Microsoft 16GB Zune HD Video MP3 Player - EHD-00001

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It is fast, it is beautiful, surprisingly lightweight but solid, and the device and screen are the perfect size. First off, the new Zune 4.0 software is awesome, it is the upgrade from 3.0. My computer is over 6 years old, 1 gig of ram, and the Zune software installs and runs without issue and looks sweet. Connected my Zune HD, device software updated itself, and I was up and running. The display is amazing, it looks so clear, crisp, and bright. Then, the graphical interface. It just works. Learning curve - I don't think so, the menu navigation feels right, and you get the hang of it within seconds. Another shocker is the speed. The flip feature (tilt device sideways for landscape view) is instantaneous. I couldn't believe it, so I loaded more and more albums, photos, and video, and it still flies. HD radio? YES and it is a great feature to have. Many people have been saying, "HD radio is not a selling point". Wow, maybe not, but when you have it, you use it. Even with all of my music, I just want radio sometimes. Internet is fast. Mobile GMAIL runs and looks nice. The keyboard works well. Kind of small, but you just get the hang of it and you are good to go. If you have monster fingers, use a stylus. Zune Marketplace has some free apps and games available right now. I downloaded them and they all look stunning. The Weather app is simple but gorgeous and hopefully any new apps will follow that design template. Games are 3D and go counter to the flash-obvious games on the iPod touch, which remind me of cartoons. Need more apps, but they will come. iPod touch had no apps at release, they came later. By the way, I think the iPod touch is an awesome innovative player, but right now, right here, the ZUNE HD is the next level. Why? OLED, Tegra Graphics, HD Radio, and a more streamlined device to name a few. WiFi is fast. It found the closest network automatically. Music quality is second to none. Great sound. I also love how the album art turns into a screensaver when listening. Please try one out if you are undecided. I heard BestBuy in my area is out of stock. On-line ordering also showed out of stock on the 14th. Get this if you can, because they will be in short supply come the holidays. Amazing. Great job Microsoft. Keep it up! Windows 7, now this. Well done!

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Great looking and great working product... Now we need more apps! I just purchased my second Zune (for wifey) I don't like to share! LOL... I highly recommend this product. Very slick, very cool.

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BEST TOUCH PLAYER YOU CAN BUY RIGHT NOW

by Ro No on 9/16/2009

It is fast, it is beautiful, surprisingly lightweight but solid, and the device and screen are the perfect size. First off, the new Zune 4.0 software is awesome, it is the upgrade from 3.0. My computer is over 6 years old, 1 gig of ram, and the Zune software installs and runs without issue and looks sweet. Connected my Zune HD, device software updated itself, and I was up and running. The display is amazing, it looks so clear, crisp, and bright. Then, the graphical interface. It just works. Learning curve - I don't think so, the menu navigation feels right, and you get the hang of it within seconds. Another shocker is the speed. The flip feature (tilt device sideways for landscape view) is instantaneous. I couldn't believe it, so I loaded more and more albums, photos, and video, and it still flies. HD radio? YES and it is a great feature to have. Many people have been saying, "HD radio is not a selling point". Wow, maybe not, but when you have it, you use it. Even with all of my music, I just want radio sometimes. Internet is fast. Mobile GMAIL runs and looks nice. The keyboard works well. Kind of small, but you just get the hang of it and you are good to go. If you have monster fingers, use a stylus. Zune Marketplace has some free apps and games available right now. I downloaded them and they all look stunning. The Weather app is simple but gorgeous and hopefully any new apps will follow that design template. Games are 3D and go counter to the flash-obvious games on the iPod touch, which remind me of cartoons. Need more apps, but they will come. iPod touch had no apps at release, they came later. By the way, I think the iPod touch is an awesome innovative player, but right now, right here, the ZUNE HD is the next level. Why? OLED, Tegra Graphics, HD Radio, and a more streamlined device to name a few. WiFi is fast. It found the closest network automatically. Music quality is second to none. Great sound. I also love how the album art turns into a screensaver when listening. Please try one out if you are undecided. I heard BestBuy in my area is out of stock. On-line ordering also showed out of stock on the 14th. Get this if you can, because they will be in short supply come the holidays. Amazing. Great job Microsoft. Keep it up! Windows 7, now this. Well done! Read More

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by Rick on 10/13/2009

Great looking and great working product... Now we need more apps! I just purchased my second Zune (for wifey) I don't like to share! LOL... I highly recommend this product. Very slick, very cool. Read More

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Product Overview

What is Zune?

Instant entertainment you control
Zune is the premium digital experience that gives you access to the latest in entertainment and technology, allowing you to enjoy, connect, and discover content in a whole new way – the way you like it. Browse, stream, buy, and play all you want, including music, HD video, podcasts, games, and much more. Gain the freedom to enjoy your entertainment; Zune is everywhere you are – on your PC, Zune portable player, and Xbox 360® through Xbox LIVE®. Zune brings your content up front, so you’re always in control.

