Zune 80GB Multimedia Player & Home Audio/Video Pack might be a bit old but still is a savvy gadget. Zune 80GB Multimedia Player & Home Audio/Video Pack is only priced at $149.99 on Woot sale (plus the standard $5 shipping fee) and features picture sharing, song sharing, podcast sharing between Zune users. Besides, 1 Zune 80GB Multimedia Player & Home Audio/Video Pack whose price is roughly $150 is really a must-have if you love cool and cheap gadgets.
Of course if you’d rather have the new Zune HD, the wait for the Zune HD Release Date and buy one when it becomes available in stores in your area. But if you’ll opt-in for the low-cost, refurbished Zune 80GB Multimedia Player & Home Audio/Video Pack, then that’s still a good deal.
Here are some things you might want to know about Zune 80GB Multimedia Player and Home Audio/Video Pack
Zune Home A/V Pack Features
- Wirelessly control Zune. The wireless remote gives you full access to your Zune device from anywhere in the room.
- Charge and play. Charge your Zune while you listen to music. The Zune Dock includes a longer cable to accommodate your home setup, and the Zune AC adapter is optimized to fit into most power strips by taking up less room.
- Small and convenient AC adapter. Half the size of the original, the new smaller Zune AC Adapter is more portable and easily fits into crowded power strips. For added convenience, the cable plugs into the side so you can fit it behind dressers and tables.
- Display photos and video on your TV. Zune 80 and Zune 120 have the ability to use your TV as a display for viewing photos and video. Just plug the included composite AV output cable into your TV.
- Component output for Zune 80 and Zune 120. For Zune 80 and Zune 120 owners, you can purchase component video cables to watch movies in 480i using this kit.
Zune 80GB Multimedia Player & Home Audio/Video Pack Features
80 GB capacity. Holds up to 20,000 songs, or 25,000 pictures, or 250 hours of video
- Beautiful, big screen. Featuring a 3.2-inch color screen, Zune 80GB is perfect for portable video viewing
- Premium headphones. Big screens are great for videos, but premium headphones are essential for music. Included with Zune 80GB are headphones designed to block out external noise
- Touch controls. Kiss slow scrolling goodbye. The innovative new Zune pad makes browsing your device a blast. Fly effortlessly through your music, picture, and video collections
- Wireless sync. Cut the cord to your PC. Refresh your Zune with new content anytime you charge your device, through your home wireless network
- Wireless Zune-to-Zune sharing. Share full-length tracks of your favorite songs, albums, playlists, pictures and even audio podcasts. Listen to the full track of any song you receive up to three times, and even pass along songs you receive to other friends nearby who have a Zune. If you like a song you receive, you can easily add it to your wish list and then buy it from your PC the next time you sync
- TV and movies to go. Zune Marketplace now offers more than 600 popular TV shows to download and own. Zune will import unprotected .WMV, .MPG4 and H.264 files into your video library. Also, if you’re recording TV shows or movies with Windows Media Center in Windows Vista, you can import and sync them to your device. Load up your favorite videos and hit the road
- Built-in FM radio. Tune in to one of your favorite local stations while on the go or working out. Advanced tuning capabilities let you see the name of the song currently playing on select frequencies
- Zune Marketplace. Featuring over 3 million songs, DRM-free MP3s, music videos, audio/video podcasts and more, your store is always open and just a mouse click away. Learn more
- Your games. Your music. Your way. Plug your Zune into your Xbox 360 and customize the soundtrack in your favorite games. You can also stream content in Zune software to your Xbox 360 using a wireless connection
- Buy from FM radio. Instantly purchase songs you hear on FM radio stations directly from your Zune device. If you are in a Wi-Fi hotspot, the song will immediately download to your Zune. If not, you will have a queue of songs ready to purchase when you sync to your home computer. Buy from FM works with radio stations that broadcast RDS and RT Plus data—the same technology that shows the song titles and information on FM radio stations you listen to in your car
- Wirelessly browse and buy on the fly. Browse and purchase tracks from the Zune Marketplace online store directly from your device when in a Wi-Fi hotspot or through a home wireless network
- Audiobooks. To start listening to your favorite book on your Zune, visit audible.com or overdrive.com to sync your favorites
- Games on the go. Free games will keep you entertained on the go
Zune 80GB Multimedia Player & Home Audio/Video Pack Specifications
- Size: 61.1 mm x 108.2 mm x 12.9 mm (w x h x d)
- Weight: 4.5 ounces (128 grams)
- Music, up to 24 hours (wireless off); video, up to 4 hours
- Charge Time: 3 hours; 2 hours to 90 percent
- Screen Size Size: 3.2-inch color display
- Screen Type: Scratch-resistant glass
- Screen Orientation: Vertical (music) and horizontal (pictures and videos)
- Screen Resolution: 320 pixels x 240 pixels
- Audio Suppport: Windows Media® Audio Standard (WMA) (.wma): Up to 320 Kbps; constant bit rate (CBR) and variable bit rate (VBR) up to 48-kHz sample rate. WMA Pro 2-channel up to 384 Kbps; CBR and VBR up to 48-kHz
- WMA Lossless
- Advanced Audio Coding (AAC) (.mp4, .m4a, .m4b, .mov) – .m4a and .m4b files without FairPlay DRM up to 320 Kbps; CBR and VBR up to 48-kHz
- MP3 (.mp3) – Up to 320 Kbps; CBR and VBR up to 48-kHz
- Photo Support: JPEG – (.jpg)
- Windows Media Video (WMV) (.wmv) – Main and Simple Profile, CBR or VBR, up to 3.0 Mbps peak video bit rate; 720 pixels x 480 pixels up to 30 frames per second (or 720 pixels x 576 pixels up to 25 frames per second). Zune software will transcode HD WMV files at device sync
- MPEG-4 (MP4/M4V) (.mp4) Part 2 video – Simple Profile up to 2.5 Mbps peak video bit rate; 720 pixels x 480 pixels up to 30 frames per second (or 720 pixels x 576 pixels up to 25 frames per second). Zune software will transcode HD MPEG-4 files at device sync
- H.264 video – Baseline Profile up to 2.5 Mbps peak video bit rate; 720 pixels x 480 pixels up to 30 frames per second (or 720 pixels x 576 pixels up to 25 frames per second). Zune software will transcode HD H.264 files at device sync
- DVR-MS – Zune software will transcode at time of sync
- Wireless Connectivity: 802.11b/g compatible
- Wireless Range: Up to 30 feet
- In range, see other Zune users, see their “now playing” status (when enabled on a given Zune), and send and receive songs and pictures
- Connectivity: 802.11b/g compatible
- Authentication modes: Open, WEP, WPA, and WPA2
- Encryption modes: WEP 64- and 128-bit, TKIP, and AES
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