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exactly -- 480P is more SD than HD. apple is now defining "wide SD" as HD, which is tacky. they should have been content to label the supersized choice "widescreen". are we about to witness a collision of the digital TV and computer world, where each industry has their own snake oil to win over consumers? still waiting for that 42" 1920x1080 LCD TV (with DVI/HDMI/UDI inputs) from apple.
Was the spare white background Errol-Morris-style series, complete with tinkly music, done by Morris himself, or did he leave the scene after the last effort was cancelled? I would have loved to see his Ames room shots... Also, it seems odd that Apple is hijacking the term 'HD' to mean 848x480 -- even for (HD)TV, that usually is either 720p or 1080i (which is 540p with trick play). If they think any wide aspect ratio 480p should be termed HD, this could give...
the apple takeback program partially serves to take the wind out of the sails of proposal #3 in the proxy materials for this year's AAPL shareholder's annual meeting. in a prior year, jobs took some heat about apple's (relative) lack of being green, rather embarrassing with al gore on the board of directors ...
here is an ancient cubist-symbolism-laden quicktime collage, done long before iApps came to the fore -- i don't remember if this is sorenson codec #1 or #2 ...http://homepage.mac.com/retiarius/kube.mov
however, for a corporate headquarters, compared to san francisco, new york, london, rome, paris, etc. cupertino has no taste! why the seemingly contrived loyalty to this backwater burb?
Because this is what the Apple investor relations department will tell you, as they did me, if you call to confirm -- apparently the share settlement provisions are all in the 10Q, not the SEC Form 4 made public last week. As for taxes, they verified that taxes started accruing on the whole 10M wad the day they vested this month. Of course, if you already have funds to put aside for the 35% fed and 10.3% state rates, the money *can* be used for other purposes. It's...
shouldn't this be kicking into gear about now?
much agree with your observation that elgato makes good stuff -- i happily own the eyetv 500 and am surprised apple hasn't acquired them. it's unfortunate that the least cost HD-grade living room mac HTPC needs a dual G5, an elgato box, + something like a westinghouse 37"/42" 1080p monitor. it'd be neat if apple made all the parts, but i'll settle for the least technically challenging solution for apple to pull it off -- software-enabling a bluetooth-pod to...
the mac mini, for 480p content, (from dvd, the ivideo store, or wherever) *already* serves as both the set top box and the airport AV express. it has the storage, the digital TV outputs, the QT decoders, the wireless. all it needs is a bluetooth-enabled ipod to control it. the standard complaint is it can't do 720p HD yet. when hollywood & bollywood are ready for HD so will apple.
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