Amazon doesn't charge more money for viewing 4K content.
Right. just as long as you don't use the latest and greatest Apple Tv to play that super 4K video your latest and greatest iPhone captures.
sog35 wrote: »
So now you need to spend thousands to develop a custom software just to run that POS kindle? Then you are not saving money at all! With iPad there are a ton of apps already built. That would be 10x cheaper than custom sofware.
If this was a great idea why dont we see more cheap POS tablets in enterprise? We dont because smart business know buying cheap hardware may save you a few bucks in the short term but will lead to less productive employees. If employees are 5% less productive that would be thousands in losses. Say your warehouse worker makes $9 an hour. If he has to work 5% more hours because his tablet sucks you would be paying him $14 overtime rate and 100 hours a year. That is $1400. Now add taxes and insurance and its close to $2000 a year.
So would it make sense to save $200 on a tablet yet pay $2000 in added employee expenses?
sog35 wrote: »
Congrats. Your HDX last 12 months. Much longer than the average Fire tablet that usually is stuck in a drawer after 3 months and collects dust.
You do know that Amazon is collecting information on your kid's tablet? Scary thought. They are selling tablets at a loss for a reason. They want to collect data on what your kid watches and what games he plays.
relic wrote: »
You can also install apps on either a SD Card or an external HD, plus 4K streaming, cool little box guys. Yes, I'm sure the new Apple TV is better in a lot of areas but the new Fire TV is no slouch either, especially for those who can't afford anything over a 100 bucks. Way to go Amazon and by the way, 40 bucks extra for the game controller is a really good deal, especially for one that is so well built and is probably just as good as the Apple TV's.
pmcd wrote: »
I don't think you can install apps on an external hard drive. That was possible with the first generation Fire TV. You can only use the USB port for accessories.
I really like my Fire TV's except for just a terrible Plex client. I am glad they are moving ahead with a new one. It will be interesting to see how well it compares to the new Apple TV. I will be moving back to that but will keep the Fire TV's if there is no Amazon Video app on the Apple TV. Of course Kodi users will stay with the Fire TV or Android TV but, apart from that app, the Apple TV should evolve far more rapidly than the Fire TV which has an identity problem when it comes to Android. I quite like the Fire OS but so many people seem anxious to get the Play store onto Amazon Fire products. Anyway, all of a sudden media players have become exciting again!
Whoops - meant "less compressed"...
Agree. The best use of H.265 codec, for the majority of people, is to improve HD (1080p) streaming, by being able to:
a) Stream better quality with using the same bitrate as H.264 on a current service today.
b) Stream with lower nitrate for same quality, to enable more users to get HD, or the stream doesn't drop down to a lower quality level
Apple might know a bit more about the market and technology than you think you do.
4k "video recording" - capturing all of the information at that resolution & colour spec at source - is different from streaming. With 4k video recording, the user now has source material in a higher quality format which allows them more flexibility in editing/manipulating the video. While the *vast majority* of computer monitors and TV's today will not be able to show that (Apple's only device - Apple 5K Retina iMac), the user now has the source material going forward.
You don't have to search far to see many industry experts outline the pros & cons of 4k vs. 1080p HD streaming. 4k is clearly better when:
a) the TV screen is big enough to enable the human eye to discern a difference at the typical viewing distance (60+ inches often mentioned)
b) the bandwidth available from streamer source to end user is high enough to support a stream bitrate where that improved resolution & colour are not impaired too much from compression.
Otherwise, an improved 1080p HD stream (less compression & using higher bitrate) will actually look better. To this point, I was watching a show on Netflix last night, and the HD quality looked quite poor. You could clearly see the effects from the high compression (not all shows of course are so affected - depends on who does the encoding).
Nice job making up some theoretical scenerio. No doubt many companies use Android tablets.
But show me even ONE decent company that uses the cheap POS Kindle Fire $99 tablets? Find me just ONE!
Now the $50 is even WORSE than those tablets. Give me a break. No self respecting company is going to use those $50 tablets on anything that is mission critical.
what theoretical scenario? Its not theoretical but of course you want absolute proof. Names, address, signed affidavits and their first born sons.
In your ever so narrow world only the iPad can deliver what any company could ever want. Only Apple can deliver anything, everything else is a POS.
Apple dominates in tablet usage in enterprise quite rightly (as currently there offering generally is heads above anything else on the market) but as they don't have 100% therefore someone must be using them.
Here you go making excuses. I'm only taking about these POS Amazon $50 tablets.
Show me a SINGLE decent companies that uses $99 Amazon tablets for mission critical tasks?
You can even show me ONE!!!! Not even ONE!!!! So yes your scenario is theorectical because you can't even find a single company.
I never said the iPad is the only tablet that should be used in business. I see Android tablets and Surface in companies. Not as common as iPad but I do see them. My whole point is any decent company won't be using these POS $50 tablets.
Will you ever grow up?
At least $10 billion in sales a year.
ah so only big companies can be decent such as Amazon, Samsung and Google?
$10 billion isn't much. There are about 800+ companies that have that much revenue a year.
I don't want to include companies like Dick and Jane's Alligator Pizza.
No you are just trying to self select companies that may agree with your viewpoint.
Looks like they switch over to iPads
I can't find any confirmation that Kindle Fire tablets were bought by the company. The article seems to state that employees brought their own devices (Kindle Fire) as seen in the picture you posted.
You can't find confirmation? How about the text I quoted that accompanies the photo I quoted? 'The new automated management system at abrasive waterjet manufacturer OMAX uses basic consumer technology that operates with over 100 Amazon Kindle Fire tablets, as well as large touch screens.' You have to go to that page and click on the image I quoted to see the text.
That not good enough for you? How about this:
The new automated management system uses basic consumer technology, which makes it extremely cost effective. Instead of purchasing specialized hardware such as barcode readers or computers with factory-floor features, the OMAX system uses Amazon Kindle Fire tablets, large touch screens and standard label printers.
The company currently has over 100 tablets in operation. The devices are lightweight, and almost every function is initiated within two button clicks so employees can quickly enter all applicable transactions. The management system also provides real-time inventory numbers, which helps the manufacturing staff picking parts, as well as the purchasing and accounting departments. Prior to the new system, data entry was time consuming and often lagged by a day or two.
The article does not state the employees bought them.
That photo showing the guy using the iPad is a stock photo used on at least 10 other sites.
Look familiar maybe?:
Do you want the URLs of the other 9 sites too?
You are always like this. You're proven wrong repeatedly and every time you flap around like a fish on the deck of a trawler protesting everything's fine, you're not really as good as dead, you're just resting.
Monty Python did a famous skit with a shop salesman who could have been based on you.
Now lie still while I nail your coffin shut.
This also comes to mind:
solipsismy wrote: »
After reading the one star reviews of the 'Move to iOS' Android app and noticing how all have the same irrational voice as [@]sog35[/@] I've decided to just block him. His posts are what ISIS is to Islam, the Tea Party is to Republican Party, what Jar Jar Binks is to Star Wars. I can't stop him him from posting but I don't want to read his stupid comments any longer, I only wish I could hide them when you quote him, so I hope you don't.