  • HD Radio™ Technology: More Stations, better sound, no fees.
  • HD-compatible Video: High quality video on the go or on your HDTV.
  • Internet Browsing: News, email, traffic? It’s all in your pocket.
  • OLED Touch Screen: Wide view with a special touch.
  • Games: More games, more fun.

    Zune HD

    Portable perfection
    The new Zune HD wireless media player takes you closer and connects you to a whole new world of entertainment. With built-in HD Radio™ receiver, HD-compatible video, multi-touch navigation, OLED screen, and games, Zune HD delivers the next level in music and video experiences.

  • Zune HD 16GB: Holds up to 5 hours of high definition video, or 22 hours of standard definition video, or 4,000 songs, or 25,000 pictures.

    HD Radio™ Technology
  • The new Zune HD gives you access to many local HD Radio stations with crystal-clear digital sound at no extra cost. Receive additional channels from your local stations and get more of the content you love, including sports, news, and music, in various genres and formats.
  • Like something you hear on HD Radio? Song tagging technology allows you to buy the song if you are connected to a Wi-Fi network or to tag it for later purchase.

    HD-compatible Video
  • Watch HD movies, TV shows, and more on your HDTV directly from your Zune HD. Just connect via the Zune HD&AV Dock to your HDTV (both sold separately) to watch 720p HD video. The Zune HD will also play your videos on the go in its sharp, brilliant OLED screen. Videos on the player are downscaled to fit the screen at 480 x 272 – not HD resolution.

    Quickplay
  • Get instant access to your stuff with shortcuts to favorites, recently downloaded or played music, videos, and more. Quickplay cuts through the clutter and brings up front the content you care about most.

    Games
  • Loaded with multi-touch and accelerometer, the Zune HD player makes portable gaming even more exciting. Download from our catalog of free games and popular titles - play them all to the sound of your favorite music.

    OLED Touchscreen
  • Get instant access to your content with multi-touch navigation. With a 3.3-inch size and vivid 16:9 display (480 x 272 resolution), truer and brighter entertainment is at your fingertips.

    Wireless
  • Zune HD allows you to buy, stream, and update your music – and download free games – wirelessly via a Wi-Fi connection. Feeling entangled? Wirelessly sync your Zune HD to your home PC via your home network. You can also stream millions of songs over Wi-Fi directly to your Zune HD and turn it into a portable digital jukebox.

    Internet Browsing
  • Surf the web anytime, anywhere you have a Wi-Fi connection. Enjoy your favorite websites with a well featured web browser, including tap-to-zoom technology, built-in accelerometer, and touchscreen QWERTY keyboard.

    Zune Marketplace

    Shop for music, movies, TV shows, games, and podcasts Download free Zune software to access Zune Marketplace from your PC. Download or stream new music, rent the latest movies, buy TV shows, and watch free trailers and previews – plus thousands of audio and video podcasts. You can also download from our catalog of free games including classic and other popular titles.

  • Create custom playlists based on the artist, album or song you choose with Smart DJ. You’ll rediscover old favorites in your collection and if you are a Zune Pass subscriber, you’ll find new ones from Zune Marketplace.
  • Pick an artist or band, or a song you like, then launch Mixview to find related artists and albums – even like-minded listeners in the Zune community.
  • Zune Channels are custom programmed playlists that deliver music from a variety of expert sources. As a Zune Pass subscriber, Channels will automatically update whenever you’re connected to the Internet.
  • HD movies, TV shows, and more: Rent or purchase from a great selection of video in both high and standard definition. Watch on demand right on your PC or take them to go on your Zune HD player.
  • Buy once, play on multiple screens (coming soon): With Zune, now you can buy a movie or TV shows on your Xbox 360 and download them again to watch and enjoy later on your PC or Zune HD.

    More About HD Radio™ Technology

    HD Radio broadcasting allows FM stations to offer additional channels called HD2/HD3 channels. There are hundreds of new FREE local FM channels across the country giving you more choices. So, you get access to new channels that play more of what you like to hear; more music and talk from the stations you’re already plugged into.

    Crystal-Clear Sound
    Tune into HD FM stations and get CD-quality sound. Say goodbye to unwanted pops, hisses and dropouts with the Zune HD player’s HD Radio receiver.

    No Fees
    There are no subscription fees. Once you’ve purchased a Zune HD, you can get digital FM stations, including HD2 and HD3 channels with more music, sports and news.

    All Your Stations Are Still There
    Zune HD tunes in both analog and HD Radio stations. So you will still get all the FM stations you love plus many more. In total nearly 2000 stations nationwide are already broadcasting a digital HD Radio signal, plus over 1050 HD2/H3 channels.

