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we've got a rack filled with a couple of Xserves and an Xserve RAID (6 TB RAID 5) here at work. they dropped the Xserve RAID, so our second one had to be a 20 TB Promise Vtrak.... regardless of whether they succeeded, apple *did* make an attempt in enterprise, and we are one of those businesses that are living proof. Of bigger news is that they are not discontinuing OS X Server software. the rack mount-only server might be gone, but Virginia Tech started their...
and then if you think they could build a 2 or 3 or more story building, you quickly realize that there is plenty of room. for instance, the corporate headquarters of Comcast is a 1.25 MILLION square foot building situated on a piece of land < 5 acres in size.
precisely. back in 2000, Apple stock was a mere $25 a share, split and dropped down as low as $7.44, and i was marveling over the dual processor G4 500 mhz machines in my alma mater's lab... they were hardly a company considered worth staying in business, let alone one that could attempt to buy a success such as Bungie. I cannot fault Bungie for taking their payday.http://finance.yahoo.com/echarts?s=A...urce=undefined
that is exactly the point though - NBC/CBS/ABC/Fox are all **FREE** to anyone in the US who wants it. the fact that NBC's head is up their butt in terms of monetizing digital rentals is asinine. 79% of the US population lives in an urban area, that means that a relatively cheap antenna (less than one month's worth of cable) can get them about 20-25 channels, just like me. in HD. for no monthly fee. two months cable subscription can get you an HD recorder for your free...
HDMI is probably a requirement from the networks, so they can ensure HDCP lockdown on their content....
1/2 the networks i record now with my DVR are broadcast in 720p. i'd rather see a focus on better content at 720p than shitty content at 1080.
what content can be streamed from other iOS devices? can the Netflix app stream to the AppleTV? Does your iPhone become the remote + apps for the AppleTV?
interesting. they do - good for them. according to their website:http://www.directv.com/DTVAPP/global...ssetId=3720002 it is only a handful of On Demand movies, and to access most of them in 1080p, you need an internet-connected receiver. the fact that they wont estimate the number of actual movies they offer in 1080p makes me assume it isn't many. and they are 1080p24, which is already available via 1080i60 via 3:2 pulldown, which is usually flagged hollywood 24p...
Are you sure about this? or is it 1080i, like iTV's HD broadcasts and the BBC's HD broadcasts? In the US, broadcasts are pretty much all 720p or 1080i - over the air are MPEG-2, which is far less efficient than today's h.264. But there is little, if any, 1080p content other than Blu-ray.
completely depends on your viewing distance:http://s3.carltonbale.com/resolution_chart.html simply put, at specific viewing distances the extra resolution loses its benefits. this is all based on the resolving power of the human eye:http://carltonbale.com/1080p-does-matter
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