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Thursday, September 17, 2009

Zune 4.0 Software Deep Dive (Part 3)

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Zune Software" @ 03:00 AM

This is a "deep dive" video where I take a closer look at the Zune 4.0 desktop software - this is part three of three (part one can be viewed here and part two can be viewed here). In this video I delve into the Video section of the Zune Marketplace, and realize how stupidly expensive some of the movies are ($19.99 USD for an HD movie to purchase - really?). I also talk about some of the new features of the Zune 4.0 software, including the mini player mode. The software videos were shot before the Zune HD Deep Dive videos.

Jason Dunn owns and operates Thoughts Media Inc., a company dedicated to creating the best in online communities. He enjoys photography, mobile devices, blogging, digital media content creation/editing, and pretty much all technology. He lives in Calgary, Alberta, Canada with his lovely wife, and his sometimes obedient dog. He wonders if the Zune is ever going to exist outside the USA.

Do you enjoy using new hardware, software and accessories, then sharing your experience with others? Then join us on the Thoughts Media Review Team! We're looking for individuals who find it fun to test new gear and give their honest opinions about the experience. It's a volunteer role with some great perks. Interested? Then click here for more information.


Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Zune 4.0 Software Deep Dive (Part 2)

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Zune Software" @ 10:00 PM

This is a "deep dive" video where I take a closer look at the Zune 4.0 desktop software - this is part two of three (part one can be viewed here). In this video I finally am able to get the Zune 4.0 software installed and running, and I get the firmware updated on the Zune HD so I can finally use it properly. The software videos were shot before the Zune HD Deep Dive videos.

Jason Dunn owns and operates Thoughts Media Inc., a company dedicated to creating the best in online communities. He enjoys photography, mobile devices, blogging, digital media content creation/editing, and pretty much all technology. He lives in Calgary, Alberta, Canada with his lovely wife, and his sometimes obedient dog. He wonders if the Zune is ever going to exist outside the USA.

Do you enjoy using new hardware, software and accessories, then sharing your experience with others? Then join us on the Thoughts Media Review Team! We're looking for individuals who find it fun to test new gear and give their honest opinions about the experience. It's a volunteer role with some great perks. Interested? Then click here for more information.


Zune 4.0 Software Deep Dive (Part 1)

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Zune Software" @ 06:15 PM

This is a "deep dive" video where I take a closer look at the Zune 4.0 desktop software. Perhaps not surprisingly, this was a bit of a rocky experience - I've heard from many people that trying to install the 4.0 software over the 3.x software using the installer from Zune.net results in it hanging at 100% during the "Downloading Components" phase. On the suggestion of our own Darius Wey, I got the 4.0 software via Windows Update, and it all worked smoothly. This is part one of a three part series looking at the Zune 4.0 software. I've discovered many more things since shooting these videos, so expect a written follow-up after all of them have been published. Suffice it to say that while they've made the 4.0 software faster to load - a lot faster - it's plagued by other glitches and has a new type of restriction for international users that's making see see red. More on that later...

Jason Dunn owns and operates Thoughts Media Inc., a company dedicated to creating the best in online communities. He enjoys photography, mobile devices, blogging, digital media content creation/editing, and pretty much all technology. He lives in Calgary, Alberta, Canada with his lovely wife, and his sometimes obedient dog. He wonders if the Zune is ever going to exist outside the USA.

Do you enjoy using new hardware, software and accessories, then sharing your experience with others? Then join us on the Thoughts Media Review Team! We're looking for individuals who find it fun to test new gear and give their honest opinions about the experience. It's a volunteer role with some great perks. Interested? Then click here for more information.


Zune HD Hardware Deep Dive (Part 3)

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Zune Hardware" @ 04:00 PM

This is a "deep dive" video where I take a closer look at the device. This is part three; part one is found here, part two is found here. The model I'm looking at here is the 16 GB model, in black, and it sells for $219 USD as of September 2009.

Jason Dunn owns and operates Thoughts Media Inc., a company dedicated to creating the best in online communities. He enjoys photography, mobile devices, blogging, digital media content creation/editing, and pretty much all technology. He lives in Calgary, Alberta, Canada with his lovely wife, and his sometimes obedient dog. He wonders if the Zune is ever going to exist outside the USA.

Do you enjoy using new hardware, software and accessories, then sharing your experience with others? Then join us on the Thoughts Media Review Team! We're looking for individuals who find it fun to test new gear and give their honest opinions about the experience. It's a volunteer role with some great perks. Interested? Then click here for more information.


Zune HD Hardware Deep Dive (Part 2)

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Zune Hardware" @ 03:32 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7306gRbnI5E

This is a "deep dive" video where I take a closer look at the device. This is part two; part one is found here. The model I'm looking at here is the 16 GB model, in black, and it sells for $219 USD as of September 2009.

Jason Dunn owns and operates Thoughts Media Inc., a company dedicated to creating the best in online communities. He enjoys photography, mobile devices, blogging, digital media content creation/editing, and pretty much all technology. He lives in Calgary, Alberta, Canada with his lovely wife, and his sometimes obedient dog. He wonders if the Zune is ever going to exist outside the USA.

Do you enjoy using new hardware, software and accessories, then sharing your experience with others? Then join us on the Thoughts Media Review Team! We're looking for individuals who find it fun to test new gear and give their honest opinions about the experience. It's a volunteer role with some great perks. Interested? Then click here for more information.


Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Zune HD Hardware Deep Dive (Part 1)

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Zune Hardware" @ 12:13 AM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DdrA-HRlNOk

This is a "deep dive" video where I take a closer look at the device. For some unknown reason YouTube refuses to allow the video to be embedded on this site, unlike all the other videos. Just click on the image above and watch it over on YouTube. The model I'm looking at here is the 16 GB model, in black, and it sells for $219 USD as of September 2009. This is a follow-up video to my Zune HD unboxing and first impressions video, so be sure to check that out first.

Jason Dunn owns and operates Thoughts Media Inc., a company dedicated to creating the best in online communities. He enjoys photography, mobile devices, blogging, digital media content creation/editing, and pretty much all technology. He lives in Calgary, Alberta, Canada with his lovely wife, and his sometimes obedient dog. He wonders if the Zune is ever going to exist outside the USA.

Do you enjoy using new hardware, software and accessories, then sharing your experience with others? Then join us on the Thoughts Media Review Team! We're looking for individuals who find it fun to test new gear and give their honest opinions about the experience. It's a volunteer role with some great perks. Interested? Then click here for more information.


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