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Ipod Touch or Zune 80

by idrisb / December 13, 2008 11:36 PM PST

I have no mp3 player and i was wondering which should i get, the zune 80 or the ipod touch 2nd generation. I would be downloading a lot of songs, but i really don't want to pay .99 for a song. But i want a device that plays movies.

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by KAKoosh / December 14, 2008 12:32 AM PST
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You need to be more explicit. Do you want internet access? An organizer? Freeware apps? Because that's the iTouch for you. More expensive and you can't store as much. The Zune will clearly give you more storage, I prefer the Zune software to iTunes, but its a bit of a battery hog.

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go with the Zune
by ktreb / December 14, 2008 12:41 PM PST
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It has a fairly large screen plus the storage capacity that will hold both a lot of songs and movies. If you have a large cd library, then you don't need to buy songs. If you don't mind "renting" songs, the Zune Marketplace has a subscription service. I think it is $15/month for unlimited downloads. Keep in mind that with this subscription model, once you stop paying, your license to play songs obtained through the subscription will expire. However, there is an exception. There is a new feature with the marketplace allows you to download and keep 10 songs per month, which will be DRM free (the regular subscription tracks will have DRM).

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