Throw away your tv!


by Omar Jan 22, 2007 fileunderFound in Movies


And replace it with your computer. With the advent of YouTube and Google video, a host of new video sharing sites have popped up to take their pieces of the big video pie. Fortunately for us video consumers they're all giving away the videos, and to differentiate themselves, some video sites are forgoing copyright concerns and allowing users to upload full television episodes and movies. Other enterprising individuals, realizing that these videos can be difficult to find over time have created websites that organize and index all of these great videos. The result? TV on demand. For free. Anytime. Anywhere. The top three that I know of:

Watch these websites with your Nintendo Wii or PS3 and boom, you have TV OnDemand on your television! Free and commercial free. The quality isn't very good. But it's free and available whenever you want!

It's obvious these kind of sites won't be around for TOO much longer. Well I'd be surprised if they lasted another 6 months to a year. But for now, enjoy the decrease in productivity!

Comments

1.  avatar Amanie said:

How's the quality? I don't think I'll be switching from HD to YouTube anytime soon. I haven't tried the other sites, but I'll give them a shot. With Joost coming out as well there will be some changes coming, no doubt.
Jan 22, 2007 6:34pm
2.  avatar Omar said:

HD? HA! You're not watching these things to appreciate the crispness of Kiefer Sutherland's stubble. The best thing about these sites is that there's nothing to download. The videos start instantly, no waiting hours or days to let your download finish.
Jan 22, 2007 7:09pm
3.  avatar Amanie said:

Actually, there are shows I sometimes watch just because they're HD (and 24 isn't one of them). What do you have against HD anyway?
Jan 22, 2007 7:14pm
4.  avatar ruthers said:

Oh man, those sites will be the death of my work productivity!! I'm already quite addicted to peekvid!
Jan 22, 2007 7:23pm
5.  avatar Erik said:

Don't throw away your TV. Watch Internet video on your TV. I can't stand watching TV/movies on a computer screen. Get a nice TV and set up streaming. I'm already watching YouTube on my Toshiba 30" widescreen. (It looks crappy at that size, though)
Jan 22, 2007 8:03pm
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