View Full Version : Electronics iPod Touch vs Zune HD

03-07-2010, 09:45 AM
Just soliciting input from owners of one or the other, as I will be replacing my old iPod soon. Thanks.

03-07-2010, 10:33 AM
I don't like the I Pod touch,but I have a 120 GB I Pod classic/video.I love it.I'm not real big on the Zune yet,maybe because I've had an I Pod for so long,but thats my opinion.


03-07-2010, 11:43 AM
iPod. Zunes have some good things about them, but the iPod has way more upside. Might want to wait until June when they release the new ones, though.

03-07-2010, 12:08 PM
I tried playing Slayer on my Zune and this is what happened:


03-07-2010, 12:09 PM

Supports MP3, WMA, OGG, FLAC, WAV, and APE audio formats; AVI and WMV video formats; JPEG image formats

03-07-2010, 03:47 PM
I am very interested in the Zune HD but until it gets some serious app support I am not jumping in. Plus, I am no fan of the Microsoft Points setup either so that is a strike against it as well. The nice thing about iPod is that if something costs .99 cents that is all you pay. You don't have to give up $5 for 400 points to purchase something for 79 points (99 cents).

03-07-2010, 03:48 PM
I have an iPhone and a Zune HD. My iPhone is never used for music because the Zune is just an all around better media player. The interface is great, the OLED screen is amazing, and I subscribe to the Zune pass. The apps are really the thing tha sets the two apart.

My answer? If you just want the media player, get the Zune. If you have a fairly constant wifi connection and want apps, get the iPod.

03-07-2010, 04:16 PM
I love my iPod Touch. It does everything an iPod does, plus acts as a minicomputer. You can find WiFi at so many bookstores, coffee shops, and restaurants nowadays (not to mention people with unlocked networks).

I was stealing WiFi from a neighbor for a month, and when it locked up I couldn't believe how much I missed the ability to whip out the Touch and hit the Web for a minute while my wife is on the computer, or I didn't want to go through the hassle of starting up the computer. So I bought a wireless router just so I could use my Touch (and connect my TiVo to the Internet). When I head to bed, I bring the Touch and give a quick last check of my e-mail, Facebook, AP news, the Planet, etc.,., update my apps and poke around the app store (so much free shit you can try), and then play a quick game of Scramble 2 (basically multiplayer online Boggle).

It's amazing how quickly technology moves. A few years back, I bought the first generation Nano (around $200-250). Not too long after, for the same price, I bought the first generation video Nano (the horizontal-screen one that they stopped making). Recently for the same price you could get the new video Nano with a videocamera in it; then, for the same price, you could buy an iPod Touch.

I bought the 8GB for $199. Since I have the Nano, I didn't need a bigger Touch. I keep all my music on the Nano and only use the Touch for apps and video.

Yes, I know, for not much more you can buy a real iPod. But the thing I like about the Touch--like the Nano--is the solid-state aspect. No moving parts, no microdrives. I know iPod owners who've dropped them once and they didn't work; the Nano, and the Touch, as long as you don't crack the screen when you drop it, no harm no foul.