Since the Battlestar Galactica webisodes that led up to last week's mid-season premiere are available on both DirecTV on Demand (DoD) and on Hulu, that gave me a good opportunity to compare the same programs from both sources.... Pretty cool storyline, the webisodes via DoD were letterboxed 4x3. When I was done with webisode 7 and the story hadn't ended yet, I hit the DoD menu and found DoD didn't have webisodes 8 and up available at the time. So what to do? Well, since Galactica is a SciFi Channel show, and SciFi is owned by NBC, and NBC also owns half of hulu.com, I fired up the Music Movies and More option on the HR20 menu and hit my PlayOn server. Sure enough, Hulu had webisodes 8-10 available for streaming. This not only let me finish the story, it let me compare DoD to Hulu with the same programming material. On audio, not a significant difference. 2-channel, decoding to Pro Logic. On video, though, the Hulu feeds blew away the DoD feeds. Unlike the letterboxed 4x3 webisodes on DoD, the Hulu webisodes were genuine 16x9 (though I had to manually trigger the 16x9 squeeze on my 4x3 CRT HDTV to watch them). The Hulu webisodes appeared to have quite a bit higher bitrate, too. Less artifacting. more detail... though nobody's gonna confuse either feed with a BluRay disc. My $30 investment in the PlayOn software just made itself well worth it (again).