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Microsoft Zune HD

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2826 reviews of Microsoft Zune HD. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other MP3 Players for all reviews. People really like the portability and sound. The performance and design also get good views. Views are divided on the reliability.

usability, design, performance, sound, portability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the Microsoft Zune HD is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Microsoft Zune HD

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 26 user reviews of Microsoft Zune HD from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other MP3 Players on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the battery and sound. The performance and size are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the reliability. There are some mixed reviews about the portability.

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reliability

81% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Microsoft Zune - Digital player / radio - HDD 120 GB - WMA, AAC, MP3, WMAPro - video playback - display: 3.2" - blackMicrosoft Zune - Digital player / radio - HDD 120 GB - WMA, AAC, MP3, WMAPro - video playback - display: 3.2" - black

Jun, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Microsoft Zune HD

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1710 user reviews of Microsoft Zune HD from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other MP3 Players on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the sound and portability. The performance and design also get good reviews, whereas there are some less positive opinions about the reliability.

usability, design, performance, portability, sound

reliability

75% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Zune 120 GB Video MP3 Player (Red)Zune 120 GB Video MP3 Player (Red)

Jun, 2016

Expert review by: Gordon Mah Ung Another option for cable-cutters em (maximumpc.com)

Zune HD

 
Jan, 2011

Expert review by: Edwin Kee (ubergizmo.com)

Zune HD Review Round Up

 

The Zune HD has been upon us recently, and those in this land have braved the nuances of the device [...]

Sep, 2009

Expert review by: K.T. Bradford (laptopmag.com)

Zune HD

 

This powerful and elegantly designed media player proves that Microsoft is back in the game.

As a music and video player, the Zune HD is compelling. Based on its interface and welcome features like HD Radio, the Zune HD is nearly as good as the iPod touch. At ’89 for the 32GB model (’19 for 16GB), Microsoft is looking to challenge Apple on...

Sep, 2009

Expert review by: Donald Bell (cnet.com)

Zune HD review: Zune HD

 

The Zune HD's brilliant OLED display, HD Radio tuner, long battery life, movie rentals, and subscription music integration finally give iPod expatriates something to shout about.

You still can't use the Zune with a Mac, Marketplace purchases require "Microsoft Points," video format support is limited, audio quality lacks advanced controls, you'll need to purchase a dock accessory for HD video output, application and game...

The Zune HD delivers one of the best portable music and video experiences money can buy. At a time when many people have shifted their focus to games and applications, providing a killer media experience may not be enough for potential Zune buyers.

Sep, 2009

Expert review by: (cnet.com)

Zune HD 64GB

 

Editors' note: This review has been updated with battery test results from CNET Labs, new pricing, and includes the 64GB model .

The Zune HD's brilliant OLED display, HD Radio tuner, long battery life, movie rentals, and subscription music integration finally give iPod expatriates something to shout about.

You still can't use the Zune with a Mac, Marketplace purchases require "Microsoft Points," video format support is limited, audio quality lacks advanced controls, you'll need to purchase a dock accessory for HD video output, application and game...

The Zune HD delivers one of the best portable music and video experiences money can buy. At a time when many people have shifted their focus to games and applications, providing a killer media experience may not be enough for potential Zune buyers.

Sep, 2009

Expert review by: Joshua Topolsky (engadget.com)

Zune HD review

 

When we broke news and images of the Zune HD back in April, we were more than a little excited. There had been talk -- and rumor -- of a widescreen, touchscreen Zune for some time, and seeing the fruits of Microsoft's labor made it clear that the...

Gorgeous new UI ; Responsive touchscreen ; Zune Pass

Limited beyond music and video playback ; Unclear roadmap for applications ; No Mac compatibility

Sep, 2009

Expert review by: Vincent Nguyen (slashgear.com)

Microsoft Zune HD Review

 

Microsoft's first Zune attempts won it a few dedicated users but a whole lot of criticism. In the face of Apple's all-conquering iPod touch there was only really one way to go, and that was touchscreen; the Zune HD marks not only the transition to...

Sep, 2009

Expert review by: (pcmag.com)

Microsoft Zune HD

 

Gorgeous multi-touch OLED screen. Intuitive user interface with sharp, good-looking graphics. Strong Web browser. Wireless music purchasing, downloading, and syncing. HD radio

Limited audio codec support. HD files are displayed in standard-def on the player—an optional dock is needed to view HD files on an HDTV or a PC. Very slim pickings in the App section of the Zune Marketplace

With a fantastic OLED touch screen, a top-notch Web browser, and a wireless music store, the Zune HD is the best PMP you can buy—that is, if you live outside the iTunes universe.

Sep, 2009

Expert review by: Mark McClusky (wired.com)

Review: Microsoft Zune HD 32GB

 

The Zune HD is no longer the butt of any joke. From HD output to a revamped marketplace, Microsoft's media-player-that-could gives Cupertino legit competition for...

Best screen that’s ever shipped on a portable media player. Sync software has excellent music discovery features. Zune Pass subscription lets you download as many tunes as you want. Industrial design finally approaches the lustworthy quality of an...

Several years behind Apple when it comes to interface and app store. Music library still has some holes. No Macintosh software. Web browser is competent, but takes a while to render some pages. Onscreen keyboard for browser is horrid

Sep, 2009

Expert review by: Ginny Mies (pcworld.com)

Microsoft Zune HD

 

The Microsoft Zune HD is the Zune that I wish Microsoft had released last year. I found a lot to like about the Zune HD and the Zune 4.0 software. The device marks a huge improvement from last year's model in speed, usability, video quality, and...

Gorgeous, multitouch interface ; Superb on-device video quality

Software can be sluggish ; Some of the best features cost extra

The Zune HD is a huge step forward for Microsoft's Zune line, but you still have to pay extra for some of the best features.

Sep, 2009

Product Specifications

The Zune HD wireless media player connects you to a world of entertainment. With built-in HD Radio receiver, HD-compatible video, multi-touch navigation, OLED screen, and games, Zune HD delivers the next level in music and video experiences.

Audio Input

Type: None

Audio Output

Headphones Form Factor:Ear-bud

Audio System

Digital Photo Playback: Yes
Digital Player Type:Flash based
Digital Video Playback: Yes
Functions (KB):Digital player / HD radio
Sound Output Mode:Stereo
Subcategory (KB):MP3 players (flash, CD, HDD)
Type:Digital player / radio

Battery

Run Time (Up To):33hour(s)

Cassette System

Type: None

CD System

Type: None

Digital Player (Recorder)

Supported Digital Audio Standards:AAC / MP3 / WMA / WMAPro/WMAPro / MP3

Digital Storage

Capacity:16GB/32GB

Digital Storage Media

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:0.4in
Height:4in
Weight:2.6oz
Width:2.1in

Flash Memory

Installed Size:16GB/32GB

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:Microsoft
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Microsoft Zune HD

MD System

Type: None

Miscellaneous

Color:Onyx black/Platinum silver

Radio

Tuner Bands:FM
Tuner Type:Digital

Remote Control

Type: None