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Rating 3.7 out of 5 stars with 18 reviews

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    An average accessory at a premium price

    Posted
    Anikapus

    I bought the Zune HD Dock as part of a package deal. After a few weeks of use, I can honestly say that in no way can I recommend purchasing this accessory at full price. Seeing this device can raise your expectations a little as it is a sleek looking device which comes in a high quality packaging. Packaking that reveals so many connections. This leads to my first gripe about the product. Connecting this device WILL be an issue for some people. My TV is setup on a stand. I connected the device on the only accessible HDMI port, plugged in the power cord on an available outlet a few feet away, but could not reach the optical audio port. Later, I connected this device at a friends house with a different experience. The power cord was not an issue, the optical cable was not an option, and the HDMI cable, fully exteneded, left the dock on the floor since his TV is mounted on the wall with no furniture beneath it. Not exactly my idea of easy portability. Consider how your connection setup will look before you consider buying. My other gripe is a non-responsiveness of the remote control when you initially startup the TV out process though the Zune. it could be that the battery needs to be replaced (the remote control comes with a battery already inside), but after a minute of mashing buttons the remote control works without a hiccup. This happens everytime. Straight out of the package, this is not how I expected the dock to work. Unless the Zune Marketplace is your only access to HD content, $89.99 is definitely a hard sell on top of your Zune HD purchase.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A must have for the Zune HD.

    Posted
    DavebuysatBestBuy

    I use this with my 32gig Zune HD and it is great. I have the HDMI cable hooked up to my 62" 1080i dlp tv andI have watched one WWII HD promo from my Zune HD. It looked better than I expected. I also watched the same promo on my son's 4" 1080p Toshiba LCD and it was even better. I am going to try and watch a movie from the Zune HD and see if it is smooth all the way through. I have listened to the HD radio through the Zune HD on the dock as well. You can crank up the home stereo speakers which is great. One thing I really like about the dock wih the Zune HD is that I can put my player in the dock at the end of the day to charge it, and while it is charging, I use my desktop with the Zune software to update the music I listen to, and I wirelessly sync them to my Zune HD while it is in the dock. (you have the option of wireless sync on the Zune HD, you are not forced to use it). It will sync as long as your computer and Zune HD are on the same network and you have turned this feature on. I turn the computer and zune software on first thing when I get up in the morning and it updates my podcasts and syncs them while I shower. Ready to go when I leave.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    works less than 20% of time

    Posted
    SkepticalUser

    I have 2 of these docking stations & 2 Zunes. I have used both analog and HDMI connections. Typically when I plug my Zune into these docking stations there will be no sound no video. This was a slightly intermittent problem when I first got the docking stations. Now they will intermittently work --a small percentage of the time --20% is probably a generous statement. I have checked the connections changed out the cords --nothing fixes the problem. On occasion I will get lucky and it will work, but never on command. One time I changed out the whole set-up; monitor, cords everything -then suddenly my music and video worked like a charm. Next day, nothing -- I had not removed the Zune from the dock, didn't touch anything --back to no sound, no video. I emphatically recommend not buying this product!!!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    waste of money

    Posted
    Shinta00

    Hello everyone, I have a Zune HD 16 GB and I bought this item hoping to get a station for my zune. Well after receiving the HD station dock I set it up and had it plugged into the tv ready to go. Well come to find out it never worked and I have tried it on mulptiple tv's and even had my uncle who runs a computer business look at it and he couldn't even get it to work. Well come a couple months down the road my wife actually found something worth while. PLEASE READ- ZLIVE works well for my HD Zune 16 GB. It has great sound quality and charges my Zune as well with no issue so far. I highly recommend this product to anyone that is looking for a charging station for their HD Zune.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very Nice Product

    Posted
    brandon1151

    I got my zune hd and wanted to connect to my tv and audio system so i bought the dock. works great and has a very long range remote. The only thing I didn't like was that when I opened it I realized that it does not have component output. Overall this is a very nice product, but it would be nice if the price was a little lower, but it is cheaper than ordering it from microsofts website. I would really recommend this to any new zune hd owner it is worth it and it only takes about five minutes to get the basic setup I do have a question if someone could help me please: i also have a zune 4gig and don't know how to get the video from that on the tv, i can only get the audio.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Save some money and get the sync dock instead

    Posted
    chef4a

    This is the same as the sync dock that sells for 49.99 with the addition of an hdmi cable that is kinda short. and a composite video cable. no optical digital audio cable is included. two extra cables for an extra 40 bucks is not a great bargain if you allready have an hdmi cable save some dough and get the sync dock. the only reason i got this one is because the sync dock is backordered and i didnt want to wait.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Pretty disappointed

    Posted
    CHarlow

    I returned the product since it's no good to me! I bought my Zune HD 16G because of the HD video capabilities. I couldn't wait to get this dock so I could send video and movies to my HDTV. It doesn't work with this player and the advertising and packaging do NOT state this. It's stated in tiny tiny little print in the midst of the set up instructions. Very deceptive Microsoft! I'm totally disappointed!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Zune HD

    Posted
    Teck

    I have had all 3 docks and this is the best one so far. Hooks up easy. It auto connects when I add my Zune HD. No switch on the back to remember to flip. When I put my Zune HD on it updated dock. So it looks like this one can get updates which is nice. The older remote works with it. Becarefull because it can cut on your Xbox 360 if they are close if you use the home button.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    really great 720p playback

    Posted
    MACS

    this is great to use your zune hd to its full potential; it allows you to play 720p video and its awesome, previously I used my laptop to play videos in my TV but it lagged sometimes. The video on the zune Hd does not lag at all the cons that I found were: 1) high price, 2) no operation/setup guide included, 3) the dock needs to be updated from the zune HD in order to be able to use it

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Useful Accessory

    Posted
    Ed38

    Very pleasing to use on a night of music. I have not used to download and play HD video yet. I have a dock hooked up to my tuner for my 120 and have the same problem with the remote of occasionally having to hit it several times, removing/replacing the battery to get it to work. I've yet to figure out what one action makes them work.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    good, especially when free

    Posted
    clags54

    This dock works well enough, but the Zune doesn't fit with the soft cover on it. This isn't a big deal, but when i was trying to figure out what was going on the directions are almost worthless. I haven't used it much yet, so practice will help.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Love the Zune!

    Posted
    JJPhilly

    This is our second 32GB Zune HD. I loved mine so much that I got one for the wife when her ipod died. Zune software is much better for PC's, file types don't need to be converted to ACC, and the overall quality is much higher.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Zune HD A/V Dock..Pretty Cool.

    Posted
    MTBikeVA

    I like it because I can download a movie during the day then watch it in the evening on the home TV. In my opinion the picture is great, and it’s easy to use.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    great quality HD

    Posted
    rhoadesko

    it's nice to watch zune contents on a large TV screen with the HD quality. i had a slight problem after using a few days, but when we rebooted, the problem disappeared.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Zune Accessory

    Posted
    Porter56280

    Works great, easy to setup and maximizes the Zune! If you have a Zune this is a must have. Turns your TV into a giant Zune so you can play music videos and the rest.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Brilliant accesory!

    Posted
    FireStorm0623

    Besides the external power required, it is very good because it comes with multiple output conections, a remote control and it recharges your Zune while it's in use.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    none

    Posted
    vicval

    Zune was returned after two Zunes were purchased. Didn't work for more 2 or 3 days. Something with wrong with both zunes.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Zune HD Dock

    Posted
    RFA

    The Zune HD dock plays HD movies from the Zune flawlessly. Very impressive play.

    I would recommend this to a friend