Microsoft Zune 30

Microsoft Zune 30
30GB / 158.8g
Manufacturer: Microsoft | Product category: Portable MP3 players
Capacity 30GB
Storage medium? Hard drive
Memory card slot? No memory card slot
Radio Yes
Display? Yes
Display size? 3"
Resolution? 320 x 240
Touch screen No
PC connection? USB / USB2
Supported audio formats MP3 / FLAC / Ogg Vorbis / AAC / AAC (FairPlay) / WMA (non-DRM) / WMA (DRM)
Video playback Yes
Supported video formats MPEG-1
Supported video formats MPEG-2
Supported video formats MPEG-4/H.264 / AVC/WMV/WMV (DRM)
Battery life (video) 4 h
Battery life (audio) 14 h
WiFi / WLAN? Yes
Weight 158,8g
Dimensions (W x H x D) 61mm / 112mm / 14mm

  • Display (Display)

    The display eases the use of the player, even if the device is only used for listening to music. You can, for example, easily browse through songs and artists, adjust the settings, or, if supported by the player, watch images and videos.

  • Display size (Display size)

    The diagonal of the display in inches.

  • Resolution (Display resolution (nnn x nnn))

    Resolution refers to the amount of horizontal and vertical pixels the device uses to generate the image on screen, i.e. the physical number of columns and rows of pixels creating the display. The resolution is given as horizontal pixels x vertical pixels ("width x height").

  • PC connection (Computer connection)

    The player is usually connected to a computer via an USB or FireWire-cable. Quite often, however, the player end of the cable requires a special connector designed by the manufacturer.

  • Storage medium (Storage medium type)

    MP3 Players can use either flash memory or hard disk drive (HDD) to store the MP3 music files. Flash memory is a non-mechanical solid state technology, and therefore it is lighter and more power efficient than HDD. Flash is also more resilient to such hazards as dropping or fragmentation. On the other hand, HDD offers more storage capacity than flash memory: flash-based players only offer storage capacity up to 32 gigabytes (GB), while HDD players reach up to around 250-300 GB.

  • MP3 (MP3 playbck support)

    Usually all digital music players are capable of playing MP3 files. However, the playback of various forms of DRM protected files is often limited to a number of players. The same applies to more special file formats, such as FLAC, Ogg vorbis, AAC and WMA.

  • Headphone jack (Headphone jack type)

    The headphone jack most commonly used is 3.5 mm in diameter. Sometimes a smaller 2.5 mm jack is also used, which saves space. The downside is that most headphones are equipped with a 3.5 mm plug and require an adapter to fit into the 2.5 mm jack. Some manufacturers also use their own proprietary jacks.

  • WiFi / WLAN (Integrated WiFi / WLAN)

    Some modern players have the ability to transfer data through Wireless LAN (WiFi) connection. However, the connection is seldom used for data synchronization, but rather to provide access to the Internet or proprietary services.

  • Memory card slot (Memory card slot)

    Some MP3 players have a slot for external memory card, which can be used to connect memory cards containing music for playback.

  Rating: 1 / 5 Value for money: 2 / 5

I got A zune a while back because my first ipod went out after a month so i tried the zune because it played mp4 and wmv not just mp4 my first experiance with the zune software was INCOMPATABLE WITH VISTA! after that i used my old computer and to my supprize false advertising doesnt play mp4 it has to convert it witch can take about 2 hours for a 10 minute clip so after a month the zune wouldnt charge or sync so i exchanged it for another one and after another month the zune would turn on only when pluged into a power source so after that i went back to ipods lasted around 4 months then it got stolen so my friend had an old zune that because of its design the battery expands and causes the screen to crack microsoft said must have steped on it or something like that so he gave it to me since my ipod was stolen so i replaced the screen and it worked fine but it still doesnt support macs so i have to install it on windows downgraded from vista since then xp mce sp2 so an hour after installing the software syncing some i added more and clicked start sync and the bluescreen of death poped up so i had to reinstall windows after reinstalling windows and software i installed an applicaton from microsoft that allows games on the zune i tryed that and the program said no zune software installed please download from tryed that again still didnt work

all together its poorly designed software sucks and it has forced updating

good job microsoft i have lost confidence with you on all levels
vista zune office you have convinced me apple is better
in all ways

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