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post #41 of 125
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Microsoft Corp. said Monday it will begin selling television and movie downloads through its Xbox Live service later this month, beating rival Apple Computer to the punch as the first major player to offer a direct-to-television movie download experience.… Customers will have a window period of two weeks from the time they first purchase films to they expire. However, once a customer begins watching a flick, they'll have only 24 hours to finish.…

I asked my 17 year-old son what he thought of the idea. "What? But you're going to have to buy your own Xbox." My 14 year old looked at it another way. "Great. We can hook it up to the plasma and when I get tired of playing my Sony Playstation 3 you are getting me for Christmas, I can play my brothers Xbox games on the big screen. Works for me."

So let's see. I can sneak into my son's room and quietly dive into the mess to unhook his Xbox so I can re-connect it to our bid screen. That or I buy my own Xbox so I can rent a movie which I must watch within 24 hours.

Of course, I could wait (but not my younger son) to see what Sony will be offering with their new machine.

But then I could get iTV when it comes out, and wirelessly watch what I want on the big screen with my wife, or view it alone on my new iPod which I have placed at the top of my list to Santa.

So I've decided to leave it to Santa. And she is leaning towards a pearl necklace. Go figure.
post #42 of 125
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Originally Posted by kcdstudios

if this becomes portable with a zune, apple had better look out.

If? It's a disaster that it doesn't do that from the beginning.

MS now has three different stores for content and the don't work together or on the same devices.
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post #43 of 125
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Originally Posted by mavrik89


S With the XBox you can't acquire media from the local network within your home.

Um, yes you can.
post #44 of 125
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Originally Posted by Abster2core


So let's see. I can sneak into my son's room and quietly dive into the mess to unhook his Xbox so I can re-connect it to our bid screen. That or I buy my own Xbox so I can rent a movie which I must watch within 24 hours.

As has been mentioned above, you have 2 weeks to watch the movie.
post #45 of 125
Good, so MS is limiting its potential buyer to an already small user base, the 4 million xBox Live subscribers... and then limit it again to xBox 360 owners! I guarantee Apple will sell more iPods this holiday season than MS will xBoxes.

Myself? I'm thinkin' that PS3 is lookin' mighty fine.

*glances at bank account*

Ish.

Nevermind.

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post #46 of 125
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Originally Posted by bdj21ya

As has been mentioned above, you have 2 weeks to watch the movie.

hey buddy, sry to tell you that you got confused.


1. You only have 24 hours to see the movie entirely anytime you start to play it
2. Once you rent the movie and finnish the main streaming to your xbox360 you have 2 weeks (14-15 days) in order to begin play it.

Its very clear on the AI report:
"However, once a customer begins watching a flick, they'll have only 24 hours to finish."
post #47 of 125
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Originally Posted by bdj21ya

As has been mentioned above, you have 2 weeks to watch the movie.

Not with my kids.
post #48 of 125
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Originally Posted by Feynman

You're kidding right? xBox appeals to mainly teenagers to young adults. Not to mention primarily the male population.

You think my father will want to get an xBox? Nope! Does he want an iTV? He will be first in line and has told me as such.

Well, at least Apple has the valuable "Feynman's Dad" demographic covered.
post #49 of 125
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Originally Posted by wilco

Well, at least Apple has the valuable "Feynman's Dad" demographic covered.

What a loaded statement.

All I was saying is that Apple is aiming iTV at exactly the same audience as the iPOD - everyone.

What is the xBoxs main audience? Gamers.
post #50 of 125
It's a cool idea, but doesn't interest me since Netflix is WAY cheaper for rentals. MS hasn't announced pricing yet, if it's too high, it sends this whole thing down the toilet.

Also, does it let you watch any video content you have, or just stuff from the MS store?

Hopefully the inclusion of HD will pressure Apple to offer it sooner rather than later. Those will be some big files, though. It will be interesting to see how the user experience is.

And if the 360 makes a good enough video player, I wonder if we'll see many users buying one and using it for just that and not playing games (meaning MS loses money on those sales).
post #51 of 125
Microsoft seems to have forgotten about the lessons learned with DIVX. 24 hour DRM ruins it for me.
post #52 of 125
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Originally Posted by wilco

Well, at least Apple has the valuable "Feynman's Dad" demographic covered.

