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MIDI_EVIL
Aug 17, 2006, 03:19 PM
http://www.fastcursor.com/music/microsoft-zune-commercial-viral-video.asp

I couldn't find this on the forum, so here it is.

Rumoured of course!

Slightly epic, and a little dramatic.

Rich.

AvSRoCkCO1067
Aug 17, 2006, 03:25 PM
http://www.fastcursor.com/music/microsoft-zune-commercial-viral-video.asp

I couldn't find this on the forum, so here it is.

Rumoured of course!

Slightly epic, and a little dramatic.

Rich.

Not gonna lie - I like it.

I bet they made it on a Mac, tho :p

Chundles
Aug 17, 2006, 03:27 PM
iLounge has a backstage story on the UI of the Zune and its wireless abilities (can share songs with friends for up to a day), some things sound cool, others most definitely do not.

Shadow
Aug 17, 2006, 03:28 PM
The laptop looks like a PowerBook without the Apple logo :p.

MIDI_EVIL
Aug 17, 2006, 03:28 PM
The laptop looks like a PowerBook without the Apple logo :p.

I know, which is ironic!

Rich.

MIDI_EVIL
Aug 17, 2006, 03:30 PM
Photos leaked too.

http://www.bumpbox.com/?p=46

Kinda!

Haha.

Rich.

Oryan
Aug 17, 2006, 03:41 PM
I like the feel of the commercial with all the photos making up the backgrounds. If M$ can make a great media player, more power too them. I'd love for Apple to start competing against someone so their prices will (hopefully) go down.

PlaceofDis
Aug 17, 2006, 03:48 PM
competition won't drive prices down. no way.
competition will however drive innovation and better products pushed out.

eenu
Aug 17, 2006, 03:51 PM
I like the feel of the commercial with all the photos making up the backgrounds. If M$ can make a great media player, more power too them. I'd love for Apple to start competing against someone so their prices will (hopefully) go down.

Got to say i agree there. More competition = lower prices and more advancements = Good for us

Sutekidane
Aug 17, 2006, 03:52 PM
that is a long ass commercial. It was okay, it didn't really move me.

Chundles
Aug 17, 2006, 03:57 PM
Well, just watched the ad. Whoopdy-freakin-doo... hey everyone, apparently the "Future of Entertainment" is a hand-held device...:rolleyes:

Combined with iLounge's report (it's larger than the iPod and made entirely of plastic) I think I can safely say the Zune will capture some of the iPod market but I'm going to give it a "Standing Meh" as I am underwhelmed from current reports. Where's the revolution MS? Where's the innovation?

Actually, you could ask Apple the same, iPod has been out for five years and it's come down in weight and price (those two are given) and got a colour screen and the ability to show photos and video. To me, that's not a giant leap in terms of how the iPod provides us with entertainment. The nano was good, brought in a change in media and gave us truly portable music in a size that was difficult to believe but the iPod has, in my opinion, stagnated. Granting new media capabilities does not a revolution make. Granted, I live outside the US where we don't have any TV shows on iTunes so my thoughts are coming from outside Apple's home country - but guess what Apple, that's where your biggest growth is going to come from and if you don't give us something Microsoft can (they have their fingers in a lot of pots round the world) you're going to start losing business.

Both companies need to pull their collective heads out and show us the innovation.

kashimo
Aug 17, 2006, 07:51 PM
Love how they tried to show the hip people. Like saying..."Yo dudes...we are just as hip and cool as an iPod...don't you like our relaxing music and typical Microsoft 'human touch' stylings?"

What's with the name....Zune. Tune with the T replaced. Why Z...was X not available? XP Xbox Xune Come on if you going to go after Apple with hipness use and X. Z is so final. X is Xtreme. DUDES.

dukebound85
Aug 17, 2006, 08:11 PM
Hey if it's better than the ipod i'll get it over the ipod. kinda hope it works with itunes

mkrishnan
Aug 17, 2006, 08:18 PM
I think it's a really cute video. :)

gekko513
Aug 17, 2006, 08:19 PM
Very nice commercial. At least some parts of the build up. The end was kind of an anticlimax.

stoid
Aug 17, 2006, 08:35 PM
Very nice commercial. At least some parts of the build up. The end was kind of an anticlimax.

Well, if they would have showed it close up people would have thought is was a new iPod design. Airport security did. (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=225683) Then they would have had to explain that this is not an iPod, but rather another in a long line of imitations. Really the only difference about the Zune is that it's backed by a company that can wage a battle of $$ and afford to throw billions of dollars into a product so that it can succeed regardless of it's technical superiority.

I'm not worried that Microsoft will make a better player than the iPod, I'd love to see that happen! My fear is that it won't be superior, but Microsoft will continue to flush money down the Zune toilet until it overtakes the iPod by brute force. A single man is no match for a tank, but if enough people march together they can defeat a tank simply though a masochistic force of numbers.

Killyp
Aug 18, 2006, 09:19 AM
It's a bit to buisnessy and serious. Look at the iPod ads (stuff like the dancer ads and the virtual city ads) in comparison to that. The apple ones are just cool, and iConic (sorry about that). You can take a still from any bit of the iPod ads and everyone who even has a TV should know it's the iPod ads.

That microsoft nonsense just looked like a buisness movie directed by a wannabe Ridley Scott. Too dull, boring, long and lastly microsoft. Most people think of encarta and office when they see Microsoft. it's just a boring brand name...

cwedl
Aug 18, 2006, 01:43 PM
what a boring advert! I hope for Microsofts sake zune's better than this!

pilotError
Aug 18, 2006, 02:49 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B0_GC9QRPdU

Sutekidane
Aug 18, 2006, 03:08 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B0_GC9QRPdU

I hope not, that's just plain bad.

