A chirpily enthusiastic blurb on the morning news convinced me to go take a look at Hulu, which in turn cheerfully promises:
Except they don't. They offer a few episodes of popular shows, a few clips from new movies, and not much else. I won't be going back..
If they really had everything - and I mean EVERYTHING, because disk space is dirt cheap - this would be something worth paying for. Of course I want the same thing from my FIOS "on demand" service - I don't want to choose from what they want to offer this month - I want to watch what I want to watch when I want to watch it, on TV or at my computer.
Speaking of that, when are the content providers like Comcast and Verizon going to attach the Internet to my TV and give me a bluetooth keyboard and mouse to control it all with? I WANT the Internet in a PIP window so that I can look up things while watching TV and ideally I'd like to send my own computer's screen to it. Tell me how hard this would be for Verizon or Comcast: everything goes through the same router already: all it needs is an open VNC connection to my machine and the aforementioned disk farm.. there's absolutely NOTHING technically difficult here!
Do that, and I'll happily pay for it, either on an "as viewed" basis or by some "content bundle" pricing. But if they want me to willingly part with more money, they need to give me EVERYTHING..
Well, maybe someday..
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