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MacBytes
Jun 30, 2004, 10:49 PM
Category: 3rd Party Hardware
Link: Commodore to introduce portable music player and music store (http://www.macbytes.com/link.php?sid=20040630234917)
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nagromme
Jul 1, 2004, 12:02 AM
Good grief. I thought that HAD to be humor, but it seems to be real :D

That's still the funniest thing I've seen in a while. A VIC-20 portable music player! (And "in-head" earphones? Ouch!)

But one upcoming Commodore product actually DOES sound cool... speaking as one who still owns a C64:

"It is also planning to offer the C64 DTV, a joystick that connects to your TV and which contains 30 Commodore 64 games, in October."

http://www.tulip.com/images/tlp_joystick_front.gif

That's nothing but cool :)

irmongoose
Jul 1, 2004, 12:15 AM
You know... the last thing I need is to have to wait 12 hours in front of my computer for my music to load onto my MP3 player. A USB connection!?

Go back to the 80's.



irmongoose

OhEsTen
Jul 1, 2004, 12:34 AM
LOOK OUT APPLE! OH MY GOD APPPLE, LOOK THE HELL OUT!!!!

I have to say though, that as far as design goes, it does look better than most other immitators out there (like the ***ty dell), but iPod killer.....no. Especially with a USB connector.....EL Oh EL.

Nermal
Jul 1, 2004, 12:48 AM
The original article was something like "Commodore takes on Apple with portable player" :rolleyes:

I edited out the stupidity before submitting :)

Qunchuy
Jul 1, 2004, 03:00 PM
...A USB connection!?
Go back to the 80's.
USB 2 isn't that much slower than FireWire. It'll be okay...just not great. And, as we know from the popularity of Windows, "good enough" is good enough for many people. :(

irmongoose
Jul 1, 2004, 07:03 PM
Where does it say USB 2?



irmongoose

jsw
Jul 1, 2004, 07:10 PM
Where does it say USB 2?

I looked here (http://www.commodore.net/site/DesktopDefault.aspx?tabindex=5&tabid=45&itemid=2&sitemid=9&prod=13&cat=1&specs=1&#stopspecs), and the strong implication is that it is not USB 2.0. Generally, anyone using USB 2.0 goes out of their way to let you know.

irmongoose
Jul 1, 2004, 07:54 PM
Right. I Googled like mad looking for some sign that it's USB 2.0, because putting a USB connection in this day and age is pure madness. Alas, it seems Commodore consists of just that. Heh.

So, as I said, go back to the 80's.



irmongoose

eric_n_dfw
Jul 1, 2004, 10:40 PM
Right. I Googled like mad looking for some sign that it's USB 2.0, because putting a USB connection in this day and age is pure madness. Alas, it seems Commodore consists of just that. Heh.

So, as I said, go back to the 80's.



irmongooseyeah - that's because it's not really a Commodore product. If it was it would kick Apple's iPod butt!!!

C64 ownz the CrApple ][e, luzers! :eek: :eek: :p :p

(Sorry - reverted back to 9th grade for a second!)










(But the c64 did rule!)

szark
Jul 2, 2004, 01:03 AM
"It is also planning to offer the C64 DTV, a joystick that connects to your TV and which contains 30 Commodore 64 games, in October."

http://www.tulip.com/images/tlp_joystick_front.gif


What a bunch of copycats (http://www.thinkgeek.com/cubegoodies/toys/5d39/)! :p