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It seems respect for legacy users is now outmoded at Microsoft, with the Zune team pulling the rug out from under Zune Pass subscribers today by removing many features which may ultimately rob them of purchased content. In a letter sent to subscribers users are warned that from the 31st they will no longer be able to share songs and…

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Despite Microsoft blaming a publishing mishap for the Zune HD page being pulled from the Zune.net site, a post on the Zune.net support site officially confirms the device has been discontinued. The post makes it clear Microsoft “will no longer be producing Zune players” and that the focus is Windows Phone 7.  The service will remain, and warranties will be…

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For everyone who is still hanging on to the Zune HD, there is some good news that should send good cheer your way during this holiday season. On the latest Zune Insider Podcast #98, the hosts Matt Akers and Jessica Zahn had new announcements for the device(Around minute mark 8:25). It seems like Microsoft hasn’t completely forgotten about the device.…

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It’s now possible to have an Xbox avatar or any custom image engraved when buying a Zune HD, via Zune Originals.  For $15, buyers of the 16GB, 32GB and 64GB Zune HD can upload any photo, or choose their Xbox avatar to be etched on the back of a new Zune HD.  The new custom etching can be put on…

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TheDbG33k has posted this very thorough review of both the Zune on WP7 and Zune HD UI.  He breaks down every aspect of the interface on both devices, and while 15 minutes may be a bit long for a YouTube video, you’ve got to give him points for not rushing through his review. He does, however, bring up a few…

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Hold on tight folks, this is going to be a long ride! A couple of days have passed since Microsoft made the ill fated announcement removing Drive Extender Technology from Windows Home Server “VAIL” under the guise of “customer feedback” The reality however, clearly differs in that they meant the corporate customers and not the average consumers to whom WHS…

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For some strange reason, there are no pictures or mention of the Zune HD on the Zune.net homepage.  This is especially odd considering a new Zune HD commercial was just released (posted here).  The Zune HD is still listed under Products. Now, this is purely an observation on my part; I don’t have any inside information.  I’d love to hear…

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  Yes, ladies and gents, a Zune HD at Best Buy Commercial.  I don’t think I’ve ever seen a Zune HD (or any Zune) ad on television; I’ll be looking for it as I fast forward through commercials at home. It’s interesting to see how they feature not just the music content of the Zune, but also the radio (well, getting HD…

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