[TriLUG] OT- The death of TV?
teisenmenger at charter.net
Wed Aug 1 19:03:01 EDT 2007
A word to the wise: the Mac version requires an Intel Mac. Looks like
I'll be installing my Kevin-invite copy on a Wintel machine and not my
G4-equipped Mac Mini.
Thanks to Kevin for alerting us to this product - it does look quite cool!
Kevin J. wrote:
> I just got an e-mail to download the beta of Joost, and it's pretty awesome.
> Given the lack of any compelling content on cable TV, and the VHS(or higher)-quality of streaming video, I'd give cable TV programming another 5 years at most (IPTV anyone?).
> There is currently no version available for Linux, but I tend to think it will be available eventually as there is an entire section for "Other Platforms" on their forum. There is a Mac version, but this competes directly with Apple TV so I'm sure Apple is not to keen on it. In fact, this makes a very compelling argument for purchasing a Mac Mini for a few hundred dollars more than an Apple TV, and simply doing away with cable TV altogether. The Mac Mini already has a remote and a slick UI that works very well with a HDTV; and now with Joost, it would be reasonable to never watch cable TV again.
> It says I can invite others to try it out so if anyone is interested, just send me an e-mail off-list. There are some complaints on the forum about invites not working, but I haven't tried it yet.
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