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possible left hand orientation comming for zune??
« on: October 28, 2007, 11:26:09 AM »

On this video for the limited edition latin zune thing, you can see at [1:10] that the screen orientation is flipped

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zs-7ibKSTOU
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« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2007, 12:23:18 PM »

It may be. But then again, could be a video made upside down so the camera angle would look nicer Sad

The video does make me wonder how many man hours have to be put in to make one of these special edition Zunes. I mean, I'm guessing it would need approval from the special edition person, liek the Halo Team, Wisin Y Yandel etc, so maybe 7 or 8 final versions... Makes me think.
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Re: possible left hand orientation comming for zune??
« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2007, 12:42:05 PM »

It is showing a left-hand orientation - on a Zune 30GB player!

At first I thought the video image might be mirrored, but that's not quite right. It's either filmed upside down - not likely - or just maybe it's a sign of a firmware update to come..?

Below are shots of it, followed by a mirrored version of that shot, and an upside down version:

ORIGINAL - shows a video playing in left-hand orientation on a Zune 30


MIRRORED - nope, headphone jack ends up on wrong side of player.


UPSIDE DOWN - would explain it, but would they really go through the trouble of loading an upside-down video on the player just to show that particular orientation? Doesn't seem likely.

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« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2007, 01:13:24 PM »

Thanks for posting this.  The video was a pretty cool promotion for the special edition Zune.  Maybe the video was simply converted upside down into the Zune by accident,  because this won't have the new firmware if it is released at the end of October.
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« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2007, 01:45:29 PM »

Thanks for the post, nice catch then. Nice to know some people still are thinking about the 10 percent of the population.
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« Reply #5 on: October 28, 2007, 03:52:31 PM »

Quote from: Laike on October 28, 2007, 01:45:29 PM
Thanks for the post, nice catch then. Nice to know some people still are thinking about the 10 percent of the population.

<--- is a lefty

yay!
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« Reply #6 on: October 28, 2007, 05:32:26 PM »

i hope so.

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« Reply #7 on: October 28, 2007, 06:11:54 PM »

as am i.
us lefty's have to stick together. we are few are far between.
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« Reply #8 on: October 28, 2007, 09:25:26 PM »

I'm a leftie as well. Right-hand oriented controls is something a bit too common on devices like these (Creative ZVW, Archos et al).
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« Reply #9 on: October 29, 2007, 06:19:33 AM »

i'm --->

but I would still prefer a <--- orientation as I use my left hand for everything except writing, eating and driving
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« Reply #10 on: October 29, 2007, 01:07:55 PM »

Count another lefty here. Only left handed people are in their right mind!
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« Reply #11 on: October 29, 2007, 01:12:00 PM »

about damn time this was my first complaint about the zune
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« Reply #12 on: October 29, 2007, 07:59:09 PM »

wwwho knows...it would be kool though XD
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« Reply #13 on: October 29, 2007, 08:00:24 PM »

So, if you think about it, is the iPod more lefty friendly than the Zune?  Shocked

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« Reply #14 on: October 29, 2007, 08:02:23 PM »

that would be cool lets see if its true
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