Zune Thoughts

Zune Thoughts.com

Thanks for visiting Zune Thoughts - be sure to register in our forums!


Laptop Thoughts

Loading feed...

Windows Phone Thoughts

Loading feed...

Digital Home Thoughts

Loading feed...




Go Back   Thoughts Media Forums > ZUNE THOUGHTS > Zune News

 
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Prev Previous Post   Next Post Next
  #1  
Old 05-07-2008, 05:11 AM
David Tucker
Contributing Editor Emeritus
David Tucker's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 1,053
Send a message via ICQ to David Tucker Send a message via AIM to David Tucker Send a message via MSN to David Tucker Send a message via Yahoo to David Tucker
Default Spring Update Around The Net Wrap Up

<em>&ldquo;With those fixes, the Zune software is no longer a show-stopper, and I can recommend the Zune as a credible alternative to the iPod.&rdquo; - </em><a href="http://www.cnet.com/8301-13526_1-9937377-27.html"><em>Matt Rosoff, &ldquo;Digital Noise&rdquo; @ cnet blogs</em></a><br /><br /><em>&ldquo;It's a worthwhile bunch of upgrades, if you're into the Zune scene.&rdquo; - </em><a href="http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20080506-new-features-nbc-shows-still-leave-zune-playing-catchup.html"><em>Anders Bylund, Ars Technica</em></a><br /><br /><em>&ldquo;Unfortunately, news on the video store front isn't so compelling: Microsoft is only adding TV shows at this point, no movies, and there's no way to pull video you've bought on your 360 over to your Zune.&rdquo; &ndash; </em><a href="http://www.engadget.com/2008/05/06/zune-2-5-update-brings-tv-downloads-zune-card-sharing/"><em>Paul Miller, Engadget<br /></em></a><br /><em>&ldquo;There's also improvement in the player itself, like the return of auto playlists and the introduction of gapless playback. Wee!&rdquo; &ndash; </em><a href="http://gizmodo.com/387446/zune-25-update-brings-tv-shows-more-social-networking-improved-software-features"><em>Gizmodo</em></a><br /><br /><em>&ldquo;You&rsquo;ve heard them say &ldquo;Welcome to the Social&rdquo; &mdash; well, this is what they&rsquo;re talking about.&rdquo; - </em><a href="http://www.crunchgear.com/2008/05/05/zune-25-video-store-and-facelift-in-effect/"><em>Devin Coldewey, CrunchGear</em><br /></a><br />Well, if the Zune Spring Update 2.5 was a summer blockbuster, the review teasers would probably look something like that. The final verdict will take several more days of playing with the new software but I know that THIS Zune owner is quite pleased with what this update has given us. The social stuff alone is just fun. The video section is still lacking the one thing I really want to see, which is some sort of subscription option, but I realize that&rsquo;s hoping for a lot right now.<br /><br />Overall the reception is pretty positive. Plenty of people still don&rsquo;t think that it&rsquo;ll make a difference in the fight to dominate the iPod (which misses the point) but the general consensus does seem to be this is a big step in the right direction.
 
Reply With Quote
 


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 06:07 PM.