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MacBytes
Nov 15, 2005, 11:53 AM
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LaMerVipere
Nov 15, 2005, 12:04 PM
Amen.

Seasought
Nov 15, 2005, 12:06 PM
Bleh.

A contra-article against a popular ad campaign.

dloomer
Nov 15, 2005, 12:32 PM
And BitTorrent really isn't that a huge concern because it still takes about a week to download a feature film.

Huh? A week? Um, no, not even close.

This isn't central to the point of his article but misinformation still should be called out.

Loge
Nov 15, 2005, 01:01 PM
What are these "fantastic" Samsung devices of which he speaks?

nagromme
Nov 15, 2005, 01:20 PM
It's not the first portable video player, and it doesn't event pretend to be the best. Video is second to music--just an extra bonus. The desire to watch video on the go is not at all widespread. And content is limited at the moment.

So not a revolution.

Yet it probably IS the START of a revolution. It's the first time portable video has been incorporated into an easy-to-use end-to-end system (iPod-iTunes). It's the first time it's been planted "for free" in a best-selling device--which means it will sell far more than any video-dedicated player could achieve. And on the content end, it's likely we've only seen the tip of the iceberg.

So this probably is, quite directly, the humble beginning of BIG things. Trying to make them happen all at once was impossible and would never have succeeded. Nor would a video-centric larger iPod. But THIS strategy can piggyback on music and build over time. Nobody else CAN do what Apple's doing here--they're not in the same position even if they did have the ease of use.

So yes, a revolution.

Danksi
Nov 15, 2005, 01:21 PM
What are these "fantastic" Samsung devices of which he speaks?

This maybe?

http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B000294HDU.01-ASH1H6YCFH4EF._SCLZZZZZZZ_.jpg

The network TV business is toast.

Toast? Surely the majority of people will continue to rely on their TV sets. Unless portable Video devices, computers and Internet connections are given away for free. The upfront cost of watching something on a Video-iPod is a fair wedge of cash.

The reason Network TV is likely to be Toast, is because the content is rubbish. We've killed our cable connection - the only show we could be bothered to watch was Lost. We get better news coverage online (BBC for one), the rest of the time was spent channel-hopping trying to find something worth watching - waste of our time.

The one thing I find interesting with the latest Video iPod is that you could take your video to family/friends place and watch it on their TV.

stoid
Nov 15, 2005, 01:32 PM
This maybe?

http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B000294HDU.01-ASH1H6YCFH4EF._SCLZZZZZZZ_.jpg


That can't be it. He clearly used the word fantastic to describe whatever product he had in mind.

Danksi
Nov 15, 2005, 01:35 PM
That can't be it. He clearly used the word fantastic to describe whatever product he had in mind.

:D

I just Googled 'Samsung portable video' - was the first hit that came back.

redAPPLE
Nov 15, 2005, 01:53 PM
So this probably is, quite directly, the humble beginning of BIG things.

a.k.a. ROKR. ;)