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starflyer
Oct 27, 2008, 08:23 PM
Anyone else see "Chuck" tonight?

Chuck: Do we carry any Rush CD's?
Morgan: No, but not to worry buddy! I have every Rush track on my Zune.
Chuck: Wait, you have a Zune!?
Morgan: Pfft! No, I'll go get my iPod.



stghwk
Oct 27, 2008, 09:41 PM
I got a big kick out of it. I'm hoping somebody puts it up on YouTube or something, lol. Maybe an excerpt clip on Hulu.

Eddie.exe
Oct 27, 2008, 10:06 PM
Whoaaa I think that's the biggest burn it's ever gotten.

haiggy
Oct 27, 2008, 10:23 PM
Downloading the show right now but LOL I LOVE Chuck

rd261
Oct 27, 2008, 10:29 PM
I saw it. That part was hilarious.

Atomike
Oct 27, 2008, 11:08 PM
The writers on that show capture nerd culture perfectly. Did anyone else notice the music from the 1980's Transformers Movie in there? Hahaha. Genius.

Chundles
Oct 27, 2008, 11:13 PM
The writers on that show capture nerd culture perfectly. Did anyone else notice the music from the 1980's Transformers Movie in there? Hahaha. Genius.

"You've got the touch" by Stan Bush is my ring tone. Absolutely classic theme song.

MasterNile
Oct 27, 2008, 11:19 PM
Whoaaa I think that's the biggest burn it's ever gotten.

No way Stephen Colbert's was better when he was talking about how the iPhone has a kill switch-"I knew I should have got a Zune, it can't kill me... or do anything else"

Eddie.exe
Oct 27, 2008, 11:29 PM
No way Stephen Colbert's was better when he was talking about how the iPhone has a kill switch-"I knew I should have got a Zune, it can't kill me... or do anything else"

I still think this one is harsher. I don't see what's up with him bashing it though. He said he owns one:confused:

MasterNile
Oct 27, 2008, 11:33 PM
Has anyone actually seen a Zune on any tv show? I know I've seen plenty of iPods and iPhones, but now that I think about it I've never seen anyone use a Zune in a show (oh and I point out to my wife every time I see a MB/MBP/iMac on a show)

Eddie.exe
Oct 28, 2008, 12:03 AM
Has anyone actually seen a Zune on any tv show? I know I've seen plenty of iPods and iPhones, but now that I think about it I've never seen anyone use a Zune in a show (oh and I point out to my wife every time I see a MB/MBP/iMac on a show)

The only time I've seen a Zune on TV is for circuit city ads and a Burger King ad a while ago. Microsoft doesn't so much product placement huh?

Also, I'm the same way about the pointing out stuff with my girlfriend. She just replies "yer such a nerd" :p

dizzy13
Oct 28, 2008, 01:30 AM
Anyone else see "Chuck" tonight?

Chuck: Do we carry any Rush CD's?
Morgan: No, but not to worry buddy! I have every Rush track on my Zune.
Chuck: Wait, you have a Zune!?
Morgan: Pfft! No, I'll go get my iPod.

I know you were just paraphrasing, but here is exactly what they said.

Chuck “Morgan, hey, uh, buddy do we carry any rush cds in the store?”
Morgan “No need I got’em all on my Zune”
Chuck “You have a Zune?”
Morgan “Are you kidding me, no, no, I’ll grab my iPod”

Clip: http://www.hulu.com/watch/41148/chuck-chuck-versus-tom-sawyer?c=1996:2035

starflyer
Oct 28, 2008, 09:09 AM
I know you were just paraphrasing, but here is exactly what they said.

Chuck “Morgan, hey, uh, buddy do we carry any rush cds in the store?”
Morgan “No need I got’em all on my Zune”
Chuck “You have a Zune?”
Morgan “Are you kidding me, no, no, I’ll grab my iPod”

Clip: http://www.hulu.com/watch/41148/chuck-chuck-versus-tom-sawyer?c=1996:2035

What he said :D

yellow
Oct 28, 2008, 09:32 AM
SLightly off topic, but on the topic of the Zune..

