Originally Posted by jjt250
Wow $70? Seems overpriced but at least it's cheaper now! I think I'll order one. I was talking about the actual dock that the Zune is in....where'd you pick that up? Or does that come with the car kit?
Search amazon for Zune Dock. There are 3. One of them is a "HD" Dock specifically for the Zune HD that has HDMI out, and optical audio. As well as analog audio out. The other docks are for the older Zunes but they still work fine on the HD if you only want to output sound to something and there super cheap. Also the older 2 docks don't have the right fitting for the HD, but it fits in there just fine. I use 2nd gen square dock over the 1st gen puck shaped unit in various places in my house. I also have a HD dock in my living room that runs optical out to my receiver that way my Media center and TV don't need to be on to listen to music.
Also note that the docks don't have line level out like the "premium" car kit does. That means the volume on the Zune needs to be to be turned up to get solid signal. Where as a line level out (like the car kit has) it always full volume no matter what the device volume is set at. That helps so when you grab the zune and plug in headphones in it doesn't blow your ears out.
I also think the car kit sounds better than the Zune pluged straight into the AUX with the volume at max. It seems to have a stronger or amped output.
Here is the v2 dock for under $10: http://www.amazon.com/Zune-H6A-00001...ords=zune+dock
There is also a v2 dock sold as a AV kit, that comes with a remote. For me the remote did not work at all, then when I got my actual Zune HD dock for the living room all the dock remotes just started working through out the house. Its like the Zune needed the HD dock to activate the remote functions or something.