Zune Home A/V Pack
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- Home A/V Kit
- Includes Docking Station, AC Adapter, Wireless Remote with Lithium Battery, AV Output Cable
- Not compatible with Microsoft Zune 80gb or 120gb
- Features: Media Control on Your TV for Music, Video, Photos, High Clarity, Full Stereo Sound
- A/V Inputs
- Additional Features: Easy Use, Integrates Zune with Big Screen TV and Speakers, Just Dock Your Zune and Play
- Accessories Included: Wireless Remote, AC Power Supply, A/V Cable, Travel Case, Connection Cord
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- Size (LWH): 10 inches, 9.75 inches, 2.25 inches
- Weight: 1.28 pounds
The connector port is a handy option for people who want to sync or charge their Zune without fumbling under the desk for the sync cable, as the cable instead plugs right into the dock. The A/V port, meanwhile, lets you connect the dock to a stereo system or TV for full-featured playback. In both cases, all you have to do is drop your Zune into the dock and it will charge, sync, or play back via the connected devices--no extra connections required. Plus, the dock includes an integrated IR receiver for use with the included wireless remote. The IR receiver and remote give you quick access to your current playlist, as well as full control over menu navigation and volume. The dock even includes a small built-in slot that holds the remote--a convenient and stylish way to store the remote when not in use. A Zune sync cable is also included--a necessary accessory to connect your Zune to the included AC adapter. The AC adapter is a great way to charge a Zune without the need for a nearby computer; simply plug the AC adapter into an adjacent outlet. With the AC adapter, your Zune will be 90-percent charged after only two hours, and fully charged in about three hours.
What's in the Box
Zune dock, AC adapter, AV output cable, synchronization cable, and wireless remote.
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Top Customer Reviews
The dock is very sleak and clean looking with a frosted plastic base and shiny gun smoke/titanium colored black plastic top where the Zune rests. It is actually matches the metal on the front of the Zune surrounding the screen and control dial.
After reading the manuals I was happy to learn that the top panel can be changed when future Zune players come out. So, instead of having to buy an entirely new A/V kit I will only have to replace the top to fit the next Zune.
The remote works well. The controls match those on the Zune with the addition of a skip forward and back button and individual volume control buttons. It is black with a frosted plastic coating similiar to the black zune without the blue contrast. It is magnetized like the earphones so you can stick it to anything made of metal. I thought that was a nice feature depending on where you use your Zune. It will stick to the fridge!
Once I had everything hooked up to my stereo receiver and TV, I was really happy with the ability to pull up my Zune menu and control the device on my TV screen with the Zune remote. It is literally like a "Supersized" Zune. The album art does not take up the entire screen like it does on the Zune but it does still appear on the screen the entire time you are listening to a song.
The pack ships with the Zune Dock, Wireless remote with battery installed, an A/V cable, a power adapter which is made of shiny black plastic(IPOD like), and an additional Sync Cable. The sync cable plugs into the power adapter via a USB port on the power adapter.
CAR STEREO INSTALLATION TIP: I purchased a second A/V pack that I am using with my car. I put the Zune dock in my car, plugged the Zune car charger into the dock and plugged the Zune a/v cable into the aux audio in(red/white RCA) cable coming off the back of my Alpine headunit. Bottom line, I am now able to charge via the dock and control my Zune via the wireless remote in my car without having to plug anything into the Zune. I just put the Zune in the dock and it is ready to go! If my car stereo were setup for video and I had LCDs I could then also hook the Zune A/V cable Video connection (yellow) up and the Zune video would play through the LCDs as well.
I am also using the Zune dock as a docking station for my computer. All you have to do is hook your sync cable into the back of the dock and you have a docking station that syncs with your PC and the Zune software. Pretty cool!
About the only negatives I have found with the A/V pack is that you are not able to turn the Zune off with the wireless remote. You have to walk up to the dock to turn it off or remove the Zune from the Dock. This isn't a major deal since it is always charging in the dock but it would be nice to be able to turn it off via the remote. Also, the resolution isn't perfect or HD quality. I have a 4/3 43" projection TV so that may play a part. This issue doesn't have much to do with the A/V Pack though. This has more to do with these type of devices not being able to store information in large resolution formats.
Hopefully the first of many "coordinated" toys for the Zune.
To date, the only negative I have (which is somewhat counterintuitive) is that the docking station is such a perfect fit, you must remove any cover from the Zune prior to docking. This is only a problem if you have purchased a hard shell that is not made to be put on/taken off frequently.
When you get the docking station, you will notice a small slit on the inside wall of the remote slot. Slip a knife or screwdriver into the slot slightly and pull up. The mirror cover pops off. Underneath it is solid black so it doesn't look like you took it apart. Without the cover, the Zune slot is big enough to fit the 80gb Zune perfectly.
The only thing that is different than using the Docking Station v2 is that the video connection is composite rather than component. If that doesn't matter, you'll get more bang for the buck by buying this version.
My second docking station and remote will be used in the car with a car charger and hookup to the stereo - just pop in the Zune and go.