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Old 05-07-2008, 05:11 AM
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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.
 
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Old 05-07-2008, 02:14 PM
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as you can see from my other posts....I am extremely down on Zune. This should have been a monumental update....instead we got what iTunes would evolve in a point point update.

To wait this long and get something this underwelming is almost a slap in the face. Microsoft needs to make the Zune programmers pause their music and get to work.
 
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Old 05-07-2008, 03:22 PM
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I have to say I'm at a loss to what you even want out of your Zune. It performs its primary function quite well.
 
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subscription video and smart shuffle (all) will be all I need to be completely satisfied with my Zune experiance, but mobile gaming is nice.
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