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Microsoft's new ad: It costs $30,000 to fill an iPod.


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#1 Burned Phoenix

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Posted 12 May 2009 - 12:55 PM

I was expecting another Laptop Hunter ad but this time Microsoft's latest 30-second spot features Wes Moss, Certified Financial Planner, explaining that iTunes "costs a lot" while Zune Pass "costs a little."



Wes Moss points out that filling a 120 GB iPod at iTunes costs $30,000. But you can get the same amount of songs, and millions more, for just $14.99 a month with Zune Pass.

#2 Syzygy

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Posted 12 May 2009 - 01:14 PM

I can fill a computer hard drive for $0.

Aha!

#3 fediaFedia

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Posted 12 May 2009 - 01:19 PM

I like this ad, mostly because it mocks apple.
Also Zune pass doesn't seem too bad, i mean for people who just can't pirate it's pretty reasonable to download unlimited music at that cost.

#4 The Alpha Gamer

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Posted 12 May 2009 - 01:53 PM

And yet he doesn't point out that you can fill both for 0$ with Pirate Bay. Weird

#5 thorden

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Posted 12 May 2009 - 02:11 PM

That guy has a point. (if it comes to legal download) :D

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Posted 12 May 2009 - 02:33 PM

correct me if i am wrong ( i am not a zune user) but doesn't the zune pass only allow you to dl music to your zune, and not to be burned to cd's or played on other devices, and also all your songs become unplayable when your zune pass expires. you have to purchase the songs/albums/shows for a set price to get them without "drm" to be able to burn and etc...
i think that what i read when i was choosing my portable, i got an ipod which is now an external harddrive for me instead...

Edited by thewilmerx, 12 May 2009 - 03:53 PM.


#7 FalseAgent

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Posted 12 May 2009 - 03:48 PM

that was quite a evil ad, but hey, it was alot better than Apple's evil!

#8 Razor VinT

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Posted 12 May 2009 - 04:20 PM

that was quite a evil ad

At least they are telling the truth.

#9 The Flashing Fish

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Posted 12 May 2009 - 06:13 PM

It may be 14.99 a month, but after it expires, so does your music.

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Posted 12 May 2009 - 06:26 PM

"I'm PC", "Laptop Hunter" and this ad is Microsoft's appropriate reply to Apple's "Mac vs PC" ad.

Microsoft is clear winner in this ad war.

#11 CommonSense

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Posted 12 May 2009 - 08:14 PM

It may be 14.99 a month, but after it expires, so does your music.

Really? I've never used the Zune Marketplace or whatever they call it, and I rarely use the iTunes Store, but if you burn it to a CD then wouldn't you be able to listen to it forever?

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Posted 12 May 2009 - 08:21 PM

correct me if i am wrong ( i am not a zune user) but doesn't the zune pass only allow you to dl music to your zune, and not to be burned to cd's or played on other devices, and also all your songs become unplayable when your zune pass expires. you have to purchase the songs/albums/shows for a set price to get them without "drm" to be able to burn and etc...
i think that what i read when i was choosing my portable, i got an ipod which is now an external harddrive for me instead...


Also forgetting they let give you 10 drm free songs for free a month and drm free songs are only 99cents a piece where as Apple's are $1.20

And anyone notice the irony of this Actor saying I don't have $30,000 lying around for music lmfao.

Edited by InlineSkate, 12 May 2009 - 08:23 PM.


#13 Secured Tim

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Posted 12 May 2009 - 08:22 PM

I think you can't copy them because of DRM.

#14 dtack68

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Posted 12 May 2009 - 08:32 PM

Well, no company is going to mention pirating. And getting unlimited music for the cost for a 2nd rate artist's album is pretty good. It isn't for only your zune, it is also for your pc. So if want to DOWNLOAD the songs legally, you could get a program to record the sound coming from your computer and burn that to a CD. I don't think it is legal, but it has a better moral value than downloading illegally.

#15 chrisscorsese88

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Posted 12 May 2009 - 08:38 PM

I can fill a computer hard drive for $0.

Aha!

+1 (Y)

#16 ShamusHand

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Posted 12 May 2009 - 09:57 PM

Genius. Kudos to Microsoft. :yes:

#17 pm_41

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Posted 12 May 2009 - 10:32 PM

iTunes still has the better selection...

#18 InlineSkate

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Posted 12 May 2009 - 11:20 PM

iTunes still has the better selection...


Yes but Zune Marketplace has basically all the songs the only songs that might be missing are will probably be rarer songs.

Edited by InlineSkate, 12 May 2009 - 11:21 PM.


#19 Secured Tim

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Posted 13 May 2009 - 11:57 PM

I think almost everyone has iPods so people are compelled to use iTunes.

#20 InlineSkate

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Posted 14 May 2009 - 01:32 AM

I think almost everyone has iPods so people are compelled to use iTunes.



Microsoft can have this market if they can appeal to the Junior High and High Schoolers.

It only takes a couple popular kids to set a trend and then its a snowball effect from there.

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