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Hulu Desktop... pretty nice!
Posted 31 May 2009 - 10:05 AM
I can see why the ISP's are thinking about bandwidth caps, because if they continue to add new shows to Hulu, I could probably get away with just an IP-enabled flat panel running an app like this for a lot of my TV viewing needs.
There may be others, but I know Panasonic has one such display out there, a 65" plasma with "Vieracast" internet connectivitly built-in. Street price is about $3500. With apps like Hulu and Netflix out there, I'm guessing this technology will find it's way into lower cost displays in the near future. And of course any existing display can be retrofitted with a "black box" that serves the same purpose.
With the TV networks collaborating to provide their own content distribution, it makes me wonder how long it will be until the Comcast's, Cox's, DirecTV's and Dish's of the worlds will be impacted by IP-delivery of programming "alternatives", the same way traditional phone companies have been impacted by VOIP? /steve
Posted 31 May 2009 - 10:24 AM
Posted 31 May 2009 - 12:06 PM
Search is kind of cool also. Click the spyglass and type a keyword in the search box, and you get taken to a results "wheel" that you can quickly spin through, using either the mouse wheel, or keyboard up and down arrows. Right arrow drills down further, left takes you back. Search results are relevance ranked, so a search for "House MD" starts you off with all the expected FOX House episodes and related material, but eventually wheels you down to episodes of House Hunters. Very nicely executed, IMHO. /steve
Posted 02 June 2009 - 07:08 AM
those of DBSTalk.com, DIRECTV, DISH, The Signal Group, or any other company.
Posted 02 June 2009 - 07:13 AM
Yes, the auto-start video is annoying.
Posted 03 June 2009 - 12:12 PM