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Zune details emerge... YEAH baby!!!

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Cesar Menendez at http://www.zuneinsider.com/ has released some details on our upcoming holiday offering.  I am really happy that in addition to playing music, it plays video.  With a 30GB hard drive, I would imagine I'll be able to add some kewl movies to it for my frequent travels.

For the press releases, pictures, logos and all of the fun stuff, see http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/presskits/zune/default.mspx.

There are documents describing the Car Pack, Home A/V Pack, and Travel Pack.

Now that the details are out, I know what my teens are going to be wanting for Christmas from Santa Claus...  assuming Santa Claus can get three.  Otherwise, Santa Claus may get greedy.

UPDATE:  Check out the juicy details on the supported audio and video formats in the Engadget interview with Microsoft Corporate VP J Allard at http://www.engadget.com/2006/09/14/the-engadget-interview-j-allard-microsoft-corporate-vice-presi/.

This product is going to ROCK!!! 

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Name: Zune™ Home A/V Pack

Overview: Designed exclusively for use with Zune, the Home A/V Pack includes everything you need to amplify your Zune experience. This set of five products integrates Zune with your big-screen TV and the best speakers in your house. And the wireless remote puts you in control from virtually anywhere in the room. When you buy the Zune Home AV Pack, you’ll get the AC Adapter, AV Output Cable, Dock, Sync Cable and Wireless Remote. All items in the full line of Zune accessories are also available individually.

Kit Contents: Here are the five products in the Zune Home A/V Pack:

  • Zune AC Adapter
  • Zune A/V Output Cable
  • Zune Dock
  • Zune Sync Cable
  • Zune Wireless Remote with Lithium Battery (CR2032)

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Name: Zune™ Travel Pack

Overview: Designed exclusively for use with Zune, the Travel Pack includes everything you need to travel with your Zune device in style. This set of five products is designed to keep you and your friends and family entertained while you travel. When you buy the Zune Travel Pack, you’ll get the Dual Connect Remote, Premium Earphones, Gear Bag, Sync Cable and AC Adapter. All items in the full line of Zune accessories are also available individually.

Kit Contents: · Zune Gear Bag

  • Zune Premium Earphones with storage case
  • Zune Dual Connect Remote
  • Zune Sync Cable
  • Zune AC Adapter

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Name: Zune™ Car Pack

Overview: Designed exclusively for use with Zune, the Car Pack includes everything you need to hit the road with your Zune device. With AutoSeek, setup is easy, and you can enjoy your music on the go and charge your device at the same time. When you buy the Zune Car Pack, you’ll get the FM tuner with Autoseek and the Car Charger. All items in the full line of Zune accessories are also available individually.

Kit Contents:

  • Zune FM tuner with AutoSeek
  • Zune Car Charger
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  • Very kewl....be good for goodness sake!

  • Those things sound really really good! It's like an iPod Video compared to an MP3 player. Rock on, Microsoft!

  • I think the control wheel looks like a woofer.

    Frankly, I'd rather have a flash-based model.  I've had to replace to many crashed hard drives.