Originally Posted by Quadra 610
1) What's a Zune??
2) Too little, too late.
I'll ignore your sarcasm and act as if your questions are actually valid requests for information.
Too many Apple fanboys here like to attack anything non-Apple. If that floats your boat...go for it. Nonetheless such drivel makes the real Mac users look like arrogant idiots. What a few vocal fanatic few can do for a "cause"....sheesh.
The simple fact is that the new Zune HD is a very fine DAP/PMP. I own one as well as an iPhone. I use them for totally different purposes. The iPhone for data/calls and apps, and the Zune HD for media playback. It sounds better than my iPhone and can output higher quality video. Do I care about the sound quality? Absolutely. The video output? Maybe. It is not like I used the video out on my iPhone either. Please don't bring up the fact that the Zune needs a dock to output video; it is the same with all modern iPods thanks to changes in Apple's business model.
In regards to whether the Zune HD is as well know as the iPod, as well as your "too little, too late" comment; who really cares? If MS can build a product that will still make a profit, then they are golden. If it takes a while, then it takes a while. No company has to dethrone Apple to make a profit with their PMPs and DAPs. They don't even need a large customer base.
I can live with folks buying the iPod over the Zune due to a lack of brand knowledge, due to personal choice after researching the devices, but having to listen to the inane nonsense spouted by fanboys (of any product) is such a waste of peoples' time and energy. Just get over it. Think of how much could be done if we just harness all of the "fanboyism" energy output...it is probably more than is collected by all the solar collectors worldwide!!!
Both of these are good products. Buy what you want.