    It’s not Satellite Radio
    HD Radio broadcasting comes from many of your favorite local FM radio stations broadcasting digitally, producing radically improved sound, and many more HD FM channels.

    Xbox Integration

    Expand your entertainment with Xbox 360® (coming soon)
    Receive instant HD video streaming from Zune on Xbox LIVE® Marketplace. Zune features movies, TV shows, and more in both high and standard definition. Browse and watch from thousands of titles for rent or purchase available instantly through Microsoft’s Smooth Streaming technology. Buy video once and watch on multiple screens: on your Xbox 360, Zune player, and PC. See www.xbox.com/live for system requirements.

    Zune Pass

    Enjoy unlimited music for one low monthly fee
    A $14.99 monthly Zune Pass gives you unlimited access to millions of songs in Zune Marketplace. Download or stream your favorites and experiment with as much new music as you like. Listen whenever you want on up to three PCs and three Zune players, while you keep your Zune Pass active. In addition, each month you’ll receive 10 free song credits to redeem for MP3s that are yours to keep forever.
  • Specifications

    Manufacturer Microsoft
    Mfg Part# EHD-00001
    SKU 211871832
    UPC 882224858090
    UPC 14 00882224858090
    Sales Rank 43397
    Tech Specs
    Capacity:
    16 gigabytes (GB)
    Up to 5 hours of high definition video from Zune Marketplace, or 48 hours of video optimized for device, or 4,000 songs, or 25,000 pictures
    Color: Onyx Black
    Size and Weight: Size: 52.7 mm x 102.1 mm x 8.9 mm (w x h x d); Weight: 2.6 ounces (74 grams)
    Battery:
    Music: up to 33 hours (wireless off); video: up to 8.5 hours
    Charge Time: Approximately 3 hours when connected to your PC, approximately 2 hours with AC adapter
    Screen:
    Size: 3.3-inch OLED color display, 16:9 aspect ratio
    Type: Scratch-resistant glass with Touch input capability
    Orientation: Vertical (music) and horizontal (pictures and videos)
    Resolution: 480 pixels x 272 pixels
    Wireless: Connectivity: 802.11b/g compatible
    Wireless Sync:
    Yes
    Connectivity: 802.11b/g compatible
    Authentication modes: Open, WEP, WPA, and WPA2
    Encryption modes: WEP 64- and 128-bit, TKIP, and AES
    Audio Support:
    Windows Media® Audio Standard[4] (WMA) (.wma): Up to 384 Kbps; constant bit rate (CBR) and variable bit rate (VBR) up to 48-kHz sample rate. WMA Pro 2-channel up to 768 Kbps; CBR and VBR up to 48-kHz.
    WMA Lossless: 2 channel up to 768 kbps and 48 kHz.
    Advanced Audio Coding (AAC-LC) (.mp4, .m4a, .m4b ) - .m4a and .m4b files without FairPlay DRM up to 320 Kbps; CBR and VBR up to 48-kHz.
    MP3 (.mp3) – Up to 320 Kbps; CBR and VBR up to 48-kHz.
    Picture Support: JPEG – (.jpg)
    Video Support:
    Windows Media Video (WMV) (.wmv) – Main and Simple Profile, CBR or VBR, up to 3.0 Mbps peak video bit rate; 720 pixels x 480 pixels up to 30 frames per second (or 720 pixels x 576 pixels up to 25 frames per second). Zune software will transcode HD WMV files at device sync.
    MPEG-4 (MP4/M4V) (.mp4) Part 2 video[4] – Simple Profile up to 2.5 Mbps peak video bit rate; 720 pixels x 480 pixels up to 30 frames per second (or 720 pixels x 576 pixels up to 25 frames per second).  Zune software will transcode HD MPEG-4 files at device sync.
    H.264 video – Baseline Profile up to 2.5 Mbps peak video bit rate; 720 pixels x 480 pixels up to 30 frames per second (or 720 pixels x 576 pixels up to 25 frames per second). Zune software will transcode HD H.264 files at device sync.
    DVR-MS[5] – Zune software will transcode at time of sync.
    Audio Output: Analog Audio Out, Optical Digital Audio Out (requires additional dock, sold separately)
    Video Ouput: HDMI or Composite (requires additional dock, sold separately)
    Radio: Built-in FM/HD Radio
    Ports: Connector port; 3.5mm Headphone jack
    Languages: English, French, Spanish
    Device and Brand Legal:
    Zune HD player screen shows supported 720pHD videos at 480x272 – not HD. HDTV and Zune HD&AV Dock (both sold separately) are required to view video at 720p HD resolution. Celebrity endorsement not implied.
    Wireless sync feature requires access to a home wireless network. Full song streaming feature requires a Zune Pass subscription.
    Zune player sold separately. An HDTV (sold separately) required to view video at 720p HD resolution.
    Zune Pass is a monthly music subscription service; some songs are not available via Zune Pass. Available content may vary over time.
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