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Old 04-04-2011, 11:33 PM   #41
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Default Re: Wow! C-USA's first commercial.

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Now taking pre-orders, wow pre-orders! Now they really are like amiga inc!
"Pre-order", a word that now strikes fear into every Amiga user!

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Commodore os will be shipped to you when available. This all sounds vaguely familiar. Someone said something about amithlon being developed. If they did Aros or amithlon, I'm interested, otherwise ubuntu with an amiga wallpaper is of no interest to me or most amigans.
When available? Since when was Linux unavailable?

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The vic and the vic slim are existing products with commodore stickers slapped on them and ubuntu installed. It must have taken them literally minutes of development time on those.
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On the c64 I think its a nice novelty, but not worth the money. At least that one took them time to develop. The specs are really unimpressive though. I can buy a similar computer for so much less, but It IS a novelty, so I suppose your paying for the novelty of it.
Don't forget that you'll also become Vice President, Marketing Manager, Distribution Manager, etc for every unit you buy.

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The ad while interesting, makes me wonder if they actually obtained permission to use scenes from the movie in their commercial, or if they just put their ad in the dvd hoping they could use that footage without actually paying for its use.
I don't think that even they could be that stupid. Mind you...
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Old 04-04-2011, 11:38 PM   #42
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Default Re: Wow! C-USA's first commercial.

Pricey, as expected. And no Amiga products in store yet, so I'll keep my comments to myself. But good on them. To give credit where credit is due, they did their "ad campaign". If it cost them 30 million or whatever insane figure they were spouting, I don't see where it went, but I'm sure they have further plans for the aforementioned ad budget. As usual, still confused why this C-USA stuff seems to be so heavily promoted when projects like the FPGA board which has the community absolutely ecstatic had far fewer "big names" pounding the pulpit for it. Where's the love for the little guys like Natami and the FPGA Arcade guys, who are working their stones off to bring us Amigans a reliable and more modern "Amiga". Saddening, really - even if the C-USA offerings are not up my alley. Then again, I've always rooted for the grassroots guys out there that have soldering irons and compilers in hand, so I must be missing something.
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Old 04-04-2011, 11:42 PM   #43
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Default Re: Wow! C-USA's first commercial.

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Now taking pre-orders, wow pre-orders! Now they really are like amiga inc!
Valid criticism.

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On the c64 I think its a nice novelty, but not worth the money. At least that one took them time to develop. The specs are really unimpressive though. I can buy a similar computer for so much less, but It IS a novelty, so I suppose your paying for the novelty of it.
I am still interested in the case and keyboard without guts, which is not for sale yet. .

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The ad while interesting, makes me wonder if they actually obtained permission to use scenes from the movie in their commercial, or if they just put their ad in the dvd hoping they could use that footage without actually paying for its use.

If they didn't pay for its use, its quite a copyright violation using movie footage to peddle their own wares. Its also quite misleading, because their computers had nothing to do with that movie except to buy an ad in the dvd release.
You can bet your bottom dollar that CUSA was vetted and if they used Disney's IP without permission Disney will make sure the Sword of Damocles (no relation to Dammy) will fall down on CUSA.
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Default Re: Wow! C-USA's first commercial.

"I've always rooted for the grassroots guys out there that have soldering irons and compilers in hand, so I must be missing something. "

I agree. Which is probably why cusa irks alot of people. Its like they want the most attention for doing the least they could possibly do.

I forgot about the reported 30 million dollar advertising campaign. Of course, that was supposed to be for commercials that were suppose to be aired last christmas. Perhaps their new budget for this quarter is closer to 300 bucks? (300$ = Pay a video editor to splice together stolen movie footage with your logo, then only put it on youtube till it gets yanked for copyright violation)

They could always call it a fan video, but considering they are a "company" selling something, I don't think it qualifies.

It will be interesting to hear where this will be broadcast? If just youtube, well I'm so not impressed, and I doubt anyone else is.

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Old 04-05-2011, 12:25 AM   #45
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Default Re: Wow! C-USA's first commercial.

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Any clue to when they will be selling product and not hype?

The store is open today for preOrders and the changed some of the unit names..

And I hope he's not thinking of pulling a Jack Tramiel PET Job..lol
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Old 04-05-2011, 12:34 AM   #46
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Default Re: Wow! C-USA's first commercial.

