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TV on iPod poll ends, music purchasing poll begins

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By Charles Starrett

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Published: Thursday, May 14, 2009
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With more than 1,750 votes from iLounge readers, our latest poll—“Would you rather buy TV shows from the iTunes Store or record them on an iPod/iPhone-friendly DVR?” has ended. Readers were given a variety of responses to choose from, including that they would rather purchase TV shows from the iTunes Store and are satisfied with the way it works now, that they would like to purchase all programming from the iTunes Store but can’t do so because they can’t wait a day for the shows to appear, that they would rather record their shows live from TV to an iPod/iPhone friendly DVR, or that they don’t watch TV or don’t care about adding TV content to their iPod/iPhone/iTunes libraries.

An overwhelming majority of readers—73%—said that they would rather record their TV shows live from TV to an iPod/iPhone-friendly DVR, which is only surprising in that so few existing products offer such a solution. Another 14% said they either didn’t watch TV or didn’t care about having TV shows in their iPod/iPhone/iTunes libraries, 10% said they prefer purchasing their shows from the iTunes Store on either a season pass or per-episode basis, and are satisfied with the way it works now, while only 3% said they would like to purchase all their programming from the iTunes Store, but can’t because they don’t want to wait until the next day for the show to appear. Thanks for all your responses!

Our new poll focuses on music purchasing—we’d like to know, following iTunes’ and other online retailers’ moves to a variable pricing scheme, where you are now getting your music. Do you still use the iTunes Store, or have you migrated to Amazon MP3? Or are you using a competing service, such as eMusic, Wal-Mart’s MP3 store, Microsoft’s Zune Marketplace, or another online retailer? Or do you still purchase your music in a physical format from Amazon or a brick-and-mortar store? Or do you not buy music at all? Our new poll, “Following Apple’s shift to variable iTunes Store song pricing, where are you now buying your music?” lets you answer that question. As always, you can find the iLounge Poll in the far right-hand column of the main iLounge.com homepage. Cast your vote today!

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1

Isn’t this new poll a little prohibitive? I tend to make all of my physical purchases (vinyl) from local independent stores and direct mail-order from the labels, but I supplement those with an eMusic subscription I use to test the waters of new music with and Amazon/iTunes downloads for albums that don’t include download codes that I still would like to have mp3 copies of.

Given a single choice, I’d have to say local brick-and-mortar stores are still my preference.

Posted by DJ Renton on May 14, 2009 at 1:12 PM (PDT)

2

My process is as such; if it’s 99¢ in iTunes, I’ll get it there. If it’s $1.29 in iTunes, but 99¢ or cheaper on Amazon or Rhapsody, I’ll pick it up where I can get it cheapest. If it’s $1.29 everywhere, I’ll attempt to bootleg it, but if I can’t, I’ll reevaluate whether or not I really want the song. Kind of a half-assed boycott thing.

Posted by DackAttac on May 14, 2009 at 4:16 PM (PDT)

3

..Limewire all the way..Need I say more?

Posted by PrettyGirl_33 on May 14, 2009 at 7:19 PM (PDT)

4

i agree with darc on the 99 cents bit but also i can get some cds from my local library

Posted by Lippy on May 17, 2009 at 8:20 AM (PDT)

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