Friday, January 11, 2008


My zune arrived last night. Very cool. I also ordered the AV pack. The AV pack I ordered was for the first generation zune, but was on sale for just $25. The AV pack for my 2nd generation Zune is $99. I read online that a slight modification allows the 1st generation AV pack to work with the 2nd generation Zune. The AV pack allows the Zune to be connected to a TV to watch movies, videos or just use the TV as a speaker. It also comes with a remote control. I can now download TV shows to my Zune before I go on a trip and watch them at the hotel on the overnight. I can also watch them while wasting away in the crew room. The software is very user friendly. The only thing I don't like is that Windows Media Center can't transfer directly to the Zune. I have to share the folder with the TV shows and then using my laptop (the computer with the Zune software) transfer the TV shows. Before any of this happens the Zune software converts the videos from the Media Center. I assume it's just making them smaller. I have 80 GB available on the Zune....I don't need the conversion. I will have to look around to see if there is a better way.

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