get a Zune. It's such a great value for the money and the best MP3 player on the market. I bought mine for only $99 new.

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NIce MP3/video player
4 Star Review   By member tyronechow - Dec 13, 2007   

Strengths: Decent video and audio quality and battery life

Weakness: a little bulky and not a stylish as the iPod; Need to use microsoft software; no outlet plug

Overall, I am happy with the Zune. It has good video and audio qaulity with large hard drive and good battery life. However, I wish i can recharge without a computer. In addition I wish it was plug and play without having to install any software to manage data on the Zune.

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Zune 30GB Media Player
3 Star Review   By member Bhagwan - Dec 10, 2007   

Strengths: Great player for songs, video, photo and lot of storage space

Weakness: Should come with AC adapter could not make out how to change the battery

Got this for $98.99 is a great player the video are clear and sound quality is good. Like some of the other players in the market does not show up as additional drive when attached to the computer so has to be synchronize cannot just drag and drop or copy files. Takes long time to synchronize could not delete files. And could not make out how to change the battery once the battery is dead.

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Zune 30GB Media Player
4 Star Review   By member h_c_i_a - Dec 5, 2007   

Strengths: Inexpensive; decent sound qaulity; large storage; FM tuner

Weakness: little bulky; cannot use as expernal HD; might not be able to set up folders for quicker search

Overall, this does everything (Play MP3 and video and listen to radio) I want to for only $100. I can store all my mp3 file (10,000+) on this HD. I just need to figure out a easy way to organize and find the file i want. Sound quality is great.

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GREAT little gadget
4 Star Review   By member johnny42544 - Nov 30, 2007   

Strengths: Good screen, good fidelity

Weakness: You have to figure things out on your own. Little to no documentation comes with the Zune. Can not be used as a supplemental hard drive. It recognizes only specific files.

I got this to replace a Jukebox which was about 4 years old. The Zune is a BIG improvement over it. Uploading from the old MP3 player was a breeze, but time consuming. But with over 3,000 songs loaded, what can you expect. This color can be had pretty cheap right now (under $100) and it is WELL worth the price. Not all the bells and whistles that the newest versions have, but a great purchase!

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Zune 30 GB
4 Star Review   By member ready2run2 - Nov 29, 2007   

Strengths: good mp3 player, does not scratch easily

Weakness: battery life

The zune is a good mp3 for the money that you pay for it. The new firmware update for the hardware and software make it much easier to use than before. It now supports podcasts and different audio/video formats. Overall, the zune is a good mp3 player for those looking for one.

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review for zune 30gb media player
4 Star Review   By member comersha - Nov 26, 2007   

Strengths: the name of iPod killer

Weakness: the quality of the voice

When it was sold at the first time, it was called as iPod killer. After I used both and compared them carefully, I found that this one is close to iPod, but not as good as iPod in terms of sound quality. Concerning the dropped price, it is a good product for kids.

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comments for microsoft zune 30GB media player
4 Star Review   By member zhengjie76 - Nov 26, 2007   

Strengths: portable, nice appearance

Weakness: screen is not big enough

I have several media players. Zune has very good quality in terms of sound and outlook. Although it is not as so many function as the Phillips media player, it is portable. A good choice.

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zune 30gb player
5 Star Review     

Strengths: Just about everything, it is really cool to send stuff to your friends, also it has a nice screen and nice video quality. now it even has a new capability to wirelessly sync, now thats just cool.

Weakness: all i can say is dont drop it but that goes for any mp3 player.

microsoft is awesome, they send plenty of updates and new firmware updates the latest of which allows you to wireslely sync. i down right love it and ive been very pleased with microsofts service especially when i broke mine, they sent me a brand new one no charge.

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Microsoft Zune 30GB
4 Star Review   By member fates - Oct 29, 2007   

Strengths: excellent audio, video, and photos playback, good FM, and wireless sharing

Weakness: maximum capacity is 30GB, and cannot play protected content, a bit clunky and heavy

The Zune is an mp3 player that come with a 3-inch screen. It runs on a customized version of Portable Media Center software. The Zune also features an FM tuner and a integrated Wi-Fi chip, which allows it to seek out other Zunes. This allows users share music and photos. The Zune may be a thicker than the ipod than the 30GB iPod, but in my opinion it is sturdier and screen is beautiful to watch over long periods of time. Just wish they could have slimmed down the physical dimensions a bit. Overall a very good player for a great price (I paid $99). I plan on keeping this one in my car.

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A excellent MP4 player at this price!
4 Star Review   By member pastel_wzb - Oct 25, 2007   

Strengths: 3.5 LCD, easy setup and friendly interface

Weakness: a little bit thick, no other language support

This is the first mp4 player I bought. It has its advantages compared with Ipod, espically the large LCD and competitive price. The LCD is bright with high resolution. You shouldn't complain more about the price around $100. The problem is that it is a little bit thick and heavy as a portable player. In addition, english is the only language ZUNE supports, that will be a pain.

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I'm Impressed
4 Star Review     

Strengths: Good sound quality (replace the included headphones with your own). The album art integration is nice. I really like the flag feature, I use it every day to mark songs that need their tags fixed.

Weakness: One thing that bugs me is that there is no way to change the EQ easily during playback. You have to go the the main menu->settings->music->EQ->and click select to cycle through the different EQs.

