Studio 60 via iTunes on HDTV...Not...Half....Bad!!!

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I must say I'm impressed. This is one of the first times I've actually used my iPod as a digital hub to run TV shows into my HDTV, and I gotta say, I am very impressed. For someone who edits video for a living, which entails me looking for quality video, searching for artifacts, and looking for flaws in video, I gotta say...from 10 feet away, it looks great on my set. Playing out of my iPod through an Apple dock with IR remote makes me salivate at the thought of iTV. If you haven't tried TV shows on your TV via your iPod as the hub...it's really quite cool. It feels like you're stepping into the future.
 

05elstonc

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This is fantastic news. I love to hear how people enjoy the Tv Shows and Movies from the iTunes Store on their "Big screen flat tvs" (Jobs words not mine).
 

Fiveos22

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How long did the download take? (size?)

Could you play while downloading?
 

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Fiveos22 said:
How long did the download take? (size?)

Could you play while downloading?
Not sure. I bought both episodes, went for a run, came home and there they were. I bought Pirates of the Caribbean last week and was able to play it while it downloaded beautifully. THAT also looked very impressive on my MacBook screen.
 

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And did you just use a svideo cable to hook your ipod dock to your tv?
 

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jessica. said:
And did you just use a svideo cable to hook your ipod dock to your tv?

But of course!!! I can't imagine what this will be like in the coming years as bandwidth gets wider and the resolution gets higher. I have very high hopes for the future of this distribution system. Nobody else offers this kind of service and it's amazing that Apple is still the only one. Just got done watching the "Cold Start" episode of Studio 60 and I had to get 6 inches from the screen to notice any image quality degradation at a significant level.
 

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Count me in as someone who enjoys the TV shows and movies from iTunes. It saved me when my tivo took a dump the other day. I have to say, when they said the iPod could play video, I thought who in the hell would watch video on a screen that small. Flash forward a few months... I find myself watching The Office during my lunch hour to catch up. I just started watching it and I am about half way through season 2. Man, gotta love technology. I cannot wait to buy the iTV.
 

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Well, I watch Studio 60 in Hi-Def via Comcast, so I can't really comment as to how it relates to iTunes, but I do think it's the best new show on TV. Great insight into the pressure of network television - especially producing a live show like SNL. Matthew Perry is perfect for his part. Where have I seen Harriet before? I can't place it...
 

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Yeah, it's absolutely amazing. It's that quick Aaron Sorkin dialogue, fantastic cast (Matt Perry is awesome, but Brad Whitford is even better), and compelling storyline that gives you insight into a world you never get a glimpse of (West Wing into the presidency, Studio 60 into the network television business). It's absolutely amazing, brilliant writing!!!
 

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Cooknn said:
Well, I watch Studio 60 in Hi-Def via Comcast, so I can't really comment as to how it relates to iTunes, but I do think it's the best new show on TV. Great insight into the pressure of network television - especially producing a live show like SNL. Matthew Perry is perfect for his part. Where have I seen Harriet before? I can't place it...
Are you being funny?
Serenity and I believe she was in Law and Order for a while or at least every so often.
 

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Best line ever:

Danny: "Well that's nice, but I have no reason to trust you and every reason not to."

Jordan: "Why?"

Danny: "Because you work in television!"

I've worked in television for nine years and this pretty much sums it up. ;)

That's good news about the quality of the show, I have yet to purchase any new videos since the upgrade. Although I've been playing TV shows off my iPod via the Dock for almost a year so I know how you feel! :D