Streamed shows on i.TV (constantly updated)

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  1. sseelman macrumors regular

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    EDIT: If you sort TV listing by checking the "Related Media Available" option, you will now see all the shows that have some type of video available. This provides an easier method of finding shows with actual episodes. The number of episodes is growing, but I still find it very odd. One movie (I think it was 'Alf') showed a DiVX insignia in the lower right. Where are they getting their source video from anyway? Watch an Andy Griffith episode today and the quality was horrible - even on a fast wifi connection. Oh well. Beggars can't be choosers - I guess. With the growing number of shows with some type of video, I am going to just list shows/movies which actually show complete episodes or a full movie. A little less work and far more useful. To save yourself time, you can search for any of the show names below and watch what is available.

    Updated list:


    3rd Rock from the Sun (1 episode)
    7th Heaven (1 episode)
    All in the Family (2 episodes)
    Andy Griffith Show (5 episodes)
    Beverly Hills, 90210 (30 episodes)
    Days of Our Lives (1 episode)
    Desperate Housewives (1 episode)
    Frasier (53 episodes) - thanks "dudeofswim"
    Friends (1 episode)
    General Hospital (1 episode)
    George Lopez (1 episode)
    The Golden Compass ** movie** - thanks "dudeofswim"
    Golden Girls (1 incomplete episode)
    Hannah Montana (1 episode)
    I Love Lucy (14 episodes + misc. episode)
    Larry King Live (1 episode)
    NCIS (1 episode - with an Asian language floating across the top)
    One Life to Live (1 episode)
    Psych (1 episode)
    Scrubs (2 episodes)
    Star Trek - The Original Series (8 episodes) Yes!!!
    That '70s Show (1 episode)
    Twilight Zone (1 incomplete episode)
    Wheel of Fortune (1 episode)
    Wings (2 episodes?)
    Without a Trace (1 episode)
    Wizards of Waverly Place (1 epoisode)
     

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  2. notintheleast macrumors 6502

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    Cool, nice find. I'm watching deal or no deal and the quality isn't very good (pretty pixelated), but still a step in the right direction. I'll post any shows I find episodes for as well.
     
  3. Rojo macrumors 65816

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    OK, I just checked out NCIS (which I have never watched before, and have no interest in) just to see what it was like, and....WTF?? The Asian subtitles are a bit bizarre. What is THAT about?? ;)
     
  4. sseelman thread starter macrumors regular

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    Exactly what I thought. It is bizzare. Makes you wonder where they got the show from - some pirated source?
     
  5. ob81 macrumors 65816

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    Thanks for posting. I was wondering where to see those TV shows at. Love this app.
     
  6. Rojo macrumors 65816

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    Seriously!
    So far this app has appeared to be very polished and professional -- but something like this kind of throws all their credibility away... :rolleyes:
     
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    Awesome info, thanks for your efforts ... Look forward to your updates
     
  9. sseelman thread starter macrumors regular

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    You are welcome. As I stated in my updated post, I will now just list shows that really have episodes.
     
  10. liptonlover macrumors 6502a

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    Heroes was, (I saw from the screenshots provided in the app description) but since the season is over there's no way to get to them.
     
  11. sseelman thread starter macrumors regular

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    Which brings up a really good point. The way that they have chosen to present shows sucks. On Hulu or Netflix, you can easily see a complete list of available shows (and movies) and often times (at least on Netflix) - you can start with season 1 and keep on going. i.TV uses a channel guide presentation, which does not make one bit of sense in regard to watching past shows. As I have been doing, you have spend an inordinate amount of time hunting to see which shows have episodes. Their system of showing a play button when there is an episode does not really work well. It only shows the play button in question when the show currently listed in the channel guide also happens to be available to stream. A rarity - I guarantee you. They really should make it a lot easier to see a master list of shows with full episodes - like Hulu or Netflix Instant Watch. It is so hugely frustrating to find anything. I am still hoping that one of those other two services will see the light and get on the iPhone/touch. Joost is barely functional. What is a video junky to do???? :)
     
  12. liptonlover macrumors 6502a

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    but don't forget being a tv guide is what it's mainly supposed to be. The streaming is secondary.
     
  13. sseelman thread starter macrumors regular

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    True....But, I want streaming more than a tv guide. :)
     
  14. liptonlover macrumors 6502a

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    •Sigh• Hear hear...
     
  15. sseelman thread starter macrumors regular

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    Anyone else find additional episodes or features not yet discussed? I am pretty sure I hit most shows available in the guide through part of next week, but you never know.
     
  16. jarofclay73 macrumors regular

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    You'll have to spend money to get streaming.

    I just tried to stream "The Golden Compass." Part 1 did not work. Part 2 is streaming but it has been stretched (e.g. old Chinese kung fu movies).

    The one Star Trek stream I checked out was good.
     
  17. liptonlover macrumors 6502a

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    The hannah Montana episode isn't an episode at all, it's a mashup thing.
     
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