So a major TV network (NBC) has finally launched a service that lets you download shows to your PC. Not surprisingly, they still don’t get it right:
“First off, it’s Internet Explorer only, then once you download the player, if you don’t have the latest .NET framework, you’ll be downloading that also. Next: Windows Media needed a security update on top of it all. On a Mac? Sorry, can’t help. Outside of the US? You’re out of luck too. “
Don’t they realize that they have to be better than competition? They probably do. It’s just that they choose to ignore the real competition. Let’s parse those (non)issues:
1. It’s internet explorer only. Mininova etc. work on firefox as well.
2. You need to download the latest .NET framework. I guess I could live with that one 🙂
3. Windows media needs a security update. Screw you. Playing DivX torrents doesn’t require any “security” updates that securely send information about me somewhere else.
4. On a Mac? No problem. Lots of bittorrent clients work on the Mac.
5. Outside of the US? Even better, in most countries MPAA hasn’t got lawmakers in their pocket (yet).