10.23.05 CBS MarketWatch Weekend - Bambi Francisco discourages anyone from buying an iPod. Alexis Christoforous intro-outtro.


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This is a most confusing "report" from Bambi Francisco who on the one hand describes lots of free content on the web followed by a recommendation not to buy the video iPod because she says it's got lots of expensive limitations that will be fixed with an enhanced version in January.

1. 44% web users have created their own content.
2. Not easy to move your existing collection of videos to the iPod Video
3. Will cost more money to make them work on iPod
4. 10% of all video on the web is home or new studio made

Alexis Christoforous asks, "Do you think the Apple Video iPod is worth buying at this price point? A little hefty between three and four hundred dollars to watch movies on a two and a half inch screen." - ignoring it still plays music and displays photos and has 50% more space than the previous 20 GB model that was $299 two weeks ago.

Bambi - "Right. First of all there's limited content out there. If you can watch a two and a half inch screen for an hour long then this product is for you. But then I don't think for the majority of people out there. It also takes a long time to download content onto that video iPod. And also a lot of the files that you have on your computer these days will have to be converted. And that's going to take money. And if you want to watch those videos on a TV, that's going to cost an additional amount."

Bambi - "So wait for January, there's an enhanced version coming out. That's what I hear. So save your bucks and wait 'til then."

Alexis - "Post Holiday Gift."

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