I think it would go not only for "Feynman's Dad" but anybody's dad or family. Obviously if you were raised on video games you are interested in playing the x-box 360. It's a game... hell, put an Atari 2600 in front of us and we are all going to try and get the high score on ateroids, who wouldn't.

I still think we are comparing products that serve a different purpose. Xbox is and always will be a game machine. When I was a kid we played atari, nintendo, sega, etc. on a TV in a different room so our parents could watch TV or a movie on their betamax video player in the living room. For a lot of families this is still going to apply. I don't think the family is that interested in watching their 12 year old son play Halo 3 on the xbox. I also don't think a kid is going to like the idea of mom and dad watching Under the Tuscan Sun on the FAMILY XBOX while he is supposed to be playing Halo 3 with his friends online.

iTV is going to be used as a way to watch media on your TV without dragging an entire computer into your living room. It will be your very own PERSONAL ON DEMAND. If you "back up" your DVDs with Handbrake you will be able to access those from the living room. iTUNES, iPhoto Folders, and home video footage from grandma and grandpas visit for "little joey's" birthday. All of this a click away...

It's the personal touch that Xbox is missing... it's not family oriented at all. It's fun as hell to play, but let's not kid ourselves. It is a game box, not a living room media center.
post #53 of 125
My first post here... lets see how this goes.

I think that Microsoft actually has a decent idea here. There are a few people already that have the xBox 360, and of those that I've talked to that do, like the idea of having all the media accessible from one central place. Allowing rent-able downloaded movies at HD quality just ups the usability of the machine itself. I remember my roommate my freshman year in college modding his xBox to play SNES games, all the music off his Linux machine, and videos from my eMac. Then again, not every one has that kind of skill nor time.

And there are those who do not have an xBox 360, but are most likely going to purchase one this year in the holiday season. This too will be an added bonus for them.

And more so, there are those who won't touch an xBox with a ten-foot pole (myself included) who like the idea of having an iTV like system, something simple that hooks up to the TV and can use the iTunes store to play videos.

Then there are those who have gotten their computers, both PC's and Macs hooked into their TV's, and have that house all the media on a large hard drive, and play back s-video or composite or whatever their computer supports. They have probably the best of all worlds with the ability to utilize both the iTunes store on Apple, and what ever Microsoft has in store for Windows Vista.

It all really depends on the user. To me, this matters none. I have a Mac-Mini all hooked up to a surround sound system, a decent TV, and what not, while my MBP sits on my desk. Heck, I can remote log in and stream videos from my Mac mini to 100 miles away and watch it on my MBP (poor quality of course) over the internet. But as for a service, once its released for Windows, I'll be able to play it all on my MBP if I want to, and stream it over to my mini on the TV, not a problem. If I want disney, I can hit up iTunes, if I want WB, I hit up Microsoft. Again, its all dependent on the user, and what they want out of a video service, their machines, and the ease of use.

Most of all, I think its more dependent on what people have already. I won't go out and buy an xBox nor an iTV, nor a iPod Video. I already have all I need to watch videos/music anywhere. There are quite a few people out there who already have everything they want or need for this, and most of them have it hooked up already.

It will be interesting to see where this goes.
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post #54 of 125
I am a pretty simple consumer, I like the simplicity of putting in a DVD and hitting the play button, but I went to xbox.com and I am thinking about one now. Games, HD-DVD, media center, movie rentals. Time to save up some money now.

24 hours work for me because if the movie if I can't make time to watch it in 24 hours, probably not worth my time anyway.
post #55 of 125
I really think what a lot of people are missing here is that iTV is not just for television and movies. It's for everything in your digital hub.

I would like everyone here who thinks MS has a winner and Apple has a loser to tell me how you will easily share everything else that MS is not offering with their movies and tv store.

iTV works in the sense I can not only stream tv and movies but also home made videos, my photos, music, and whatever else Apple have up their sleeve.

I am getting the over all feeling of the people who have posted here (and are pro Microsoft) are gamers but if we do a mass poll with all demographics I think we will see very mixed results.
post #56 of 125
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Originally Posted by pt123

24 hours work for me because if the movie if I can't make time to watch it in 24 hours, probably not worth my time anyway.

Will you people read the article? It's very clear that you have two weeks to watch the movie. 24 hours to finish watching it once you've started.

post #57 of 125
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Originally Posted by wilco

Will you people read the article? It's very clear that you have two weeks to watch the movie. 24 hours to finish watching it once you've started.

