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"Choice" & "Knowing Apple" in the same paragraph - hmmm Hector doesn't realise that Apple products work specifically because of lack of 'choice' in their end-to-end solutions and that others fail because they sell on the perception of 'choice' and in doing so fail to produce a cohesive, workable solution (or obsess so much with the techology they never saw one to aim for in the first place). I don't think he "Knows" Apple very well at all but we'll see. McD
Now, I don't think Steve Jobs walks on water but I do like Apple kit & their approach to technology (i.e. it's actually useful). You're right to question usefulness of technology, many don't but I'd make the analogy that iTV is as useful to a TV consumer as an iPod was to an HiFi consumer. I told my father in 2001, upon buying my first iPod, that this would change the way I think about music. He laughed it off (of course - though I thought it was me who was supposed to...
I think we're missing the point here. Apple isn't really interested in offering a traditional PVR as iTunes allows you to download your TV shows/Movies directly, pre-broadcast, pre-advert now at similar quality. Broadcast TV is effectively a competitior & whilst PVRs are better as a capure concept than VCR capturing a one-off transmission is still prone to errors - downloading isn't (miss a block, just get it again). iTV looks great as a media breakout box and would be a...
This has to be an initial burst, it's always the way with Apple. The iTunes (like the Mac) communities are seriously interconnected and Apple's not slow at push-marketing. The only way to sustain or improve this figure is to add more content or open internationally both of which are extremely likely. Although the BBC no doubt put the breaks on UK TV Shows they won't have this leverage with movies so expect UK to go live soon - I think it's Apple's biggest market outside...
Why not burn the file onto a data DVD, take it to your friend's house, copy to their iTunes and temporarily authorise them to play it? - if it's a good friend you can leave the authorisation on. If it's a really good friend, forget the movie!I like the second point. Did anyone else notice the 'sleight of hand'? The way Apple got us to think so much about movies & pixels that the TV shows are now able to directly compete in quality with existing TV services? (iTunes is...
You should but it's THEM, THE OTHERS who think their 'personal use' is also their friends personal use, friends' friends, gnutella, the world... I'm sure you'd never dream of it which is why you're fine with DRM, you can make as many copies as you like coz only you can see 'em McD
Which is precisely why iTMS & iTV need to cover HD. Why buy an iTV when we already have cable & satellite DVRs for SD video? Apple has a small window of opportunity to use the internet/iTMS to beat other HD video services especially in countries outside the US where HD-TV deployment is still 6-12 months away. The competition could have lost the war before they fired a single shot. HD (& possibly BD playback) is the killer app for this product (broadband services...
Hmmm - iPod replacement? or Mac Nano?
No flaming required but I think a remote iChatAV client on my multi-funtional iPod replacement would be great. The problem with the all-in-one, do-everything computer is that it's all-in-one and my family can't do everything at once with it (& I can't afford multiple machines). Wouldn't it be great to 'peel' off the app windows from your iMac screen & drop them onto a little gizmo that changes it's appearance to accommodate them? Is all this posting just playing for time...
So, a winning combination of Wi-Fi AND Microsoft's legendary security! Maybe the easy connection's required to download all those security patches. If it could download tunes directly from a WISP hotspot...hmmm too complicated for the average punter. So it's downloading from a home system and to save battery life would probably need to 'activated' on the occaisions you want to connect - why not just plug it in? Wasn't one of the big advantages of the original iPod...
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