It's that time of year again.. the holidays approach and the images of high Zune sales dance in the heads of Microsoft Execs. According to the unscientific data from Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/gp/bestsellers/electronics/172630/ref=pd_ts_zbw_e_172630_more?&pf_rd_p=427828301&pf_rd_s=right-6&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_i=172630&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=0198R7G6SNM7HCPJXQDR). Of the top 25 "Bestsellers":

21 are iPods - [Representing: 84%]
3 are SanDisk(#s 10, 17, 24) - [Representing: 12%]
1 is Zune (#13) - [Representing: 4%]


As far as I am concerned, it's not the iPod killer that it was touted to be. Now, the XBox franchise certainly is successful, perhaps following a similar market strategy (though Sony really helped that along with a series of blunders) that is now being used for the Zune. I'm not so sure it's going to work for the Zune.

Extrapolating a bit further with the top 50 "Bestsellers":
32 are iPods - [Representing: 64%]
10 are SanDisk(#s 10, 17, 24, 29, 32, 40, 41, 44, 48, 49) - [Representing: 20%]
3 is Creative Zen (# 35, 43, 46) - [Representing: 6%]
2 is Pro Ebiz (# 26, 37) - [Representing: 4%]
2 is Coby (# 34, 47) - [Representing: 4%]
1 is Zune (#13) - [Representing: 2%]

Of course, this is weighted very heavily in the iPod direction because there are so many versions offered. And of course, this doesn't tell us how many units were sold. But it's still fairly telling (IMO) at how dismal the Zune's market performance is. If I were an exec at Microsoft, I'd be talking to SanDisk about acquiring their product line.

OnaMacSince1989
Oct 28, 2008, 11:24 AM
Chuck is one of the most fun shows on TV!

I laffed so loud at that Zune-zinger, I had to back it up to catch the next dialogue that I missed!

yoda13
Oct 28, 2008, 11:46 AM
That is pretty funny....:D

epiphany
Oct 28, 2008, 06:04 PM
I'm glad I found this on the forum - I started laughing hard at that exchange on Chuck last night, which then meant I had to explain it to my carpenter/non-geek SO (which is funny in itself, a woman geek having to explain it to a guy).

thanks for the clip - I was looking for one to send to a friend.

dizzy13
Oct 28, 2008, 06:12 PM
Guess this is more popular than I thought, post this clip in a post on my blog and just crushed my server :(

Ah, macsurfer.com and daringfireball.net is enough to slow down any small blog site eh?

SeanVK
Oct 28, 2008, 09:31 PM
I have owned several generations of IPods and decided to give the second generations Zune's a try. I think there great to be honest with you. And they keep getting better with every new firmware update. Now I'm sure I'm going to catch hell from all of you. But just because I use a Mac doesn't make me a M$ hater. Have any of you ever really uses a Zune? Honestly?

dizzy13
Oct 28, 2008, 09:36 PM
I have owned several generations of IPods and decided to give the second generations Zune's a try. I think there great to be honest with you. And they keep getting better with every new firmware update. Now I'm sure I'm going to catch hell from all of you. But just because I use a Mac doesn't make me a M$ hater. Have any of you ever really uses a Zune? Honestly?

I haven't, but never really wanted to just b/c it looks clunky. Plus having an iPhone, iPod 80GB Video (or classic), shuffle, and iTunes makes it easier to stick with it anyway.

Funny that I hated apple just 12 months ago or so and now I'm about to buy a macbook!!! WTF :p

SeanVK
Oct 28, 2008, 10:15 PM
I haven't, but never really wanted to just b/c it looks clunky. Plus having an iPhone, iPod 80GB Video (or classic), shuffle, and iTunes makes it easier to stick with it anyway.

Funny that I hated apple just 12 months ago or so and now I'm about to buy a macbook!!! WTF :p

I agree the first gen Zune's where large and chunky. And that's part of the reason I didn't buy one. Plus I seldom ever buy first gen tech. But the second gen Zune's are smaller and slimmer.
I too am a tech junky. I have both a Mac and PC.

wheelhot
Oct 28, 2008, 10:30 PM
Haha, that was funny. Thanks for the links :D

dizzy13
Oct 29, 2008, 07:29 PM
Not sure if you guys also watch conan, but he continued the zune ripping on Tuesday night!

