Microsoft Zune 80 Black ( 80 GB ) Digital Media Player
About this product
|Stylish and lightweight, the Microsoft Zune 80 is a digital media player that provides a rich multimedia experience. The 3.2-inch OLED screen of the Microsoft Zune 80 displays your photos and videos in extreme clarity. Thanks to its 80 GB storage capacity, you can store up to 20,000 songs, 25,000 pictures, or 250 hours of video. With a built-in FM tuner, this Microsoft media player allows you to tune into your favorite FM channels. This Microsoft media player features wireless Zune-to-Zune sharing that lets you share digital media contents with other Zune players, wirelessly. The Microsoft Zune 80 supports Wi-Fi connectivity, so you can stream your favorite movies and music from the internet while on the move. You can directly import your existing music and videos from iTunes, and the Windows media player by connecting this digital media player to the PC via USB support.|
|Storage Capacity||80 GB|
|Audio Supported Formats||AAC, MP3, MP3 VBR, WMA|
|Video Supported Formats||DVR-MS, H.264, MPEG-4, WMV|
|Battery Run Time||Up to 24 Hours|
|Audio / Video Capabilities|
|Max Video Resolution||320 x 240|
|Screen Size||3.2 Inch|
|Additional Features||FM Radio, FM Stereo Tuner|
|Supported Power Supply||Rechargeable via USB cable|
|Storage Type||Hard Drive|
|Number Of Songs||20000|
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- sonniraeJun 1, 2008by
SOMETHING WORTH A GOOD LONG LOOK
I have a another MP3 Player and the Zune 80 GB Digital Player is a step in the right direction.<br>Before I begin I must admit I am an anti-IPOD person. If you have a problem with that then stop reading.<br>But if you are interested in looking at your options beside an IPOD, I will tell you the Zune stores pics, podcasts, video, as well as music. The battery life is strong and the display screen looks very good.<br>I found the USB syncing and charging feature very convienent. The rippin straight to the player very nice as well.<br>Before I bought the Zune, I did speak to some friends who had them and the thing that was an annoyance was having to go through some extra steps to get to a specific track. But it did not bother me much.<br>It took me some time to get rid of pre-installed music, video, pictures, and podcasts, but within 24 hours I have the player shaping up the way I want it.<br>The Zune Marketplace was pretty simple, however they use a point system for buying items to add to your player, and were more than willing to get my credit card info which I am relucant to give, however after some looking on I found you can buy the Microsoft Point from Amazon or at other retailers (Wal-Mart).<br>I DO STRONGLY SUGGEST WITH ANY PLAYER YOU GET THE CASE, I HAVE AN INCIDENT WITH MY OLD PLAYER WITH DROPPING FROM UNDER 4FT, AND THE HARD DRIVE FAILED. SO GOING FORWARD PROTECT YOUR INVESTMENT IN ENTERTAINMENT, IT IS WORTH THE MONEY PAID AND IF YOU LOOK AROUND YOU MAY FIND A PACKAGE DEAL THAT WILL OFFER EXTRA THAT WILL GIVE GREAT CONVIENCES IN THE FUTURE.<br>I found out you need special software to convert DVDs to your player, but if you want to watch DVDs maybe you should get a DVD player not a Digital Media Player.<br>I did alot of thinking and researching before I bought my Zune and I hope you will do the same. I am happy with my Zune and I hope you consider this review and it tips before buying.Read full review
- danger0372May 11, 2008by
Love my Zune
The Zune is a pleasure to use (tried an iPod no comparison), for those that<br>hate Micro$oft you have to give this device a try. You get almost as much<br>screen space as the iPod touch, the touch pad is great as you can either slide<br>your finger across it to scroll or you can click-scroll through the list/volume<br>& it's just sensitive enough so you aren't zooming by the menu item you wanted.<br><br>Videos: WMV or MP4 (my preferred zune format) are a pleasure to watch even on the 320x240 screen, I currently have 22 movies on it, approx. 1 1/2 hrs. each, take up 12.8G at max quality) as you can see, lots of movies + lots of space<br>remaining. I haven't yet tried hooking it up to the TV & playing videos as I<br>am still waiting on my Zune A/V Dock. But I have tried encoding videos for the<br>640x480 TV rez & at max quality they come to almost 2G depending on the video<br>length. You can resume any video from where you left off playing regardless of<br>playing any other video or music afterwards, same cannot be said for songs.