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post #31 of 603
Holding us back from what exactly?

I think they mean holding them back from selling HD movies through iTunes. rolleyes.gif


IMO, disc won't be going anywhere any time soon, but we will start to see a shift to more downloaded media, and perhaps a new form of physical media. (Flash memory based?)
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I prefer DVD's and Blu-Ray mostly because I don't have to download them, I can just pop a disc into the drive and watch HD content with HD sound with no waiting.

I have a 40gb internet allowance each month with a 5MB/s / 448kbps connection , but that is limited to 1.3gb daily download and during peak times it can be slow. I can't get another ISP to provide me with a better service in my area so if I had to download all my movies from the itunes store or stream them, then I would either get slowed down while streaming in peak times which would interrupt my viewing or by downloading I would get throttled by my ISP for 2 weeks because I would have gone over the daily limit unless these movies are magically small in MB's (I think not).

So really if you have fiber or a good Internet connection, with an unlimited download allowance. It will be fine for you to buy these newer Mac's because it won't be such a problem, if you don't then is it tough sugar honey ice tea?

Personally I have a distaste for APPLE as a company, and I prefer their COMPETITORS products, this article has made me think I'm making the right decision by avoiding APPLE products. I just don't understand why they make the statements that they do sometimes.
Edited by jameschisholm - 10/29/12 at 8:35am
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If old technologies like CD are holding us back, then why is Apple still selling compressed AAC audio files that still do not match the sound quality of those on a 700 MB CD? Until they start selling lossless audio files, I will NEVER buy my music on iTunes. Same goes for movies and TV shows.
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I like discs. Steam/Origin can't reach thru my screen and take my games/media/etc on disc away lol.
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But.... I thought Macs are better for pictures and videos and stuff...? confused.gif How can they claim that when they just killed the number one most widespread format for distributing legal 1080 content? Superior for graphic design...right.
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Originally Posted by tsm106 View Post

I like discs. Steam/Origin can't reach thru my screen and take my games/media/etc on disc away lol.

And there's that too. I don't like them being able to grab my movies that I buy on iTunes.
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If old technologies like CD are holding us back, then why is Apple still selling compressed AAC audio files that still do not match the sound quality of those on a 700 MB CD? Until they start selling lossless audio files, I will NEVER buy my music on iTunes. Same goes for movies and TV shows.

ALAC?
 
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Really, how to suppose we replace them? Before you suggest internet steaming, have you ever tried to stream blue-ray quality content via a 1.5Mb/s internet connection? I have, it didn't go well.
I really can't see the issue with discs. Perhaps CD's have had their day, what with Portable MP3 players that can connect to Hi-Fi systems and cars via Bluetooth, but DVD and Blu-Ray content remains too taxing for most internet connections to handle. Also, flash drives and HDD alike are not yet at the stage where we can effectively store our entire libraries of media upon them, not without a considerable investment in the storage systems themselves.
My family has a collection of dozens of DVD's and Blu-Rays. We have a PS3 into which the discs are put when we wish to watch a film and it just works. No waiting, no loading and most importantly no messages such as: "It appears your BTHomeHub cannot connect to broadband right now".
EDIT: Looking at a copy of "Bourne: Ultimatum" currently in my computer, It appears to be 2GB above my monthly download cap of 40GB. Though, saying this, It would most likely take me more than a month to download it anyway, so I guess this would be a non-issue.

The replacement is simple...if you don't have an Internet connection to download them you walk into a store with a flash drive. Then you select a movie you wish to buy, pay for it and and it is then copied to your flash drive. Take flash drive home and enjoy.

Renting could cause problems...but I am sure a software solution could be found to stop 99% of the people from copying the movies permanently. Though if movies were priced at what they should be priced you could just get rid of renting entirely.
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But.... I thought Macs are better for pictures and videos and stuff...? confused.gif How can they claim that when they just killed the number one most widespread format for distributing legal 1080 content? Superior for graphic design...right.
And there's that too. I don't like them being able to grab my movies that I buy on iTunes.

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Just, no.
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'HD' Streams blow. I don't want 720p garbage. I want a 1080p rip or better.

This just in... Apple creates a Blu-Ray thunderbolt drive and charges $200+ because they can.
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I don't plan on buying another iMac, but if I was this wouldn't really both me. In the last 7 years, other than for copying my own DVDs I've used discs maybe 10-20 times, mostly for OS installs, or things like driver installs for motherboards, neither of which would apply to a Mac. However, for the small amount of people that need disc drives often enough and need a new iMac, there are external drives that can still be used. The fact that external drives can still be used makes this article title very sensationalist. Blu-ray hasn't been "banned".
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