Friday, March 3rd, 2006

Why Apple probably won’t put a DVR in the Mini


Simply put, they don’t have to. They’re already selling TV shows on the ITMS, with movies probably still to come, and throwing vcr-like functionality into the Mini or any other box would just annoy the studios they want to do business with, in addition to cannibalizing their own profits.

At first, this irked me; then I realized that most of what i watch on “real TV” is live…predominantly news, but also random channel surfing. If I really want to see something badly enough, I just unleash the torrenting, and the Mini (or any other media box, for that matter) does that just fine.

At any rate, I’m not the only person who thinks this way. Check out this article on iLounge for more.

Warren Frey is a journalist, freelance writer, podcaster, video producer, and all-around media consultant currently based in Vancouver, Canada. His written work has appeared in such publications as Metro Vancouver, the Westender, Mac | Life and the Japan Times.

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