Sony wants an 'iTunes for movies'

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by Blue Velvet, Oct 14, 2005.

  1. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/4396481.stm



    Come on in, the water's fine!

    Seriously, who doubted this would happen? Sony should be in a good position but they've dropped the ball before...
     
  2. iGary Guest

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    *pan to corporate board rooms everywhere:*

    "Holy ****, Steve's really doing it, he's jumping into the video pool."

    "Christ almighty, did Jobs just say video - he hates video?"

    "OMG WTF LOL1111!!!!!"

    Sony really has become a follower of late.
     
  3. MacNut macrumors Core

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  4. Lacero macrumors 604

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    I didn't realize the 'Year of HD' was 320x240 pixels.
     
  5. anonymous161 macrumors 6502

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    Bravo.
     
  6. iGary Guest

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    *falls down laughing* :D :D :D
     
  7. MacNut macrumors Core

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    What Steve meant was Hard Drives for the ipod. :p
     
  8. Mac_Freak macrumors 6502a

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    You mean Huge Down-sample ;D
     
  9. stoid macrumors 601

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    You didn't expect to get HD quality from an iPod did you?

    However, I agree, it would be cool to have a 99¢ version at low-def for the iPod, or $1.99 720p version for the computer. Though, you need a pretty wicked fast machine to H.264 even 720p, so you'd have lots of complaints there. Maybe in a few years, when bandwidth gets a little faster (1Gb internet standard instead of 256Kb) and processors can handle H.264 it can really start to take off. This is just a pilot program, a timid tiptoe in the water to see if it works.
     
  10. jayscheuerle macrumors 68020

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    With H.264 at 720p you'll also need around 20 gigs for a 40 minute show (hour show without commercials). This is where the BlueRay and HDDVDs are going to come in handy.
     
  11. BrianKonarsMac macrumors 65816

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    indeed. what a mockery.
     
  12. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    When they say, "flash memory," is Sony going to be dumb enough to only allow these movies to be put on Memory Sticks? Do you know how much those sticks cost? :rolleyes:
     
  13. NeoMayhem macrumors 6502a

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    Hum, No.

    With h.264 it could be about 1.5gb.
     

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