New Toy Alert! Apple Introduces Video iPod


A place for the discussion of all things not closely related to the sport and its competitive side. (as always, locked for the duration of major international championship)

New Toy Alert! Apple Introduces Video iPod

Postby gh » Wed Oct 12, 2005 12:02 pm

gh
 
Posts: 46314
Joined: Sat Oct 08, 2005 4:31 am
Location: firmly at Arya's side!

Postby KevinM » Wed Oct 12, 2005 12:09 pm

I suppose only natural that a 30 GB video iPod would be released at the same price I bought by 20 GB photo one for a month ago. If I allowed myself to care, I'd be upset.
KevinM
 
Posts: 2645
Joined: Sat Oct 08, 2005 4:32 am
Location: Brooklyn, NY

Postby polevaultpower » Wed Oct 12, 2005 1:15 pm

Oh brother...

From the Apple website:

Witness the evolution of the revolution. First it played songs. Then photos. Then podcasts. Now iPod plays video, changing the way you experience your music and more.

Podcasts didn't change anything about the iPod, it was just another sound file. Not really an "evolution" the way photos and video are.

And really... I might enoy putting some little pole vaulting video clips on my iPod or something... but who really wants to watch a TV show or movie on their iPod? Yeah you can hook it up to the TV... you might as well hook your computer up to the TV. Or I don't know... buy a DVD :idea:

Now if they make it where you can use the iSight video camera and record to the iPod... that would be pretty handy for practice.
polevaultpower
 
Posts: 4525
Joined: Sat Oct 08, 2005 4:32 am
Location: A Temperate Island

Postby gh » Wed Oct 12, 2005 9:58 pm

OK, so no new iPod yet, but was able to go onto Apple site and download "Desparate Housewives" episde, which took 40 minutes on good DSL line. It'll play on iTunes on your regular computer, but.... the screen is the 2x1 of an iPod! Still, for $1.99 better than missing the epe altogether.
gh
 
Posts: 46314
Joined: Sat Oct 08, 2005 4:31 am
Location: firmly at Arya's side!

Postby gh » Thu Oct 13, 2005 9:52 am

Oh yeah, it also eats 208.5MB on your box (the 1-hour show that is)
gh
 
Posts: 46314
Joined: Sat Oct 08, 2005 4:31 am
Location: firmly at Arya's side!

Postby Trackfan310 » Thu Oct 13, 2005 2:23 pm

I'll still take the PSP over the iPod. Sure, the capacity isn't as great (yet. I think the largest memory stick is 1 gig), but given that It can be used to get online, view pics, watch movies, AND play video games makes it a better all around gadget in my opinion. Not to mention it can be cracked. Iv'e seen people put entires movie's, or multiple games on one memory stick, and play it without using the disk. pretty amazing stuff. I watched T2 while coming back to Cali from the East Coast on mine. Sure beats watching those g-rated flicks they show on the flight. I'll take the ability to watch movies over 5,000 songs any day. I don't even think i could come up with 5,000 songs I'd be willing to listen too.
Trackfan310
 
Posts: 430
Joined: Sat Oct 08, 2005 4:32 am

Postby jrun » Thu Oct 13, 2005 2:34 pm

It really is sickening how many different revenue-generating schemes Apple will continue to run...

er....
jrun
 
Posts: 862
Joined: Sat Oct 08, 2005 4:32 am

Postby SQUACKEE » Thu Oct 13, 2005 3:04 pm

yeah ! forcing those sweet, innocent , unsuspecting consumers to buy more! how wonderful to live in a world where everything you do is someone else's fault :twisted:
SQUACKEE
 
Posts: 12885
Joined: Sat Oct 08, 2005 4:32 am
Location: Heaven-In front of stereo listenin to re-mastered Beatles

Not fer me, thanks

Postby Honusonthesound » Fri Oct 14, 2005 10:49 am

First make-up mirrors 'n dash-mounted razors then cell phones in cars. Now drivers'll be distracted by video iPods to boot? I don't think I'll ever take to the road on my bike again with any confidence in my safety. This could get ugly!
Honusonthesound
 
Posts: 254
Joined: Sat Oct 08, 2005 4:32 am
Location: Washington State

Postby Trackshark » Fri Oct 14, 2005 11:59 am

Below is a good first look and reaction so far:

http://www.ilounge.com/index.php/articl ... ith-video/

I have a 4th generation iPod and it's great. I just don't see the need to watch video on it.

Right on with the "Podcasting" term. It's just an audio clip hosted on a server, just like any music file that you play (mp3, mpg, etc). Clever marketing, however.
Trackshark
 
Posts: 772
Joined: Sat Oct 08, 2005 4:32 am
Location: Boston - Born and raised in C-Town, Ohio

Postby gh » Fri Oct 28, 2005 4:31 pm

gh
 
Posts: 46314
Joined: Sat Oct 08, 2005 4:31 am
Location: firmly at Arya's side!


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 7 guests