2 weeks? Damn, that is some serious procrastinating.
post #58 of 125
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Originally Posted by wilco

Will you people read the article? It's very clear that you have two weeks to watch the movie. 24 hours to finish watching it once you've started.


I don't think that anybody doesn't realize what the conditions are. The issue is that once you start the movie, you have 24 hours to finish watching it and tough luck if you don't watch start watching it within the two week period.
post #59 of 125
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Originally Posted by Abster2core

I don't think that anybody doesn't realize what the conditions are. The issue is that once you start the movie, you have 24 hours to finish watching it and tough luck if you don't watch start watching it within the two week period.

Not to mention how many people will start playing it by mistake?
post #60 of 125
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Originally Posted by Feynman

I really think what a lot of people are missing here is that iTV is not just for television and movies. It's for everything in your digital hub….

I agree.

In addition here are other caveats to the Xbox.

Most Xbox's are controlled by the kids. Most families that just have one Xbox per household, if any. Most Xbox's are hooked up to the kid's TV. Not the giant screen or the 42" plasma in the family room. For mom or dad to have to ask young Johnny for his Xbox to watch a movie will undoubtedly create delay, conflict or consternation hooking, unhooking and rehooking.

A few years ago, there was a study done which compared the viewing habits of free, rental and fully purchased movie videos. Interesting that the free or videos that were given to you, were least watched, or that the time to watch was somewhat greater than the video you bought yourself. However, more significant was the difference between the free/bought and those videos that were rented. However, the longer the rental period, the greater chance that you wouldn't watch it at all. Also interesting, was the fact that if the movie was playing on TV, many would watch it, rather than the one they owned, which as it turned out, was often still in its original (unopened) package. (Little kids the exception)

Equally important, is the fact that renting music has been a failure. Seems obvious. We would rather own it, by hook or by crook. So why would video be any different.

Whatever happens, Microsoft's solution will be old fashion and difficult, but appropriate for most of the market. While Apple's solution will be innovative and exceptionally simple, but satisfying for all the market.
post #61 of 125
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Originally Posted by pt123

2 weeks? Damn, that is some serious procrastinating.

I don't think that anybody doesn't realize what the conditions are. The issue is that once you start the movie, you have 24 hours to finish watching it and tough luck if you don't finish watching it with the two week period.
post #62 of 125
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Originally Posted by Feynman

Not to mention how many people will start playing it by mistake?

I guess people that play movies by mistake should get itv.
post #63 of 125
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Originally Posted by Abster2core

Equally important, is the fact that renting music has been a failure. Seems obvious. We would rather own it, by hook or by crook. So why would video be any different.

I am very happy with Netflix.
post #64 of 125
Let me clear a few things up.


1. Obviously what Microsoft is doing here is most advantageous for those who already own or intend on purchasing an xBox 360. That demographic does not cap at age 25, however.

2. You do not need to have an xBox live paid subscription to rent films or access free content on the xBox Marketplace. The silver membership is free. The gold membership is paid and allows you to play online in addition to downloading content.

3. With a great Mac application called Connect360, you can share your unprotected media files with your xBox 360, so you've already got a bridge from the computer to the tv. Also, right out of the box you can connect your iPod to your xBox 360 and play your music that way.

4. Every game for the 360 is High Definition and has surround sound, so it's likely the savvy 360 owners already have it connected to an HDTV. If you've got a $400 xBox 360 connected to a $200 27" standard definition 4:3 television, you've seriously got to reorganize your buying priorities.

5. Renting High Definition films is not something any other service mentioned offers, unless you're one of those crazies who spent $500 on an HD DVD Player or $1,000 for a Blu-Ray player. xBox 360 owners will be the only people able to rent HD films without purchasing a special player, potentially even films that aren't available on disc.


I don't anticipate non xBox 360 owners to suddenly run out and buy one instead of an iTV, but if you were honestly planning to purchase an iTV for $300 next year, you may want to reconsider your options.
post #65 of 125
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Originally Posted by Cory Bauer

Let me clear a few things up.


1. Obviously what Microsoft is doing here is most advantageous for those who already own or intend on purchasing an xBox 360. That demographic does not cap at age 25, however.

