Archive for category Television

Hulu on the Mac

A quick update to the Hulu experiment: My Pentium 4 2.53GHz system with a GeForce FX 5500 256MB has some serious frame rate problems with Hulu’s streaming flash. Even at a very low resolution (800x600x16), the performance glitches are so distracting that it’s almost impossible to watch. Advertisements

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TV from the ‘net

There are plenty of ways to watch TV delivered over the internet these days. I figure it’s time to check ’em out. All of this started because I saw a link to the beta version of Hulu Desktop. It was one of those “ah ha” moments. My living room happens to be directly above my […]

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The DTV Saga, Part 2

Previously, I related my own story about DTV. It was mostly a rant. This time I’ll relate my father’s DTV story. It’s a lot shorter. Since the “DTV Switch”, he has no TV whatsoever.

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The DTV Saga

So the so-called digital transition came, was delayed, then came again. Now we’re all digital, the FCC can sell off the airwaves to the highest bidder, and we’ll all wireless internet access. Or something. Whatever it is, it had better be awesome because DTV sucks. This is my DTV story.

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