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bahamut's Avatar Picture bahamut – December 09, 2007 05:56PM Reply Quote
Well, it's about time.

bahamut – January 06, 2008 06:16PM Reply Quote
Well, a lot of DVD movies do use really crap compression.

Madaracs – January 07, 2008 07:29AM Reply Quote
Ooh! Scary! Scary! Don't we look mean? You can't see me! But I can see you!
I wanna go swimming.

Cloudscout – January 07, 2008 07:53PM Reply Quote
Det finnes ikke dårlig vær, bare dårlige klær!
Looks like Paramount is about to make the jump to Blu-Ray as well. Goodbye, HD-DVD.

bahamut – January 08, 2008 05:14AM Reply Quote
Yep. Bought Blu-Ray the other day. Like HD-DVD, its fantastic and its crucial for one format to die.

For anyone pondering the jump, the Panasonic is a good player.

http://www.wired.com/entertainment/theweb/news/2008/01/comcast_fancast

interesting! this kind of thinking I'd expect from apple, not comcast, only apple doesn't think that way.

Mokers (Moderator) – January 08, 2008 08:00AM Reply Quote
Formerly Remy Martin
I think a lot of the Anti Blu-Ray was really just anti-Sony. Blue-Ray is the better format because the format really scales well for large storage needs and data throughput. Will it be the last optical storage standard before we are downloading/streaming everything?

Fancast looks interesting. That is the sort of thing Apple needs to be browsable using Apple TV. This is what people want:

http://www.fancast.com/full_episodes

Full Episodes of their favorite shows whenever they want!



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rino – January 08, 2008 08:06AM Reply Quote
In America, the only respectable form of socialism is socialism for the rich.
does anyone think Comcast was in a better position w/re to licensing or whatever to offer this kind of service? Or is that a moot point considering iTunes store?

bahamut – January 08, 2008 08:09AM Reply Quote
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mokers
Will it be the last optical storage standard before we are downloading/streaming everything?

Yes. That's why this is coming now. Online HD is not on the horizon yet (not 40 GB downloads its not) and the experience is FAR superior to anything the Internet has to offer RIGHT NOW. A decade for now may be a different story.

Madaracs – January 08, 2008 09:19AM Reply Quote
Ooh! Scary! Scary! Don't we look mean? You can't see me! But I can see you!
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rino
does anyone think Comcast was in a better position w/re to licensing or whatever to offer this kind of service? Or is that a moot point considering iTunes store?

You mean with OnDemand?

How much data can that cable handle anyway?

Cloudscout – January 08, 2008 09:33AM Reply Quote
Det finnes ikke dårlig vær, bare dårlige klær!
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Madaracs
How much data can that cable handle anyway?

Depends on how they allocate and modulate the frequencies. Some quick (although probably flawed) math tells me that the cable itself could, feasibly, transfer up to a terabit/sec one-way. This is based on the idea that they can cram 38Mbit/sec into a 6MHz chunk of spectrum and normal RG6 installs can carry transmissions up to 2GHz frequency.

Hell, Comcast is demonstrating DOCSIS3.0 cable modems at CES which promise 160Mbps in the not-too-distant future.

Madaracs – January 08, 2008 09:39AM Reply Quote
Ooh! Scary! Scary! Don't we look mean? You can't see me! But I can see you!
Maybe that'll be a free upgrade. :-P

SoupIsGood Food – January 11, 2008 10:36AM Reply Quote
Just got back from the CompUSA going-out-of business sale. It's pretty easy to see why they went under - even on steeply slashed prices, they were =still= more expensive than online. Or Bestbuy. Or even Staples.

That, and the everpresent $25 6' USB cable. I mean, WTF? The dollar store has USB cables, now. For a dollar.

The Mac section had been raided before I got there, as they were $50 cheaper than the Apple store. Nothing else was moving. The parking lot was jammed, but no-one was buying much of anything... more people were walking out than going to the register. Pretty sad for a going-out-of-business sale.

~ Soop

stan adams – January 11, 2008 11:03AM Reply Quote
A friend who works for a national retailer said it was well known that the executives at CompUSA had little motivation to do the attractive pricing / megasales that keeps Frys competitive with online -- the "model" that Slim wanted them to stick to was very out of step with the reality of cut throat sourcing that leads to "dollar store" prices. Seven years ago the guys who ran the place knew their competition was online, but CompUSA failed to respond: http://www.businessweek.com/2000/00_08/b3669020.htm

You have to have stacks of merchandise that is as cheap as Costco or online if you want people to open their wallets for the little stuff AND spring for the flat-panels. CompUSA had nothing to show folks looking for a "showroom" experience.

Cloudscout – January 11, 2008 11:32AM Reply Quote
Det finnes ikke dårlig vær, bare dårlige klær!
The CompUSA stores closed here a year ago or so and the "sales" were similarly flawed. Their KRAZY prices brought things down to the same range as everybody else's normal prices.

Madaracs – January 11, 2008 11:34AM Reply Quote
Ooh! Scary! Scary! Don't we look mean? You can't see me! But I can see you!
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Cloudscout
The CompUSA stores closed here a year ago or so and the "sales" were similarly flawed. Their KRAZY prices brought things down to the same range as everybody else's normal prices.

I concur.

tomierna (Admin) – January 11, 2008 02:43PM Reply Quote
Hideously Unnatural
I've read that they raised prices so they could "slash" them for the going out of business sales.

rino – January 11, 2008 03:07PM Reply Quote
In America, the only respectable form of socialism is socialism for the rich.
Decent MacHeist bundle going on ...

http://macheist.com

I dove in just for iStopMotion.

bahamut – January 11, 2008 04:25PM Reply Quote
I finally made it to the local microcenter. Whoa. They actually knew what they were talking about and had real stuff like Buffalo and d-link NAS's. I bought one of the latter. I'm going to return it since performance is too slow. But I'm keeping the WD drives that cost me $89 each. They had plenty of Mac stuff including iPod batteries. That made me happy. I replaced the one in my 3G. Yeah, I could have bought it online, but it was a NICE experience browsing around. Couldn't resist.

tliet – January 11, 2008 11:14PM Reply Quote
If there should be one war against... it should be the war against greed...

bahamut – January 12, 2008 07:24PM Reply Quote
Apple does bizarreness again. The Leopard Os X Server is CLEARLY marketed at the home and small office as well as bigger installs. To address this they have a new set of preference panels. You can only get certain services with those preferences panels, ical, email, web, afp, vpn, and so on. Incredibly FTP is not one of them. I don't get that.

El Jeffe – January 12, 2008 07:46PM Reply Quote
What a journey.
any screenshot of this? I could not find one just now.

What a journey.

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