Nobody gets it right

I know I picked on NBC in my previous post, but the truth is, I don’t think anyone has come up with a complete solution for online video. Not even Apple. I recently wanted to check out Juno, since I was told that I’d like it. It is available in iTunes, but for some reason not when I search on my Apple TV. I could download to iTunes, then sync to my Apple TV, but that’s just silly, and it wouldn’t be in HD anyway. Ok, I just checked as I was writing this… it’s available to buy in iTunes, but not to rent. Ugh. Why?

Maybe TiVo has some good stuff going, but I haven’t used one since living at home, because I don’t have cable now and I don’t think a TiVo would be worth it for the amount of TV I watch. I’m not interested in getting cable, since their HD is compressed to the point where it would annoy me too much. I’ve been impressed by the quality from FiOS, but my building isn’t wired for it. And I know Amazon has their Unbox thing, but I looked into it when it first came out and there was no Mac support.

So while I’m sure Apple and other services would point fingers at the studios, and the studios would have a short-sighted comment about piracy, I really don’t care whose fault it is. I just want to watch a movie.

2 thoughts on “Nobody gets it right”

  1. Last I heard, it was only satellite tv/cable that had the HD signals compressed. Comcast should have an uncompressed signal. Plus, if you have a tivo or tivo HD, you can use Amazon Unbox to download/rent movies. I’ve used it a handful of times, it’s alright. It can take a while before you can actually start watching the movie, which is kind of annoying.

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