Jamie Thomson

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Is Zune coming to Europe and Japan?

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I’m assuming that it is. On my version 2 updated Zune 30 I go to Settings–>Radio and there is the option to pick "north america", "europe", or "japan".

They wouldn’t put that there for no reason, right? I can’t remember if that option was there before the update but I’m assuming that it wasn’t.

-Jamie

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Written by Jamiet

November 14, 2007 at 5:45 am

Posted in Zune

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  1. It’s been there since they first came out last year.

    Adrian

    November 14, 2007 at 7:04 pm

  2. Jazza is right.
     
    I explored through all the Zune settings, and on the "Radio" section, there was radio support for Nor Am, Europe, and Japan. in the first version.
     
    I thought that was a pretty nifty feature, but never used it. They still have it in this firmware too.

    Michael

    November 15, 2007 at 12:04 pm

  3. Cheers guys. I was getting excited about nothing!!!
     

    Jamie

    November 15, 2007 at 12:51 pm

  4. Often the reason for this setting on a Zune is that Europe and Japan have different FM tuning requirements to North America. Japan has FM broadcasting allocated to 76MHz – 90MHz and Europe needs the radio to be fine-tuned because of an FM tuning raster that has stations, including repeater transmitters for national or regional broadcasters, close together.
     
    But if Microsoft releases the Zune in Europe and Australia, they will release a portable media player environment that gives Apple’s iPod with its white earphones a run for its money.

    Simon

    November 16, 2007 at 5:49 am


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