Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

MSNBC report on what's wrong with the media... LOL

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010) Donate to DU
 
Joanne98 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-08-09 02:43 PM
Original message
MSNBC report on what's wrong with the media... LOL

They just reported from the tech fair. The MSM is looking for new ways to deliver their CONTENT! Things to make the tee vee more interactive. Like shows the viewer can comment on. LOL Notice how they DON'T think the CONTENT is the problem. I really doubt they will put viewers comments on the air without major screening. Example: They are airing one of their stupid lifestyle shows and across the viewer inter-active crawl comes..
STOP THE KILLING IN GAZA! There no way they will put up with that! Everybody knows all Americans want to watch is nice relaxing garbage!

:sarcasm:

But there is some good news.

Network-attached storage coupled with a media streamer can be a wonderful way to send your digital media content to your television. That is, if you can get it all set up. If you can't--as is often the case--you're out of luck. That's why attaching a drive directly to your TV may have more appeal. The Seagate FreeAgent Theater HD media player is aimed squarely at people who don't want to mess around with a network drive and media streamer.

"We want to make it as easy as possible for users to get their stuff off a hard drive and to a TV," explains Jon van Bronkhorst, Seagate executive director of branded solutions.

Due out in March, the FreeAgent Theater is a docking unit that pairs with a Seagate FreeAgent Go portable hard disk drive and connects directly to your TV or AV receiver via HDMI. Seagate's Sync software aggregates photos, videos, and music on the drive, and makes that content easy to view on your TV. If you copy content to the drive, it maintains the directory structure for you, and supports thumbnails to find content more quickly. You can control the device via a remote control.

Seagate has specifically focused on enhancing slideshows and video playback. For example, if you copy music and pictures into a single folder from your PC to your FreeAgent, the device will play those photos as a slideshow on your TV, accompanied by the music track in that folder.

The FreeAgent Theater upconverts video to 1080i--unlike the Western Digital 1080p-capable media player. The device also supports full DVD menus; if you rip a copy of a self-recorded DVD to your hard disk drive, all of the menus of that DVD will be accessible via the FreeAgent Theater.

The dock alone sells for $129; Seagate will also sell the dock together with a drive.

http://www.pcworld.com/article/156565/seagate_introduce... /

This is the beginning of the end. When the MSM loses the "comfort" advantage (watching from the couch) they are soooooo SCREWED!
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top

Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010) Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC