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    News - Sony to launch iTunes rival

    As part of a general strategic review, Sony has finally decided it?s time to get into the online media store business.
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    Re: News - Sony to launch iTunes rival

    Ah yes, the company that bought a record label to help ensure that AudioCD was going to be a sucess, that made fantastic players like the NetMD way ahead of their time, which crippled them purposefully finally awakenes to the fact that they could sell people music and the device on which to play it!

    Why do I think the sony take on DRM might make Apple look less like hilter?
    throw new ArgumentException (String, String, Exception)

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    Re: News - Sony to launch iTunes rival

    Quote Originally Posted by TheAnimus View Post
    Why do I think the sony take on DRM might make Apple look less like hilter?
    Probably because you're completely correct.
    Quote Originally Posted by Agent View Post
    ...every time Creative bring out a new card range their advertising makes it sound like they have discovered a way to insert a thousand Chuck Norris super dwarfs in your ears...

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    Re: News - Sony to launch iTunes rival

    Didn't they do this already with the Connect Music Store combined with Sonic Stage?

    I know that Connect closed it's doors in 2008 but I didn't think the internet's memory was that bad.

    Plus they are still running Bandit.fm

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    Re: News - Sony to launch iTunes rival

    It will fail.

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    Re: News - Sony to launch iTunes rival

    Yeah they will totally mess this up as they do so many things. DRM which makes your PC self destruct if you try and duplicate the file and I wouldnt be suprised if they invented their own special codec so you can only use your music in their player.

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    Re: News - Sony to launch iTunes rival

    Quote Originally Posted by Biscuit View Post
    Yeah they will totally mess this up as they do so many things. DRM which makes your PC self destruct if you try and duplicate the file and I wouldnt be suprised if they invented their own special codec so you can only use your music in their player.
    To be fair, that would be frigging hilarious!

    "Your Sony-protected music file has noticed that you tried to burn a CD. Instead, we will burn down your house."

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    Re: News - Sony to launch iTunes rival

    Quote Originally Posted by Biscuit View Post
    I wouldnt be suprised if they invented their own special codec so you can only use your music in their player.
    Anyone remember ATRAC?

    link

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    Re: News - Sony to launch iTunes rival

    Quote Originally Posted by RedFlames View Post
    Anyone remember ATRAC?

    link
    Dont remind me.
    i still have a player which uses atrac
    the player itself is fantastic.
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    Re: News - Sony to launch iTunes rival

    (As others have mentioned) Wonder if it will last as long as connect they did last time?
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    Re: News - Sony to launch iTunes rival

    JIHATRAC

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    Re: News - Sony to launch iTunes rival

    Sony hardware = good,
    sony software = bad.

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    Re: News - Sony to launch iTunes rival

    Quote Originally Posted by mikerr View Post
    Sony hardware = good,
    sony software = bad.
    the same is true for most hardware companies.
    to name a few HP and creative.

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