"Not yet an "iPod-killer" but well on its way"4.0 starson by emataj
Pros: Large screen,brightness control, nice resolution,in-box content.
Cons: Heavy, not as sexy as some other players, missing prestige factor,FM-tuner gives poor sound.
Summary: I've had the Zune for a day now so I don't have the full picture yet, but so far so good. I've owned a couple of iPods in the past and I was just looking for something else. Coming out of the box it was very easy to use as one would expect,no big manuals or anything. It is recommended that you charge the Zune for three hours via USB and I did that.The installation on the PC does require Windows XP Service Pack 2 but most people should have that if using XP. The installation was very smooth but it did however take a while for the program to check for updates(similar to windows update).After restarting the computer I was ready to go. The Zune Marketplace was very similar to Windows Media Player 11 and Urge, pretty easy to use and very intuitive especially for Microsoft. The video playback is very good and the music sounds extremely nice.I found the FM-tuner to be staticy and not worth the effort using it. So far, I think the Zune is better than the iPod and everybody looking for a replacement should def give it a try.