Apple iCinema 1099US$
June 23, 2002 10:50AM
Future Apple Hardware
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Reply 1 of 7
June 23, 2002 11:03AM
cool idea but....
Using FireWire 2 an entire DVD can be copied in minutes.
I don't see Apple implementing a form DeCSS into their software, in order to get the movie ripped. (Since it's illegal and all).
Reply 2 of 7
June 23, 2002 11:30AM
A DVD can be simply copied (in MPEG2) in the same way you copy MP3 into iPod. This is not illegal if you buy source DVD...
Reply 3 of 7
June 23, 2002 1:27PM
Interesting, but not practical. Too expensive. While your dreaming, why not throw in a flash rom chip slot so you can get your photos into it on the road. But about the price... why not just buy a laptop? It'd be cheaper...
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Reply 4 of 7
June 23, 2002 3:40PM
I don't think it's too expensive. How much costs a good DVD portable player from Sony, Pioneer, ecc? iCinema will do more, much more...
Reply 5 of 7
June 23, 2002 3:56PM
DVD read speed would be the limiting factor, and that is nowhere near 139b (or even 1394a) speeds.
Reply 6 of 7
June 23, 2002 4:21PM
[quote]Originally posted by Eugene:
<strong>DVD read speed would be the limiting factor, and that is nowhere near 139b (or even 1394a) speeds.</strong><hr></blockquote>
This is true. I think a DVD driver 4x can copy a film in about 1/4...
Reply 7 of 7
there is no g5
June 23, 2002 5:06PM
Not to mention that DVD's native res is 720x480, IIRC.
Or not. I can't remember.