Thursday, October 13, 2005

More on iTunes TV

Got a comment yesterday from Seth Anderson that pointed me to this fact about video from iTunes:

$1.99 for each TV show, in only 320×240 resolution, doesn’t seem like a good deal to me. I already get these shows with my cable TV; paying for them again in a crummy low-res format strikes me as a bad deal — like if you had to pay for songs you already own on CD. Of course, I think ringtones sound like a bad deal, too, but people buy billions of them.
OK, so it's not the greatest thing since sliced bread. But I did download the first episode of this season's Desperate Housewives and watched it in my sick bed, and it was just what the doctor ordered for a sickie who doesn't have the option of a TV. Note that it is a fairly huge file (at about 210 MB) and the download stalled a couple of times, but was pretty easily restarted. Overall, Mrs. F and I were pleased, but we're not video experts by any stretch.


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