Well, the combination of the writer's strike and the horror of the new television season has made me very, very glad for Netflix and its delivery of quality television on DVD to my home. At this rate, I may even pull the plug on the $10-a-month fee I pay to Comcast to get any TV reception in my scenically located bachelorette pad.
My dream is that someday, I can think of a movie or TV show I want to see, then instantly transfer it from my computer to my TV, all without the yoke of an oppressive monthly bill from the cable or dish companies. Well, now that Apple TV lets you rent movies, it's coming pretty darn close. And the price has dropped, so why not? The main draw-back is that if they come up with something even better in a year, I'll feel stupid. Still, it's a better bet than buying a Blu-Ray or HD-DVD player, which are much more expensive than Apple TV and also require buying movies in a new format. The media is talking about Blu-Ray and HD-DVD as if it's a VHS-vs-Beta thing, but what if it's more like DAT or laserdisc or 8-track, and both formats represent a dead end which will be rejected in favor of some sort of streaming option? That's my guess, anyway.
Now playing: Echo & The Bunnymen - The Game