<br><br>Music: songs play (& sound) very nice, an EQ is missing but not noticeably to<br>me. Songs (& video) are automatically paused if the headphones plug is pulled<br>out of the player. Songs unlike videos cannot be resumed from where you left<br>off playing them if you go & play a video or view pictures, they will resume<br>where you left off tho if you pause & shut off the player. While this is not<br>really a problem when playing music it is however a bit of a pain when you are<br>listening to an audiobook & you lose your place when you have decided to do<br>something else, say watch a video or change the background picture. Song<br>quality is only of course as good as the song encoding, I currently have my<br>mp3s at 192 rather than the normal 128, again personal preference due to the<br>large 80G drive. Player comes with very nice quality (background noise<br>reducing, plug into the ear canal) headphones. I did find that I had to switch<br>to the small rubber plugs as I really didn't like having all outside noise cut<br>off (again personal preference). Having the outside noise cut off is great if<br>you are on a noisy bus/train/whatever, not great if you are riding a bike or<br>rollarblading & need to hear that car or other person coming up behind you.<br><br>Background pictures: nice feature, need to "photoshop" them tho to 240x320 for<br>the screen resolution.<br><br>Picture viewing/slideshow: Nice feature, not why I bought the player but good<br>to have for showing others pictures you took without having to carry around<br>your digital camera.<br><br>Software: easy to use/update, player firmware update is easy. Software MUST be used however to transfer music/videos/pictures to your player. This is both a positive & negative. Positive in that it's pretty easy to use, negative in that you can't just drag/drop files to the player or from the player to another computer (without the software). You can however exchange files between Zune players wirelessly, a feature I have not yet used because no one else here has one mostly I think because no one sells them around here in BC, Canada.<br><br>Menus: Nice, clean easy to use.<br><br>Other feature:<br>Radio: nice to use<br>Socials: as stated no one here has a Zune, yet, so I haven't used it<br>Podcasts: haven't used yet, don't think I will but it is there if you do use them.<br>Ratings system: only has 2 ratings, either you like the song or you don't. Only use I can see for this is for songs you don't like & would like to delete off the player when you got home.<br><br>Overall I would give it 9/10.Read full review
- 5200425@deletedNov 17, 2007by
The Zune 80 is Awesome!!
Cnet and many other professional review services are rating it better than the iPod. Don’t let the iPod fan boys scare you off!!! This is the best high capacity MP3 player on the market. I am now taping shows off of the internet though Windows Media Center and watching them on my Zune with now conversions needed. All of the extras are fun but the main reason I have the MP3 player is to listen to music and the sound quality is awesome (much better than the iPod).
- mthomasburnsNov 15, 2007by
Better than iPod Classic.
It packs a screen nearly as large as that of an iPod Touch. It comes with premium headphones and has excellent audio quality. It sports FM radio and Wi-Fi (for sending songs between Zunes and for wireless sync). With features and a coolness factor above and beyond the iPod, the new 80GB Zune is definitely the way to go. Don't follow the crowd, let the crowd follow you.
- scottvyperNov 21, 2007by
Step in the right direction
As a fan of the first Zune, I was skeptical to see how much of a leap the Zune 2 was. It's not really a leap, it's more of a sudden hop in the right direction.<br><br>The pad that the Zune uses is nice, allowing both quick swipes and pressing to allow precise scrolling. It's no touch screen, but it's a start. The familiar buttons are essentially there, though they stick out a bit now. Travelers who put these in their pockets may not want to add anything else to the same pocket, otherwise you'll need to lock the device. I liked the Zune because the buttons were curved in, so even if you didn't lock the device, you wouldn't have to worry about it jumping to the next track due to a bump. iPods were always disastrous about this.<br><br>The GUI is nice. It's a bit flashier and makes it feel more modern. The introduction to podcasts is nice as well. My old Zune downloaded the GUI as well, so both work with the new system. I thought that was brilliant of Microsoft to do, so older Zune fans won't be completely left out.<br><br>The software is better then the original software, though I still don't understand why Zune 2 doesn't have Windows Media support. (Meaning you can't sync with WMP) The software does seem more sync friendly however, as I've yet to have songs mysteriously disappear like the original software did. It loads tremendously faster too, which is amazing considering it's more visual.<br><br>The sound quality is still there and I have to admit, using the stock ear buds that came with the device actually seems pretty nice. I've never been one for stock ear buds or headphones but these actually make me feel like my money was well spent.<br><br>All in all, it's definitely worth the price it's at. I prefer this over the iPod classic simply because of the GUI and my hatred for iTunes.Read full review