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Is it worth it? Upgrade from Zen Vision: M to new Zune 80

by Revolvernumber9 / December 3, 2007 3:56 AM PST

The new Zune definitely appeals to me in many ways, although I haven't been able to get a hold of one in stores. However, I'm just not sure if it's worth it for me to spend big bucks right now when I'm pretty fine with my Creative Zen Vision M. The main reason I would do it is because I have the 30gb version and have gone far beyond my hard drive capacity with music alone, let alone movies and such. So people, how does the Zune compare to the ZVM?

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Yes...
by type_writer / December 3, 2007 3:47 PM PST

Judging from what I've read, Zune 80 sounds good. At $249, it's reasonably priced for the storage you'd get. However, I read at a Creative fan site that they might announce something new early next year if you're willing to hold out.

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if you ask me, no
by JonTitor / December 3, 2007 4:06 PM PST

there's a few reasons people bought the Vision: M over an iPod that you would lose by buying a Zune
1. Vision doesn't need proprietary software
2. Vision mass storage mode
3. Vision has good format support like DivX
4. Vision has 18-bit color display (262,ooo), Zune has 16-bit like iPods (65,000)

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true
by Revolvernumber9 / December 3, 2007 11:16 PM PST
In reply to: if you ask me, no

yeah, the Zen has a great display, it's too bad other players haven't followed suit and upped the number of colors in their displays as well. I have an external HDD now, so the storage ability isn't as important. I am intrigued by this rumor of a new Creative product though. However, with Creative retiring from the hard drive based PMP business, I don't anticipate a player with the kind of capacity I need coming from them any time soon. anyone else know anything about that?

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I haven't heard anything
by JonTitor / December 4, 2007 1:41 AM PST
In reply to: true

but the latest thing by Creative is the 32GB Zen
oddly enough the only Harddrive moderately sized MP3 players left are the Zune and iPod
and maybe the rumored iAudio X7
other than that Harddrives have moved to PVPs only, which might not be a bad thing since you say you watch videos too

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32gb zen
by Revolvernumber9 / December 4, 2007 4:21 AM PST

yeah that's pretty awesome, but still a little too small for me capacity wise. I suppose if I waited a year or so, the technology for 64gb flash players will be available and something great may come out. it all depends on whether or not I feel like waiting, and I'm a pretty compulsive person. is anyone else aware of any new players on the horizon that could surpass what's currently available from Microsoft and the like?

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