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Actually, Firewire does all of its bus negotiation internally. That was the main breakthrough in its development. USB2 still allows the CPU to do the negotiation. For Firewire, that does make every operating system and firmware upgrade somewhat dicey, since you have two systems that need to communicate and negotiate speeds. oth, on large data transfers, the CPU can simply tell FW to negotiate its own data transfers on the bus, while USB2 has to continually bug the CPU to...
Marketing FW400 is tough to do with all of the misinformation put out by the USB consortium. Simply going to FW800 gives Apple some ammunition to fire back with. While it may be true that FW400 is the popular interface for current DV, being able to give greater bandwidth to allow for HD-DV transfers could also be an important move forward. Unlike the MS-based crowd, Apple tends to look forward to what will be needed next year, not provide last year's solutions. Since there...
Getting back to the discussion about itms and DRM ... it should be noted that the issue with WMA goes beyond simple DRM issues. WMA is a format that Windows is trying to jam down the entertainment industry's throat. Meanwhile, AAC is a form of MP4, a format arrived at by consensus by a coalition of industry experts. While Apple may be making money off of Fairplay, the underlying format is in public domain. If Apple goes out of business, I could see an argument that...
... and I think that this is the problem - as long as the tablet is considered to be simply a different method for input, it will be niche market. However, redefining the tablet as a reading/downloading device is exactly the type of product marketing that Apple is good at, and could open up a new market as lucrative as the iPod.
Hmm, sounds exactly the reason not to build a digital audio playback device, circa summer 2001. Personally, I think that too much emphasis is placed on the input side of computing. For me, surfing the net, reading .pdf's, watching media, listening to music and podcasts is as probably a bigger portion of my computing time than actually inputing information into the computer. With the amount of digital media out there, I am just as interested in finding a device that will...
I think that we are looking at the ultimate impulse purchase. Everyone carries their cell phone everywhere. Imagine how much more money Apple can make when someone can immediately dial up anywhere with cell coverage and immediately download music. I would also expect that Apple would put in some way to download chargeable ringtones and also someway to use parts of the iTunes songs for ringtones. Ringtones is a huge and expanding business. If Apple is able to tap into...
I think that many people are missing an important point - this is the "web-computer" done right. Plug your DVI into your HD flat screen. Add a Griffin Firewave for 5.1. Buy it with bluetooth and WiFi and use a wireless controller. This is what MS tried to do years ago, but the technology i(and) the market is now mature. All the computer geeks are trying to equare it to PC's, just like audio guys compared the iPod to Walkmans ...
Mac mini w DVI out + ATI Wonder + eyeTV = PVR for $650 list. Mac mini w DVI out + eyeTV 500 = HD PVR for $850 list Get ATI built-in, License eyeTV & you have your CE box ....
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