Had mine for about a week, and I love it. Battery holds up okay, I get about 12hrs of tunes. Being a Windows Media Player user I found the Transition to the Zune software very painless. The Zune is VERY simple to use. Those of you looking for an MP3 player with tons of settings and things to tweak will be disappointed. Zune firmware 2.0 due out in November free to all Zune owners new and old. I am also very excited to see how the new wireless sync feature works in 2.0. A GREAT FREE VIDEO CONVERTER: www.erightsoft.com/SUP... Takes some getting use to but it's free, and there is a setup template for Zune so the videos come out great. Can also copy from DVDs. (See site for more details).

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Great
5 Star Review   By member gogeta1278 - Oct 18, 2007   

Strengths: -30 GB -3 inch screen -Upgradability of Firmware -FM Tuner

Weakness: -Cant be used as external hard drive -No voice recording

This is an excellent mp3 player. It is slightly larger than I wanted it to be but still is amazing. The 3 inch screen is perfect for watching movies and music videos. The 30 GB hard drive is large enough to hold thousands of songs and is very hard to fill. Furthermore, as of now the Zune can have its firmware upgraded to the Zune 2 firware (version 2.1). This allows wireless sync of the device, which adds to the already outstanding features. Also it has features Ipods dont like a FM tuner. The Zune is a great mp3 and video player for anyone.

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goodbuy ...for the price
4 Star Review   By member aarthiiyer - Oct 9, 2007   

Strengths: 30gb memory..looks gud,large lcd screen

Weakness: too bulky

Large Screen, Battery Life, Wi Fi, FM Tuner, Colors, Option of updating software instead of having to buy the latest models to upgrade. its a gr8 buy than the overpriced apple,but lil bulky.

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Do Your Research Zune has a WEAK SPOT
1 Star Review   By member wrenchman20 - Oct 5, 2007   

Strengths: i like the 30g hard drive and the audio plays many different formats and is easy to use. The video has good quality

Weakness: The video is very confusing at first and you have to buy extra software to convert many formats. point systen for downloads is crazy. Once you get it figured out the screen cracks for unknown reason

Microsoft Zune LCD screens are a serious defect. Worst of all Microsoft says its not covered and they will not fix it at any price. mine cracked in about 60 days as i was scrolling my songs it cracked right before my eyes. I did a Google search and found thousands of the same complaints. Don't take my word, check for yourself. I am surprised that I am the only one on this site with this problem.

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Microsoft Zune 30GB media player is awesome!
4 Star Review   By member superchief - Sep 8, 2007   

Strengths: The "Channel Info" coded FM Radio, "Large LCD Screen" and "Wireless Communication" between units make it a "CUT ABOVE" the Apple I-POD.

Weakness: My only complaint is probably the fact it's a little wider than the compettition, the switches are a little more low tech and there are fewer accessories available for it than the competition I-POD.

I have no real complaints concerning the Microsoft Zune media player. I've now owned two, as my first one was stolen. I had to buy another one, as they are addictive. I have 1,461 songs and 1,654 high resolution pictures with 21.99GB free and haven't even loaded any video. My daughters both have I-PODS, as they are "cool looking" but admit that my ZUNE is more functional. So the question is: 'Function' or 'looks'?

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very good mp4 player
4 Star Review   By member cocoxu - Aug 27, 2007   

Strengths: Big storage with a 30GB hard drive; can support multiple format media files and plus a FM radio receiver

Weakness: software is not easy to use; a little bit bulky

MS Zune media player comes with a 30GB internal hard drive which can store lots of music, movies and pictures. I like this brown color one since brown is my favorite color all the time. Got it as a gift from my wife and like it so much. The quality of sound is terrific and watching videos and pictures are amazing on it. Good resolution of LCD displayer. But I have to say its software is not easy for everyone to operate. It took me hours to make it work. And I still got trouble to make it work as an external hard drive, but that will be just a plus.

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The Zune is Well Worth the Money.
5 Star Review   By member bvcorvette21 - May 28, 2007   

Strengths: The Zune includes a 30GB hard drive, capable of storing songs, videos, pictures, and more. It also comes with a build in digital FM tuner. Plus, the Zune allows you to share songs wirelessly.

Weakness: The only weakness that is also shares with the Ipod Video is that is a bit chunky.

I bought my Zune in February of 2007. It has been such a grand purchase. I treasure it and I use it about 1-2 daily. The Zune is great because anyone can share songs with other Zunes because of the built-in wireless card. It is simply amazing. You can share songs, videos, recordings, TV shows, and pictures with other members of the Zune society. I would reccomend this product to anyone who is looking for an "easy to get used to" product that will produce a lot of fun, entertainment and power. It is well worth getting and the Zune is quite fun. It has a built-in FM tuner which is more than any one of the iPods have. This device has had a major positive impact on my life.

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Zune
5 Star Review     

Strengths: Has radio, video, pictures, and music. the most amazing mp3 player. same price as the 30 gig ipod video.

Weakness: You can send things to other zune devices but they only can keep it for 3 days. a little bit bigger than the ipod video

I really like my zune, ive had it for almost 2 weeks now and its been amazing. i would recommend this over ipod any day. If you are more of a microsoft person this is the perfect thing for you. it uses microsoft windows media player. not itunes.

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