Netflix for the Zune HD
If netflix came to the Zune HD, how would you like to see it implimented? Streaming straight to the Zune HD? Download to PC and then transfered? Or downloaded straight to the Zune HD and stored?
And what about being able to use the HDAV dock for this? Full screen Netflix where ever you go with your Zune HD? How sick would that be?
As much as I think instant streaming to the device would be awesome, I would rather have it just download to the device, so I can pick it up and watch it uninterupted without buffering or breaks in the video quality.
What's your take? And does this add unforseen value to the Zune HD?
What happens is that the low power systems, such as the tegra processors and the oled screen, use very little power, so the small battery actually last a long time just using those parts. But when you use a part that isn't as optimized for lower power usage, like the Radio, or Wifi, then the small batter drains much quicker. I think it's the dramatic difference between the lower power Tegra and the Wifi/Radio that people freak out about with power issues. If the battery was bigger, the wifi and radio wouldn't seem so bad, and then the Tegra parts, like digital audio files and videos, would last for a ridiculously long time.
On a netbook sized battery (several times bigger then the Zune HDs) the tegra is supposed to last for 33 days playing audio. I wonder if anyone will sell a battery clip on, like they do for the iPhone. Maybe we could start seeing week long battery usages for audio then.
Of course any bigger of a battery in the Zune HD would have made the whole device bigger and heavier, which I think would partially ruin one of the reasons why the Zune HD is so great, because it is so small and light. I mean, seriously isn't it ridiculiously light? It just can go with you anywhere, which is awesome.
The battery would not be able to handle a streamed movie over the course of 1.5 hrs. Have any of you tried to watch a movie that you have put on the Zune HD? It really drains the battery quickly...not to mention all the power the WiFi would eat up in order to stream.