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HR20 Subs: Do you own a Mac or PC? (Take 2)


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Poll: What type of PC's do you have (168 member(s) have cast votes)

What type of PC's do you have

  1. Only Macs (29 votes [17.26%])

    Percentage of vote: 17.26%

  2. Only PC's (Windows OS) (90 votes [53.57%])

    Percentage of vote: 53.57%

  3. Only *NIX systems (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  4. Macs & PCs (29 votes [17.26%])

    Percentage of vote: 17.26%

  5. Macs & *NIX (3 votes [1.79%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.79%

  6. PCs & *NIX (9 votes [5.36%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.36%

  7. At least 1; Mac, PC, & *NIX (7 votes [4.17%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.17%

  8. Some other combination (1 votes [0.60%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.60%

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#1 OFFLINE   machavez00

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Posted 26 February 2007 - 06:34 PM

This not a Mac vs PC poll. What I want to know, as HR20 subs only, do you own a Mac or a PC and do you want to stream Mac media to the HR20. I think as HR20 subs, we are are a larger group than the general population as a whole. Once we get a good idea of where we are as a percentage of the HR20 population via DBSTalk, perhaps Earl can give this information to his D* contacts.

The last poll was open for only a week and showed almost 36% of the 182 responders owned a Mac, and almost 18% owned both. That is well over 50% of 182 responders who have a Mac in their home.
http://www.dbstalk.c...ead.php?t=75056

Please this is NOT a Mac vs PC thread.

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#2 OFFLINE   HDTVsportsfan

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Posted 26 February 2007 - 06:38 PM

PC. Multiples.
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#3 OFFLINE   houskamp

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Posted 26 February 2007 - 06:42 PM

PC. Multiples.


same here last count 6 plus lots of parts..

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Posted 26 February 2007 - 06:43 PM

Mac x 6! I do run Parallels on my Intel machines with Windows XP SP2.

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Posted 26 February 2007 - 07:32 PM

2 PC Desktops, 1 PC notebook, and 1 Moto Q PDA.:D
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#6 OFFLINE   HDTVsportsfan

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Posted 26 February 2007 - 07:41 PM

same here last count 6 plus lots of parts..

lol..
Do you actually have a use or use them all?
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Posted 26 February 2007 - 07:43 PM

Just remember this quote....

"Never ask a man what computer he uses. If it's a Mac, he'll tell you. If it's not, why embarrass him?" - Tom Clancy

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Posted 26 February 2007 - 08:55 PM

Apple Insider: Mac Market Share to drop to 2.3%

So you are left with one of two realities.

1. Apple sold 100 million Macs over the weekend.

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2. The people who read magazines or threads about Macs are likely to own one. 93 of them.

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Posted 26 February 2007 - 09:14 PM

why not an option for both?


c. Both

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Posted 26 February 2007 - 11:07 PM

I run a PC, but I don't do Windows -- except through VMware. Where in your poll can I choose Fedora or another Linux distro?

#11 OFFLINE   machavez00

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Posted 27 February 2007 - 12:59 AM

I run a PC, but I don't do Windows -- except through VMware. Where in your poll can I choose Fedora or another Linux distro?


I am trying to gage the percent of Mac owners in the the HR20 lease population. I had an option for both in the first poll but I want to know what is the computer you use at home. I realize many people have both because they need one for work related stuff.

#12 OFFLINE   machavez00

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Posted 27 February 2007 - 01:38 AM

:beatdeadhorse:

Apple Insider: Mac Market Share to drop to 2.3%

- Craig


Yes I know. you made a similar post in the last poll

So far, this sampling shows that for the quarter million HR20 users:

100% of HR20 owners have at least 1 computer....
- Craig


This in not a Mac vs PC thread.:beatdeadhorse: I know there are Mac people and PC people and never the twain shall meet. Please do not turn this into a Mac sucks or PC sucks thread. I trying to get a number that Earl can give to his D* contact.

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Posted 27 February 2007 - 03:27 AM

Voted Mac.

I actually own a PC laptop which I used at my previous job, and which only gets used when I travel now (which is rare).
THR-22 (3/2012 - DirecTiVo) | 720p Pillar Box
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Network: Mac OS 10.7.3 <-> Belkin router <-> WGA600N wireless adapter
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Posted 27 February 2007 - 07:03 AM

Two Macs here!!
Sony KDF-E42A10
HR20-700
Samsung HT-X50 Home Theater System
Apple iPhone 3G(8 GB)
Apple iMac/Aluminum with Intel Core 2 Duo 20 inch
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#15 OFFLINE   Ken S

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Posted 27 February 2007 - 09:11 AM

We have five active PCs.

Thinkpad T42 running XP Pro
Thinkpad T41 running XP Pro
Dell 430SC Server running Server 2003 SBS
Thinkpad R32 running XP Pro
Home Built Machine running XP Pro

There are a couple of others in the closet including an Olivetti M10 :)

#16 OFFLINE   jgrade

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Posted 27 February 2007 - 09:19 AM

Also vote for C: Multiple of both.
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Posted 27 February 2007 - 09:36 AM

Here are some things I can tell you:

1) They are not specifically "excluding" MACs as there are people on the HR20 development that also own MACs

2) Their are a lot of "headaches" (for lack of a better word)... because of licensing/royalties and a bunch of "non-technical" factors

3) Content protection and "codecs" are a major concern for them...

FYI: The recent ruling against Microsoft for MP3s... Has caught their eye... so now they are going back to make sure everything is "okay"...
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#18 OFFLINE   machavez00

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Posted 27 February 2007 - 10:03 AM

Here are some things I can tell you:

1) They are not specifically "excluding" MACs as there are people on the HR20 development that also own MACs

2) Their are a lot of "headaches" (for lack of a better word)... because of licensing/royalties and a bunch of "non-technical" factors

3) Content protection and "codecs" are a major concern for them...

FYI: The recent ruling against Microsoft for MP3s... Has caught their eye... so now they are going back to make sure everything is "okay"...


Thanks. I don't mean to imply that D* is excluding us. We may not be high on the priority list.

BTW per requests, please ad option for both and other(*nix etc)

#19 OFFLINE   NYSmoker

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Posted 27 February 2007 - 10:04 AM

Where is the option for both?!? :D
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Posted 27 February 2007 - 10:05 AM

Here are some things I can tell you:

1) They are not specifically "excluding" MACs as there are people on the HR20 development that also own MACs

2) Their are a lot of "headaches" (for lack of a better word)... because of licensing/royalties and a bunch of "non-technical" factors

3) Content protection and "codecs" are a major concern for them...

FYI: The recent ruling against Microsoft for MP3s... Has caught their eye... so now they are going back to make sure everything is "okay"...




Earl it is Mac not MAC. Just a little Apple nitpicking
HR21-700 HDMI --> Sharp Aquos 42" LCD
HR20-700 HDMI --> Sharp Aquos 26" LCD .




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