Still, if you can't wait for C=USA to sell you one of those nice VIC models, then why not buy them from someone else:
http://www.cybernetman.com/en/all-in-one-pc/Keyboard-pc

Mind you, you won't get the C= sticker...
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Default Re: Wow! C-USA's first commercial.

Lines have already started forming to buy the C64x.

http://cbsmiami.files.wordpress.com/...-buy.jpg?w=420
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Old 04-05-2011, 01:22 AM   #48
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Default Re: Wow! C-USA's first commercial.

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Lines have already started forming to buy the C64x.

http://cbsmiami.files.wordpress.com/...-buy.jpg?w=420
I thought in the USA there was NO PARKING IN THE YELLOW ZONE...
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Old 04-05-2011, 01:28 AM   #49
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Default Re: Wow! C-USA's first commercial.

Is this the CUSA advert aimed at the South American & Hispanic Market... (looks like they did the GFX on the new C64x)...

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LOL nice Best Buy pic: ipad-line-best-buy.jpg
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Default Re: Wow! C-USA's first commercial.

Delivery between mid May and early April.


ROFLMAO!!!! We are going back in time!
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Default Re: Wow! C-USA's first commercial.

Thanks for posting. Nice commercial, it is now written into history. I think all this is fun. I'm also curious about more info on the tablet. Have been thinking of getting one.
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(or do you mean illegal KS ROMs and loads of ADFs....deal breaker!!)
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That custom keyboard is VERY expensive even at a OEM cost.
Which makes it even more sad that it is made totally WRONG!
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Default Disneys Response To CUSA advert...

Just noticed I'd received this reply from Disney about a question I sent to them earlier regarding the content of this CUSA commercial... make of it what you will...

from Disney Online Support UK <help@disney.co.uk>
to Frank Spiers <************@***.com>
date 5 April 2011 08:47
subject Re: Tron Legacy Footage Used On YouTube Video...
mailed-by disney.co.uk

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Dear Frank Spiers,
Thank you for your e-mail.
We want you to know that we very much appreciate the time you took to bring this matter to our attention. We protect our intellectual property rights vigorously and we take reports of suspected infringements very seriously. However, as you can appreciate, our investigations are confidential. We neither reveal our sources nor do we generally correspond further with them about the investigation.
Please feel free to use our email address, tips@disneyantipiracy.com, if you want to provide more information about the suspected infringement or to report a suspected infringement in the future.
Sincerely,
Charles
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Just noticed I'd received this reply from Disney about a question I sent to them earlier regarding the content of this CUSA commercial... make of it what you will...

from Disney Online Support UK <help@disney.co.uk>
to Frank Spiers <************@***.com>
date 5 April 2011 08:47
subject Re: Tron Legacy Footage Used On YouTube Video...
mailed-by disney.co.uk

hide details 08:47 (3 hours ago)

Dear Frank Spiers,
Thank you for your e-mail.
We want you to know that we very much appreciate the time you took to bring this matter to our attention. We protect our intellectual property rights vigorously and we take reports of suspected infringements very seriously. However, as you can appreciate, our investigations are confidential. We neither reveal our sources nor do we generally correspond further with them about the investigation.
Please feel free to use our email address, tips@disneyantipiracy.com, if you want to provide more information about the suspected infringement or to report a suspected infringement in the future.
Sincerely,
Charles
Disney Online UK
Oh c'mon that's fake! You even took off your email address. Nice try Franko
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Default Re: Disneys Response To CUSA advert...

600 bucks for a netbook minus the screen in a retro case. I can't contain my excitement, somebody help me.]

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Oh c'mon that's fake! You even took off your email address. Nice try Franko
If you want I'll forward it to you I've no other way to prove it's genuine or you could send an email to Disney themselves at the address in the email and I'm pretty sure you'll get the same reply...

Or if there is another way I can prove it's genuine then let me know and I'll be more than happy to prove it to your satisfaction...

Only reason I took out my own email address is because that one is a private email that I only use for things like the above...

PS: Kesa I'd have thought you'd have known me better by now that when I say I'm going to do something I do it, or I have sent or received email from or to someone that it's 100% genuine never had the need to lie and never will...

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