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All posts tagged "firmware update"


Monday, April 5, 2010

Zune 4.5 Update is Now Out!

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Zune Hardware" @ 10:07 AM

I guess the Zune team was all like "Screw that couple of weeks thing we told people, let's release this NOW!". And so they did. I just docked my Zune HD and grabbed the above screen shot. Updating it now...


Wednesday, March 31, 2010

New Zune 4.5 Featured Demoed on Video

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Zune Hardware" @ 02:08 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FpOFLlpX3R4

"The Zune team gives you a sneak peek into some of the new Zune 4.5 updates coming soon. Matt Akers, host of the Zune Insider Podcast, talks with Nate Muller a PM from the Zune team about Smart DJ coming to the Zune HD device and also browsing Zune Marketplace on the TV through a Zune HD and a Zune HD dock. Nate gives us a demo of how Smart DJ will work on the Zune HD and also some of the new browsing features of Zune Marketplace through the TV from a Zune HD connected to a Zune HD docking station."

Wow, does the TV-out experience ever look fantastic! After the 4.5 update comes out I'll have to hook up my Zune HD to my TV set again...I've only done it once and found the experience a little disappointing.


Monday, March 29, 2010

Zune 4.5 Features Video Demo

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Zune Software" @ 05:05 PM

http://www.engadget.com/2010/03/29/...j-new-codecs-a/

Michael Yaeger, Marketing Manager on the Zune team, sat down with Engadget and demoed the new features coming in the 4.5 update. Worth a watch!


Zune 4.5 Update Coming Out Soon

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

[click here for a high-res version of the software screen-shot above.]

Zune 4.5 is coming soon, and it brings with it a few key updates that some people will enjoy. In terms of a timeline, the exact wording I've received from the Zune team is "the next few weeks". As the launch gets closer hopefully I'll notified of the exact date. So what does the 4.5 update bring to the table? Keep reading to find out. Read more...


Thursday, November 12, 2009

Kicker Offers Firmware Update for ZK500

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Zune Hardware" @ 09:00 PM

http://www.twice.com/article/388531...aker_System.php

"Stillwater has developed a firmware update to make its existing Kicker-brand ZK500 Zune-docking speaker system compatible with the new Zune HD. Consumers who bought the $249-everday speaker system after Microsoft released the Zune HD in September are eligible for a free firmware update. Consumers who bought their speaker system before the Zune HD's release must pay $40. In either case, the system must be sent in to Stillwater to make the upgrade. Stillwater will cover all shipping costs."

Good news for ZK500 owners, though it's a shame they didn't use the Zune-as-a-firmware-host method for updating the ZK-500 dock. Having to send your dock back kind of sucks, though it's nice that the $40 is all it costs you since Stillwater is covering the shipping costs both ways.


Saturday, November 7, 2009

Zune HD 4.3 Firmware Released Today

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Zune Software" @ 12:49 PM

There's a Zune HD firmware update that has just been released - it will take your Zune HD from 4.1 to 4.3...I don't know why they skipped 4.2, nor do I know what this firmware update adds or fixes. There's no information about this firmware update at Zune Insider. My Zune HD didn't automatically detect the new firmware update - I had to go into Settings > Device > Player Update in order to get it. It installed without a hitch, but I don't know what's been changed. If anyone has any information, please share!


Tuesday, December 18, 2007

New 2.3 Zune Firmware Released for All Zunes

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Zune Hardware" @ 11:22 AM

http://zuneinsider.com/archive/2007/12/18/firmware-update-2-3.aspx

It's firmware update day! According to the Zune Insider, there aren't any new features in this firmware update, but it does contain a fix for the Zune 30/80 battery life issues - and believe it or not this is the first I've heard of the Zune 80 having the same sort of battery life problem as the Zune 30. That might explain why my Zune 80 battery went dead overnight not too long ago. Other improvements in this firmware update are improved device recognition and improved stability and reliability on sync (both USB connect and wirelessly connect).

Here's the firmware update on my Zune 30 (when I did the Zune 8 firmware update it was exactly the same):



I'd update my Zune 80 as well, but the battery on it is dead - and I haven't used it since I charged it up a few days ago. Yeah, looks like I need the fix!


Monday, November 12, 2007

New 2.2 Firmware Released Just Before Launch

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Zune Hardware" @ 07:09 PM



It looks like the Zune team is doing some last minute fixing/improving before the launch tomorrow. When I docked my Zune 30 I saw the above message: it updated the firmware to 2.2. The same deal for my Zune 8 - it was updated to firmware 2.2, though I had to reboot the Zune before the firmware update would work - it kept failing saying it couldn't connect to my Zune. Strangely enough, no such firmware update was found for the Zune 80. I doubt they'd have the firmware be out of sync on a per-device basis, so I suspect we'll see the 2.2 firmware update for the Zune 80 in short order.


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