2. You do not need to have an xBox live paid subscription to rent films or access free content on the xBox Marketplace. The silver membership is free. The gold membership is paid and allows you to play online in addition to downloading content.

3. With a great Mac application called Connect360, you can share your unprotected media files with your xBox 360, so you've already got a bridge from the computer to the tv. Also, right out of the box you can connect your iPod to your xBox 360 and play your music that way.

4. Every game for the 360 is High Definition and has surround sound, so it's likely the savvy 360 owners already have it connected to an HDTV. If you've got a $400 xBox 360 connected to a $200 27" standard definition 4:3 television, you've seriously got to reorganize your buying priorities.

5. Renting High Definition films is not something any other service mentioned offers, unless you're one of those crazies who spent $500 on an HD DVD Player or $1,000 for a Blu-Ray player. xBox 360 owners will be the only people able to rent HD films without purchasing a special player, potentially even films that aren't available on disc.


I don't anticipate non xBox 360 owners to suddenly run out and buy one instead of an iTV, but if you were honestly planning to purchase an iTV for $300 next year, you may want to reconsider your options.

If you ask me that all sounds rather complicated.

iTV. One soultion for all auidences of all televisions.

iTV. One interface for all auidences of all televisions.

End of story.
post #66 of 125
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Originally Posted by Feynman

If you ask me that all sounds rather complicated.

iTV. One soultion for all users of all televisions.

iTV. One interface for all users of all televisions.

End of story.

What's the complicated part? If you already own an HDTV and an xBox 360, and you want to watch HD movies on your tv, then the iTV has nothing to offer. iTunes offers no content for HDTV owners. The xBox solution and interface is the same regardless of what television you use.
post #67 of 125
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Originally Posted by Cory Bauer

What's the complicated part? If you already own an HDTV and an xBox 360, and you want to watch HD movies on your tv, then the iTV has nothing to offer. iTunes offers no content for HDTV owners. The xBox solution and interface is the same regardless of what television you use.

First of all the iTV is not even out so we still do not know if HDTV will be available or not. How difficult do you really think it will be for Apple to add support to iTunes and the iTV for HDTV? Something tells me not very difficult being that they were the first to come out with movie trailers in HD. Remember Apple has not finished giving us the complete spec for iTV. I think when the iTV is officially announced they will first discuss the addition of a few more movie distributors and that all video is now reformatted to HDTV and then they will start the discussion of iTV.

Second, as I continue to point out the iTV does much more than just tv and movies. And did I mention it's one interface for everything? For your photos, your personal made movies, your music and tv/movies. Microsoft has never made a seamless easy to use product and I do not think the xBox will be the first.
post #68 of 125
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Originally Posted by Feynman

First of all the iTV is not even out so we still do not know if HDTV will be available or not. How difficult do you really think it will be for Apple to add support to iTunes and the iTV for HDTV? Something tells me not very difficult being that they were the first to come out with movie trailers in HD. Remember Apple has not finished giving us the complete spec for iTV. I think when the iTV is officially announced they will first discuss the addition of a few more movie distributors and that all video is now reformatted to HDTV and then they will start the discussion of iTV.

I have no doubt Apple will add additional studios to iTunes, and eventually HD content, but the nature of iTV presents some questions. The general consensus is that iTV will rely on 802.11n to stream HD content. Will I have to own a computer that has 802.11n in order to stream my HD movies to my tv? And thusly will i also need to purchase an 802.11n router? The xBox 360 is already connected to my HDTV, and since the rented HD films will be stored there, a new era of wireless networking will not be necessary.

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Second, as I continue to point out the iTV does much more than just tv and movies. And did I mention it's one interface for everything? For your photos, your personal made movies, your music and tv/movies. Microsoft has never made a seamless easy to use product and I do not think the xBox will be the first.

The xBox 360 allows you to access your music and photos from your Mac with the same interface you use to do everything else on the 360. I believe PC users are allowed to stream everything to their 360. The 360's Dashboard interface is pretty much accepted as the most usable thing Microsoft's ever made. Besides, Front Row isn't that great; I can't tell you how frustrated I get trying to figure out which Daily show I last viewed when it's just a continuous list of "The Daily Show with jon stew...".
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will itv stream content off windows computers or just mac os x computers? if it's just mac os x then it's just like when the ipod was released. somewhat limited potential number of users.
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Originally Posted by Cory Bauer

I have no doubt Apple will add additional studios to iTunes, and eventually HD content, but the nature of iTV presents some questions. The general consensus is that iTV will rely on 802.11n to stream HD content. Will I have to own a computer that has 802.11n in order to stream my HD movies to my tv? And thusly will i also need to purchase an 802.11n router? The xBox 360 is already connected to my HDTV, and since the rented HD films will be stored there, a new era of wireless networking will not be necessary.