Tuesday nights Conan O'Brien...
Al Qaeda “Oh my god I’m a huge fan, I hear you have the black crows on tonight!”
Conan “Yes, yes we do”
Al Qaeda “Oh they’re my favorite, I’ve got all their albums on my Zune”
Conan “You have a Zune?”
Al Qaeda “Yes, iPods are the devil’s MP3 player…Zuuuuuuuuune (gunfire)”

I have a high res Hulu clip and a non hulu (for those outside the US to view) posted
Conan O’Brien joins the zune bashing fest on NBC | When Will Apple? (http://whenwillapple.com/saywhy/2008/10/29/conan-obrien-joins-the-zune-bashing-fest-on-nbc/)

Oh and here is a youtube of the Chuck one for those outside the US that couldn't view the Hulu link I posted above
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tqTYI55K1eo

anjinha
Oct 29, 2008, 08:07 PM
Not sure if you guys also watch conan, but he continued the zune ripping on Tuesday night!

Tuesday nights Conan O'Brien...
Al Qaeda “Oh my god I’m a huge fan, I hear you have the black crows on tonight!”
Conan “Yes, yes we do”
Al Qaeda “Oh they’re my favorite, I’ve got all their albums on my Zune”
Conan “You have a Zune?”
Al Qaeda “Yes, iPods are the devil’s MP3 player…Zuuuuuuuuune (gunfire)”

I have a high res Hulu clip and a non hulu (for those outside the US to view) posted
Conan O’Brien joins the zune bashing fest on NBC | When Will Apple? (http://whenwillapple.com/saywhy/2008/10/29/conan-obrien-joins-the-zune-bashing-fest-on-nbc/)

Oh and here is a youtube of the Chuck one for those outside the US that couldn't view the Hulu link I posted above
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tqTYI55K1eo

I love this. :D Thanks a lot for the non Hulu links.

Lunchbox700
Oct 29, 2008, 08:14 PM
I don't normally watch Chuck live but saw that and was glad that I watched it that night. The Zune isn't a bad piece of equipment (I have used it) but it feels to me like it's one of those things that if Ipods weren't around then these would be great, but it feels just a little short of the competition.

dizzy13
Nov 6, 2008, 05:08 PM
Because I like to keep things fair and balanced...here is a clip for the Zune fans from last nights MythBusters. Sorry the quality of the video isn't superb, but I don't have a video capture card just yet.

Here is a hint of what you are about to see, it involves an iPod and an AK47 :eek:

http://whenwillapple.com/saywhy/2008/11/06/mythbusters-evens-the-score-on-the-ipod-for-zune-fans/

MasterNile
Nov 6, 2008, 05:17 PM
Because I like to keep things fair and balanced...here is a clip for the Zune fans from last nights MythBusters. Sorry the quality of the video isn't superb, but I don't have a video capture card just yet.

Here is a hint of what you are about to see, it involves an iPod and an AK47 :eek:

http://whenwillapple.com/saywhy/2008/11/06/mythbusters-evens-the-score-on-the-ipod-for-zune-fans/

I saw that but don't think it's really an iPod burn considering the fact that the "mp3 player" that they're using is an iPod rather than a Zune says something about the popularity of iPods compared to Zunes, not to mention a Zune wouldn't have been bullet proof either

dizzy13
Nov 6, 2008, 05:22 PM
I saw that but don't think it's really an iPod burn considering the fact that the "mp3 player" that they're using is an iPod rather than a Zune says something about the popularity of iPods compared to Zunes, not to mention a Zune wouldn't have been bullet proof either

Yeah, I totally agree with you on that. They call it an mp3 player and the iPod is what represents the MP3 player, just like the sony walkman represented portable music back in the day. So yeah, not really a burn, just some nice revenge to see an iPod shot up with an AK47.

I also noticed this in the last simpsons Halloween episode where they were doing a spoof on charlie brown and swapped out a record player for an iPod, which basically is the same theme as what i said above. The iPod represents digital music for out time now.

teflon
Nov 6, 2008, 06:31 PM
I think that Microsoft and all the "iPod killer" companies miscalculated. They're not really cutting into iPod's sales, they're just cutting into each other's sales. So maybe Microsoft will gain 1% because Creative lost 1%, but none of them are taking away from Apple's 70+% market share.

I suddenly developed an urge to get a Zune (the original brown one no less) for some reason in the past couple of days though. The first generation Zunes never came to Canada, and I'm just so curious as to how much it can suck. It looks so atrocious that you can't stop looking at it. It's like watching rotting corpses on all those CSI type shows. My friend have a 30gb 2G Zune, and it just looks so big! I don't know if it's the design or what, but it just looks huge. iPod Classic just seems slimmer and smaller.