DLO HomeDock for Zune review: DLO HomeDock for Zune

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CNET Editors' Rating

3.5 stars Very good
  • Overall: 7.7
  • Design: 8.0
  • Features: 7.0
  • Performance: 8.0
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The Good The DLO HomeDock outputs the Zune's original menus to your TV screen; it's easy to use, has a small footprint, and includes high-quality AV cables and a nice remote.

The Bad The $99 price tag may not be worth it for some users, such as those who get most of their video content from original sources like DVDs and DVRs.

The Bottom Line The DLO HomeDock for Zune is a solid option for users who want to take advantage of the player's home entertainment possibilities.

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DLO HomeDock for Zune

DLO, a company quite well-known for its plethora of iPod accessories, has really stepped up to the plate of choice by offering an array of add-ons for other MP3 players as well. You can find cases for the Zen Vision:M, an FM transmitter for the Microsoft Zune, and even an AV dock for the Zune. That's right: DLO makes a HomeDock for the Zune ($99) and--dare I say--it's even better than the one for the iPod. This mainly has to do with the fact that the Zune appears not to have any restrictions about passing through its onscreen menus, which makes for a slightly better user experience. Still, the HomeDock for Zune is not without an issue here and there--namely that videos formatted for the small screen don't translate so well to the larger screen. But if you're looking for a way to integrate the Zune into your home entertainment setup, the HomeDock is a highly suitable option.

The HomeDock for Zune is nearly identical to the HomeDock Deluxe for iPod. The only real difference is that the dock connection is made for the Zune rather than for the iPod. You get the same small footprint (5.5 inches by 3.7 inches by 0.8 inch) and the glowing blue DLO symbol to indicate the unit is powered on. As with the iPod version, the docking cradle isn't cut out of the base, but juts out of it, requiring a separate backing piece to be screwed in for a secure fit. This isn't the most ideal solution, but it gets the job done. The remote slot, however, is etched out of the base.

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DLO HomeDock for Zune

Part Number: w005-4009
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  • CE Product Type digital player docking station