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Discuss: Movies on iPod

March 26, 2010 at 05:57:43
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Hi all,

This week's poll question is about the comment from James Cameron that watching Avatar on the iPhone would be "dumb." Discuss here what you think about using these (and iPod) devices to watch movies, and, if you like, the poll results themselves.


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March 26, 2010 at 08:15:28
I couldn't be bothered to try and watch an actual movie on a screen that small. There's a reason I bought a big screen LCD TV.......LOL

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March 26, 2010 at 11:16:37
I agree, that would defeat the purpose of watching a movie. I myself like bigger also LOL

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March 26, 2010 at 13:01:00
Apple's iSh!t is on my list of Banned Items, so no.

But I wouldn't want to watch a movie on any smartphone/multimedia device--going cross-eyed just thinking about it.

Now, an HTPC shooting 1080p video to a 110" screen and bitstreaming lossless audio to a 7.1 receiver is how a movie should be enjoyed, I tell you what. :)

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March 26, 2010 at 18:07:29
I could: to kill time. Kind of like movies on a plane or at a congested airport lounge or waiting areas -- in general -- where such devices are permitted. However, no way I'm I going to be doing that while I'm at home or anywhere with access to a real television set.

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March 26, 2010 at 19:37:39
The poll assumes I own an iPod/iPhone.

I don't; so I can't.

If I did and I could, I wouldn't.


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March 26, 2010 at 21:23:01
I am with Skip. I am lucky I can take pictures with my cell phone. I don't even watch movies on my computer. I don't drink but if the weight in the airport is that long I would again rather than have to hold some miniature wanna be tv and strain my already bad eyes to watch a movie. Heck I may even take up texting! It is howver good to know that the 16 year old in front of me on the highway now has options as to the distractions to keep them from paying attention to the road.Pheeeeuuuuu and I thought they would be stuck with talking or texting before the killer wreck. Hate to get killed by the Squeakuel though.


I want to go like my grandfather did. Peacefully in his sleep. Not screaming at the top of my lungs like the passengers in his car.


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March 29, 2010 at 05:23:43
I don't use iPhones. So no.
Instead, I do watch vids on my HTC Hero.

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March 29, 2010 at 07:52:33
Like SkipCox and likelystory, I don't own an iTouch or an iPhone. My wife however, technofile that she is, does own an iPod Touch. I asked her if she would watch a movie on it and she laughed, glanced at our big screen LCD TV, and said emphatically, "Not likely!"

I confess I do own an iPod nano. The ONLY thing I use it for is music. My 2009 F150 has an "auxiliary" plug in it which I can connect my iPod to. For drives of longer than 5 minutes I do so all the time. I can,and do, carry about 10 GB's of music on it. An iPod nano is a whole lot smaller than the same number of songs on CD.

I could: to kill time. Kind of like movies on a plane or at a congested airport lounge or waiting areas -- in general -- where such devices are permitted.

I'm flying to Las Vegas in the very near future for a vacation with my wife. I'll likely bring along my ear buds and listen to music while reading on my newly purchased Kindle. My wife (technofile that she is!) has had a Kindle for a while now. So I've had ample time to look it over and consider if it's a worthwhile purchase for me.

Considering we're both major readaholics, I figured it would be a worthwhile purchase for me too. We have a rather large collection of books we like to read over and over and we have to replace those all the time. Now, for the same amount of $$$ I'd spend on that book in the used bookstore, I can spend it once, buy it for the Kindle, share it with my wife and NEVER have to buy it again. Plus, I can buy new books cheaper than the hardcover editions so we save money there too.

So while I'm not the technofile my wife is, I'm not adverse to buying something new, if it is of use to me, as the Nano and the Kindle are.

Watch a movie at the airport or in the airplane, not me, I'll be too busy reading..........


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