Linked by Eugenia Loli on Wed 6th Oct 2010 21:39 UTC
Multimedia, AV Logitech just presented their first GoogleTV product, the Revue. I've written many times about how the TV is the next big device to get revolutionized. Unfortunately, I personally just don't think that the Revue is "it." Warning: an impulsive, reactionary, but also honest rant is following.
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Ah Eugenia
by leos on Wed 6th Oct 2010 23:18 UTC
leos
Member since:
2005-09-21

I like how you hold up Logitech Vid as a closed and new network, while at the same time mentioning Facetime as a big popular network along the likes of Skype.

Logitech Vid has been around longer than Facetime. If you're going to lambast Logitech for not interfacing with a popular network that's fine, but Facetime is even worse. Why couldn't Apple just hook into Skype?

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RE: Ah Eugenia
by Eugenia on Wed 6th Oct 2010 23:21 in reply to "Ah Eugenia"
Eugenia Member since:
2005-06-28

Practically speaking, Facetime is more popular than Logitech Vid. The vast majority of people who buy Logitech cams don't use the chat software installed. They use their cams with Skype instead.

Besides, Facetime is supposed to be an open standard.

Edited 2010-10-06 23:22 UTC

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RE[2]: Ah Eugenia
by ddennedy on Thu 7th Oct 2010 05:53 in reply to "RE: Ah Eugenia"
ddennedy Member since:
2009-07-07

Facetime is based on SIP (new and improved you could say):
http://blog.imtc.org/index.php/2010/06/09/the-technology-behind-app...

But so is Logitech Vid:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SightSpeed

So, there is a chance these products will converge towards interoperability.

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RE: Ah Eugenia
by kaiwai on Thu 7th Oct 2010 04:12 in reply to "Ah Eugenia"
kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

I like how you hold up Logitech Vid as a closed and new network, while at the same time mentioning Facetime as a big popular network along the likes of Skype.

Logitech Vid has been around longer than Facetime. If you're going to lambast Logitech for not interfacing with a popular network that's fine, but Facetime is even worse. Why couldn't Apple just hook into Skype?


Skype is a closed proprietary protocol and Facetime is a technology that utilised open standard technology - doesn't it therefore sound fucking ridiculous to rant on about Facetime whilst ignoring the proprietary nature of Skype? I certainly think it sounds fucking ridiculous.

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