“Apple Computer hopes to do for television and other types of video what it did for music: provide a way for it to be sold — on demand, at a whim — over the Internet,” Dawn C. Chmielewski reports for The Mercury News. “Apple’s unveiling Wednesday of a new video iPod came with the groundbreaking announcement that it would sell prime-time television shows like ‘Desperate Housewives’ and ‘Lost,’ Pixar short films and music videos — all for download to an iPod for $1.99. Apple’s announcement had echoes of April 2003, when it started selling music,” Dawn C. Chmielewski reports for The Mercury News.
“The experience of watching an early episode of ‘Lost’ displayed on a 2 1/2-inch screen was surprisingly compelling, with sharp images and stereo sound. I found myself drawn into the scene showing the aftermath of the plane crash that defines the show.,” Chmielewski reports.
Chmielewski reports, “Just as was true with music, no device maker has yet to offer an equivalent to iTunes: a single place to go to find music, TV shows, movie shorts or music videos, buy something and move it to your iPod. That could be just the ticket for Hollywood studios struggling with Internet piracy and the growing threat of file-swapping applications designed expressly to distribute large video files.”
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Just a note that the new iPods can display audio and video on any TV or other video device using a US$19.99 Apple iPod AV Cable or S-video cable. An Apple iPod Universal Dock ($39.99) plus an Apple Remote ($19.99, included free with the new iMac G5) are a nice solution for using your iPod to play video on any size screen.
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