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  • Disney+ offers four simultaneous streams at 4K for $6.99 per month

    rezwits said:
    slurpy said:
    badmonk said:
    Looks like Disney is using the “PornHub or method” to destroy the competition— readily available inexpensive content that will force competitors out of business.  No wonder Disney is saying it will take years before Disney* is profitable, by then the competition will be on the ropes.  I suspect Apple will abandon it’s media attempt, Netflix will be worth pennies on the dollar, and the the other media companies will be unable to monetize their streaming businesses. 
    Why would Apple "abandon" it's media attempt? That's absurd. They have enough cash and generate enough profit to break even or make a loss on this for a very, very long time. If they feel like lowering the pricing is required, they could do that do. This isn't an initiative they'd be willing to abandon so easily. 
    I have to agree for a different reason.

    I loaded up the Matrix (all 3) on VUDU, because it was a "Freebee" and on the OLED you could totally see compression black banding.  I couldn't take it.
    So I went back to my Blu-Rays (HD) and watched the 1st but couldn't take HD.  I wanted the FULL Dolby Effect. (Vision+Atmos), well last night checking on John Wick 3, Apple loaded up a $4.99 for each of the 3 Matrix Movies!, I was like I gotta compare, result:

    The quality of Apple Compressed 4K Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos, is INSANE compared to VUDU, the matrix movies could have been just a quick "piece-o-work" but still, 2nd movie tonight, Revolutions Sunday night.

    Apple stands on the QUALITY of their Encodings, so...  to each their own preference...
    The “freebee” version is not the same as the UHD version on VUDU, so of course it’s going to look different because you are not comparing like for like. It’s been proven that both Apple and VUDU have the same quality when it comes to the 4K. I have tons of movies that go to both in 4K and they look the same on both platforms. 
  • Apple Card: no multi-user support, no penalty rates, foreign transactions, more

    insync88 said:
    I don’t know if it’s just me....But I’ve never been this excited for a credit card before 
    Why? It’s a middle of the road type of card. I can literally beat the rewards with every purchase I make with my other cards. It’s ok for a general card but not the best by any stretch. 
  • Apple Card offers simplified and secure Goldman Sachs-backed credit card with daily reward...

    6502 said:
    Why are we debating the efficacy and morality of credit cards?  Virtually everyone in America has a credit card, so what's wrong with Apple offering one with better terms and security than most?  If you don't use credit cards, don't sign up for an Apple Card.  If your existing card is better under all circumstances than the Apple Card, or you don't want yet another credit card, don't get one.  

    Now if Apple wants to get into the furniture rental scam, that's another story altogether...
    Mostly debating carrying a balance. And how humdrum the Apple Card is.
    Is there another card with no annual fee, no late fee, and 2% cash back (to say nothing of the security features)?  That would be a big deal if it were someone like Capital One announcing it.

    BTW, no one here is arguing the other side of your "you should pay off your credit card every month--or not even use a credit card--if you can" proposition.  Yes, paying interest when you don't have to is bad.
    But it’s just not all 2% cash back. It’s 1% as well for all the many places that don’t have tap to pay terminals. Like every restaurant I go to doesn’t have that. So now I’m back to 1% because I have to use a card. 
  • Apple's 'It's show time' video and Apple News event is on March 25 at Steve Jobs Theater

    Calling the day off for this one!

    That’s so sad. You get nothing out of calling off work for a low level announcement from Apple when you can get all the information after you get off work. 
  • Apple's 'It's show time' video and Apple News event is on March 25 at Steve Jobs Theater

    lkrupp said:

    I’m iffy on whether or not I’ll pay for an Apple streaming service. If it’s free or bundled with Apple Music, great. But if they want me to pay 10 bucks extra for it or something like that I’ll just not buy it. I use my sister’s Netflix login, and I have a great torrent site. Frankly the UIs for most streaming services are worse than my torrent site, so why pay for them?
    So you’re a common thief then. Sharing service logins with family members is unethical at best and certainly against the terms of service with streaming services. Always interesting to see thieves proudly announcing their thievery to the world. And the “everybody does it” excuse doesn’t hold water, as well as the “evil corporations charge too much and therefore it’s okay to steal from them” rationale. 
    I’m sure you’re a proud member of society and never do anything wrong ever.