Reports are spreading in our forums that Zune Marketplace seems to be delivering higher-quality album art with your song downloads. The result is crisper album art displays on the Zune player, and in Zune software on your PC.
So far no confirmation from Microsoft on this, but it appears they're working behind the scenes on catalog updates. One Zunerama member has noticed artists dropping momentarily from the catalog, and then reappearing with higher-resolution album art.
This will be a welcome enhancement, particularly with the Zune 80's 3.2-inch screen. Low-res artwork will show pixelation on that screen, but the newer high-res versions should display your now-playing artist beautifully.
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