Jon (j_b) wrote,

For my casual technical friends...

yes, it appears that America's "let the market fight it out, the consumer will win LOL LOL" philosophy is in fact fucking the consumer by providing vendor lockin and preventing competition, just like it has with cell phones.

On the bright side it looks like DirectTV is upgrading to mpeg4 from mpeg2, still sucks they won't let the consumer have access to the mpeg stream for fair use (putting a scaled down encoding into your PSP)
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