October 17th, 2005

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So I tried out the iTunes6 tv Show download offering. It is a concept I had been waiting to hit for a while now. I think 1.99 price tag may be a little higher than I would care for but not to bad. The show I downloaded and watched last weeks episode of Lost. The show of course was excellent. I mean this is one of the best shows on tv after all. The performance of the program is solid in this respect. I have dsl and it took about 15 minutes to download the show. Buying it was somewhat seemless. Now playing was another story. I should point out I am using a 4 year old computer with a 900 megahertz processor and half a gig of memory. I have a video card with only 64 megs of memory on it. So playing it initially was jerky. I closed out things and tried again and it was still a little jerky. What ended up doing was closing iTunes entirely and playing it with quicktime. This went much better. Simply put if you have an old out of date machine this will not run easily for you. Once they get the show selection higher though this will be an excellent service actually.