DV iPod rumor gathering momentum

Posted by: MachOne

DV iPod rumor gathering momentum - 01/05/03 02:46 AM

All we need now is a 'leak' from Apple with 1 day to go and it's that old deja vu again.<br><br> This link is to Kodak's website featuring their OLED display tech. <br><br>There's a certain feeling of inevitability about this. QT movies, mpeg4, the digital hub, etc. Roll on the 7th. <br><br>
Posted by: iraszl

Re: DV iPod rumor gathering momentum - 01/05/03 03:12 AM

what's the DV iPod, please enlighten me.<br><br>
Posted by: MachOne

Re: DV iPod rumor gathering momentum - 01/05/03 09:49 AM

It's rumored to be an iPod with digital video playback ability via a 2" wide OLED screen. So you can play your digital video files as well as your digital audio.<br><br>Could look like this. <br><br>Then again, it might not. <br><br>
Posted by: steveg

iPod, iSchmod. Take a look at... - 01/05/03 10:01 AM

iBALL!<br><br><br><br><br><br>
Posted by: Trog

Re: iPod, iSchmod. Take a look at... - 01/05/03 10:09 AM

Ha, ha, that's hilarious Steve!<br><br>DV iPod, I just don't get it. Isn't that screen size too small? Would you guys want one? Would you really watch things on it?<br><br>
Posted by: steveg

Re: iPod, iSchmod. Take a look at... - 01/05/03 10:16 AM

The screen would be no smaller than some of the so-called "Watchman" pocket-sized TVs. Not something I'd run out and buy, but I can see the appeal for certain markets.<br><br>
Posted by: MachOne

iSpy with my little... - 01/05/03 10:29 AM

Hey, that's something my wife would like in order to keep an eye on me, if you'll pardon the expression. <br><br>
Posted by: steveg

Re: iSpy with my little... - 01/05/03 10:36 AM

Great! I take Visa, MasterCard... <br><br>
Posted by: MachOne

Re: iSpy with my little... - 01/05/03 10:48 AM

Would that be for my bribe to STOP you from sending her an iBall? Here's my Amex details...<br><br>
Posted by: steveg

Re: iSpy with my little... - 01/05/03 10:57 AM

Sorry, I don't do Membership Rewards. <br><br>
Posted by: JonnyCat

Re: DV iPod rumor gathering momentum - 01/05/03 12:14 PM

it probably costs money - so don't worry about it <br><br>
Posted by: carp

Re: DV iPod rumor gathering momentum - 01/05/03 12:36 PM

It looks cool.<br><br>I would not buy one, infact I would not buy the current iPod.<br>Maybe if the iPod has a FM turner and cell phone abilities I would give it a look see.<br><br>
Posted by: nebosuke

Re: iPod, iSchmod. Take a look at... - 01/05/03 01:03 PM

I personally can't see the market for something like this. The iPod works because you can function in many capacities while listening to music, it doesn't interfere much with your ability to do much of anything. I use my iPod on average about 5 hours per day, between listening at work and plugging it into the car stereo while commuting. Watching a video pretty much makes you useless for anything else, execpt for sitting on an exercise machine or riding some form of public transportation. Where would I watch tiny videos, in line at the grocery store? With the tiny monitor, you would pretty much have to watch alone or maybe one other companion. A group wont be crowding around the the thing to watch while you wait for your table at a restaurant, and you should be talking to each other instead anyway. Where does the content come from? Just whatever QuickTime movies you have available or make for yourself? I think you'd run out of things to watch pretty quickly. If you could encode TV programs from your TiVo onto the thing in one easy step, that would be nice, for the public transportation commuter crowd again. If you did do that, how would they be encoded, because the files are potentially huge. If compressed to be specifically on the tiny device, then that is nice, except the encoding will be slow (more compression = more time to compress). With the iPod screen res being 160x128, you wont be using a video out to a TV with any decent results.<br><br>The walkman was a huge success and the watchman a yawn for many of these same reasons. I would hope Apple could recognize that before making this their new device, and I think they would get that since they won't make a PDA for the same reason - negligible market.<br><br>Not saying I am right, but I really just can't see it.<br><br>
Posted by: Trog

Re: iPod, iSchmod. Take a look at... - 01/05/03 01:35 PM

I couldn't agree more neobosuke, I'm a multimedia junkie and I wouldn't give this a second look.<br><br>The iPod in current form is a masterpiece. I have literally used it every day since I got it last spring (my wife just stole it and left for a jog ). But a tiny monitor? I don't know, maybe Apple is REALLY innovative on this one and has done something we're not thinking of?<br><br>
Posted by: MacGizmo

Re: iPod, iSchmod. Take a look at... - 01/05/03 04:36 PM

I agree nebo... a screen that small would be a complete joke, and really... why would you want it anyway?<br><br><br>Visit Me At My .Mac Site
Posted by: steveg

Re: iPod, iSchmod. Take a look at... - 01/05/03 05:28 PM

Hey, in a gerbil's cage, it's like one of those home theatres! <br><br>
Posted by: MacGizmo

Re: iPod, iSchmod. Take a look at... - 01/05/03 06:10 PM

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Posted by: greenme1

Re: DV iPod rumor gathering momentum - 01/05/03 10:52 PM

<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>It's rumored to be an iPod with digital video playback ability via a 2" wide OLED screen.<p><hr></blockquote><p>Wow, i didn't know that they had OLED screens ready yet. Last time i checked (months ago) they still had not worked out all of the issues with the blue pigments.<br><br><br><br><br>