"Great Device"on by wjohn587
Pros Large screen, easy to use interface, capability to change backgrounds
Summary I purchased two, and my wife and I love them. They are so easy to use and the software installed without a hitch. We have used the wifi and it works great I enjoy the large screen and the quality of the display. The sound is great. By far, the best device available.
Pros Organized, Simple, Easy to use, Good sound and video quality, You can sync your zune as a guest on another persons computer.
Cons Size is a little bit too big and heavy but is worth is, Hard to sync, Not as easy to sync as iPods.
Summary I like my Zune 30 gig brown very much. The only reason I rated it an 8 was because of size and software. The software cant compare to how much easier iTunes is to use. The size is a little too big and heavy. If you plan to take this thing on runs or something like that, don't get this product. The screen is big. It's easy to watch movies. The Zune is much more simple that iPods. The last thing that I don't like about the Zune is that you can't search for a song like you could on an iPod Nano 2nd Generation, but I am hoping that Microsoft will come out with more firmware updates.
I love my Zune. It is a great product over all. Don't waste your money on any iPods, Zunes are cheaper, and in my opinion, better.
"Worth Investment"on by nportillo
Pros Easy to use, Superior Video/Audio quality, all in one (Video/Music/Photo and Radio), Convenient screen and device size
Cons No AC charger included, heavy, WIFI feature not available to synch with the PC, not easy to carry outdoors
Summary I'm very satisfied with my Zune, what really impressed me was the video/audio quality. The screen has a convenient size and you can watch videos without miss any detail.
Being a loyal Creative Zen customer I can say that this is a complete different experience.
What I don't like is just the weight (a little be heavy)
Pros Amazing LCD, intuitive UI, sleek design
Cons No vids in marketplace, video formats supported
Summary I'm new to the whole mp3 player thing, as I've never really had the urge to own one in the past. Speaking for new entrants to the market, the Zune is awesome. All of my music was ported to the device quickly, after the no frills setup of the Zune software on my laptop.
I like the design (love my brown Zune), the screen is amazing relative to its competitors, it's easy and accomodating to use, and has outstanding playback quality- in video, picture, and music.
The radio is awesome. What a great touch. I've never been that into radio either, but having a Zune with perfect radio reception certainly makes me appreciate the radio more.
My only complaints are that it would be nice to see some more content on the Zune marketplace, and more functionality for the WiFi. However, all good things have to start somewhere. MS is a robust software guru of a company, so I'm sure some enhancements will come by way of firmware updates, which is another main reason I purchased this product.
I would give it a 9/10 if it weren't for that I haven't been in this market as a consumer and really don't know how well the competition stacks up. Obviously the Ipod is the product to beat, and I hear good things about the Creative Zen Vision (or something like that), but, overall, I am extremely pleased and satisfied with my purchase of a Zune.
I think the future is bright for the Zune. It has great core qualities and the rough edges are certainly fixable for the future.
Pros Wifi sending, video viewing, good audio quality
Cons When sending songs they are tagged with DRM
Summary Great quality built mp3 player. It has video viewing, FM radio, and downloading content through the software via wifi.