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Aug 9th 2010 10:40AM @dedparrot The interesting thing is people who are downloading lots of stuff are generally more tech savvy that most (e.g. newsgroups and the like are not particularly mainstream). And they are exactly the type of people likely to have high expectations of a device.I personally have gone through WD TV (original), WD TV Live (now with added N dongle) and XBMC on a Revo (best choice for me). I'm just worried the product is targeting a market that doesn't exist. The vast majority of people can't get the CONTENT to use these devices. If only pictures and music they want it for, there are much better options that this.
Aug 2nd 2010 3:47PM Re black and white into colour - reminds my of a snooker commentary gaff:"For those viewers watching in black and white, the pink ball is just behind the green."
Aug 2nd 2010 11:12AM @aarond12 I understood the new wd live plus plus extra extra +2 HD box has a hardware security module rather than a software, which netflix requires in order to grant suppliers a license to use their software and streaming. The WD Liv e did not have this; whether it was WD who didn't put it on, Netflix who didn't allow it - we'll probably never know.For me, I have the original WD TV, the WD TV Live. I've since changed over to XBMC on a Revo and never looked back. Having just moved house, the WD Live will serve a purpose on the downstairs TV to steam from the PC upstairs.Its a decent little device. The drilling down of menus started to annoy me, but its functional at least.
Jul 26th 2010 11:17AM @PBB and some of that was driven by the digital "switch off", looming in many countries like the US and UK. Many people upgraded to DTV rather than buying a set top box converter (although some still did....!) 3D doesn't have that push either, and as you said many people have JUST upgraded. It will be interesting nonetheless to see how 3D does take off. And I have only one hope - that the "converted to 3D" movies stop getting released...
Jul 23rd 2010 10:52AM I mean I know you're not supposed to wear motorcycle helmets in gas stations, but this is just ridiculous
Jul 21st 2010 5:07PM With Verizon on the horizon (ooh that rhymes - can I copyright it?) perhaps Skype and Apple are caring less about ATT's influence? The whole no calls over 3G / charging for 3G was about revenue, i.e. ATT don't get any for those calls. Technically neither do Skype, apart from site advertising I guess.
Jul 16th 2010 11:14AM @hastings double agreedWhen I was at college and testing out my speakers, the guy from upstairs came down and said please turn down the volume, his bed was moving. (insert joke here).
Jul 15th 2010 3:17PM @Tes Starbucks just stopped charging for wifi completely across the USA from July 1. Free for all, no time restrictions. The UK may go to same way eventually, one would assume. So while wifi is not "everywhere", the places (albeit mainly commercial) that it is accessible is certainly growing.
Jul 2nd 2010 4:17PM Good to hear of this update. It will save trips to the bank for the checks we receive. Very cool
Jul 1st 2010 10:50AM Meh I was one day out yesterday, and first time I'd used SB wifime - its not fee until tomorrow right?Cashier - what are you talking aboutMe - the wifi. its free from tomorrowCashier - really? Oh. You need a card for it to workMe - (sighs) ok gimme a small gift card
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