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Old 10-09-2007, 04:35 AM
Adam Krebs
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Default Flash Zunes Won't Have TV-Out


Contrary to prior reports, the 4 and 8 GB flash Zunes will not be featuring TV-out functionality. Unlike their bigger brothers, the Zune 30 and Zune 80, you'll have to keep all that nicely high-res encoded video to yourself. This makes sense at the same time that it doesn't. I'm not engineer, but I'd imagine any output functionality would've added more parts, and consequently more space needed to fit them in, not to mention more money.

Sure, I'd like all the new guys to feature TV-out, but I'm sure I'd only really use it with files that were encoded in high enough bitrates, if at all (and high bitrates equals higher storage space, which the Zune 4 and 8 don't have.) The Zune 80 will be supporting DVD-quality video (though it will still only play 320x240, the highest on-device screen resolution), and that's good enough for me.

Anyone feel otherwise?

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Old 10-09-2007, 03:54 PM
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I think this is being reported incorrectly. What I believe to be the actual truth is the Zune 4/8 flash models will *only* support TV-out with the Zune AV Pack. There is even a picture of the flash model sitting in the AV Dock on Zune.net


My guess, is that Zune 4/8 will not support TV output from the headphone jack. Thats fine by me.
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Old 10-09-2007, 04:04 PM
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I stand corrected, Zune.net accessory description says only Zune 30 or Zune 80 supports TV output via the AV Dock.
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