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Mailbag: Prizefight flame wars!
Hey, everyone, I'm Molly Wood, and welcome to the CNET Mailbag, the show where we
take your feedback and answer your questions about the stuff we're doing here at CNET.
You know what I love? The CNET Prizefight with Brian Tong. You know why? Your
hilarious and angry emails about the iPod Classic losing its recent bout with the Zune.
Let?s jump on in, shall we?
The iPod Classic 2nd generation sooo beats the Zune. The Zune is
clunky and a mess. The software is slow in reviews, it is PC only and
its Zune Marketplace has like no games, no TV shows, no movies and
barely any music or podcasts. The ZunePad (better known as the
(CrapPad) barely works to the touch of your finger while my iPod
Classic 2nd generation works like a charm. So I came to a conclusion.
Get a Zune if you want no media, have a PC, like a clunky interface
and poor battery life, HORRIBLE included ear-buds, no accessories ,
and if you LIKE FRUSTRATION.
P.S. Brian, Get some real world users to judge these prizefights.
Donald and Jasmine probably feel bad for the Zune so they gave it a
high rating. And Donald has a Zune. Not really a fair
The ? Ubernator ? said:
That prizefight with the Microsoft Zune and the iPod Classic is
ridiculous. This is a very unfair comparison. Tong said that the
classic is like the ipod from 3 years ago and that is why Apple has
an iPod touch whitch beasts the Zune.
Then, there was one with so many cuss words I can?t even try to use it. And then there
was this, from Matthew:
I loved the prize fight with the zune v classic but I didn't like the "WOOPA!" at the end.
Please bring back the old woopa!.
Way to get the heart of the matter, Matthew. Anyway, Prizefight: causing controversy
wherever it goes. Why do you think we do it?
Real quick, here?s some tech support for Rob from the UK, who says:
i love all your shows so when i got my first ipod (nano 4g 16gb) i could not wait to get all
my fave videos on it using the podcast feature in itunes but all of them ( quick tips,
insider secrets and the buzz report) have been zoomed on so there are bits missing from
each side please fix this so i can see all the picture. thaks you
Rob, Jason came across the solution to this ? it?s a setting on your iPod. Go to:
Main Menu, Videos, Settings and make sure the Fit to Screen option is set to OFF
Ok, moving on, we got some good feedback about our blooper reel videos. Ryan says:
How funny are those blooper reels? Thank you so much CNET for making me laugh
during my finals. I liked Tom's obsenity reel, but my favorite part was Bonnie BOOM
Cha saying "You're five!" to Brian after he made a sex joke on a Crave blooper. That
made me miss Crave... and watching Things We Crave on CNET Live does not make up
for it!! Bring it back!
Sorry, buddy. But yeah, you?re not the only one missing Crave. Sigh.
ANYWAY. Wogus says:
We fans greately appreciate what cnet gives to us: fun, information and great things to do
After watching the blooper reels, Brian Tong and [Molly] ended up looking more
Tom on the other hand... Tom we need to talk.
Happy holidays Cnet crew!
Thanks, wogus, but um ? what is ? [Molly]? Speaking of holidays, check out this
hilarious Christmas card I got from RJ:
Wow. How much does that chick look like me!? Weird.
And finally, I don?t want to encourage people to send me presents -- seriously. But Joe in
Honolulu? THANK YOU!!!
AND that'll do it for this week, everyone. Keep that feedback coming!
Mailbag@cnet.com, or send me a postcard. 235 2nd St., San Francisco, CA, 94105. See
you next week!