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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
http://ycharts.com/search?q=MSFT%20v...=profit_margin Apple actually has the lowest margins of "the big three" ... By your train of thought, Google is the company screwing the consumer the most If they weren't making profits, we'd be bitching that they are lowering the value of our retirement plans. again
excatly. my television/media viewing works via SageTV www.sagetv.com which is a central media server, and then very low power (6 watts?) media "extenders" at the nodes (televisions) i want to view at. the extenders do all the heavy lifting (decoding, etc) and the server just has the main software, and all the (four) ATSC tuners hooked up to it. i've got a wireless HD extender that i can plug in a wireless keyboard to the extender for data entry , etc. the days of HTPC...
definitely. heck, the extra $8 a month or whatever comcast charges for HD services still gets me agitated - all those companies love to nickel and dime the consumer...
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