If they don't show one at MWNY then they lose my money

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in Future Apple Hardware edited January 2014
I have set aside $1200 for a Sony desktop:



<a href="http://www.sonystyle.com/vaio/digitalstudio/gigapocket.shtml"; target="_blank">http://www.sonystyle.com/vaio/digitalstudio/gigapocket.shtml</a>;



I'm waiting for MWNY and if there isn't a device with the specs that MOSR discussed then Sony gets the cash.



I own no PCs (and 6 macs), but if Apple can't integrate this sort of technology into its machines then they don't deserve the business.



I'll still be using my macs for everything EXCEPT the DVR. I can't turn any of my macs into DVRs, that's just lame.



[ 05-25-2002: Message edited by: the frogbeater ]</p>
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  • Reply 1 of 31
    cobracobra Posts: 253member
    Go play with your little Windows machine.
  • Reply 2 of 31
    bigcbigc Posts: 1,224member
    [quote]Originally posted by the frogbeater:

    <strong>I have set aside $1200 for a Sony desktop:



    <a href="http://www.sonystyle.com/vaio/digitalstudio/gigapocket.shtml"; target="_blank">http://www.sonystyle.com/vaio/digitalstudio/gigapocket.shtml</a>;



    I'm waiting for MWNY and if there isn't a device with the specs that MOSR discussed then Sony gets the cash.



    I own no PCs (and 6 macs), but if Apple can't integrate this sort of technology into its machines then they don't deserve the business.



    I'll still be using my macs for everything EXCEPT the DVR. I can't turn any of my macs into DVRs, that's just lame.



    [ 05-25-2002: Message edited by: the frogbeater ]</strong><hr></blockquote>



    Would be nice if Apple had something similar.
  • Reply 3 of 31
    keyboardf12keyboardf12 Posts: 1,379member
    or you could just buy a tivo.
  • Reply 3 of 31
    bryan furybryan fury Posts: 169member
    yeah SOUNDS great .. but in practice..?
  • Reply 5 of 31
    [quote]Originally posted by keyboardf12:

    <strong>or you could just buy a tivo.</strong><hr></blockquote>



    Agreed!



    In fact, buy new Satellite service and get a Tivo FREE! :-)



    I guarantee you a Tivo is about 10 times as functional as the Sony machine. :-)
  • Reply 6 of 31
    Seriously. GigaPocket isn't as great as they make it out to be. Tivo really is alot better and cheaper.
  • Reply 7 of 31
    junkyard dawgjunkyard dawg Posts: 2,801member
    Like Jobs says, you turn off your brain to watch TV, but you turn on your brain to use a computer. If you want to mix your computer with TV, then maybe you SHOULD buy a Wintel. Macs are too good for the idiot tube....and yes I'm happy to say that I don't have cable, my TV is exclusively used for two things: DVDs, and Bill Mahr.
  • Reply 8 of 31
    jerombajeromba Posts: 357member
    [quote]Originally posted by Junkyard Dawg:

    <strong> my TV is exclusively used for two things: DVDs, and Bill Mahr.</strong><hr></blockquote>



    Me too... just for DVD... but who's Bill???
  • Reply 9 of 31
    paulpaul Posts: 5,278member
    Bill mahr is the host of politically incorrect... its a show here in the states on ABC.... its a comedy show that is on late at night... i dont watch that much tho... i fact it is entierly possible that I am wrong... I'm just going on a hunch



    [ 05-25-2002: Message edited by: Paul ]</p>
  • Reply 10 of 31
    macsrgood4umacsrgood4u Posts: 3,007member
    Is this a threat? We are all devastated that you're leaving the fold. <img src="graemlins/embarrassed.gif" border="0" alt="[Embarrassed]" /> <img src="graemlins/hmmm.gif" border="0" alt="[Hmmm]" />



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  • Reply 11 of 31
    keyboardf12keyboardf12 Posts: 1,379member
    JYD, I was going to post that steve quote but changed my mind. scary. Bill Mahr is great. I think he only has a couple of months left though? I bet he will move to comedy central. It would be great for him to have a show there so he has a lessend chance of being censored.
  • Reply 12 of 31
    detahdetah Posts: 57member
    bill mahr? haha, you just squandered all your credibility.
  • Reply 13 of 31
    jimmacjimmac Posts: 11,898member
    I'm always amazed that you hear this before a MW. " I'm going to do it if they don't do what I want! Here I go! I'm going to do it now ! "
  • Reply 14 of 31
    airslufairsluf Posts: 1,861member
  • Reply 15 of 31
    steve666steve666 Posts: 2,600member
    Its Bill Maher. And i doubt he's going to go back to comedy central, but you never know. The show was much better on cable...............................
  • Reply 16 of 31
    andersanders Posts: 6,523member
    frogbeater: This reminds me of when I worked at the customer service of our largest mobile telephone company here in Denmark. One day I got a call from a farmer and he complained that he didn´t have complete coverage on all his property. We claimed having 99% coverage of all of Denmark so it was very unlikely and I controlled everything.



    During our conversation I found out that his property had the size of almost exactly the area one of our base stations covers, meaning catering for his needs we needed one station just for him. I guarateed him that we would never be able to do that and I am afraid you are in the exact same position as him...



    Besides that Jobs hates TV and animal cruelty.



    [ 05-25-2002: Message edited by: Anders ]</p>
  • Reply 17 of 31
    eugeneeugene Posts: 8,254member
    Separate devices that communicate with each other, not lumped together technologies in one clumsy Swiss Army knife.



    If Apple ever introduced a PVR feature, it would be its own digital device and not part of the computer itself.



    Computers crash...especially ones that aren't sitting idle. If you have a PVR as part of your PC, what's going to happen the next time your crash? And what kind of hit are you going to experience with the PVR constantly writing to disk?



    Don't demand a dumb technology from Apple and threaten to leave.
  • Reply 18 of 31
    Interesting conversation.



    It's not a threat, it's a reality.

    I'm not telling apple what to do, I'm buying a system to record shows to MPEG2 and burn them on dvd without copyportection or any of the other spyware that tivo brings to the game.



    It will be a seperate device (away from my macs.)



    Apple has the DVD burners, has the MPEG2 capacity and only lacks minor connections between the technologies.



    Whaaaa, I want a tuner/MPEG2 encoder/DVD burner!



    And I'm gonna buy one.



    That's all.
  • Reply 19 of 31
    jlljll Posts: 2,709member
    [quote]Originally posted by the frogbeater:

    <strong>I'm not telling apple what to do, I'm buying a system to record shows to MPEG2 and burn them on dvd without copyportection or any of the other spyware that tivo brings to the game.</strong><hr></blockquote>



    And you're sure that Sony will let you do that?



    Who's copyprotecting CDs?
  • Reply 20 of 31
    bungebunge Posts: 7,329member
    <a href="http://www.formac.com"; target="_blank">www.formac.com</a>



    Go buy their digital recorder. It's a nifty looking device that should be able to do what you want to do.
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