Microsoft Zune HD
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Microsoft Zune HD


Overall rating 9/10

Make way for the Microsoft Zune HD as it's coming at you with earphones blasting. Oh wait - that's only in the US for now. Even so, you have to check out Microsoft's latest attempt to unseat the iPod. For that, we've got a video overview and a full review in this article.



Product Specification

Display 3.3-inch OLED color display (480 x 272 pixels)
Built-in Memory 16GB/32GB
I/O Ports USB 2.0
Wireless Connectivity Wi-Fi support
Audio Format Support
  • - WMA - Up to 384 Kbps; constant bit rate (CBR) and variable bit rate (VBR) up to 48-kHz sample rate
  • - WMA Pro - two channels up to 768 Kbps; CBR and VBR up to 48-kHz
  • - WMA Lossless - two channels up to 768 kbps and 48-kHz Advanced Audio Coding (AAC-LC) (.mp4, .m4a, .m4b); .m4a and .m4b files without FairPlay DRM up to 320 Kbps; CBR and VBR up to 48-kHz
  • - MP3 - Up to 320 Kbps; CBR and VBR up to 48-kHz
Video Format Support
  • - WMV - CBR or VBR, up to 10.0 Mbps; 720 x 480 pixels up to 30 fps (or 720 x 576 pixels up to 25 fps)
  • - Advanced profile up to L2, 1280 x 720 pixels up to 30 fps, CBR or VBR; up to 14.0 Mbps
  • - MPEG-4 (MP4/M4V) (.mp4) Part 2 video - Simple profile up to 4.0 Mbps, 720 x 480 pixels up to 30fps (or 720 x 576 pixels up to 25fps); Zune software will transcode HD MPEG-4 files at device sync
  • - H.264 video - Baseline Profile + bframes, up to 10 Mbps, 720 x 480 pixels up to 30fps (or 720 x 576 pixels up to 25fps);1280 x 720 pixels up to 30fps, up to 14.0 Mbps; Zune software will transcode HD WMV files above the stated capabilities at device sync
  • - DVR-MS-Zune software will transcode at time of sync
Other features Battery - Up to 33 hours (wireless off) / Up to 8.5 hours (video), Package Includes: USB Cable, Earphones and Manual
Dimensions 52.7 x 102.1 x 8.9mm
Weight 74 grams