Originally Posted by Robinson_A
1. In regards to the clock thing, that was something I was told by some of the IT guys I work with on a regular basis that they heard. If it is untrue then I apologize. I myself have not done it, but it wouldn't surprise me if there was a very simple way around it for Jobs has always allowed for ways to circumvent the 'suits' that stepped in the way of his grand scheme.
2. Studio support for sales WILL happen. Truthfully, if the rentals take off Jobs will get the support he needs. Unlike HD DVD and Blu-ray the studio's need Apple and programs like iTunes for that is how the majority of the marketplace is going to get their content.
3. I completely agree, but where I think Apple has the upper-hand is that everyone, even PC users in the target markets, knows and uses iTunes. The Xbox thing is AWESOME and a huge plus in this shift away from discs, but iTunes continues to have aces up its sleeve and that is what the majority of the under 25 crowd uses. Now if it's built into cheap TV's like Vizio that's a whole other element that makes things VERY interesting.
Truth be told Lotus, I haven't been this excited about video in a long time. Ever since my first experience with a music server I've been searching for ways to be rid of discs, be it music or movies, for they're just unnecessary.
This is fun!!
Your IT guys didn't tell you everything (neither will I - I'm A+ Certified) but there is a way - Lotus is right - that would be piracy and I will have nothing to do with that.
You are right again, I'm a PC guy but we all use iTunes - good way to sneek into Windows, Apple.
The Divx issue came to this - you continually paid for a physical medium that you thought you owned - I've said this before on another forum and maybe on this one - we own no content - just the right to watch that content. This is the way Divx could have made it - but not as a physical medium. People disassociate from physical mediums and then they don't mind the charges or limitations as much. But when you pay for a silver disc instead of just a download - you have a physical medium that's no more than a Christmas ornament the way Divx had it. Who cares about downloaded content - you disasssociate so you accept it easier. I'm excited too Andrew - very excited.