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

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by machavez00, Feb 26, 2007.

What type of PC's do you have

  1. Only Macs

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  2. Only PC's (Windows OS)

    29 vote(s)
    17.4%
  3. Only *NIX systems

    90 vote(s)
    53.9%
  4. Macs & PCs

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. Macs & *NIX

    29 vote(s)
    17.4%
  6. PCs & *NIX

    3 vote(s)
    1.8%
  7. At least 1; Mac, PC, & *NIX

    9 vote(s)
    5.4%
  8. Some other combination

    7 vote(s)
    4.2%
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  1. machavez00

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    Phoenix,...
    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.com/showthread.php?t=75056

    Please this is NOT a Mac vs PC thread.
     
  2. HDTVsportsfan

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    PC. Multiples.
     
  3. houskamp

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    same here last count 6 plus lots of parts..
     
  4. npm

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

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

    HDTVsportsfan Active Member

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    lol..
    Do you actually have a use or use them all?
     
  7. txn88

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    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
     
  8. Milominderbinder2

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    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.

    - or -

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

    - Craig
     
  9. byron

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    why not an option for both?


    c. Both
     
  10. oakwcj

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    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. machavez00

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    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. machavez00

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

    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.
     
  13. BJM

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    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).
     
  14. fpd917

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    Two Macs here!!
     
  15. Ken S

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    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. jgrade

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    Also vote for C: Multiple of both.
     
  17. Earl Bonovich

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    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"...
     
  18. machavez00

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    Phoenix,...
    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. NYSmoker

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    Where is the option for both?!? :D
     
  20. NYSmoker

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    Earl it is Mac not MAC. Just a little Apple nitpicking
     
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