MacBoobsPro
Aug 18, 2006, 03:08 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B0_GC9QRPdU

The first video I got bored and stopped it halfway through. The second video stops halfway through on its own.

I think the second one is not a legit ad :rolleyes: however if it is I shall piss myself when it is officially released. The first one I will probably fall asleep when its released.

Wow moving pictures man, and people that are 'so cool' they are fake. All in all everything is bollox!

AvSRoCkCO1067
Aug 18, 2006, 03:11 PM
The first video I got bored and stopped it halfway through. The second video stops halfway through on its own.

I think the second one is not a legit ad :rolleyes: however if it is I shall piss myself when it is officially released. The first one I will probably fall asleep when its released.

Wow moving pictures man, and people that are 'so cool' they are fake. All in all everything is bollox!

Count me in - I too will piss on myself if that's an actual ad. He took a picture of the Zune from the internet - made it vibrate - added music and a logo to the end. Microsoft's Entertainment Division is actually pretty good - I really, really enjoyed the XBOX 360 marketing (Jump In).

Zwhaler
Aug 20, 2006, 06:39 PM
Yeah that is definately a fake. But the original ad I actually enjoyed. A little long but Iliked it a lot

2nyRiggz
Aug 20, 2006, 07:37 PM
Seems alright to me......I'm ready to see this thing in action.





Bless

plinkoman
Aug 21, 2006, 03:40 AM
I'm sick of ads that act like the minute a product is shown in public, everyone drops everything to stare at it as if its the most amazing thing ever and it will change the world and wonder what they were thinking for ever buying that other product.

There's only so much arrogance I can put up with in one day...

gauchogolfer
Aug 21, 2006, 04:02 AM
My favorite part of the ad was the end title, where it says "Summer 2006"....any day now I guess :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

Zwhaler
Aug 21, 2006, 03:51 PM
My favorite part of the ad was the end title, where it says "Summer 2006"....any day now I guess :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

Either that or they will release it late, that would be a big surprise! :D

paddy
Aug 21, 2006, 04:13 PM
My favorite part of the ad was the end title, where it says "Summer 2006"....any day now I guess :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

Ya I saw that too and at the time I just associtaed that date with orgigami or whatever its called. It's hardly that is it?

wmmk
Aug 21, 2006, 04:46 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_FiQeqIJWmw&NR
LOLROTFLMAO:D

Shadow
Aug 21, 2006, 04:56 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_FiQeqIJWmw&NR
LOLROTFLMAO:D
Haha...I loved* it

*from a comedy point of view

nitynate
Aug 21, 2006, 05:16 PM
If you liked it, it was because of the music.



Mute the volume than watch it.



sucks.

doowrehs
Aug 22, 2006, 04:43 PM
Sorry - but the first video linked is not a teaser for Zune. The official zuneinsider blog covers this in their July 25th entry:

http://www.zuneinsider.com/2006/07/were_not_behind.html

Aperture
Aug 24, 2006, 01:21 AM
Hey if it's better than the ipod i'll get it over the ipod. kinda hope it works with itunes

Yeah, same here. Not that I don't love Apple and their products, but if Microsoft comes out with something revolutionary and I truely like it better than Apple's offering, I'd get it. (Assuming it is compatible with Mac)

One more thing in reply to the quoted post, I believe iTunes has a DRM so music can only be transferred to an iPod.

Oh, and I liked the commercial. It wasn't so bad.

Abstract
Aug 24, 2006, 03:08 AM
The advertisement was horrible.

Why?

Because all the guys look like douchebags who try way too hard and spend 20 minutes each morning staring at the mirror, doing their hair, etc. They look too done up, and while the girls at least looked normal, the girls in the city all look too slick.

Give me a commercial with more casual people in it that don't dress up slick like they're in the Matrix, and I'd have liked the commercial much more.

SpaceMagic
Aug 24, 2006, 03:58 AM
that is a long ass commercial. It was okay, it didn't really move me.

Ditto. Long, boring and was rubbish... 'what's he holding??' comes to mind... there's got to be a link between this teaser ad and the actual product (Zune) otherwise people aren't going to be excited when Zune actually comes out because they wont have recognised the buildup.

MIDI_EVIL
Aug 24, 2006, 06:30 AM
Hahaha.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_FiQeqIJWmw&NR

President Bush on Zune by Microsoft.

Rich.

whooleytoo
Aug 24, 2006, 07:08 AM
I think the biggest thing the Zune has going for it is that the iPod has been out for so long with essentially the same form factor, it (to me at least) is beginning to look a bit dated. Any new, fresh design - whether from Microsoft or Apple - has a good chance at taking market share.

DJMastaWes
Aug 24, 2006, 11:55 AM
That was awesome! But.. Summer 2006? That's soon gone. Maybe there waiting to copy the 6th Gen iPod.

Unspeaked
Aug 24, 2006, 04:08 PM
competition won't drive prices down. no way.
competition will however drive innovation and better products pushed out.

If any company othet than Microsoft were involved, I'd tend to agree with you, but when you throw the Redmond, WA beast into the picture, they're all about cut throat prices and weakening their competitors through decreased margins.

BlizzardBomb
Aug 24, 2006, 04:37 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_FiQeqIJWmw&NR
LOLROTFLMAO:D

Can't... stop... laughing!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B0_GC9QRPdU

That's not helping! :D :p Words cannot describe how crap that is.

CANEHDN
Aug 24, 2006, 04:50 PM
That's stupid. What ever they are trying to promote is going to fail. That commercial went no where.
The second video is a fake one. Someone made it.

dizastor
Aug 30, 2006, 03:56 PM
Well it's not a Zune ad, but the hipsters in the commercial look so mesmerized by whatever it is that I must have it anyway!