Uhm I'm confused by your response here. All new Mac's (except the mini) have 802.11n. iTV will have 802.11n and connected to your television. Why would you need a 802.11n router? There will not be a hassle in this new era of wireless networking as it will be seamless.


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The xBox 360 allows you to access your music and photos from your Mac with the same interface you use to do everything else on the 360. I believe PC users are allowed to stream everything to their 360. The 360's Dashboard interface is pretty much accepted as the most usable thing Microsoft's ever made. Besides, Front Row isn't that great; I can't tell you how frustrated I get trying to figure out which Daily show I last viewed when it's just a continuous list of "The Daily Show with jon stew...".

I would like to see this being demo'd. I just cannot fathom that Microsoft will have a Front Row approach to everything when there are two different platforms for the host; xBox for tv and movies and your PC or Mac for your music, home made videos, photos, etc.

Again, with iTV it is one interface for everything. What that means is you do not even have to be near your computer to access your content. So from what it sounds like with Microsoft is that your computer with the 'dashboard' will have to be in the same room as your television and use the 'dashboard' as a remote control. With iTV all I have to do is go into my living room where my tv is and flip a switch and I will be able to access Front Row 2.0 which will no doubt be easier, faster and smoother and it will access my computer for me in my room or office.
post #71 of 125
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Originally Posted by Feynman

Uhm I'm confused by your response here. All new Mac's (except the mini) have 802.11n. iTV will have 802.11n and connected to your television. Why would you need a 802.11n router? There will not be a hassle in this new era of wireless networking as it will be seamless.

I would like to see this being demo'd. I just cannot fathom that Microsoft will have a Front Row approach to everything when there are two different platforms for the host; xBox for tv and movies and your PC or Mac for your music, home made videos, photos, etc.

Again, with iTV it is one interface for everything. What that means is you do not even have to be near your computer to access your content. So from what it sounds like with Microsoft is that your computer with the 'dashboard' will have to be in the same room as your television and use the 'dashboard' as a remote control. With iTV all I have to do is go into my living room where my tv is and flip a switch and I will be able to access Front Row 2.0 which will no doubt be easier, faster and smoother and it will access my computer for me in my room or office.

It seems that you have never used the 360's media function. As long as you have a computer that is running Windows Media Center (which isn't even a requirement anymore) and just do the one time setup process you can access all of your media from any room in your house with your 360. The "dashboard" refers to the operating system of the 360.

The fact that you may not want to believe is that MS did a great job on the 360 and it will sure as hell give Sony a run for it's money. Unless Apple offers support for the more questionable formats such as divx and xvid that are mostly used for illegal downloads, there will be no reason to buy an iTV for people that own a 360. That really is the only issue that I have with the 360 is that it's missing some codecs, however you can still get around that by transcoding.
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Originally Posted by Feynman

Not to mention how many people will start playing it by mistake?

I don't understand what the big deal with the 2 weeks to begin, 24hrs to finish concept is... It's a RENTAL. Just simply do not rent until you plan to watch it. It's pretty simple, video/Dvd stores have been renting movies for a 24 hour period for years.
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Originally Posted by pt123

I am very happy with Netflix.

Really? I personally think Netflix sucks.. I mean, it beats driving to the video store, but it takes forever to get new releases and I don' like the idea of not knowing which movie in my que is coming... And then there's the monthly fee.....

I'd much rather pay a few bucks to rent a new releases via a Front Row like interface and begin watching immediately. What I want, when I want.
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Originally Posted by scavanger

It seems that you have never used the 360's media function. As long as you have a computer that is running Windows Media Center (which isn't even a requirement anymore) and just do the one time setup process you can access all of your media from any room in your house with your 360. The "dashboard" refers to the operating system of the 360.

