Steve_S, on 21 January 2010 - 08:40 AM, said:
Right, why should anyone listen to someone who's actually involved with the details of the Blu-Ray licensing issues?
Because even old Jobs isn't really involved in the licensing issues. Jobs was speaking from the same position of a used car salesman. Sorry if you can't see past the BS. Apple doesn't WANT to license Blu-Ray. They have their own agenda (a little thing you might have heard of called the iTunes Store).
Obviously, it's possible to license Blu-Ray, but at what cost?
Jobs didn't mention the cost. He mentioned the complexity of it. If every other electronics manufacturer can accomplish, explain to me what is so complex about it? Toshiba wasn't even on board with Blu-Ray at all the first part of last year yet managed to accomplish it to get players out by the end of the year.
Your comments which suggest "Apple is too stupid to figure out the Blu-Ray licensing process" demonstrates your lack of understanding of the issue, while simultaneously exposing your negative disposition towards Apple.
No, it points out the fallacy of Jobs' BS comment about why Apple isn't providing Blu-Ray.
For example, do companies like Toshiba (as you've cited) compete in the exact same markets as Apple? No?
Yes, Toshiba does compete in the exact same markets. Toshiba produces computers, just like Apple. Toshiba produces home electronics, just like Apple makes the AppleTV.
Does Apple make stand alone DVD/Blu-Ray players? No?
No, they have what is essentially a competing format wrapped in the AppleTV hardware. What a weird coincidence that a company that makes a competing product fails to embrace the other option (Wow! That's just like Toshiba during the Blu-Ray/HD DVD format war! Amazing!).
Is Toshiba in a position whereby they both sell computers and make authoring software and operating systems that might be impacted by these licenses? No?
Toshiba (Dell would be a better example, not sure Toshiba has a Blu-Ray equipped PC yet), as a computer manufacturer ends up with the same licensing issues Apple does when it comes to putting Blu-Ray in a computer. Why is it that Dell can somehow make it work? Either some department at Apple is too incompetent or Apple just doesn't want to do it in the first place. It's that simple.
This post has been edited by George76: 21 January 2010 - 09:32 AM