I just bought a brand new 57 inch HDTV less than a week ago – but I’m not watching it. There is nothing on I want to see. Instead I am watching a National Geographic special on the search for PT-109 (John F. Kennedy’s WWII patrol boat) on Joost – on my 15 inch laptop screen.
Why? It’s the programming I want to see right now. And it’s amazingly good quality.
Sorry, I don’t have any Joost invites. Please don’t flood my comments (again). I cannot help you!
But you should keep on the lookout for an invite. The quality of service was good the first time I tested it, and it’s even better now. But that’s not why I like it. I like it because of the programming. It’s no longer “Lassie” reruns (I enjoyed those) and movie videos. There is much, much more. I can spend hours just watching National Geographic programming.
I still have issues running it on Vista (I can’t) – I think I know how to solve that now though – I’ll try it tomorrow.
The interface is pretty fetching, even though I would be plenty happy settling for something less glitzy and more responsive. My laptop has a built in motion sensor (Thinkpad), so when I move my laptop while Joost is playing I get a pronounced stuttering – I’ve assuming because the hard drive has retracted the heads to prevent damage to the platters. But I don’t care. It’s a wonderful service that I am just now starting to really enjoy. I don’t know what kept me from using it more a month ago or so. Timing, programming, whatever.
Now if only I could spool a few programs to my disk to watch later, when I am traveling…