Is Pono no more?

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by conjotter, Nov 4, 2016.

  1. jeffmo789

    jeffmo789 Give The Gift of Music!

    New England
    Sadly I agree. Streaming is all the majority of people do now (not just teens, but most of my 40 something peers too).
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  2. KDubATX

    KDubATX Forum Resident

    On a semi-related note it looks like all the HD Digital releases on NY's online store have roughly doubled in price overnight. Most of these were around $10 yesterday. I have been keeping tabs on the store to see when they add the new album and noticed the $ bump when I peeked this morning.

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  3. jhm

    jhm Forum Resident

    Wow, that's weird. I was on the other day to see if they'd finally put Decade on as an HD download and the prices were still $9.99 for most releases at that time, too. I wonder who they think will bite at more than double the cost :crazy:?
  4. ThirdBowl

    ThirdBowl Have You Had Your Third Bowl Today?

    Santa Cruz, CA
    Hey! Great idea, using a "toblerone" glasses case for the pono! I had an extra one that I wasn't using - just checked and works perfectly. Thank you for the idea.
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  5. Gaslight

    Gaslight Q8 Listener

    Northeast USA
    And 50 somethings as well - it's amazing just how fast iPods moved to smartphones, and then from there right to streaming.
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  6. PacificOceanBlue

    PacificOceanBlue Forum Resident

    The Southwest
    Every time I see this thread, I think of the George Costanza quote: "The Jon Voight Car is no more."
  7. markbrow

    markbrow Forum President

    Yep. I am 58 and my friends are mainly older and I don't know anyone who does NOT stream. It's not just the whipper-snappers.
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  8. Sneaky Pete

    Sneaky Pete Forum Resident

    I’m 60 most people I know stream but there are a few holdouts like me. It’s not technophobia I just want to control my data.
  9. 360-12

    360-12 Forum Resident

    Not a streamer. Just picked up a brand new clear model Pono direct from the company today. Long live Pono!
  10. marcb

    marcb Senior Member

    DC area
    It was absolutely a consideration for me. It wasn’t the only consideration (there were several other no-sells). But even if the other negatives weren’t there, the form factor and dated interface killed my interest in it.
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  11. marcb

    marcb Senior Member

    DC area
    I understand what you’re saying, but I’m astounded at the number of people I know who are also oblivious to the difference between SD and HD TV channels.
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  12. PTgraphics

    PTgraphics Forum Resident

    Well that sucks. I guess I should not have put off buying a few that I wanted. No way I buy at those inflated prices.
  13. marcb

    marcb Senior Member

    DC area
    I was just thinking about buying a few today. Not gonna happen now.
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  14. TonyCzar

    TonyCzar Forum Resident

    PhIladelphia, PA
    Only an old would say that journey was fast. ;)

    Version 4 of iTunes introduced the music store in 2003; Wikipedia says the first iPod was 2001.
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  15. Gaslight

    Gaslight Q8 Listener

    Northeast USA
    That is accurate...seems like as I get older the years start to accelerate.
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  16. uzn007

    uzn007 Pack Rat

    Baja Virginia
    Good point. After I posted this, I thought about all the people who can't even tell if the aspect ratio on their TV is correct.
  17. jhm

    jhm Forum Resident

    Totally! An even bigger problem (like my in-laws - although I love 'em) are those who want the wrong aspect ratio as it "fills up the screen". Apparently anything with black bars on the top, bottom OR sides is a bad thing. I've fixed the aspect ratio in settings for a few folks only to have them tell me to change it back.
  18. Solitaire1

    Solitaire1 Carpenters Fan

    What are the design features in the Pono that border on criminal? The two disappointments I've seen with the Pono Player are the touch screen (which I'm not a fan of when it comes to audio players) and the battery life (considering the size of the player it should have a much-longer battery life).
  19. cdash99

    cdash99 Forum Resident

    Just in time for Christmas.
  20. Waymore Lonesome

    Waymore Lonesome Forum Resident

    Didn't Neil say very very specifically that he will never release high res files at a higher price?
  21. uzn007

    uzn007 Pack Rat

    Baja Virginia
    Sort of the video equivalent of brickwalling.

    Can someone explain whether this is a US-only phenomenon or not? In other countries, do you go into bars or restaurants or other public places and see TV sets with grainy standard-definition video stretched sideways to fill the frame?

    Bonus points if it's a current broadcast of something that's available in HD on another channel. Don't see that so much anymore, but it was omnipresent in the US up until a few years ago.
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  22. jhm

    jhm Forum Resident

    Sigh...this is a problem with my in-laws as well. They mostly know the channel lineup for the standard def versions of channels now available in HD. However, they get a popup that says "watch in HD?" and they never select it. When I asked why I was told "we can't really tell the difference" :shake:. Yes, they are older (both in their 80s).
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  23. Waymore Lonesome

    Waymore Lonesome Forum Resident

    Australian here, I've done the correct someone's aspect ratio and been told off thing, some people loathe the black bars. The old days 4:3 TV was the best way let's be honest.
  24. robtodd

    robtodd Forum Resident

    I’ve had a small rant about this on the Pono forum. Sheer greed.
  25. robtodd

    robtodd Forum Resident

    He wants there to be no difference in price for high res and the rest. So wack the price up on your own site to match the NYA site. At the risk of sounding like a broken record (!) sheer greed.

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