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Old 06-01-2009, 06:12 PM
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Default Zune HD Rumoured to Ship September 5th

<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://community.winsupersite.com/blogs/paul/archive/2009/05/26/microsoft-zune-hd-is-real.aspx' target='_blank'>http://community.winsupersite.com/b...hd-is-real.aspx</a><br /><br /></div><p><em>"I can't recall if I had stated this date explicitly before, but I have been told that Zune HD will ship on September 5, 2009."</em></p><p>That's what Paul Thurrott says about the Zune ship date. That seems to be in sync with what Microsoft has said about the Zune HD shipping in the fall. That's a little over three months away Zune fans...not so long of a wait! As a side note, I have to wonder why anyone from Microsoft talks to Paul Thurrott - he seems to specialize in getting information from Microsoft then telling it to the world.</p>
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Old 06-01-2009, 06:26 PM
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As a side note, I have to wonder why anyone from Microsoft talks to Paul Thurrott - he seems to specialize in getting information from Microsoft then telling it to the world.</p>
That's probably why they do it, actually. They can pretend to be all secretive and stuff but by 'leaking' this, perhaps, they hope that several people who may be considering an iPod Touch (or some other device) will, instead, wait on that until the fall.
 
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Old 06-01-2009, 06:40 PM
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That's probably why they do it, actually. They can pretend to be all secretive and stuff but by 'leaking' this...
I don't know - every time Paul leaks something I tend to hear groaning and cursing from my Microsoft contacts...so I don't know if it's something they appreciate.
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Old 06-01-2009, 07:11 PM
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Default Underwhelmed...

No support for Windows Media Center is just plain stupid. This unit is NOT HD video quality. No AC3. The HD nomenclature a huge stretch. Hd radio...so what, FM works fine. MS is fully capable of creating an Ipod killer. This is not it. Maybe next year if it survives.

Why don't the different developers at MS try talking to one another, they might actually get something accomplished that can compete or surpass Ipod? For now, I see absolutely no reason to replace my Zune 80. I'd rather have the buttons anyhow. It's hard enough as is keeping the screen clean.

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Old 06-03-2009, 12:30 AM
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No support for Windows Media Center is just plain stupid.
What sort of support were you hoping for? Being able to play native DVR-MS files? I'd like to see that myself. Or something else? Microsoft hasn't announced anything about Media Center, for or against, so you might be jumping the gun...

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This unit is NOT HD video quality. No AC3. The HD nomenclature a huge stretch.
This has been discussed in great depth over on Apple Thoughts - I won't repeat myself here, I suggest you check out this thread:

http://forums.thoughtsmedia.com/f383...-hd-93889.html

Basically, I have a different opinion.
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Old 06-03-2009, 06:16 AM
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Is the marketplace ever going to be available to Canada for the zune software? I dont see the point of selling Zune HDs worldwide if only the States can access it.
 
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Old 06-01-2009, 07:17 PM
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I occassionaly listen to his podcast with Leo Laporte. He seems to have a good relationship with the developers in the trenches. How the higher-ups see him is probably a different story.

My only nit with him is he (at least Leo) markets him as the man who discusses all things MS. But his depth of knowledge concerning WM and Zune seems lacking. I can understand that he doesn't prefer them, as that is obvious, but he should commit to understanding them on a level more than the average consumer.
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