The fact that you may not want to believe is that MS did a great job on the 360 and it will sure as hell give Sony a run for it's money. Unless Apple offers support for the more questionable formats such as divx and xvid that are mostly used for illegal downloads, there will be no reason to buy an iTV for people that own a 360. That really is the only issue that I have with the 360 is that it's missing some codecs, however you can still get around that by transcoding.

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Listen to music and view photos, live and recorded TV, and on-demand movies by connecting to a Windows Media Centerbased PC.

I'm sorry but where is there mention of Mac Os 10.4?

Looking at the Dashboard page, it looks far to complicated for the average user who just wants to access their media content on their Mac.

http://www.xbox.com/en-US/support/sy.../dashboard.htm

This does not look like something that appeals to a user base of all ages, to me it looks like it appeals to the video game market.
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Originally Posted by solsun

Really? I personally think Netflix sucks.. I mean, it beats driving to the video store, but it takes forever to get new releases and I don' like the idea of not knowing which movie in my que is coming... And then there's the monthly fee.....

I'd much rather pay a few bucks to rent a new releases via a Front Row like interface and begin watching immediately. What I want, when I want.

I don't know why you have problems but I get the new releases pretty quickly (I just got done with Cars). If it's a movie I want to watch, it's in my queue, usually top 10, and it comes in that order. Works great. I think I used front row once when friends came over and we all got a laugh, not sure where the remote is now.
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Alright so it doesn't support Mac OSX natively. You can still get other programs that will allow it to function with a Mac OSX computer. While I would agree that is a problem to some point, it's pretty clear the microsoft isn't targeting the OSX market with these added features, and frankly why should they not push their own product intergration. Besides the majority of people that will purchese the iTV will not be Mac users anyway if it stands to be the same success as the iPod.

If the Dashboard is too complicated for you, how is it possible for you to use your Mac? Seriously come on..... OSX is more complicated then the dashboard lets be realistic here, the dashboard is pretty damn simple. Most applications are more complicated then the dashboard. Is it as simple as Frontrow? No. Does it need to be as simple as Frontrow? No.

The fact is Microsoft has added alot more value to the 360 with all the extra features. The 360 is possibily the best product MS has made yet. Everyone needs to realize that the Console gaming market is moving to the all-in-one media device market, atleast both MS and Sony are doing this, Nintendo prefers to stick just with games.

As to iTV I won't speculate to what it will actually be able to do when it finally comes out, but in it's current state based on what we've seen from the demo in September at a price point that it has now it might not be the best buy that you can get for just displaying media on your TV when you could just plug your Mac into your TV for that.
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Originally Posted by pt123

I don't know why you have problems but I get the new releases pretty quickly (I just got done with Cars). If it's a movie I want to watch, it's in my queue, usually top 10, and it comes in that order. Works great. I think I used front row once when friends came over and we all got a laugh, not sure where the remote is now.

Hmmm. I don't know... Maybe you live in a less populated city? Living in Orange County, Ca. it seems like all I ever get are the older selections in my queue, new releases are always last to arrive.

I personally don't use Front Row much now either... I'm saying if it was streamed to my tv and I could use it to select and rent any movie I wanted for a couple of bucks, I'd drop Netflix in a heartbeat. The concept of iTv will only be useful to me IF Apple begins movie rentals.. I have no desire to purchase movies that i will only watch once.
post #78 of 125
Just curious as to how many hours it would take to download a HD movie with todays internet connections?
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Originally Posted by Abster2core

Most families that just have one Xbox per household, if any. Most Xbox's are hooked up to the kid's TV. Not the giant screen or the 42" plasma in the family room. For mom or dad to have to ask young Johnny for his Xbox to watch a movie will undoubtedly create delay, conflict or consternation hooking, unhooking and rehooking.

Finally someone put into words why for some reason I though the Xbox 360 idea was bad. I just felt it was, but couldn't think why, now I know.
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Originally Posted by Cory Bauer

With a great Mac application called Connect360, you can share your unprotected media files with your xBox 360, so you've already got a bridge from the computer to the tv. Also, right out of the box you can connect your iPod to your xBox 360 and play your music that way.

I wonder what the experience is like trying to stream a HD trailer, HD movie or HD clip with that set up?
Yeah but you can't play your video from your iPod like that.
Citing unnamed sources with limited but direct knowledge of a rumoured device - Comedy Insider (Feb 2014)
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Citing unnamed sources with limited but direct knowledge of a rumoured device - Comedy Insider (Feb 2014)
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