Another Microsoft Ad

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  1. MacAndy74 macrumors 65816

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    Another MS Ad - this time attacking the iPod http://bit.ly/13Gi3z in my eyes, MS are making themselves look really foolish with these Ad's.

    Where Microsoft fails with this new Zune Ad: 'One costs a lot and one costs a little'?

    But I don't want Microsoft DRM or the Zune player...
     
  2. Cabbit macrumors 68020

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    This ad is hilarious, and where do they find these actors is there a prerequisite that they must mirror Mr Ballmer's "personality".
     
  3. harry20larry macrumors 6502a

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    the only downside is that you have to buy a zune and use the crappy zune software, other than that i like subscription services.
     
  4. sammich macrumors 601

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    But they've forgotten that using a Zune costs you your sanity and probably your dignity too.
     
  5. designgeek macrumors 65816

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    I know right? Like when software updates cause every Zune on earth to shut down at the same time. I "lol'd" when I heard about that.
     
  6. cwedl macrumors 65816

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    Do The Maths!

    Not that I'm bitter but according to Microsoft each month for $14.99 you get to keep 10 songs you like, so if you cancel your membership, each song would have effectively cost you $1.50.

    That in mind to fill the zune up with like for like i.e. the songs you own! it would cost:

    iPod = $30,000
    Zune = $44,970


    So why would I want to pay an extra $14,970 based on their advertisement?

    Thanks
     
  7. djourd thread starter macrumors member

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    The Zune-pocalypse
     
  8. djourd thread starter macrumors member

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    Wow, Microsoft. *Applaud*
     
  9. designgeek macrumors 65816

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    ^^^"lolling" at that btw. Do you seriously not get to keep the songs??? that's ****ing stupid!!! So that's not even REMOTELY a fair comparison. If iTunes lets you keep them and Zune pass doesn't then, then, that's just dumb.
     
  10. sammich macrumors 601

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    No...you can still buy individual songs off the Zune store. ZunePass just lets you listen to as much as you want when you want, without keeping it. The 10 free songs a month is just a nice freebie.

    Therefore if each song is $0.99, then you are effectively paying $5.09 a month for the subscription/ZunePass.
     
  11. djourd thread starter macrumors member

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    Why does Microsoft always have to mix things around? Just keep it plain and simple.
     
  12. cwedl macrumors 65816

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    That may be so, but i'm working this all out with Microsofts logic when it comes to the advert. with your logic the iPod and the Zune would cost the same amount to fill, with the nice option to have as many songs as you like for $5.09 which is still nice.
     
  13. sammich macrumors 601

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    The ad doesn't mention the 10 free songs you get each month. I wouldn't mind if Apple setup something like this. It is really like having the entire iTunes Music Store library right there on your computer. Keep what you want, and if you feel like a candid hearing of a particular song, there's no need to buy it just to listen to it once.
     
  14. Goona macrumors 68020

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    Didn't another company try this same tactic with Itunes and fail woefully, Microsoft you FAIL.
     
  15. harry20larry macrumors 6502a

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    hold, so this service only lets you keep 10 songs a month, thats bull s***
    I thought it was a fully fledged thing where you could download as many as you like and keep them.
    If I wanted to just listen go the free route and get spotify.
    My god M$, this is funny
     
  16. omniinvoice macrumors member

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    These ads creep me out. Can't stand them.

    They make as much sense as MS old slogen ("Life without walls") - why would we need Windows? :)
     
  17. niuniu macrumors 68020

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    How very out of touch with the consumer. Like it or not, hardware gets bought, software gets 'shared'..

    No-one's going to spend 30k on iTunes, and no-one's going to believe they need 30k to fill their iPod.. that's reality..
     

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