Apple, Microsoft battle for online movie dominance

Discussion in ' News Discussion' started by MacBytes, Jul 20, 2005.

  1. MacBytes macrumors bot

    Jul 5, 2003
  2. Muzukun macrumors regular

    Jun 17, 2004
    Los Angeles, CA
    ... honestly since when does microsoft really go gung ho into anything these days? The only thing they did right so far is the xbox, and it's a good system and all (I have one too), but that's the only market they went nuts into. I never really see microsoft's efforts in music, nor do I see it in X, Y, Z. They're just sitting there, microsoft hasn't shown any real drive in years, why would they start now? and especially in movies? The time that it would take to download a movie, even with broadband, you could go to the store, pick up the DVD, and come back and play the bloody thing wherever. All in all, I kind of feel the movie idea is going a wee bit to far, for all the parties involved. Music is fine, it's portable you can run around with it easily, movies on the other hand... nnnnyyeh... not so much so. But odds are they've done a feasibility study or two... or three or dozens... best of luck to them in it.
  3. DeSnousa macrumors 68000


    Jan 20, 2005
    Brisbane, Australia
    This competition could only lead to better prices for consumer and end products, aka video iPod.

    I do believe that Microsoft will have trouble competing with the iTunes and iPod success, but that did not stop them from entering a market dominated gaming industry. Especially with the amount of money Microsoft has at its disposal.

    Only time will tell.

    I hope this was not the main reason for the switch, as it suggests that they are not entirely interested in their os x platform.
  4. shamino macrumors 68040


    Jan 7, 2004
    Purcellville, VA
    It also suggests that they are starting to believe RIAA/MPAA propaganda.

    Anyone who seriously believes that DRM is more secure because an Intel chip is involved should go work in a marketing department and get the heck out of technology.

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