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Old 10-07-2009, 11:34 PM
Adam Krebs
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Default This Is What a Zune HD White Screen of Death Looks Like

<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://gizmodo.com/5374530/what-a-broken-zune-hd-display-looks-like' target='_blank'>http://gizmodo.com/5374530/what-a-b...play-looks-like</a><br /><br /></div><p>"<em>It's tough to know just how often this particular problem is occurring, but we've heard a fair share of reports on the </em><em>Zune HD</em><em>'s otherwise gorgeous OLED display having performance glitches. And needless to say, you'd notice it. Here, the touch controls are 100% intact; the problem is that the bottom majority of the screen is completely washed out in a bright, white filter.</em>"</p><p><object classid="clsid:d27cdb6e-ae6d-11cf-96b8-444553540000" width="400" height="360" codebase="http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=6,0,40,0" style="width: 400px; height: 360px;"><param name="src" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/aZXaotGM_9Y&amp;ap=%26fmt=18" /><embed type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="400" height="360" src="http://www.youtube.com/v/aZXaotGM_9Y&amp;ap=%26fmt=18" style="width: 400px; height: 360px;"></embed></object></p><p>We'd heard about the <a href="http://www.zunethoughts.com/news/show/95325/zune-hd-screen-not-responsive.html" target="_blank">non-responsive screen issue</a> last week, but this one seems to be unrelated. A white mask shows up over the lower half of the screen (it appears to cover everything but the "breadcrumb" navigation area of the interface.) As Gizmodo points out, at 28 seconds in it appears the colors show up normally, lending credence to the theory that it's merely a firmware-based glitch and can be fixed in a future update.</p>
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Old 10-08-2009, 12:16 AM
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It's not unusual for the first generation of anything manufactured to have problems. I usually wait for products to be out for at least 6 months before jumping in, especially true for new cars.

Windows 7 will be an exception for me, but only because MS did a great job of beta testing its new OS, unlike the ZuneHD and it's Version 4 software.

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Old 10-09-2009, 01:01 AM
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Probably unrelated but I'm surprised at the number of Zune HD's up for sale already (at the normal retail price or $10 less) on craigslist. A case of people not understanding what they are getting ? Not happy about the lack of apps ? Hardware problems ? From a hardware perspective it's a nice device. Love the screen on it.
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