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Forum: Zune Talk 06-30-2010, 03:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,457
Posted By USArcher
I wouldn't mind slow load time launching Zune...

I wouldn't mind slow load time launching Zune MarketPlace for the first time. But I would hope the did some caching and prefetching so subsequent loads are much faster.

I wonder if you have to...
Forum: Zune Media 06-10-2010, 02:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,464
Posted By USArcher
I agree that the current Zune Pass pricing is a...

I agree that the current Zune Pass pricing is a good deal considering the # of tracks you get to keep in addition to multiple PC licensing model. But its one of those "psychological" things. As I...
Forum: Zune Software 06-09-2010, 09:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,289
Posted By USArcher
I'm not too concerned. 20+ million WP7 units in...

I'm not too concerned. 20+ million WP7 units in 12 months. You are right though, its all about execution. WP7 team is doing their thing...Zune needs to be doing their preparations as well.

There...
Forum: Zune Software 06-06-2010, 05:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,613
Posted By USArcher
Last month Microsoft launched Windows Embedded 7...

Last month Microsoft launched Windows Embedded 7 Standard which included Media Center. One of the demo videos, available online shows Zune in the MC menus. ...
Forum: Zune Talk 06-01-2010, 11:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,502
Posted By USArcher
** Beyond rolling Zune MarketPlace out to...

** Beyond rolling Zune MarketPlace out to international markets...something that is likely to happen with WP7 availability...I think they should also.

1. De-phone Kin One and make it a...
Forum: Windows Phone News 04-12-2010, 08:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,284
Posted By USArcher
Yey, we have our first official phone that...

Yey, we have our first official phone that supports Zune and Zune Pass. The Kin-1 looks to be the most unique and probably will be the most common device among Kin users. Beyond Zune, Kin Studio is...
Forum: Zune Talk 03-30-2010, 05:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,548
Posted By USArcher
I'm less concerned with internationalization...

I'm less concerned with internationalization because I do feel that W7PS will be the main driver for this.

As for what is still missing.

1. Hardware that is compatible with the W7PS OS (minus...
Forum: Digital Home News 01-30-2010, 01:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,714
Posted By USArcher
I think they should make the switch to remove the...

I think they should make the switch to remove the argument used by opponents to the points system. I'm not sure what is at stake (transaction fees?) for them but I would think it is relatively...
Forum: Zune Hardware 08-22-2009, 10:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,812
Posted By USArcher
Hopefully they add MarketPlace, Social and...

Hopefully they add MarketPlace, Social and Browser to the 10' UI. I could see a non-Media Center non-XBox household member wanting these features...especially with Zune Pass. I'm still waiting to...
Forum: Zune News 08-20-2009, 05:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,816
Posted By USArcher
The HD-AC3 limitation just seems artificial to...

The HD-AC3 limitation just seems artificial to me. I'd like to hear from the Zune team on this. I believe MVPs will be meeting with the Zune team around the time they launch Zune next month...that...
Forum: Thoughts Media Off Topic 08-17-2009, 03:07 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,790
Posted By USArcher
Congratulations!

Congratulations!
Forum: Zune News 08-16-2009, 01:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,973
Posted By USArcher
I believe the delay with Zune Games is attributed...

I believe the delay with Zune Games is attributed to a business decision to let the XBox group manage game distribution and solidifying the business model they want to pursue. You can imagine the...
Forum: Thoughts Media Off Topic 05-18-2009, 08:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,113
Posted By USArcher
Can't wait to see Zune break out of its isolation...

Can't wait to see Zune break out of its isolation and onto XBox and Windows Mobile. It should help Zune gain some brand recognition and build on XBox's existing community.

I'd love to know how...
Forum: Zune Hardware 04-16-2009, 01:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,596
Posted By USArcher
I think 32GB + micro SD support will satisfy a...

I think 32GB + micro SD support will satisfy a wide array of users and keep prices reasonable. In 12 months, I imagine 64GB micro SD will start arriving.
Forum: Zune News 04-14-2009, 09:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,662
Posted By USArcher
If they do incorporate 3D capabilities I wonder...

If they do incorporate 3D capabilities I wonder what it might use it for. XBLA? Silverlight Apps?
Forum: Zune News 04-12-2009, 12:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,007
Posted By USArcher
Thumbs down Hope so too, although its not entirely clear if...

Hope so too, although its not entirely clear if this would be HDD or Flash based. That said, it would be highly desireable if their "stick" sized devices had the same screen aspect ratio and styling...
Forum: Zune News 04-08-2009, 06:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,299
Posted By USArcher
I'm not sure about this. The NetFlix application...

I'm not sure about this. The NetFlix application for Windows Mobile only allows you to preview movies. Eventually I imagine NetFlix will enable streaming the entire movie. So maybe this is what...
Forum: Zune News 04-01-2009, 09:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,497
Posted By USArcher
I lean towards a flash based device because I...

I lean towards a flash based device because I don't need to take *everything* with me. And at home, I'd rather it support streaming from a network source. The ability to specify some filtering...
Forum: Zune News 04-01-2009, 04:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,119
Posted By USArcher
"new Zune models expected to be announced this...

"new Zune models expected to be announced this summer"

Cheers!
Forum: Zune Talk 04-01-2009, 06:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,099
Posted By USArcher
I'm pretty sure digital music services, outside...

I'm pretty sure digital music services, outside of Apple, are not doing all that well right now. So maybe its time for Zune to form some new alliances. That said, I think this blogger is reading...
Forum: Digital Home Talk 03-20-2009, 12:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,850
Posted By USArcher
I'd be curious to learn what the demographics are...

I'd be curious to learn what the demographics are for those 17 million. Are they an older generation where music is perhaps less of a factor in their daily lives? How much of this can be attributed...
Forum: Zune Talk 03-04-2009, 03:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,286
Posted By USArcher
Can't wait to see what Silverlight announcements...

Can't wait to see what Silverlight announcements are revealed at MIX09. For those who think Adobe Flash should be the only choice...all I have to say, I'm all about competition and I think...
Forum: Zune News 02-25-2009, 07:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,536
Posted By USArcher
There are some minor ui elements incorporated in...

There are some minor ui elements incorporated in Media Center (Win7), XBox NXE and WM6.5 ui. But what I think is about to finally happen...is a unified marketplace. I get the feeling that "XBox Live...
Forum: Zune Accessories 02-09-2009, 05:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,810
Posted By USArcher
On a budget..not bad. But scaling up to 4:3 QVGA...

On a budget..not bad. But scaling up to 4:3 QVGA doesn't seem very appealing to me.
Forum: Zune News 02-07-2009, 12:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,481
Posted By USArcher
What we are likely to see, and I believe this...

What we are likely to see, and I believe this article confirms it, is a Zune logo hardware program. If the OEMs hardware matches or exceeds the reference specs, then it can earn the Zune logo. Why...
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