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post #166 of 390
Still, a 'power off' would have been nice. That's a handy little feature I enjoy on my Fuze. I'm sure I've killed a good piece of my battery before by only pausing it when someone needs my attention. It's quick and easy. And, they'll only need you for a moment, right? Funny how that never seems to be the case.
post #167 of 390
Nywtboy68, Sorry,I meant to give you the website for the Zen Head ZH1 but I forgot! ! Hey I'm getting older(What were we talking about ? Oh yeah the website). It's Decware.com.
post #168 of 390
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Originally Posted by Podtweaker View Post
Nywtboy68, Sorry,I meant to give you the website for the Zen Head ZH1 but I forgot! ! Hey I'm getting older(What were we talking about ? Oh yeah the website). It's Decware.com.
Thanks, I did manage to find the Decware site w/a search though. I'm afraid that their portable amp is WAYYYY priced above my head. I did decide on this instead - the Corda 3Move(to be purchased in Jan or Feb/09): Meier-Audio

A little more in my price range, smaller (the Zen Head ZH1 is 3x5" - way too large), 100hrs of playtime w/a 9v battery (I'll be doing a rechargeable anyways), and still w/great SQ
post #169 of 390
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Originally Posted by I)enial View Post
Still, a 'power off' would have been nice. That's a handy little feature I enjoy on my Fuze. I'm sure I've killed a good piece of my battery before by only pausing it when someone needs my attention. It's quick and easy. And, they'll only need you for a moment, right? Funny how that never seems to be the case.
Press and hold the BACK button and down in the ZunePad (dpad) until it turns off.
post #170 of 390
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Originally Posted by nywytboy68 View Post
Thanks, I did manage to find the Decware site w/a search though. I'm afraid that their portable amp is WAYYYY priced above my head. I did decide on this instead - the Corda 3Move(to be purchased in Jan or Feb/09): Meier-Audio

A little more in my price range, smaller (the Zen Head ZH1 is 3x5" - way too large), 100hrs of playtime w/a 9v battery (I'll be doing a rechargeable anyways), and still w/great SQ
Ok, sounds good, make sure you get it . Don't make us come knocking on your door after Feb & ask to see the amp , man. Make sure you try it w/ your Sony A829 also!
post #171 of 390
About how many hours can one get out of the zune 120 playing lossless
post #172 of 390
I bought a Belkin Remix Acrylic Case for Zune 80GB/120GB and did not really like it that much. I wasn't fond of the metallic front, it made the Zune pretty bulky, and I could never get the screen protection to not make rainbowy effects on the screen when looking straight on (not visible when screen is on, but still bugged me to some extent). Furthermore, it was very difficult to access the hold switch (only my pinky fingernail could work).

I ended up buying a different acrylic case (this one) and I like it a lot more even though it was cheaper and feels a little more cheaply made. The hold switch is easier to access, there's no metallic front (and because it's smoke colored, it further retains the blackness of the Zune better), and it's slimmer so it doesn't add too much bulk to the Zune. The buttons are protected now (not that important to me), but the Zune squircle is easier to use now vs. the Belkin case. The screen when viewed at extreme angles shows a lot of rainbowy effects, but when looking straight on it's crystal clear so far (*crosses fingers*).

The smoke case came with a belt clip and lanyard thing but I didn't bother trying them. I actually ended up trying the Belkin belt clip first and it works pretty well. It actually snaps on tighter to this case than the original Belkin case. It still retains its function as a belt clip and kickstand as shown in the first two pictures below.



All in all, I spent about $15 for the Belkin case and $6 for the smoke case, but in the end I made a hybrid case using the belt clip from the Belkin and the actual snap on case from the other one and I'm pretty satisfied with how it turned out.
post #173 of 390
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Originally Posted by Podtweaker View Post
Ok, sounds good, make sure you get it . Don't make us come knocking on your door after Feb & ask to see the amp , man. Make sure you try it w/ your Sony A829 also!
will do, and I'll be sure to use it w/my A829, as well as my D2. Should pair really well w/the HFI-780's I plan on getting.
post #174 of 390
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Originally Posted by Ricardo Dawkins View Post
Press and hold the BACK button and down in the ZunePad (dpad) until it turns off.
Actually, I meant a power saver, auto off, solution. It'd be nice if the Zune powered off after being paused for a set amount of time instead of simply going to sleep where it still uses the battery.
post #175 of 390
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Originally Posted by I)enial View Post
Actually, I meant a power saver, auto off, solution. It'd be nice if the Zune powered off after being paused for a set amount of time instead of simply going to sleep where it still uses the battery.
after 24 hours in standby mode it power off.
post #176 of 390
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Originally Posted by Ricardo Dawkins View Post
after 24 hours in standby mode it power off.
Yes, and most are saying that the battery will be almost dead by then. MS should have put a dedicated power switch on the player, or at the least have the feature where, after say 5min, the player shuts completely OFF. Not goes to sleep, it shuts off to save battery power.
post #177 of 390
I don't know why no one has come out w/ an external plug-in battery powered power supply for these players. This whole issue of how much play time you can get from the player is total nonsense. From a stictly SQ performance basis putting a power supply inside of a player definitely compromises the available quality for convience's sake. If the battery can be that small inside of a player, how much more inconvient could it be on the outside! The truth of the matter is these players are a little underpowered . As the makers like to repeat , these players weren't designed to be used as high quality playback devices & as such they are a "finished" product. That they are capable of a higher performance level is by default ,not design.
post #178 of 390
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Originally Posted by majurglery View Post
About how many hours can one get out of the zune 120 playing lossless

Anybody?
post #179 of 390
the only thing I can test is the battery life of my Zune 80 playing lossless in a week or so.

But Cnet review place the Zune 120 playing back for 32 hours with WiFi turned off.
http://reviews.cnet.com/mp3-players/...-33259222.html
post #180 of 390
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Originally Posted by Podtweaker View Post
I don't know why no one has come out w/ an external plug-in battery powered power supply for these players. This whole issue of how much play time you can get from the player is total nonsense. From a stictly SQ performance basis putting a power supply inside of a player definitely compromises the available quality for convience's sake. If the battery can be that small inside of a player, how much more inconvient could it be on the outside! The truth of the matter is these players are a little underpowered . As the makers like to repeat , these players weren't designed to be used as high quality playback devices & as such they are a "finished" product. That they are capable of a higher performance level is by default ,not design.
Sorry, this is hard to understand, but are you complaining about portable players having its own power supply? So that you can... move around with it?
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