iPod iTV

carve

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How many people are saving up to buy the iTV, I have a question though how is it going to connect to your computer... Bluetooth?
 

nodabs

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macluver101 said:
I have a question though how is it going to connect to your computer... Bluetooth?
Bluetooth doens't have the range... it is speculated that it will connect through the new (not yet approved) draft-N wireless standard.
 

LillieDesigns

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It's going to run on an 802.11 connection, but it was not specified whether it will be g or n. My bet is n even though it'll only be a draft non the certified standard...yet.
 

carve

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So if you dont have the right wireless connection it won't work?
 

p0intblank

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macluver101 said:
So if you dont have the right wireless connection it won't work?
If 802.11n support is there, I'm pretty sure 802.11b will also... I could be wrong, though. There will most definitely be support for ethernet.
 

balamw

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dukebound85 said:
why not? especially those like myself who already have a 360
nullriver said:
iTunes Music Store purchased content is DRM-protected and is not supported.
Is one good reason, so even if it does get video support, it won't support any TV Shows or video bought from iTMS....

(i.e. it doesn't do the same thing as an iTV)

That said, if it works for you, great. I'm really not anti-MS...

I just find that there seems to be a lot of astroturfing going on these days which seems to be aimed at hyping up the Zune and spreading FUD, kind of like the buzz around Origami (a.k.a. UPMC) was before its release and I couldn't resist the play on words.

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dukebound85

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balamw said:
Is one good reason, so even if it does get video support, it won't support any TV Shows or video bought from iTMS....

(i.e. it doesn't do the same thing as an iTV)

That said, if it works for you, great. I'm really not anti-MS...

I just find that there seems to be a lot of astroturfing going on these days which seems to be aimed at hyping up the Zune and spreading FUD, kind of like the buzz around Origami (a.k.a. UPMC) was before its release and I couldn't resist the play on words.

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would it really not work? i am able to play my itunes music store songs on it. I was under the impression the mac played the video and then streamed it which would i thought get rid of the drm

i may be wrong though
 

balamw

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dukebound85 said:
i may be wrong though
WE JUST DON'T KNOW HOW ITV WILL ULTIMATELY WORK.

Sorry I usually don't yell, but it seems highly unlikely that iTV will work anything like the Airport Express due to the bandwidth requirements even for the current 480p videos from iTMS... As it is the move from 320x240 to 640x480 is pushing it for 802.11b with compressed videos shared over iTunes...

Nullriver claims on the Connect 360 page that iTunes tracks are not supported so I wonder how you got it to work. :confused:

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dukebound85

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balamw said:
WE JUST DON'T KNOW HOW ITV WILL ULTIMATELY WORK.

Sorry I usually don't yell, but it seems highly unlikely that iTV will work anything like the Airport Express due to the bandwidth requirements even for the current 480p videos from iTMS... As it is the move from 320x240 to 640x480 is pushing it for 802.11b with compressed videos shared over iTunes...

Nullriver claims on the Connect 360 page that iTunes tracks are not supported so I wonder how you got it to work. :confused:

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hmm maybe they dont ill have to retry it, but i thought i was able too. if so that will kinda suck. But then again i rip my own movies so i will never buy them from itms and be subject to the drm