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Sony started off with a small transistor radio. Apple doesn't need to be Sony, but they could be something different than what they are right now. It does not sound so ridiculous to think of Apple as a purveyor of high tech electronica, sort of a Bang and Olufsen or Bose for the rest of us. Now before the snickering Audiophiles come voicing their displeasure at those marques, it should be obvious that 99.9th percentile fidelity is not the goal here. Rather to offer...
Needed features for iPad in Schools: cheap, ideally free, well-stocked, and discrete dispensing from inside the women's restrooms.
The point was, that there are Dell and HP and then there's everyone else. Apple sells enough machines to be able to do the kinds of deals, and get the same prices, that other major computer manufacturers do.
Anyone have a list of such devices? I have in the past noted that there was a wide price range between roomba and some others. Which ones actually work well? What are they? Been searching with little luck...
This is all just a little too complicated. Older posters may recall that when the PPC970 was announced, and well before it shipped in any Apple product, I repeatedly cautioned that IBM is not your friend (and neither is Moto, or Intel, or Apple for that matter, but that's besides the point). IBM showing disinterest in PPC development goes back before the G3, and their reasons are the same as Motorolla's were: they don't make enough money of desktop and laptop...
I'm probably wrong, but I think much of the early HD-DVD support was really just a function of DVD forum endorsement, and that this may not amount to more than a paper stamp for most of the content providers involved. Each will make their decisions as HD approaches a critical mass. At first, many may have thought that it would come with the advent of terrestrial HD, but Cable and Satellite providers have blurred the line somewhat by successfully offering a mix of Digital...
HDD doesn't always make sense for consumers. I do think it more likely that with consumers tape takes a back seat to hard drive and optical based recorders. But I don't see HDD based systems as especially practical for anyone outside the digital film business. People capturing 2K and 4K content that would eat through tape too quickly (like a Viper filmstream system) use HDD because there isn't any tape that can deal with the output of those cameras. However, the...
I should have been more explicit. A good thing about the next gen formats is that the spec calls for them to accomodate MPEG2, MPEG4 and H.264. Even some studios are talking about initial releases in MPEG2. The overall data rate remains the same for any codec used, but whatever is used will play back in your blueray/HDDVD player. Naturally, once the more efficient codecs are used (at the same overall datarate/file size) quality will also improve. Blueray camcorders...
I think I've written this before, but it bears repeating. Don't care who wins, so long as it's quick and clean. No more than one year. M$ NOT throwing HD-DVD on the Xbox, and electing to go a year earlier than the competition, IMHO, will play a role in the demise of HD-DVD. There's no major vehicle now. The defacto support of the DVD forum means very little, all those companies will quickly press content onto whatever disc is doing well in whatever market. Many...
I was actually trying to be slightly rhetorical. In my experience all my tunes work on my iPod, none of them come from iTMS. I think it more a question of iTMS music not working on non-iPod players, not the other way around. Am I wrong? Haven't followed this too closely. As for the rest, I'm sure the argument is economic, not philosophical.
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