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Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Bedford, NH USA
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Beginning or end of what?
Hey, my PC can play CDs in its CD-ROM drive, so I don't need to get an A/V system, right?
I can watch DVDs on my computer's DVD drive, so I don't need ot get an A/V system, right?
My PC can play MP3s, so I don't need an A/V system, right?
I can watch TV on my computer, so I don't need an A/V system, right?
I can plug stereo components into my computer's sound card, so I don't need an A/V receiver, right?
Look, I can play music from just about any medium, watch video from just about any medium, and with the right hardware/software support, record and play back anything I want, all on my computer.
It's also the last thing I want to do when I just want to listen to music or watch a video. Making these things computer applications takes all the disadvantages of the original medium and adds to it the unreliability and slow startup times of the computer.
Yeah, my computer can already do an awful lot of what my A/V system can do. It's just that the A/V system does it better, more reliably, takes less time to power own, and with a much better user interface.
Remember: Just because something can be done doesn't mean it's a good idea. Just because it's a good idea doesn't mean it's a better idea than the old idea.