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post #1 of 29 (permalink) Old 12-12-2008, 02:44 PM Thread Starter
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help me out here.

alright, so my brother is coming home for christmas before he deploys in january. i gave him an old creative ZEN 20 gig mp3 player a year or so ago and he told me it broke. so i'm going to buy him a new 120 gig so he can have it while he's out at sea. now, what i need help on is which one to get him...the Zune or the iPod. i'm personally a fan of the Zune, and i want to get him that, but his Alpine deck in his car supports iPod. now, taking into consideration that he won't even have his car until he gets back (but i'll have that mother fucker! 05 350Z. )

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Ipod, because of the shit ton of gadgets that work with it.
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my baby bro has a zune and he seems to think its the greatest thing on earth.

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as long as you fill it with fall out boy i think youll be alright.

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as long as you fill it with fall out boy i think youll be alright.
i don't think he likes FOB too much.

he's more into rap and reggeton.



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I have two Ipods and my Zune. My Ipods are sitting on a shelf right now and the Zune is with me everywhere I go. Ipod may have a lot more accessories, but as far as the operation and different things you can do with the Zune, the Ipod falls flat.

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Zune is infinitely greater than iPod.
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i fuckin' love my ipod touch.
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i fuckin' love my ipod touch.
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i have had 3 i pods crash on me had to send 2 of them back the 3rd one they said they wouldn't replace, they didn't deny it because of tampering or 3rd party products installed(there were none), nor did they deny it for abuse like dropping it or getting it wet, they denied it because i used it too much and was always changing my music on it.

Bought a zune I think it has been 2yrs now and still no problems with it.

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Zune: Exponentially more reliable. You'll always get firmware updates to the current generation, even if you have an older model. FM tuner. Wireless transfer from your computer. Wireless sharing between Zunes. Better battery life (in my experiences). Zune Pass.

iPod: You're lucky to get a solid year without a breakdown (I can't even begin to count the number I saw come in when I worked at Geek Squad). Software updates, but no overall system firmware updates to latest version of iPod. You'll never be as cool as the current generation. They're as propriatary as Apple gets. Oh, but you've got more accessories.

Coming from the owner of one of each, get the Zune. My iPod broke 4 times in 2 years. My Zune hasn't gone down once in two years. Apple covered the first service, but not the second one; I fixed it myself on the 3rd and ditched it after the 4th. Zune service covers EVERYTHING, including shipping and turnaround was about 2 weeks. You're lucky to see your iPod after 6 weeks.

Zune downsides: smaller accessories marketplace, although it's getting better. No in car digital throughput to car stereos, yet.

Zune is still eons and eons better.
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jailbroken ipod > anything microsoft could touch.

I have 3 ipods, dating from way back when. I don't see how you tards break em, I really don't. I take mine on field training exercises and they still work fine.
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jailbroken ipod > anything microsoft could touch.

I have 3 ipods, dating from way back when. I don't see how you tards break em, I really don't. I take mine on field training exercises and they still work fine.
Any reasoning behind that first statement?

And as to your second, I'm as gentle as can be when it comes to electronics. They don't get left in hot/cold cars, they don't get dropped, I never ran with my iPod (I run daily with my Zune) and I keep them clean. There's no reason my iPod should have been dying, but it did.

Working in a service department that often handled iPods was enough to steer me away for good; on the iPods bought with Service Plans, we had a 43% usage rate. 43% of iPods sold out of my store with a service plan were brought back within 1 year to be serviced. That's ludicrous.
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Any reasoning behind that first statement?

And as to your second, I'm as gentle as can be when it comes to electronics. They don't get left in hot/cold cars, they don't get dropped, I never ran with my iPod (I run daily with my Zune) and I keep them clean. There's no reason my iPod should have been dying, but it did.

Working in a service department that often handled iPods was enough to steer me away for good; on the iPods bought with Service Plans, we had a 43% usage rate. 43% of iPods sold out of my store with a service plan were brought back within 1 year to be serviced. That's ludicrous.
Simple, 3rd party software for the iphone/touch kicks the shit out of the zune's . And I'll tell you the one thing Apple is best at that no one else seems to be able to touch: UIs.

Mine stays in the chest pocket of my ACUs in a plastic baggie. Again, I don't understand what you guys are doing to them. All of mine are still hard charging.
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Simple, 3rd party software for the iphone/touch kicks the shit out of the zune's . And I'll tell you the one thing Apple is best at that no one else seems to be able to touch: UIs.

Mine stays in the chest pocket of my ACUs in a plastic baggie. Again, I don't understand what you guys are doing to them. All of mine are still hard charging.
I used mine both at work and at the gym, and i would always change my playlist up. after awhile it would lock up or not charge. I do the same thing with my zune and have yet to have it freeze up on me.

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Also, Zune's shuffle is hilariously more awesome than iPod's. Apple's shuffle algorithm must have been written by a 4 year old.
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I vote iPod simply because all the hub-bub has created quite a following, tons of accessories, support and so forth. Zune is nice, but in comparison to the iPod...

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the zune is better, end of story.

but everyone seems to get the ipod because other people have them and they have a lot accesories
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Be a hipster and get an apple product. they are so cute and cool!!!!!!!!111onee

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Zune is nice, but in comparison to the iPod...
It's more reliable, has better support and is a better player? Exactly.
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My daughters Zune is locked and the only way to unlock is to let it completly die then give a full recharge. The switch does seem to unlock it. Anyone have any ideas as why this is?
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My daughters Zune is locked and the only way to unlock is to let it completly die then give a full recharge. The switch does seem to unlock it. Anyone have any ideas as why this is?
Have you tried resetting it yet?
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ok. despite the fact that he has the whole direct ipod in his car, i'm going to get him the zune. 120 gig. and of you guys know where i can get a brand new one in stores for less that 249.99? or is that the lowest price? (i don't want to order from the internet. he'll be home on tuesday. so i need it before then.)

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ok. despite the fact that he has the whole direct ipod in his car, i'm going to get him the zune. 120 gig. and of you guys know where i can get a brand new one in stores for less that 249.99? or is that the lowest price? (i don't want to order from the internet. he'll be home on tuesday. so i need it before then.)

nah, just order off the internet.

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nah, just order off the internet.
i'd like to but he'll be home on tuesday and i need to start getting music on it asap because he'll be leaving on the 31st and then he deploys early january. i need to get all the music organized and i need time to download what he wants.

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i had a early zune for three days after the third day had it in my pocket and the screen broke called microsoft and they said there lcd screens didn't just break so it had to be abuse even though it had no scratches or nics and I babied the crap out of that thing. sent it in after they said they would replace it got back a week later not fixed and they said sorry for your bad luck. best $250 paper wieght I ever owned. Now i have a touch and that thing is awesome its way more than just a music player. if you want a portable radio then buy the zune but if you want a portable computer buy the ipod touch.

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